Events

Ooh Poo Pah Doo: Rhythm N’ Hues

Exploring the intersection of music and art, Ooh Poo Pah Doo: Rhythm N’ Hues is a tribute to Allen Toussaint, one of the New Orleans’ greatest musicians and supporters of emerging artists, whose soul, creativity, and vision undeniably shaped the rhythm of the City. A partnership born of a shared passion for supporting local artists,… 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 »

Local is the New Black – 12 Days of Local

It’s finally here! For the last 12 days, we’ve been counting down to Shop Local Saturday. For those that aren’t familiar with this very special day, Small Business Saturday, or Shop Local Saturday, is the day we celebrate the Shop Small movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S. This is a day we… Read more »