John Flemming’s handmade leather masks are the definition of wearable art.
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 »
3D Virtual Tour of the KOLOSSOS Bike Zoo Katrina Brees has been producing Carnival parades since 2004, but her Bike Zoo brings KOLOSSOS (www.kolossos.org) new purpose to the party. The impressive fleet of 20 (and growing) paper mache, tricycle powered animals are a favorite of parade goers. The diverse collection of beautifully crafted animals are… Read more »
One of the most interesting, colorful, and mysterious New Orleans traditions is Super Sunday. Aside from Mardi Gras, it’s another important day for Mardi Gras Indians. This year Super Sunday falls on March 20th, the day after St. Joseph’s Day. Mardi Gras Indians will be parading through the neighborhoods of Central City, showing off their… Read more »
“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 »