Artist Spotlight

10 Questions for Forrest Bacigalupi

Forrest Bacigalupi, inspired by the frenetic energy of New Orleans, launched Arts Kinetic post-graduation from Tulane University. After focusing most of his attention to French Literature and Philosophy in college, he became hungry for a new means of self expression. He’s made his home here in New Orleans amidst the tropical heat and Caribbean color… Read more »

10 Questions for David Bergeron

David Bergeron has art in his blood. His father was an ironworker, his mother was a seamstress, and his grandfather was a self-taught carpenter. David was inspired by the artists around him to become one himself, but it was New Orleans that helped inspire David’s artist path. Hoping to make a difference in the amount… Read more »

Tish Douzart – Making Marbling Magic

“Creating art provides therapy for the one who is trying to comprehend the world around them. I liken it to meditation, a time for self-examination (introspection) into my own thoughts and “mind traffic”. The subject matter is secondary. The process, or meditation, becomes the true art form. Printmaking is very process-oriented and the need for… Read more »

Tracy Hamlin: Creating a Costume Tradition

  “Costuming is a tradition in New Orleans. Good costuming is embraced and rewarded here and it is the thing I love most about this City and its people.” – Tracy Hamlin, Halfshell Productions It’s not uncommon on a Monday morning to see someone whizzing by on their bicycle with feathers in their hair and… Read more »

Devin De Wulf: 10 years after the levees failed

I moved here after the levees failed. I am one of the post-flood volunteers that fell in love with New Orleans. Now I live here, have a family here, and will hopefully live here for the rest of my life. Not actually having gone through Katrina, I have the utmost respect for those that did. I can’t… Read more »

Katrina 10: Emerging From The Flood

Emerging from the Flood, Andy Levin Chief Roderick Sylvas of the Wild Tchoupitoulas parades past a blighted house damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2007. This photograph symbolizes the resilient spirit of the Mardi Gras Indians and the city of New Orleans so prominent in the years after Hurricane Katrina when it was unclear if the… Read more »