Expanding Our Roots: Jason Andreasen
Expanding Our Roots: Global Conversations With 821 is an online interview series hosted by The 821 Project. The purpose of the series is to showcases the cultural diversity, global connections and social consciousness of the people of southeast Louisiana as well as those who work to expand southeast Louisiana’s roots to the world through works that promote social justice and global citizenship.
The series presents community organizers, community leaders and residents living in southeast Louisiana who come from different parts of the world or who work to promote global citizenship, multiculturalism and social justice in our regional community.
This interview is with Jason Andreasen. Jason Andreasen has served as the Baton Rouge Gallery's (BRG) President/CEO since the summer of 2008 (having joined the gallery in 2007). A Miami, FL native, he relocated to Louisiana's capital city in 2005, two days before Hurricane Katrina. He continues to work to grow both BRG and the arts in Baton Rouge area. He has led the organization to new heights in programming, charitable giving, art sales and more. Prior to his work at BRG, he worked as a freelance entertainment writer, having interviewed artists of all disciplines ranging from George Clinton to Robert Williams, D.L. Hughley to Jason Isbell.