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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 »

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 »

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.”

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 »