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Not Again? at the Masur Museum
07/2/2014 to 10/11/2014
In a way Not Again?! is a homecoming for Greely Myatt. His second solo exhibition took place at the Masur in 1979. Since then he and the Masur have grown a great deal. Not Again?! is also a fitting metaphor for thinking about Myatt’s studio practice. He is interested in the cyclical nature of life and symbols. Myatt often gives found objects and well worn cultural cues new life while making art. His subject matter varies drastically from a painstakingly realistic depiction of an ice cream cone dropped mid-lick to an esoteric examination of how the Underground Railroad used quilt patterns to communicate in code. As a result viewing this exhibition is like life itself and runs the gamut from humor to tragedy; sometimes simultaneously (if you like ice cream). Specific subject matter aside, Myatt is most interested in communication as the theme within his work. He constructs art much like an author writes a sentence. In a sense, his materials provide a vocabulary and the means of fabrication becomes the punctuation that holds his work together; giving it a particular emphasis or sensibility. His titles often convey specific ideas about a work of art’s intended meaning, but as with most things it is up for debate. When different elements of a particular work of art are examined, things can change.

Meals From Around the World
09/23/2014 to 11/25/2014
Meals from around the world features various menus from across the globe by Chef Pat Nolan & Chef Eli Carle. Seating is limited and you must make reservations. BYOB.

Meals From Around the World
09/23/2014 to 11/25/2014
Meals from around the world features various menus from across the globe by Chef Pat Nolan & Chef Eli Carle. Seating is limited and you must make reservations. BYOB.

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Meeting Planning

Host your event in Monroe-West Monroe, the meeting/event hub of North Louisiana. With our convenient location on I-20 between Jackson and Shreveport, this area is the prime spot for your next event. We offer a host of facilities that are ready to accommodate the most intimate of gatherings of even your large conference. And with 2,000 rooms, over 70 local restaurants and many shopping choices, Monroe-West Monroe has what you need to make your next meeting a success.

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Monroe Civic Center

The Monroe Civic Center is the largest meeting facility in Northeast Louisiana, spanning 31 acres. As a full-service, multi-purpose facility, it features a variety of options to suit your meeting needs. Throughout the year many trade shows, conventions, musicals, and other events are held in the Monroe Civic Center.

With easy access from Interstate 20, it is a quick drive from any of the area hotels, the Monroe Regional Airport, and Highway 165. The convenient location and variety of facilities make the Monroe Civic Center the place for your upcoming events.

Quick Facts:

  • 22,000 square foot convention center with 15 meeting rooms and multiple layout options
  • 14,000 square foot conference hall, which seats 1,000 and may be divided into smaller rooms
  • 46,025 square foot arena with stadium style seating for 7,600
  • Theatre is equipped with a state of the art sound system and seats over 2,000 with an orchestra and two balconies.
  • 30,000 square foot equestrian pavilion with 76 permanent commercial stalls and other amenities

Contact Information:
Phone: (318) 329-2225
Address: 401 Lea Joyner Expressway, Monroe
www.ci.monroe.la.us/civiccenter.php

Monroe Civic Center Convention Center

As a state-of-the-art facility located on the Monroe Civic Center property, the Monroe Convention Center serves as an ideal place for meetings, banquets, luncheons, conventions, conferences and trade shows.

The facility consists of over 22,000 square feet and has a variety of layouts available. Your group has the option of anything from six large rooms to 15 smaller breakout rooms. Each room is equipped with individual temperature control, variable lighting, sound systems, telephone, cable and computer connections.

When using the Convention Center, you can easily access other areas of the Civic Center via a climate controlled corridor. The interior corridor provides additional exhibit space.

Each room contains:

  • Individual temperature control
  • Variable lighting
  • Sound systems
  • Telephone
  • Cable
  • Computer connections

Monroe Civic Center Conference Hall

One of the three main buildings of the Civic Center is the 14,000 square foot Conference Hall. When using this facility, your group will have the option of dividing the Banquet Room into six sections.

