Wednesday, May 11, 2016

New Home for St. Tammany Art Association

Around 1973, the St. Tammany Art Association moved from its special home in the Sans Souci Forest north of Covington to its new headquarters on North New Hampshire St. near the entrance to Bogue Falaya Park, across from Christ Episcopal Church. It was quite a volunteer effort, first to raise the money to buy the place, then to fix up the two-story structure. 

But the location served as the focal point for western St.Tammany art classes and exhibits for many years, until the Art Association moved to its new location at 320 North Columbia Street in Covington. For the story of how everything came together to acquire the N. New Hampshire street building, click on the article below to read about the excitement about the STAA moving "into town."







A "Family Affair" art exhibit featured works by Barbara Van Duym, Jenifer Epperson Van Duym, and Babs Epperson, standing on the front steps of the new art association building. 



One of the first photography exhibits to be held in the new building was by Dave Diamond, right, and Ron Barthet, left. In the center is Caroline Wood, President of the STAA at the time.