Artist Spotlight + Inside The Studio of Drew Cooke

“By picturing my life in a different form, age, or context, I can expand my identity and ability to connect to the world around me.”

Artist Spotlight + Inside The Studio of Lyla Clayre

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.”

In the Community + Hiding in Plain Sight II: Must-See Murals in Central City

This week in Hiding in Plain Sight, we’re exploring the streets and street art of Central City. Central City and Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard (OCH) are both essential cultural icons of New Orleans. OCH, in the late 19th and 20th, centuries was a center of rapid commercial growth and was home to a diverse population, and during the… 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 Brandi Couvillion’ Studio

Brandi Couvillion’s style of jewelry making is one that takes important pieces of the past and preserves it with intricacy. Many of them boast metal etchings of historic New Orleans maps – some dating from as early as the 1700s pulled from archives, and others have remnants of unlikely antiques that she has collected.