The artists' work opened July 12 to coincide with the opening of the second-annual A Mid-City Night's Dream in the Mid-city Art and Design District, which is a designated cultural district with no sales tax on original art.
The summer event features art galleries and dealers in the mid-city area that host opening receptions allowing the public an opportunity to see new work, talk with local artists and socialize with others who love art.
The owner of Brew Ha Ha, Gabby Loubiere, features work by local artists monthly and chose the work of Aguillard, Buccere and Petty to be featured until August 24.
Typically, the monthly art event at Brew Ha Ha is called Art Au Lait, but Loubiere decided to open the art show a week early and feature the Zachary artists along with other participating Mid-City Night's Dream businesses such as Rue Cou Cou, Circa 1857, Artvark, Ltd., Atomic Pop Shop and Mosaic Gardens, which are now showcasing a plethora of artists throughout July and August.
Petty, said she's always had a passion for art, and in recent years has turned that passion into a serious hobby that has introduced her to other "avenues and pathways in the art world."
Petty has created her version of painting parties - a business called Paint 'N' Pour, she also hosts art camps for kids and helped start the Regional Arts Council of Zachary (RACZ), of which she is board president.
This is the third Art Au Lait showing for Petty, who was asked to participate and in turn asked her friends and fellow artists, Aguillard and Buccere to join her.
Petty said she has several large oil paintings being featured, as well as some miniature mixed media pieces which sell for $30-$900.
Aguillard and Buccere are both art teachers at Zachary High School. The three women were hard at work last week setting up for the show and their opening reception.
Aguillard has four pieces in the show - two large oil paintings and two small acrylics.
She's been teaching art at ZHS for four years now and says she loves it, although she's enjoyed her summer off immensely.
"I've been relaxing and hanging out with my kids this summer," said Aguillard. "I'm loving the quality time we're getting to spend together and not knowing what day of the week it is!"
Aguillard says she is looking forward to the 2012-13 school year and the new arts complex building currently under construction, as well as the incoming art students.
Buccere, who is married to another teacher at ZHS, says she's been anticipating the upcoming art shows that she and her two friends are featured in at Brew Ha Ha, 211 Jefferson Hwy., Suite 2-C, Baton Rouge, until Friday, August 24.
"We're showcasing plus selling art and pottery," Buccere said of their work.
The art teacher said she's excited about the new pottery line she and Aguillard have started together called DISHology, which melds drawing with pottery.
"I have personally been preparing for the show for about a month getting some new, smaller pieces done," Buccere said.
For the show, Buccere said she has included a combination of spray paint, acrylic paint and oil.
"I've also been working with experimental media forms over the past year...my pieces are very whimsical and feature birds or other animals," said Buccere.
In total, Buccere has 15 pieces in the show, which range from $40-$500.
Buccere began working at ZHS before the school district became independent, and the upcoming term will be her 12th teaching art.
"I've spent my summer painting and planning for the upcoming Fall Art Crawl with Joy," Buccere said. "I'm also looking forward to the next school year because we will be in a new facility, and I can't wait to see what great things the students will do!"
Visit Buccere and Aguillard's new joint venture - DISHology - at www.dishology.net.
The Fall Art Crawl in Zachary is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 29.