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“Ten Years After Katrina, New Orleans Museums Reckon With Recovery,” The New York Times

Clockwise from top left, Sidonie Villere, Courtney Egan, Carl Joe Williams, Carlie Trosclair and Stephanie Patton in front of Ms. Trosclair’s “Fissure?” at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans.
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How well do you remember the last days of August 10 years ago? …The three major visual arts venues in the city — the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Contemporary Arts Center — have all timed exhibitions of living artists to coincide with the anniversary. Each show is distinct in its approach, its tone, and its way of visualizing the role of art and the idea of memorialization itself. Read More

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“World-class glass art makes med center worth a visit,” The Advocate

Glass artist Dale Chihuly’s “Crystal Blue and Amber Tower” (2015) was placed over a stone-lined reflecting pond in the medical center. [Photo by John D’Addario]

Medical centers aren’t usually the kind of places you go unless you have to. But if the new University Medical Center on Tulane Avenue between South Galvez Street and South Claiborne Avenue wasn’t on your list of places to visit this month, you may want to reconsider: Two world-class art installations in the new building are well worth seeking out. Read More

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“Amer Kobaslija – Paintings,” The New Orleans Art Review

Amer Kobaslija: Sputnik Sweetheart of New Orleans and the End of the World, 2007. Oil on panels, 85” high.

THE ROMANTIC IMAGE of the solitary painter, alone in a garret studio, strenuously working at a paint-spattered easel in the dead of night, certainly persists in many imaginations. That painter is charged, obsessed with the work – drunk on wine or turpentine, weary from extended periods of insomnia, living in relative filth. Despite the perceived stink of such a scene, it is an engaging thought that captures the creative vision of the uninitiated into studio practice in painting. From paintings by Amer Kobaslija at Arthur Roger Gallery, it appears that the imagined situation is not much different from standard, fanciful mental wanderings. Read More

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Lannan Foundation: James Drake In Conversation with David Krakauer

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The Lanna Foundation presents Drawing, Reading and Counting (Beauty and Madness in Art & Science) – James Drake In Conversation with David Krakauer (Incoming President, Santa Fe Institute) Read More

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LECTURE TONIGHT at NOMA – Dawn DeDeaux: Reflections of Turbulence: The Effect of Disaster on Art

Water Markers by Dawn DeDeaux at the New Orleans Museum of Art

Lecture at the New Orleans Museum of Art – Friday, July 10, 2015 at 7pm. Artist and writer Dawn DeDeaux’s NOMA lecture Reflections on Turbulence: The Effect of Disaster on Art will consider the history of disasters and the corresponding impact found throughout the history of art. Read More

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“Remembering the Artist Behind Houston’s Police Memorial Sculpture,” Houston Matters

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A prominent Gulf Coast artist died this month. Jesus Moroles had a collection of honors, including the National Medal of the Arts, the Texas State Artist Award and was known for producing works for several major museums and memorials, including his largest work: the Houston Police Memorial sculpture in Buffalo Bayou Park. Read More

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“Vic and Nat’ly cartoonist Bunny Matthews announces he has brain cancer,” Gambit

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Bunny Matthews' first "Vic and Nat'ly" cartoon as it appeared in 1982.

Matthews, whose cartoons appeared in Gambit for years (along with every other local publication), has provoked, skewered and amused the New Orleans arts, music and media communities in cartoons and print since making his debut in the now-defunct Figaro in the 1970s. Two compilations of Vic and Nat’ly were published in the 1980s, featuring the flamboyant, buxom Nat’ly and greasy, cigarette-ash dripping Vic (whom Matthews said was modeled after former New Orleans Mayor Vic Schiro). Read More

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“Renowned Texas sculptor Jesús Moroles dies in car wreck,” Dallas Morning News

Sculptor Jesús Moroles [File 2012/Don Netzer]

Jesús Moroles, a renowned Texas sculptor who had shown his work in solo exhibitions at the Dallas Museum of Art and the Latino Cultural Center, died Monday night in a car wreck on Interstate 35 near Jarrell, Texas, 15 miles north of Georgetown, his associate confirmed Tuesday. He was 64. Read More

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Jacqueline Bishop: Songs for the Earth at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

Jacqueline Bishop | Sonatina, 2010 | Lithograph over archival pigment print | 23 3/4 x 65 1/2 inches

Jacqueline Bishop explores the psychological connections between humans and nonhumans in a range of media. Her work has been influenced by more than two decades of traveling the forests of the Amazon, experiencing Hurricane Katrina, and documenting the BP oil spill. Bishop’s surreal landscapes address such topics as climate politics, species extinction, and the impact of overpopulation. Read More

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“Monuments & Metaphors: Art in Public Spaces,” Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine

Lin Emery, “Anthem,” 1983, polished aluminum, H. 9-feet. Photo courtesy of the Louisiana Division of the Arts/Office of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

Tucked behind the State Library of Louisiana on Third Street is Anthem, among the fine works that comprise the Louisiana State Art Collection. Made in 1983, the polished aluminum sculpture is one the first outdoor installations by New Orleans-based artist Lin Emery. Internationally recognized for her kinetic sculptures, Emery is inspired by forms found in nature. Read More

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