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.
42nd Annual Cottonland Cluster of Dog Shows 08/29/2014 to 09/1/2014 Get ready for intense competition at this year's Cottonland Cluster of Dog Shows. The event includes four all breed dog shows and 23 specialty dog shows including Boxers, Basset Hounds, Chinese Shar-Peis, Schnauzers, and many more. Many of the dogs that participate continue to compete in New York’s televised broadcast of the Westminster Dog Show. More information to come.
Downtown Pigskin Pub Crawl 09/4/2014 Monroe Renaissance is kicking off the festive football season with their bi-monthly Downtown Pub Crawl. Participants check in at Bry Park, located at the corner of South Grand and Desiard Street. They will receive their pub passport, which will have a map and list of the participating locations, along with drink specials at each location. After making each stop and getting their passport stamped, pub-crawlers will drop off their completed passport at the last stop – Shananigan’s – for their chance to score a touchdown in the form of prizes donated by Marsala Beverage. Participants must be at least 21 years of age.
Where to Eat
Cascio's Italian & Cajun Eatery 4207 Old Sterlington Rd., Monroe This old fashioned eatery is great for families and serves homemade Italian dishes and seafood.
Cascio's Tavern 400 Trenton Street Suite A, West Monroe This family has been providing memorable meals to local for over 80 years in different locations.
Catfish Cabin 1400 Louisville Avenue, Monroe This local favorite has been serving appetizing seafood dishes like gumbo, baked fish, and fried fish since 1972.
Catfish Charlie's 2329 Louisville Avenue, Monroe Try their thin and crispy fried catfish, or get it grilled, blackened, or wrapped up in a taco.
Chef Eric Johnson & Company 222 Blanchard Street, West Monroe Chef Eric is offering a daily hot lunch dish, specialty salads, pasta dishes and take home meals.
Cheniere Shack 7975 Cypress Street, West Monroe Fried oysters that are plump and juicy, thin strips of catfish filets fried to perfection and seasoned just right, hot boiled crawfish when in season -- all will make you want to smack your lips! Enjoy their freshly made desserts such as coconut cream pie topped with a luscious meringue, their lemon icebox pie, a southern favorite, or their melt-in-your mouth pecan pie.
Ron's Cajun Boudin 1502 S. 2nd Street, Monroe Grab a meal to go or get boudin by the pound for the whole family.
Scott's Catfish & Seafood 2812 Cypress Street, West Monroe Locals love the casual atmosphere! The Bond family dish up fried catfish, gumbo, crab cakes, Catfish Louisianne - etouffee over catfish and rice - and the award-winning Orleans Crab Sauce over pasta with shrimp or chicken.