The banquet area is located adjacent to the full-service kitchen. Catering is available from several local establishments for your banquet or luncheon needs.

The banquet hall is complete with a stage and audiovisual systems. Telephone service is available at your request.

Monroe Civic Center Equestrian Pavilion

The Equestrian Pavilion features a separate warm-up arena and trailer parking equipped with electricity and other amenities.

Monroe Civic Center Arena

The Arena provides 46,025 square feet of exhibit space with room for 200 booths and seating for 7,600. Many events can be held in the Arena, including concerts, large banquets, basketball, circuses, ice events, trade shows and rodeos.


 

Monroe Civic Center Theater

The W.L. “Jack” Howard Theatre offers:

  • a 73’ x 46’ stage
  • stage is equipped with 54 sets of scenery lights
  • 6 dressing rooms
  • Full DMX controlled stage lighting
  • 32 channel sound system


 

 


West Monroe Convention Center

This recently renovated multifunction facility lies in the center of West Monroe. Whether you want to rent the entire building or just a room, the Convention Center can accommodate your group with three conference halls, two dining rooms and a state-of-the-art executive board room.

Over thirty restaurants, nine hotels and many shopping opportunities are within a short drive. Trade shows, weddings, receptions, banquets and cultural events are hosted in the Convention Center throughout the year. For your convenience, the in-house catering staff will service your dining needs.

The experienced staff offers event planning and promotional services to make sure your event is a success.

Quick Facts:

  • 3 conference halls which can be combined into one or two dining areas
  • An executive board room
  • 3 meeting rooms available for breakout sessions
  • Entire building, including lobby, is available for rent
  • Wireless internet service on the premises is provided
  • Audiovisual equipment, staging and risers are available for rent
  • Full service catering is provided
  • Conference hall and lobby can accommodate up to 100 - 8x10 exhibitor spaces

Contact Information:
Phone: (318) 396-5000
Address: 901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe
www.westmonroe.com/departments/convention-center 


Clarion Inn & Suites Conference Center

With a location just off Interstate 20 on Highway 165, the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites is a great place to plan your next convention. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Legends of Louisiana Sports Bar & Grill and the French Market Cafe will give your group plenty to do in their downtime.

Whether your needs call for an intimate banquet for 12 or catering services for 500, the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites can satisfy you. Multiple meeting rooms are available to provide you with a professional atmosphere and over 21,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space.

The friendly staff is eager to make certain that your convention is a huge success.

Quick Facts:

  • 260 Hotel Rooms
  • 12 meeting rooms & large dome area
  • Over 21,000 square feet of exhibit & meeting space
  • Largest room holds 450 reception-style
  • Dome can hold up to 57 booths or 450-500 in rounds of eight

Contact Information:
Phone: (318) 387-5100
Address: 1051 By-pass 165, Monroe
Clarion Inn & Suites website

 


Hilton Garden Inn

Our newest hotel offers everything you need to be self-sufficient and productive. Free wireless high speed internet, work desks and 2,786 square feet of meeting and banquet space to accommodate up to 150 guests. The Hilton Garden Inn will help you stay organized by providing a free guest list manager and group personalized web page to keep everyone in touch and informed. The Great American Grill® restaurant offers convenience with made-to-order omelets, pancakes, and waffles, as well as lunch, dinner and evening room service. A complimentary 24-hour Business Center provides audiovisual equipment rental, photo copying and printer services.

Quick Facts:

  • 134 Hotel Rooms
  • Full service banquet & catering facility
  • On-site sales & catering professionals
  • Audiovisual equipment including TV/VCR/DVD combo, overhead projector, projection screens, flip charts and podium.

