Rooting Metal: The Trahan Gallery features the metallic sculptures of Ronald Trahan, a celebrated artist in the Port Allen Cultural District. Trahan is best known for capturing the spirit of Jazz, Blues, and Rock musicians in his three-dimensional mixed metal forms.
The exhibit traces the artist’s lineage through his mentor, Frank Hayden, back to Auguste Rodin, the father of modern sculpture. The exhibit also discusses Trahan’s family history in West Baton Rouge.
The Trahan Gallery was funded in part by a Rebirth grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Funding for the 2021 Rebirth grants has been administered by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) and provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and the NEH Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) initiative.