Louisiana Art & Science Museum to Host Studio Saturday Etching Art Workshop with Meagan Moore: Through the Golden Looking Glass & Into the New Year 

Studio Saturday with Meagan Moore


Contact: Marion Mayfield, Communications Manager, mmayfield@lasm.org, (225) 344-5272, ext. 111 

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Art & Science Museum (LASM) will host the museum’s next Studio Saturday Art Class on Saturday, January 20, from 10 AM – 12 PM, led by local artist and scientist Meagan Moore. Participants will be able to explore the dreamscapes they wish to see in themselves for the new year by etching, carving, or painting their goals into gold hexagonal mirrors like those of the James Webb Telescope. 

Currently featured in LASM’s Republic Finance Gallery’s exhibition Celestial Imaginings: Artists Exploring the Galaxies, Meagan Moore is a multidisciplinary artist, scientist, engineering student, teacher, and STEM Lab Director who collides worlds of thought into creative and often immersive educational experiences. 

One of Moore’s more notable pieces in the exhibition, Mirrored Neuronal Nexus: The Self as Cosmic Dust Observing Cosmic Dust, bridges the celestial wonders of the James Webb Space Telescope with the intricate beauty of neural networks, using similar gold hexagonal mirrors like those of the James Webb Telescope. 

“This workshop is a rare opportunity to blend science, art, and introspection. This Studio Saturday Art Class invites participants to embark on a cosmic and cognitive exploration through the creative medium of mirror etching. Discover the beauty that emerges when the mysteries of space and the intricacies of the mind converge on a reflective canvas.” 

Meagan Moore

LASM’s “Studio Saturdays” are supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, as administered by the RAC. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment of the Arts and funded in part by the Alma Lee, Norman and Cary Saurage Fund of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation on behalf of Cary Saurage. A limited number of scholarships are available for this class through an ArtLean Scholarship fund sponsored by Dr. Khanh Ho and LASM. Contact Tracey Barhorst at tbarhorst@lasm.org for more information. 

This month’s Studio Saturday Art Class is geared for ages 12+ and is included in the price of general admission. Visit tinyurl.com/StudioSaturdayMeaganMoore to register. 

Image Credit: LASM Studio Saturday: Etching Art Workshop with Meagan Moore 

About the Louisiana Art & Science Museum: 

Located at 100 South River Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 and housed on the banks of the Mississippi River in a historic railway station in downtown Baton Rouge, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum believes that art and science shape each other, our lives, and the world.     

Founded in 1962, the LASM is home to a permanent collection including over 4,000 objects; one of the only permanent ancient Egypt galleries in the southeastern United States, housing an authentic, Ptolemaic-era mummy; displays changing art exhibitions of local and international acclaim; and since 2003, the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium: the largest and most advanced planetarium in Louisiana and one of the largest in the southeastern United States.    

LASM is now open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 AM – 3 PM, Saturdays from 10 AM – 5 PM, and Sundays from 1 PM – 5 PM. Museum doors open at 9:45 AM for seating in the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium. On Saturdays and Sundays, the last planetarium show runs at 4 PM. Admission, which includes unlimited access to all planetarium shows, is free for members and children 2 years old and under; $12 for children ages 3-12 and senior adults aged 65 and up; and $15 for adults. Active-duty military members, first responders, military veterans, and their families receive free admission with ID as part of the Blue Star Museums program, sponsored by Special Risk Insurance DBA VFIS of Miss/Lou.     

A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Museum relies on the support of donations to operate; support the Museum and become a member for free general admission year-round at lasm.org. Stay in touch at lasm.org and follow us on Facebook (@theLASM) and Instagram (@lasmbr).  

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