Ron's Retro: Honoring Ronald Kennedy with Local Black Artists

Rons Retro
  • Location: Whitehead Gallery
  • DatesJanuary 19th, 2023 through March 19th, 2023
  • Admission: Normal Rates

The Museum is pleased to announce a new exhibit honoring Ronald Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy, who died in December of 2021, was a retired Professor of Visual Arts and Photography at Southeastern University and a beloved friend of the West Baton Rouge Museum. In Kennedy’s lifetime, he served as an artist, art educator, and an advocate for civil rights, social justice, and equity rights in the arts.  He displayed his works of art numerous times at our annual SugarFest and was known by many artists in the area. He created drawings, paintings, and photographs using African Art as a motif.  His works are mixed media a utilize irregular shaped or mask-like shaped canvases.

With the main focus on Kennedy, we will also highlight artists from the greater Baton Rouge community. Keith “Cartoonman” Douglas, Malaika Favorite, Randell Henry, Michael W. Howes, Philip D. Louis, Darlene Moore, FeliciaNoelle, and Clifton Webb will all have mesmerizing pieces displaying their talents as veteran artists. Drawings, paintings, collages, and creations made from copper are just a few of the art forms that will be exhibited. Join us as we give flowers to established artists who are also teachers, juried show winners, board members, and more. This exhibit opens on January 19th, 2023 and will run through March 19th, 2023.