Baton Rouge Events

BR: Creative Connect 1/30/18

Creative Connect, a monthly meet up hosted by The Parlor and NOVAC:BR, exists to create a space for the Louisiana creative community to be inspired to dream bigger and execute projects together.

The Parlor is located at 705 St. Joseph St, Baton Rouge. Creative Connect is every last Tuesday of the month. As always, we provide free beverages and good company. For more information or to be considered for future presentations, please email

This month on Tuesday 1/30 from 7pm-9pm, local photographer, Lily Brooks will join us to share her work. She will bring her large format film camera and samples of her latest photography project dealing with our relationship to weather, as well as discuss her creative process and past projects.


Lily Brooks received a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art + Design and an MFA from the
University of Texas at Austin. She uses photography to describe systems and structures of control –
personal, political, and environmental. Her ongoing series We Have to Count the Clouds traces the
visual remnants of our relationship to weather and climate change.

Recent exhibitions include Forces at Work, a three-person show at the Visual Arts Center in Austin
TX, a solo exhibition at Aviary Gallery in Boston MA, the 2016 Magenta Foundation Festival
Exhibition in Toronto, ON, and the 2017 Louisiana Contemporary Exhibition at the Ogden Museum
of Southern Art in New Orleans. Lily’s work has been published in the Austin Chronicle, Cabinet
Magazine, and online for Ain’t-Bad Magazine. Lily is full-time Instructor of Photography at
Southeastern Louisiana University and lives and works in Baton Rouge. 


Creative Connect Monthly Meet Up

Creative Connect is a monthly gathering of creatives of all types from around Louisiana. Presented by The Parlor and NOVAC:BR, it is a curated night that allows for creatives to cast vision for their projects to others, connect with the community, and hear from key note speakers sharing and revealing their current projects. If you’d like to present your work, please contact

Where: The Parlor (705 St. Joseph St, Baton Rouge)

When: Every last Tuesday of the month

We are pleased to have hosted the following past presenters: 

July 2016 — Clay Achee & Barton Gilley with their short film, Twiggly’s Battle and the featured animatronic puppet, Emily Nemens discussing her work as an editor for the Southern Review and a cartoonist for the New Yorker, and Brandon Singleton sharing his love of music and a screening of rap music videos he’s made for local artists. 

September 2016 — Vincent Cellucci with his interactive poetry app, Diamonds in Dystopia. 

November 2016 — Zack Godshall with a sneak preview of his new web series, HOGWASH

January 2017 — Marcus Brown sharing his short documentary from NOVAC’s BetteR series

March 2017 — Presentation by LA Film Prize and script analysis demo by Screenwriters Down South

April 2017 — Evan Kidd’s screening of the pilot episode of his locally made web series, HOME REMEDY

May 2017 — CKA process-oriented dancers teaching spontaneous choreography and The Futures Fund showcasing their student photography

June 2017 — Open Screen, an invitation for local filmmakers to screen short films and works-in-progress. 

August 2017 — Creative Connect Birthday Bash with musician Matthew Schwartz of Pacifico, artist Kathryn Hunter with Blackbird Letterpress and creative entrepreneurs, Thurman & Torrence Thomas of The Brothers Fresh. 

September 2017 — Spoken word artist, Donney Rose presenting work from his new book Black Out Loud and filmmakers Cat Miguez & Abe Felix sharing information about their forthcoming short film JANE. 


Check out our calendar for upcoming Creative Connect event dates, times and locations: