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New Orleans Arts Calendar, April 28-May 1, 2016

Photo provided -- Jon Langford's 'Jack a Diamonds' is mixed media on panel. Langford will be at a special Jazz Fest reception at Lemieux Galleries, 332 Julia St., New Orleans, Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibit is up through May 28.

CALLAN CONTEMPORARY: Opening Tuesday, artist reception 6 p.m. Saturday, May 7. “A Basque Review” exhibit by painter and sculptor José-María Cundín of oil and pastel paintings. Through May 30. 518 Julia St., New Orleans. (504) 525-0518. callancontemporary.com. CHERRY ESPRESSO BAR: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. “Vibrational Art” opening exhibit by Tony Martin using fragments of light, paired with… Continue reading →

New Orleans Arts Calendar, April 21-27, 2016

Photo provided by Angela King Gallery -- The work of sculptor Woodrow Nash will be part of a dual exhibit opening Thursday at 6 p.m. at Angela King Gallery. Nash's work is featured in an installation at Whtney Plantation on slavery during the antebellum period. Also included in the open will be the work of Tony Savoie. 241 Royal St., New Orleans. (504) 528-8211. angellkinggallery.com.

ANGELA KING GALLERY: Dual exhibit of works by sculptor Woodrow Nash and painter Tony Savoie. Opening reception 6 p.m. Thursday. 241 Royal St., New Orleans. (504) 528-8211. angelakinggallery.com. BAR REDUX: “Gill Smitherman Jazz Fest Exhibition” prints and paintings. Opening 8 p.m. Sunday through May 22. 801 Poland Ave., New Orleans. (504) 592-7083. barredux.com. Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National… Continue reading →

New Orleans Arts Calendar for April 14-20, 2016

Photo provided by Ogden Museum of Southern Art -- Ben Shahn's "Church in Louisiana," a vintage gelatin silver print, will be part of the exhibit "A Place & Time" featured in a gallery talk by curator Richard McCabe Saturday at 2 p.m. The talk and exhibit are at the musem, 925 Camp St., New Orleans.(504) 539-9606. ogdenmuseum.org.

arts ISAAC DELGADO FINE ARTS GALLERY: Fine arts students work. Opening reception 5 p.m. Thursday, through April 28. Building 1, Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. (504) 671-6377. dcc.edu. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: “A Place and Time — Part 1 Gallery Talk”. Lecture by Richard… Continue reading →

New Orleans Area Art Openings Calendar for April 7-14, 2016

Photo provided -- Robert Deyber's 'Reigning Cats & Dogs' is an acrylic work on canvas, part of the artist's exhibit at Martin Lawrence Galleries, 'Art With A Twist.' The opening reception is Saturday and the exhibit is up through April 26. 433 Royal St., New Orleans. (504) 299-9055. martinlawrence.com.

arts CJ NERO: “La Famille,” works by gallery artists. Opening reception Saturday. 839 Spain St., New Orleans. (504) 934-5464. MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERIES: “Art With A Twist,” Robert Deyber’s whimsical works. Opening reception Saturday. Through April 26. 433 Royal St., New Orleans. (504) 299-9055. martinlawrence.com.… Continue reading →

New Orleans Arts Calendar, March 31-April 6, 2016

Photo provided by LeMieux Galleries. 'Saya Dreams of Mama' by Leslie Staub, 12"x23", oil on paper, is part of the 'Mama's Nightingale' exhibition opening Saturday at 6 p.m. at LeMieux Galleries, 332 Julia St., New Orleans. Also opening is 'Song Paintings' by Jon Langford. (504) 522-5988. lemieuxgalleries.com.

ARts OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: “Arthur Kern: The Surreal Work of a Reclusive Sculptor.” Opening reception 6 p.m. Thursday. Through July 17. 925 Camp St., New Orleans. (504) 539-9650. ogdenmuseum.org. ACADEMY GALLERY: “Tracks of Nature” by Craig Brumfield and “New Work” by Jerrod Partridge, portraits, drawings… Continue reading →

New Orleans Arts Calendar, March 24-30, 2016

Photo provided by Ogden Museum of Southern Art -- 'Sunday Cruise' is one of the pieces included in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art's exhibition on 'Arthur Kern: The Surreal Work of a Reclusive Sculptor.' The exhibit opens March 31 and runs through July 17.925 Camp St., New Orleans. (504) 539-9650. ogdenmuseum.org.

ARts ISAAC DELGADO FINE ARTS GALLERY: Interior Design Student Exhibition. Opening Monday, through April 7. Closing reception is 5 p.m. April 7 with silent auction fundraiser. Building I, Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. (504) 671-6377. dcc.edu. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: “Arthur… Continue reading →

New Orleans Arts Calendar, March 17-23, 2016

Photo provided by New Orleans Museum of Art -- Patrons mingle in the Great Hall at NOMA during Art in Bloom, 2012.

