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Posted on: March 14, 2023

Art & Addiction, Opening Event


The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to invite visitors of all ages to a FREE event celebrating the opening of Ben Peabody’s Art and Addiction on Saturday, April 15th, 2023 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  This very powerful exhibit is filled with important messages delivered within the backdrop of a vibrant and enticing carnival setting. Step right up folks for a fun evening featuring live music and a chance to meet the artist who will share a few words while the band breaks. 

Come to be entertained and leave enlightened. Enjoy live music performed by We the Band, light refreshments with a carnival flair, and tours of Art and Addiction. See Ben Peabody’s colorful array of intricately detailed work that raises awareness of addiction, aims to end the stigma of addiction, and inspires conversation addressing prevention and helpful resources.

Ben Peabody is a Baton Rouge artist who describes his work as symbolic assemblage. His labor-intensive work combines a variety of materials and techniques to create complex art for a complex subject matter. He uses modeling, casting, carving, constructing, and assembling while working with plaster, wood, metal, and repurposed materials to tell stories with the use of words and recurring symbols in his visually intriguing three-dimensional compositions. 

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