Kelli Scott Kelley is a leading light in the world of Baton Rouge art. Kelli is an artist and a professor of painting in the LSU School of Art.
Kelli has exhibited and lectured throughout the United States. She specializes in mixed-media narrative paintings, drawings and objects, and has authored a book featuring her narrative artwork entitled Accalia and the Swamp Monster in 2014, for which she received an ATLAS (Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars) grant .
Kelli’s work is featured in the permanent collections of the Hall Art Foundation, LSU Museum of Art, Tyler Museum of Art, the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Special Collections, the Eugenia Summer Gallery, and her work is represented in New Orleans by Soren Christensen Gallery.
Jason Andreasen is Executive Director of Baton Rouge Gallery.
For some 50 years Baton Rouge Gallery has showcased the works of local artists at its home in city park. As Executive Director, Jason is an ambassador for the gallery and works to add to the area’s experience with contemporary art.
Making a living in the arts is not easy anywhere. Baton Rouge has its particular challenges, but for artists and art dealers it can be creatively and commercially rewarding.
Out to Lunch Baton Rouge is recorded over lunch at Mansurs on the Boulevard. Photos by Karry Hosford.