Contact Information:
Phone: (318) 398-0653
Address: 400 Mane Street, West Monroe
www.stayhgi.com

Additional Meeting Facilities
 
American Legion Hall
Capacity: 250 Completely restored building in Forsythe Park with ample parking.
401 Forsythe Avenue
Monroe, LA
Tel: (318) 387-1788
 
Aubrey Hall
Capacity: 200-400 Located in downtown Monroe in a warehouse that dates back to 1916, this venue offers views of the city skyline, original brick walls, and contemporary furnishings.
130 North 2nd Street
Monroe, LA
Web: aubreyhall.com
Tel: (318) 381-9338
 
Austin's By the River
Capacity: 200 Unique building with beautiful woodwork. Any caterer may be used, kitchen available. Austin's By the River
100 South Grand Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Web: www.austinsbytheriver.bravehost.com
Tel: (318) 387-2310
 
Barak Shrine Temple
Capacity: 150-600
6620 Frontage Road
Monroe, LA
Web: barakshrine.com/
Tel: (318) 345-2511
 
Cheniere Lake Lodge
Capacity: 100 Kitchen, tables, chairs, fireplace, bath house and gazebo available.
104 Cheniere Lake Drive
West Monroe, LA
Tel: (318) 325-8327
 
City of Monroe Department of Community Affairs
The region's premier multi-purpose events complex with facilities to suit any need. Great people, great service.
Hours: 7am-6pm Mon-Fri
Cost: Various
401 Lea Joyner Expressway
Monroe, LA 71203
Web: www.ci.monroe.la.us
Tel: 318-329-2225
 
Courtyard Wedding Chapel
Capacity: 150 Kitchen, dressing rooms, cleaning crews, banquet rooms and reception rooms.
2149 Highway 139
Monroe, LA
Tel: (318) 345-1777
 
Hope Conference Center
Capacity: 300 Full commerical kitchen, pre-conference staging area, tables, chairs, sound system and multimedia available.
716 Martin Luther King Drive
Monroe, LA
Tel: (318) 362-0074
 
Ike Hamilton Exposition Center
Capacity: 3,000 Three meeting rooms, climate-controlled, and indoor and outdoor arena.
501 Mane Street
West Monroe, LA
Web: www.westmonroe.com/departments/ike-hamilton-expo-center.php
Tel: (318) 325-9160
 
Knights of Columbus Council 1337
Capacity: 250 Kitchen, commercial stove, refrigerator, table and chairs
1205 Oliver Road
Monroe, LA
Tel: (318) 322-7046
 
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
Capacity: 60 Classrooms, kitchen facilities, basketball court available.
1010 Highway 80 East
Calhoun, LA
Tel: (318) 644-9894
 
Ouachita Grand Plaza
Capacity: 400-500 Wood floors, stage, table, chairs and kitchen.
501 South Grand Plaza
Monroe, LA
Tel: (318) 329-1381
 
Pavilion RV Park
Capacity: 20-115 Kitchen and banquet tables available.
309 Well Road
West Monroe, LA
Tel: (318) 322-4216
 
Trenton Hall
Capacity: 64-175 Warming kitchen, tables, chairs, linens, moveable 12-foot bar.
201 Trenton Street
West Monroe, LA
Tel: (318) 396-9255
 
University of Louisiana at Monroe Alumni Center
Capacity: 175-225 Located on beautiful Bayou DeSiard with full kitchen, ice maker, tables, chairs and PA system.
440 Bon Aire Drive
Monroe, LA
Web: www.ulm.edu/alumni/
Tel: (318) 342-5420
 
University of Louisiana at Monroe Ballroom at the Student Union Building
Capacity: 400 Ballroom can be divided into six breakout rooms. Tables, chairs and audiovisual capabilities.
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA
Tel: (318) 342-3624
 
University of Louisiana at Monroe Library
Capacity: 200-400 Catering by Aramark, tables, chairs and audiovisual equipment available.
700 University Avenue, 7th Floor
Monroe, LA
Tel: (318) 342-3624
 
Vantage ONB Tower
Capacity: 100-160 Tables, chairs and podium with microphone available.
130 DeSiard Street, Suite 800
Monroe, LA
Web: www.vantageonbtower.com
Tel: (318) 324-0001
 
West Monroe Civitan Club Center
Capacity: 40-100 Warming kitchen, service area, table/chairs available.
144 Auld Road
West Monroe, LA
Web: www.civitan.net/wmcivitan
Tel: (318) 396-8700
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