Artist Spotlight + Inside the Artist Studio of Jeff Morgan

Artist Spotlight + Inside the Artist Studio of Queen Hope Parker

QUEEN HOPE POETIC ART. Queen Hope Parker was born and raised downtown New Orleans. She is a Registered Nurse and Doula. Her grandfather was a visual artist, Father a chef, Grandmother seamstress. It’s no wonder her path lead her to where she is now.

300 for 300 + Portraits from Week Five

We’re excited to share with you the fifth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Archbishop Philip Hannan, Edwin Hampton, Ellis Marsalis, Francis Xavier Seelos, Mahalia Jackson, and Thomas Jefferson. Archbishop Philip Hannan, by Alexandra Kilburn “I could feel these people had a certain morale. I knew these people would come back.” — Archbishop… Read more »

Artist Spotlight + Inside the Artist Studio of Michael McManus

300 for 300 + Portraits from Week Four

We’re excited to share with you the fourth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Buddy Bolden, Al Hirt, Eliza Jane Nicholson, A.P. Tureaud, Dr. Alton Ochsner Sr., and Judah Touro. Buddy Bolden, by Jeff Morgan “(Bolden was) the most powerful trumpet in history … the blowingest man since Gabriel.” – Jelly Roll Morton (excerpt from Nola.com)… Read more »

Artist Spotlight + Inside the Artist Studio of Connie Kittok

Fun. Soulful. Connection. Fun, soulful, and connection are three words Connie Kittok, a Louisiana Contemporary Folk Artist uses to describe her work. She uses recycled material as her canvas for a richer texture and features oil varnishes and acrylics along with gold leaf to highlight.

300 for 300 + Portraits from Week Three

We’re excited to share with you the third week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Leah Chase, Isaac Delgado, Fats Domino, Dave Dixon, Ruby Bridges and John         McDonogh.   Leah Chase, by D. Lammie Hanson “This was the only white-tablecloth restaurant for black people. My husband would not spend a penny in any restaurant but here…. Read more »

300 for 300 + Portraits from Week Two

We’re excited to share with you the second week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville, Al Copeland, Andrew Jackson, General Russel Honore, Avery Alexander and Drew Brees.  A portrait of Jean – Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, by Maddie Stratton “We are working at New Orleans with as much… Read more »

300 for 300 + Portraits from Week One

Here we go! After six months of planning, we can finally share with you that in celebration of New Orleans Tricentennial, we’ve partnered with NOLA Media Group, producers of NOLA.com and The Times-Picayune to bring you 300 for 300: The people who make New Orleans, New Orleans. This series profiles 300 people, chosen by Nola.com and The Times-Picayune editorial board, as… Read more »