Opening reception today for Smithsonian water exhibit

Jennings one of six cities in state to host display

JENNINGS — The Zigler Art Museum, 154 N. Main Street, is hosting the Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit, on display through Feb. 9.

An opening reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m. today.

The exhibit is in partnership with the Louisiana Endowment for Humanities and Walton Family Foundation as part of the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program. Jennings is one of six communities in the state selected to host the exhibit.

“I see this as an opportunity to bring a quality, educational and informative program to our parish and town,” Museum Director Celia Joe Black said. “The program was developed to travel across the country so that people who don’t have the opportunity to go to Washington, D.C. can have an opportunity to access these programs.”

The exhibit features five double-sided kiosks with photographs, text panels and focuses on the environmental, cultural and historical innfluence of water, the positive and negative effects of water on the environment and the economic impact of water, Black said. It also includes free-standing touchscreen interactive computer kiosks with video and audio content.

“Water plays an important role in our lives and it is something we have to take care of,” Black said. “I feel honored to be able to share this exhibit with the public.”

In addition, the museum will host weekly programs and discussions on water and agriculture, watercolors, coastal restoration, water conservation and more.

A special Children’s Day will be hosted at 10 a.m. Jan. 19 featuring water-related crafts and baby alligators. The event will end with a special showing of Tom Sawyer at 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre.

Schools and other groups are urged to attend. Groups of 20 or more should make a reservation to view the exhibit.

The museum is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

For a schedule of programs or more information call 337-824-0114.””

The Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit features double-sided kiosks with photographs and text panels. It will be on display at the Zigler Museum through Feb. 9.

Doris MaricleJefferson Davis Parish Reporter
https://www.americanpress.com/content/tncms/avatars/2/0b/363/20b363ec-3a6d-11e7-be79-bf9dc8973cf5.4ddcfc90d57047524e082314ecc99992.png
””

The Zigler Art Museum, 154 N. Main Street, is hosting the Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit, on display through Feb. 9. An opening reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m. today. The exhibit focuses on the environmental, cultural and historical influence of water, the positive and negative effects of water on the environment and the economic impact of water.

Doris MaricleJefferson Davis Parish Reporter
https://www.americanpress.com/content/tncms/avatars/2/0b/363/20b363ec-3a6d-11e7-be79-bf9dc8973cf5.4ddcfc90d57047524e082314ecc99992.png
””

The Zigler Art Museum, 154 N. Main Street, is hosting the Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit, on display through Feb. 9. An opening reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m. today. The exhibit focuses on the environmental, cultural and historical influence of water, the positive and negative effects of water on the environment and the economic impact of water.

Doris MaricleJefferson Davis Parish Reporter
https://www.americanpress.com/content/tncms/avatars/2/0b/363/20b363ec-3a6d-11e7-be79-bf9dc8973cf5.4ddcfc90d57047524e082314ecc99992.png

Local News

Home stretch: West Prien Lake Road project expected to be completed by spring of 2025

McNeese Sports

Ex-Cowboy King promoted to Astros

Jim Beam

Jim Beam column:Contributions buy results

life

DeRidder High graduate latest $10,000 Sunny Brown Scholarship recipient

Local News

Louisiana becomes first state to allow surgical castration as punishment for child molesters

Crime

Suspect in Benoit Motors dealership fire sought

Local News

La. faces lawsuits over mandatory display of 10 Commandments

life

PHOTO GALLERY: It’s alligator feeding time — check out this action

Local News

Finger out of joint: Damaged metal to blame for bridge shutdown

life

SW La. nightlife calendar: There’s always something to do

Crime

6/21: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff announces arrest list

life

Vietnam service members, their families to be honored Saturday

life

Starkid Productions comedy coming to ACTS Theatre stage

life

‘Ain’t Misbehavin’: LCLT opens Fats Waller musical today at Southlake Theater

Crime

Judge: More accountability needed for juvenile offenders in SW La.

life

House of worship, closed for more than four years, set to reopen Saturday

Local News

Tropical Storm Alberto dissipates after heavy rains kill 4

Local News

Casssidy: Bill would ‘dismantle’ DEI efforts

Local News

Fontenot signs with Cowgirls

life

Free summer concert: LCCB presents’ A Night at the Movies’

Crime

LC pair sent to prison for federal firearms, drug offenses

Crime

6/20: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff announces arrest list

life

PHOTO GALLERY: A magic moment

Crime

Two teenagers charged in robbery in which female was shot