ARTS ART IN BLOOM: Thursday through Sunday, museum hours. Showcase of floral designs created by over 100 exhibitors. “Artful Entertaining”will bring together exhibitors from New Orleans and beyond to celebrate the art of entertaining. Proceeds benefit education projects and exhibitions at NOMA and… Continue reading →

Translating sounds into images in a surprisingly successful technique

Photo by Louviere+Vanessa -- A sharp

The works in a new show at A Gallery for Fine Photography in the French Quarter this month might be the best photographs you’ll hear all year. Of course, they might be the only photographs you’ll hear all year. Occupying a place where two of our senses intersect, “Resonantia” is a series of photographic objects by… Continue reading →

New Orleans arts calendar, March 10-16, 2016

Photo provided by Staple Goods. Works by Anne C. Nelson are included in the upcoming "Greehouse/Garden" exhibitat Staple Goods through April 3. 1340 St Roch Ave., New Orleans (504) 908-7331. postmedium.org/staplegoods.

ARTS 5 PRESS GALLERY”: Opening reception Saturday 6 p.m. for “Word Play,” featuring work by NOCCA alumni and visiting artist including Amanda Cassingham-Bardwell, Ariel Jackson, Ti-Rock Moore, Jessica Peterson, Yuka Petz, Shelby Stoor, Maddie Stratton, Julia Gene Taylor, Ashley Teamer and Paul Wright.… Continue reading →

Art in NOMA shows is tough to categorize, easy to admire

Photo by John Parnell -- 'Flag Gate,' artist unidentified, Jefferson County, N.Y., ca. 1876

What exactly does it mean to be a “self-taught genius”? A new exhibition by that name at the New Orleans Museum of Art doesn’t provide an easy answer. But there are still plenty of great things to look at while you’re trying to figure it out. Organized by the American Folk Art Museum in New… Continue reading →

10 must-see pieces in new NOMA exhibits

Photo by John Parnell -- 'Phrenological Head' by Asa Ames (1823-1851)

NOMA curatorial assistant Anne C.B. Roberts shares some don’t-miss moments in “Self-Taught Genius” and “Unfiltered Visions” exclusively with Advocate readers: This fascinating, intricate drawing by “calendar-savant” George Widener records every Tuesday from the sinking… Continue reading →

New Orleans Arts Calendar, March 3-9, 2016

Photo provided by Lemieuz Galleries. "Cake and Camellias," oil on copper, by Benjamin J. Shamback, will be part of the exhibition opening Saturday at Lemieux Galleries. "Let Them See Cake" runs through March 26. 332 Julia St., New Orleans. (504) 522-5988. lemieuxgalleries.com.

ARTS THE ACADEMY GALLERY: Opening 6 p.m. Saturday, “Open & Obvious” by Rhenda Saporito and master wood carvings by Robert Moore. Both artists will attend. 5256 Magazine St., New Orleans. (504) 899-8111. noafa.com. CALLAN CONTEMPORARY: Opening reception with artist 6 p.m., “Convergence.” Mitchell… Continue reading →

Artist Meg Turner uses vintage methods for personal pieces

Image courtesy the artist and Scott Edwards Gallery -- Meg Turner, self-portrait

In photography, it seems, everything old is new again. Some of the oldest photography techniques are enjoying something of a Renaissance as artists rediscover processes from the 19th century. Objects produced by these techniques — like daguerreotypes and tintypes — have found their way into recent exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and several… Continue reading →

New Orleans arts calendar, Feb. 25-March 3, 2016

"Celebrating Music" is an exhibit of George Rodrigue's work about the vivid musical influences of his work, including this grand piano, featuring the famous Blue Dog, and signed by the artists who played the instrument. The opening is Thursday, 6 p.m. and runs through May 15 at the Rodrigue Studio, 730 Royal St., New Orleans. (504) 581-4244. georgerodrigue.com.

ARTS LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS: Opening 5 p.m. Thursday, “Collective Media II” features work by high schools students from the greater New Orleans area. 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. (504) 293-4724. longuevue.com. MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERY: Opening 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday,… Continue reading →

New Orleans arts calendar, Feb. 18-25, 2016

Photo provided by Martin Lawrence Gallery -- 'Angel Melody' by Erte' --  Angel Melody by Erte' is one of the works to be previewed for auction on Saturday at a reception at Martin Lawrence Galleries, 433 Royal St., New Orleans. Other works to be previewed are by Chagall, Dali, Picasso,  Kondakove, Lichtenstein, Rembrandt and Warhol. Catalogues will be available. RSVP requested. (504) 299-9055. martinlawrence.com.

ARTS COLLINS C. DIBOLL ART GALLERY: 5 p.m. Thursday reception for two exhibits. Daniel Lievens’ “Twos. Pairs of letters and pairs of colors,” and John Seefeldt’s “Fragments of Longing and Reconstruction.” LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS: 5 p.m., Feb. 25. “Collective Media II” opening… Continue reading →

Two exhibitions at Newcomb explore the hybrid of life and art

Photo by Jeffery Johnston provided by Newcomb Art Museum -- Installation view of Kate Clark, 'Mysterious Presence'

At first look, Kate Clark’s discomfiting human-animal hybrids and Andrea Dezsö’s intricate drawings and paper objects, now on view in a dual exhibition at the Newcomb Art Museum, couldn’t be further in spirit from the acclaimed early 20th-century pottery with which Newcomb is still associated. But according to NAM director Monica Ramirez-Montagut, who curated the show, Clark’s… Continue reading →

New Orleans arts calendar, Jan. 28-Feb. 4, 2016

NOCCA photo. Works by James Flynn and Karin Burt are part of a visiting artist show at the Kirschman Art Space on the NOCCA campus. A 6 p.m. reception Thursday will feature the works by Flynn,  Burt, Keith Duncan, Claire Rau and Yuka Petz. Through Feb. 27. NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. (504) 249-5624. 5pressgallery.com.

