Art Instructors


A graduate of Auburn University with Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Robert Papier has spent the past 40 years in advertising, but his passion has always been painting... especially portraits of everyday real people. After going through Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, where he still lives, he was taken by the faces of the people as they rebuilt their homes and lives. Many of whom he painted. The experience convinced him to leave advertising behind and pursue a path that feeds his passion for painting and his love of people. Visit his website to view some of these portraits.


Valerie Corradetti is an artist living and working in New Orleans, LA.  Her main focus is on the power of landscape and its ability to represent a full range of ideas; the reality of beauty, the mundane, a promise of the future, and the unknown. Through visual metaphor, she explores our increasingly stressed and distant relationship to the natural world, attempting in her own way to make nature seem more tame and alluring.  She recently received her M.F.A. from the University of New Orleans.



PAMELA CONWAY CARUSO Pamela Conway caruso
Pam describes herself as a “nature-inspired New Orleans artist.” She is a sixth generation New Orleans native with a varied and expansive career in art, including biological illustration, medical art, freelance advertising (art direction, illustration, graphic design), and art education. Most recently she has focused upon incorporating contemporary, non-traditional printmaking with line art and mixed media, often with whimsy. Besides drawing from nature, Pam's personal interests include photography, gardening and a passionate love of dogs. Learn more HERE.






Meet the Dogs of November Dog Yoga

Our second Dog Yoga event featured four furry friends: Bella, Charlie, Dillon, and Rock-Ski. Read a little more about the adoptable pups from Zeus' Rescues.


CHOOSE KIND - World Kindness Day at the JCC

World Kindness Day is a day to promote being kind, to share random acts of kindness, and to educate those around us about the positive effects of kindness on our whole world. Learn some fun ways to spread kindness from Children's Program Manager Brigid MacArthur-Thompson.


Take Your Workout to the Water

Now at the JCC, we offer pool workout classes every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. We added more times for current favorites like Aqua Fit and even expanded our offerings to include new aquatics classes.


Thanksgiving-Week Workouts

Your JCC fitness team is here to help you earn and burn that extra helping of your favorite aunt’s sweet potato casserole. Join us at either location for our annual Turkey Earner and Turkey Burner workouts.


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