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.
Community Art Project 09/19/2014 Come help Greely Myatt with an interactive crowd sourced work of art. Any visitor is welcome to contribute to this project throughout the whole exhibition, but Greely Myatt will be available at this time to lead the project himself. Visit with the artist while helping create a work of art for the exhibition.
Studio and Professional Practices Lecture by Greely Myatt 09/19/2014 Come learn more about Greely Myatt's approach to making art at the Studio and Profession Practices lecture.
Where to Eat
Alley Gators Bar & Grill 100 Horselake Road, Monroe Located inside Bayou Bowl, they offer burgers hot off the grill, chicken strips, fries and more.
Arena Billiards Bar & Grill 1411 Thomas Road, West Monroe Try the Billy Bob steak, rolled in jalapenos and wrapped in bacon, or the Chance Burger, a variation of the patty melt, with a side of their famous sweet potato fries.
BBQ West 4900 Cypress Street, Suite 9, West Monroe Try the fall off the bone ribs and keep the napkins handy as it gets a little messy, but oh so good! They slow cook their BBQ sauce to enhance the flavors.
Cilantro Organic Bistro 1211 North 18th Street, Monroe A tempting soup, wrap, salad, and sandwiches are offered daily, yet you don't have to worry about your waistline.
Daily Harvest 1105 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe Fresh stone-ground whole wheat products, fabulous chicken salad, wraps, soups, and fresh breads like cranberry pecan.
Daq's Wings & Grill 2217 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe Stop by with friends for wings that are marinated for 24 hours before cooking.
Fieldhouse Bar and Grill 1510 Sterlington Rd, Monroe This local watering hole provides several large screen televisions with a variety of sports.
Frenchie's Wagons 113 Smith Street, West Monroe For a great meal on the run, try their delicious ham, beef, or shrimp po-boys, plate lunches and burgers.
Great American Grill 400 Mane Street, West Monroe Start off with an appetizer of Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms or Quesadillas Pontchatrain.
Jeff's Place 1810 Tower Drive, Monroe All their food is handcrafted.
Jo-el's Café 2500 North 7th Street, West Monroe Located in the bottom floor of the Richland State Bank Building, she is serving up fresh salads, sandwiches and desserts daily, with a few sides of "ya'll" mixed in for fun.
Lea's of Lecompte 319 Louisville Avenue, Monroe Family-owned and famous for home-made pies, like chocolate, coconut, and lemon meringue.
Lindz's Café 2215 DeSiard Street, Monroe Located in a renovated historic building showcasing the original brick and ironwork of the Old downtown, their cooked to order breakfast is a must.
Magic Grill 4331 Sterlington Road, Monroe Try a Magical Po-Boys with a choice of roast beef, ham, fish, turkey, ribeye, shrimp, philly or hamburger, along with a cup of their famous gravy and fresh cut fries.
Magic Grill 2500 Arkansas Road Suite 1, West Monroe Try a Magical Po-Boys with a choice of roast beef, ham, fish, turkey, ribeye, shrimp, philly or hamburger, along with a cup of their famous gravy and fresh cut fries.
Mohawk Seafood Tavern Restaurant 704 Louisville Avenue, Monroe This longtime local favorite is famous for gumbo, fried fish, raw oysters, shrimp po-boys and shrimp delight salad.
Not Just Pie 2117 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe Southern Living Magazine calls this eatery "a diner's delight" where one can get "hypno-pied" by a variety of fresh pies like banana caramel, coconut and chocolate all topped with whipped cream.
Ray's PeGe 8209 DeSiard Street, Monroe A local favorite since its doors opened in the 60s, this grill is famous for its roast beef po-boys with gravy on the side, and kurly-Q fries.
Ray's Pege West 1501 Cypress Street, West Monroe A local favorite since its doors opened in the 60s, this grill is famous for its roast beef po-boys with gravy on the side, kurly-Q fries, and open-faced burger.