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'Frame of Minds' brings together Baton Rouge artistic entities for screenings, discussion

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"Frame of Minds" brings together a handful of Baton Rouge arts organizations to show screenings in conjunction with panel discussions. (Photo via event Facebook)
Chelsea Brasted, | The Times-PicayuneBy Chelsea Brasted, | The Times-Picayune  Email the author | Follow on Twitter on October 12, 2013 at 3:30 PM, updated October 12, 2013 at 10:37 PM
A handful of Baton Rouge arts entities are teaming up in a collaborative effort to bring a documentary celebrating contemporary art and artists. The Baton Rouge Gallery, LSU Museum of Art, Glassell Gallery, Culture Candy, Louisiana Art & Science Museum and the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge are all helping to host the events, which will occur in a five-night weekly series beginning Oct. 16. Excerpts from ART21's award-winning documentary series, "Art in the Twenty-First Century," will be featured at each of the five events, as a whole titled "Frame of Minds." Following the screenings, a variety of panelists have been arranged to talk about the implications and concepts discussed in the episode. "Through in-depth profiles, interviews, the 'Art in the Twenty-First Century' series rivals the inspiration, vision and techniques behind the creative works of some of today's most thought-provoking artists," according to a release. Here are details and a schedule of the five events. Times for each will be 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Oct. 16 at the Baton Rouge Gallery: screening "Consumption" from "Art in the Twenty-First Century" season 1. Panel discussion with visual artist Ross Jahnke, advertising executive Stafford Kendall of Covalent Logic and spoken word piety Chancelier "Xero" Skidmore. Outdoor screening, weather permitting. Oct. 23 at the LSU Museum of Art: screening "Stories" from "Art in the Twenty-First Century" season 2. Panel discussion with author Dee Scallan, digital media artist Derick Ostrenko and doctor of library and information science Suzanne Stauffer. Oct. 30 at the Glassell Gallery and hosted by Culture Candy: Panel discussion with visual artist Kelly Scott Kelley and president/CEO of the Dialogue on Race Louisiana Maxine Crump. Nov. 6 at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum: screening "Balance" from "Art in the Twenty-First Century" season 5. Panel discussion with visual artists Ed Pramuk and Ed Smith. Nov. 13 at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge: screening "Transformation" from "Art in the Twenty-First Century" season 5, which will be followed by a finale event celebrating artistic collaboration and the future of the arts in Baton Rouge. Outdoor screening, weather permitting.