Artist Spotlight + Inside the Artist Studio of Mary Singleton

“What inspires me once in front of blank canvas or panel is the nature of New Orleans, strong women, nature & botanicals. I use all of those elements to tell a story.” – Mary Singleton

300 for 300 + Portraits from Week 19

We’re excited to share with you the nineteenth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Oretha Castle Haley, Edith Stern, Edgar Stern, Scott Cowen, Sam Cortese, and Leslie Jacobs. Oretha Castle Haley, by Jessica Strahan “There has been progress on one level: We have successfully addressed overt racial discrimination. But mostly, we have an illusion… Read more »

Artist Spotlight + Inside The Studio of Emily McDonald

“I feel especially connected to art that repurposes common items, images or ideas, particularly art born from materials that some would consider useless or trash.”

300 for 300 + Portraits from Week 18

We’re excited to share with you the eighteenth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Allen Toussaint, Art Neville, James Buchanan Eads, Jerome Smith, Dr. John, and Coleen Salley. Allen Toussaint, by Jeremy Paten “He was like a one-man Motown. There was that period of time with Ernie K-Doe, Benny Spellman, Lee Dorsey and Irma… Read more »

300 for 300 + Portraits from Week Seventeen

We’re excited to share with you the seventeenth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Jerry Romig, Sidney Bechet, Louis Charles Roudanez, Quint Davis, Lauren Thom, and Harold Battiste Jr. Jerry Romig, by Sean Randall “Dad’s passion never changed because he never stopped being a fan. … I remember him getting so excited after… Read more »

300 for 300 + Portraits from Week Sixteen

We’re excited to share with you the sixteenth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Austin Leslie, Lolis Edward Elie, A. Baldwin Wood, Adrien de Pauger, Sister Mary Frances Buttell, and John Gendusa. Austin Leslie, by Alexandra Kilburn “It was just good old Creole food, good old-time New Orleans food. And he was good,… Read more »

Artist Spotlight + Inside Bergeron Woodworks

Functional. Upcycled. Conscientious When you step into David Bergeron’s studio you might hear Afro-Cuban or Zydeco music playing as he sits down at his work table. The preference of music varies just as much as the unique materials he uses. Influenced by southern folk, outsider and tramp art styles, and seeing a ready supply of… Read more »

Artist Spotlight + Inside the Artist Studio of Ceaux

300 for 300 + Portraits from Week Fifteen

We’re excited to share with you the fifteenth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Stephen Ambrose, Rosa Keller, Ruth Fertel, Nick Mueller, Walter Reed, and Andre Callioux. Stephen E. Ambrose, by D. Lammie-Hanson “He was kind of America’s historian. He personified what he loved most about America — this robust, muscular, positive man… Read more »