ARTS THIS WEEK ISAAC DELGADO FINE ARTS GALLERY: 5 p.m. Thursday unveiling and reception. New Orleanian Gus Bennett Jr. photography exhibit “The Blak Code Series.” Through Feb. 25. 615 City Park Ave., Delgado Community College, Building 1, New Orleans. (504) 931-1915. dcc.edu. KIRSCHMAN ART SPACE: 6 p.m. reception Thursday for… Continue reading →

New Orleans Arts Calendar for Jan. 21-27, 2016

"The Absence of Autumn" is one of the photographic artworks included in "The Blak Code Series" by Crescent City native Gus Bennett Jr. The showing opens Thursday, Jan/. 28, and runs through Feb. 5 at the Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery. The space is located on the third floor of Delgado Community College's Building 1, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans.

ARTS THIS WEEK ISAAC DELGADO FINE ARTS GALLERY: 5 p.m. Jan. 28 unveiling. New Orleanian Gus Bennett Jr. photography exhibit “The Blak Code Series.” Through Feb. 5. 615 City Park Ave., Delgado Community College, Building 1, New Orleans. (504) 931-1915. dcc.edu. GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS A Gallery for… Continue reading →

Downtown art scene stirs back to life with strong shows

Photo courtesy of the artist -- Zack Smith, 'Ashlee Michot,' from 'My Louisiana Muse'

September in New Orleans means a lot of things, including the busiest period of hurricane activity and, for Saints fans, the high point of optimism (sometimes too high). It’s also the time when galleries across the city, and especially on the downriver side of the French Quarter, shake off the summer slack and get down to… Continue reading →

New Orleans Arts Calendar for Sept. 10-16, 2015

Nathan Myhryold's "Photography of Modernist Cuisine" will be on exhibit at Southern Food and Beverage Museum, a collection of more than 45 large-format pictures of food by Myhrvold and his team at Modernist Cuisine. Opening Saturday, through March 2016. 1504 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. (504) 569-0405. southernfood.org.

ANGELA KING GALLERY: “Being.” Paintings by Aaron Reichert. 241 Royal St., New Orleans. (504) 524-8211. angelakinggallery.com. ARIODANTE CONTEMPORARY CRAFT GALLERY: 535 Julia St., New Orleans. (504) 524-3233. ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY: “First Impressions” features Whitfield Lovell’s assemblages of charcoal drawings on vintage wood paired with multivalent objects illuminating the African-American experience. Through Sept. 19. 432 Julia St., New… Continue reading →

REVIEW: On the lively St. Claude gallery scene, a new year full of art

Photo by John D'Addario -- Nat Williams, 'Black Men of Labor' at Barrister's Gallery

New Year’s resolutions in New Orleans always present something of a problem. Everyone generally starts off with the best of intentions — and then along comes Carnival to wipe them all away. (Unless one of your resolutions is “eat more king cake,” in which case you’re set for another couple of weeks.) But a… Continue reading →

New Orleans art galleries, Jan. 14-21, 2016

'After The Fact' is a work by Aaron Collier, part the exhibit 'Something There' at Carroll Gallery. The installation shows new paintings by the assistant professor of painting at Tulane. Through Feb. 5. Newcomb Art Department, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. (504) 314-2228. carrollgallery.tulane.edu.

ARTS THIS WEEK CARROLL GALLERY: Reception 5:30 p.m. Thursday.“Something There: Aaron Collier” shows new paintings by the assistant professor of painting at the university. Through Feb. 5. Newcomb Art Department, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. (504) 314-2228. carrollgallery.tulane.edu. GUY LYMAN FINE ART: Reception 6 p.m.… Continue reading →

Artist Michael Meads’ work celebrates New Orleans Mardi Gras year-round

Photo provided by the artist -- 'Mardi Gras Study,' 2003, a watercolor.

To say that Carnival is a special time of year for artist Michael Meads is an understatement. “Carnival is the world in which almost all of my work resides,” Meads said, “and in my world, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s is the price I pay for the magical time of Jan. 6 through Ash Wednesday!” There… Continue reading →

New Orleans Arts Calendar, Jan. 7-13, 2016

T-Rod is an oil on canvas by Aron Belka, part of his Working

ARTS THIS WEEK CARROLL GALLERY: Opening Tuesday, reception 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14. “Something There: Aaron Collier” shows new paintings by the assistant professor of painting at the university. Through Feb. 5. Newcomb Art Department, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. (504) 314-2228. carrollgallery.tulane.edu. LEMIEUX GALLERIES:… Continue reading →