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In 2018, New Orleans celebrated 300 years of heritage, and now we turn our sight to the next 300 years and the preservation of this culture and way of life. With the disappearance of Louisiana’s coastline at a rate of one football field each hour, it falls to all of us to work to protect… Read more »

(Somebody Got) Soul, Soul, Soul

“Soul is a feeling, a truth. It is the state of mind that we encounter music and culture, whether from New Orleans or from around the world. Soul is the essence of expression, and it informs our creative energy, spirit, and life. The title that I’ve chosen is the same title of the song recorded… Read more »

10 Questions for Frances Swigart

Frances Swigart has been creating art for 40 years and it continues to be her all-consuming passion. She is an artist to the core — it’s even in her blood. When her father first visited her studio, he noticed that Frances was using a very similar press to the one his own father had in… Read more »

How Kat Ryalls’ Watercolors Inspired Me

Like many other residents of this city, I’m a transplant. A couple years ago, I visited New Orleans and fell in love. Although I love my home state of Virginia, I was eager for a change, so I packed what I could fit in my car and found myself settled in the Big Easy. A… Read more »

The Many Lives of Addison Yerger

Addison Yerger is the combined creative genius of two great photographers: Leslie Addison + George Yerger. As a team they document social work and culture all over the world, but New Orleans will always be home. Their work is featured in many museums, including our local New Orleans Museum of Art and Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Right now… Read more »

The Essence of Mignon Faget

“From the beginning, I have worked closely with natural forms, never simply duplicating but always extracting the substance, the essence of a particular shape…refining it to perfection. My work is like a journal. Whatever it is that I am particularly interested in at that phase of my life comes out in my work.” – Mignon… Read more »

George Dolgy works on view at Manhattan Jack

“I create complex, multi-layered compositions. They are dynamic, yet balanced. I imagine a story or a world behind each painting, but I invite each viewer to imagine his or her own. I hope my canvases provide enough visual clues to discover an infinite amount about the imaginary worlds which are hidden inside my paintings.” – George… Read more »

Interview with Leroy Miranda Jr.

Today, we had the chance to sit down with Y’Artist Leroy Miranda Jr and talk to him a little bit about his art, process and style before his solo show, Unveiled: Part Two | Figures in Form opens Thursday, January 21 at the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, from 5:30-8pm. Leroy is a self-taught artist who discovered… Read more »

Gift Ideas For the Foodie Family – $50 or Less

Don’t break the bank this holiday season. With a $200 budget, you can shop for everyone in your family. Give the gift of local support with a one-of-a-kind gift, direct from a New Orleans artist. Did you know every dollar that is spent locally turns over seven times before it leaves the state? Here are a few ideas for your food-loving… Read more »

PARK(ing) Day NOLA

(PARK)ing Day Nola 2015 Set for Friday, September 18 PARK(ing) Day Nola is coming and we wanted to share a little about the origins of Park(ing) Day, plus highlight some of last year’s projects.