WWNO’s Fred Kasten speaks with artist Jacqueline Bishop.
With a mystical view of nature and a deep connection to her home in northwest Louisiana, artist Clyde Connell created sculptures and wall reliefs that expressed her sympathy with the culture of African-Americans during the turn of the century and the pictographic works of “music heard on the bayous”. Selected works will be on exhibit at Longue Vue beginning with an opening reception on October 18, 2012.
The Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women is a collection of approximately 400 works of art (including paintings, photographs, drawings, watercolors, pastels, collage, prints, fabric pieces, ceramics, bronze, wood, and sculpture in other media) by over 150 artists. It came to PAFA as a gift in December 2010 from Linda Lee Alter.
Lesley Dill is one of the most prominent American artists working at the intersection of language and fine art. Her elegant sculptures, art installations, mixed-media photographs, and evocative performances draw from both her travels abroad and profound interests in spirituality and the world’s faith traditions. Exploring the power of words to cloak and reveal the psyche, Dill invests new meaning in the human form. Paper, wire, horsehair, photography, foil, bronze, and music comprise elements through which the artist conveys the complexities of communication. The often secret, indecipherable, and bold meanings of words emerge not only from hearing their sounds, but by feeling them—language is a visceral, bodily experience. Dill challenges the viewer to confront our linguistic relationships as well as perceptions of language itself.
The New Orleans Museum of Art presents Jim Richard: Make Yourself At Home
A solo exhibition of paintings by Jim Richard. October 5, 2012 – February 24, 2013. Public Program: Friday, October 5, 2013 at 6 p.m. Lecture by the artist, Stern Auditorium
New York-based artist Rob Wynne, who creates stunning and beautiful sculptures, reliefs, and installations inspired by diverse sources such as art, literature, and nature, will create the second site-specific project for the Norton’s main lobby. He has manipulated glittering, mirrored glass to create symbolic shapes and texts that simultaneously appear reflective and seem invisible. With this material, he gives form to a snippet of someone else’s conversation or an evocative idea such as “silence that wants to speak.” For this project, Wynne will integrate the natural world–birds, sea, air, flora, and insects – distinct to the Norton’s location through glass-beaded drawings and hand printed wallpaper, and incorporate examples of art from the Museum Collection.
Watch an interview with Arthur Roger as featured on Art Index TV with Host Joy Glidden.
The City of Lake Charles will host Retrospective by Francis Pavy at the 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center at 1001 Ryan Street. The nationally known artist be on hand to meet and greet during the opening reception on Friday, September 7 from 5:30-8 p.m. The exhibition will hang through November 10.
Watch the beautiful process of Holton Rower’s Pour Paintings.
Birch moved back to the Crescent City in the early 90s after receiving a Guggenheim grant to produce a body of work based on growing up in New Orleans. He bought and gutted a property on N. Villere Street, which eventually became his studio space. The old stomping grounds of Mardi Gras Indian Chief Tootie Montana and jazz legend “Jelly Roll” Morton, Birch couldn’t have felt more at home. He began compiling life-sized color portraits of African Americans, but his work has since evolved into black and white through use of acrylic and charcoal on canvas.