BAAC To Present Spinning Bones Exhibit

The Batesville Area Arts Council is pleased to present Spinning Bones, a group exhibition at the BAAC Gallery on Main (226 E Main St) September 27 – November 19. Spinning Bones is a multi-media group exhibition by Luminous Lookout, a group of three Southern Louisiana based artists: Dawn Black, Kathryn Hunter, and Kelli Scott Kelley. Using representational imagery, their work visualizes narratives to inspire social dialogue and critique. Teetering moral ambiguities, existential repetitions, and anthropomorphic allegories are shared threads woven throughout all the artists’ work. The Luminous Lookout artists’ haunting, curious images address the current fragility of our time, and provokes critical thought about our place in the world. 

Each artist employs unique materials and processes to create their work. Using a variety of collected source material, Black examines tentative systems of power and identity through watercolor on paper to visualize sociological narratives. Hunter’s mixed media work is populated by stitched, paper-cut, and relief printed anthropomorphic figures, which evoke fables and reflect on our connection to the natural and cultural environment. Kelley’s enigmatic narratives are painted on antique domestic linens, referencing traditional women’s handicrafts, while engaging in an ecologically conscious art making practice. The delicate feminine cloths also serve to juxtapose the fantastical imagery.

Please join us for a closing reception on Friday, November 18, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., with a member-only Happy Hour starting at 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This exhibition is sponsored by Citizens Bank.


  1. Kathryn Hunter, Hang On, paper cut, laser engraved vintage book covers, 20″ x 30″, 2020
  2. Kelli Scott Kelley, Atchafalaya Child, acrylic on re-purposed linens, 33” x 34”
  3. Dawn Black, Argus, oil on oil paper, 13” x 21”
  4. Kelli Scott Kelley, Progress, acrylic on re-purposed linen, 40” x 16”, 2021
  5. Installation view 1 
  6. Installation view 2