RACZ supports art education and the visual and performing arts in and around Zachary. Activities include concerts,competitions and community events like the annual Fall Art Crawl.

SAVE THE DATE! The Fall Art Crawl will take place on November 3, 2017.

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handbill_jazzHA_mugHarry Anderson and Friends, a six-member jazz ensemble, will perform in a casual bistro-style setting Tuesday, June 23 at the Pointe at Americana. The group is directed by Harry Anderson, director of the Alvin Batiste Jazz Institute at Southern University. Anderson has accompanied Wynton Marsalis, the Harper Brothers, Irene Reed, and the well-known local great, Alvin Batiste.

Anderson, a resident of Zachary, has performed with such greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Itzhak Perlman, Peggy Lee, the Ink Spots, the Four Aces, Connie Jones, the Sherills, and James Brown. He has performed at renowned venues around the world that include the Lincoln Center, the Apollo, the Town Hall, the Village Vanguard, and Carnegie Hall.

The jazz ensemble includes noted artists Glenn Parker, guitar; Rodrick Paulin, saxophone; Thaddeus Richard, keyboard; Herman Jackson, drums; and Ernest Jackson, vocalist.

The Regional Arts Council of Zachary is a community partner supporting visual and performing arts and art education in Zachary and its surrounding area. The Council is partnering with the Pointe, the newly-opened venue of the Americana traditional neighborhood development.

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HA_vertcutoutHarry  Anderson and Friends, a six-member jazz group, performs in a casual bistro style setting in the concert hall at the Pointe at Americana. The band, musicians of the highest order, is directed by Harry Anderson who has performed with such greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Itzhak Perlman, Peggy Lee, the Ink Spots, the Four Aces, Connie Jones, the Sherills, James Brown, and on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

Harry Anderson, currently director of the Alvin Batiste Jazz Institute at Southern University has accompanied Wynton Marsalis, the Harper Brothers, Irene Reed, and the well known local great, Alvin Batiste.  He has performed at the Lincoln Center, the Apollo, the Town Hall, the Village Vanguard, and Carnegie Hall.

This is a must see for all jazz lovers!  A wine bar will be available.

Donna Kilbourne’s 1st place, Adult for her work “Sand Supervisor.”

Donna Kilbourne’s 1st place, Adult for her work “Sand Supervisor.”

Jessie Yantis, 1st Place, Student for her work “Night-lock.”

Jessie Yantis, 1st Place, Student for her work “Night-lock.”

Janae D’Arensbourg,  1st Place, Student Under Glass award for her work “The Lion.”

Janae D’Arensbourg, 1st Place, Student Under Glass award for her work “The Lion.”

Donna Kilbourne’s entry, “Sand Supervisor,” received top adult honors in the 2015 Regional Arts Council of Zachary’s Judged Art Show held in conjunction with Zachary’s ZFest activities. Student 1st place winners were Jessie Yantis with “Night-lock” and Janae D’Arensbourg who received the top Under Glass award for her work “The Lion.”

Madison Deckman’s “Rainbow Cheetah garnered the most votes from ZFest participants and received the People’s Choice Awards.

Renowned artist Della Storm judged the art show. Storm, an award-winning artist, has works in many fine art galleries including The Cottage Fine Arts and Framing in Zachary. RACZ board member Margaret Harmon served as arts show chairman and coordinator.

Adult winners are 1st place, Donna Kilbourne; 2nd place, Connie Ashford; and 3rd place, Raye Dry. Student winners are 1st place Under Glass, Janae D’Arensbourg; 1st place, Jessie Yantis; 2nd place, Madison Deckman; and 3rd place, Angelle Carter.

The Regional Arts Council of Zachary is a community partner supporting visual and performing arts and art education in Zachary and its surrounding area.

 

Art Show Coordinator Margaret Harmon congratulates Madison Deckman, People Choice Award winner for her work “Rainbow Cheetah.”

Art Show Coordinator Margaret Harmon congratulates Madison Deckman, People Choice Award winner for her work “Rainbow Cheetah.”

Entries from the 2014 Juried Art Show.

Entries from the 2014 Juried Art Show.

Local adult and student artists are encouraged to prepare entries for the annual Regional Arts Council of Zachary Juried Art Show during ZFest which will be held April 29 through May 3.

Entry forms are available below. Participants should complete this entry form, bring payment, if applicable, and the artwork to the BREC Pavilion building in the Zachary Community Park, 20055 Old Scenic Highway, Zachary, LA, on May 1st between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Awards and prizes will be given in four categories: Adults Under Glass, Adults Not Under Glass, Age 12-17 and Under 11. A combination of cash awards, certificates and RACZ memberships will be awarded. Please see Web site for complete listing of awards.

The 9th annual Zachary Arts & Music Festival will be a weekend full of activities for all art and music lovers. There will be various genres of music filling the BREC Zachary Community Park. Food and merchandise will be for sale from several vendors.

The Regional Arts Council of Zachary is a community partner supporting visual and performing arts and art education in Zachary and its surrounding area. The Council is partnering with the Zachary Chamber to bring the Art Show to the ZFest line-up.

Information and forms:

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The Regional Arts Council of Zachary will host the second of a three-part (concert) series, Concerts at the Pointe at Americana, on April 21 at 7 p.m. The second concert features renowned Brazilian pianist Joao-Paulo Casarotti and soprano Nancy Hendrick.

Joao-Paulo Casarotti, a Southern University music faculty member, will perform the solo piano version of Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue. Mr. Casarotti received his M.M. in Performance and Piano Pedagogy from Temple University and M.N. in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, a Performance Diploma from the “Maestro Ernst Mahle” Music School of Piracicaba-Brazil, and a Performance Certificate from the National Academy of Music in Sofia-Bulgaria. Mr. Casarotti is a doctoral candidate currently completing his D.M.A. from LSU in piano performance.  For more, visit www.Casarotti.me.

Nancy Hendrick will perform ‘O Mio Babbino Caro,’ songs by Puccini, and cabaret songs by William Bolcom. Ms. Hendrick graduated from Manhattan School of Music where she studied voice with world renowned mezzo soprano, Mignon Dunn. While in New York, Ms. Hendrick performed the roles of Despina in Cosi fan Tutte, Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera, Susannah in Le Nozze Di Figaro and Musetta in La Boheme.  Ms. Hendrick was a first place winner in the Regional NATS competition and a Metropolitan Opera Regional Council Audition Finalist.

The Regional Arts Council of Zachary is a community partner supporting visual and performing arts and art education in Zachary and its surrounding area. The Council is partnering with the Pointe at Americana, the newly-opened venue of the Americana traditional neighborhood development, to bring this concert series to Zachary and the surrounding communities.

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The Regional Arts Council of Zachary will host the first of a three-part (concert) series, Concerts at the Pointe at Americana, on February 24 at 7 p.m. The first concert will feature nine classical musicians, including pianist Dr. Henry Jones, of the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Music. Dr. Jones will serve as accompanist and also perform as a soloist on the program. The three-part series will showcase The Pointe of Americana, the new events venue inside of the Americana Development.

The performers include Unusdian Errandonea, cello; Rafael Galvan Herrera, violin; Ruth Roland, violin; Addie Foto, viola; Gaylyn Foto, cello; Katelyn Foto, violin; Dr. Henry Jones, piano; Claire Grooms, flute; and David Perkins, trumpet.

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