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August 2015

Pop Art: The Test of the Object

August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Alexandria Museum of Art,
933 Second St.
Alexandria, LA 71301 United States
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Thursday, August 6, 2015, 5:30-7 pm Free and Open to the Public Pop Art: The Test of the Object, directed by Carlos Vilardebo and produced by the Roland Collection, explores the way that consumer society developed and inspired the birth of the Pop Art Movement. The documentary includes explorations into well known artists in the movement, such as Pollock, Lichenstein, and Claes Oldenburg, whose work is in the exhibit ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection.

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Whittling the Hours Away

August 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site,
135 Riverfront Street
Pineville, LA 71360 United States
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8/8/2015 • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville – Whittling the Hours Away, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Soldiering during the Civil War was quite often dull and monotonous, so soldiers often spent the hours around the campfire in deep conversation with comrades as they whittled on a piece of pine or cedar. This demonstration will use period tools to show how wooden items were fashioned. For more information call 877.677.7437 toll free or 318.484.2390 locally.

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70th Anniversary of the Spirit of 45

August 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central LA Veterans Cemetery,
3348 University Pkwy.
Leesville, LA United States
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Historic Candlemaking

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fort Jesup State Historic Site,
32 Geoghagan Rd.
Many, LA 71449 United States
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8/15/2015 • Fort Jesup State Historic Site, Many – Historic Candlemaking, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Guests are invited out to Fort Jesup to learn the different methods by which candles were made in the 1800s. A costumed interpreter will demonstrate both hand-dipped and molded candles as well as discuss how to filter beeswax for impurities. For more information call 888.677.5378 toll free or 318.256.4117 locally.

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