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Inside The Arts: Arthur Roger Gallery | Art In The Time Of Empathy

by Diane Mack for WWNO | NPR New Orleans Art in the Time of Empathy, is an exhibition of gallery and invited artists examining the year 2020 as an historical moment and a transformative time. The exhibition will be on view at Arthur Roger Gallery, 432 Julia Street, until December 19, 2020. More info is… 

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Things We Adore: October 2020

A few places and things that have caught our eye… Look back on 2020 through the eyes of over 70 artists in the Arthur Roger Gallery’s latest exhibition “Art in the Time of Empathy.” Artists address the many aspects of quarantine, politics, and science in a time where physical distance has redefined these dialogues. The… 

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The Photographer Using Space Travel to Theorize about Climate Change

via Aperture By Eva Díaz Louisiana-based artist Dawn DeDeaux’s images of astronauts appear as harbingers of a new frontier. COVID Economy. To speak of utopia at this moment is heartrending. COVID-19 has infected more than 38 million people and upended countless lives; it has also brutally exacerbated racial, gender, and economic inequalities in the U.S. and… 

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Gallery Artist Demond Melancon Will Join Joan Mitchell Center Residency on October 19

via Joan Mitchell Foundation We are pleased to announce that seven artists have been selected to join the Artist-in-Residence program at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans later this month. The group, which includes local artists Jourdan Barnes, kai barrow, Kara Crowley, Demond Melancon, Anastasia Pelias, Asante Salaam, and José Torres-Tama, will begin residency at the Center on October 19. The… 

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Mary Jane Parker’s art opens Fall for Art in Covington

by Sarah Bonnette for The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate For New Orleans artist Mary Jane Parker, there’s something soothing about drawing.  “I think it’s a little bit like meditation or mindfulness in a way,” she said. “I’ve realized when I’ve gone through any kind of long stretches of not making work, when I finally… 

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70-Artist Exhibition About 2020 Upheaval at Arthur Roger Gallery

by Site Staff for MyNewOrleans.com NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present Art in the Time of Empathy, an exhibition of gallery and invited artists examining the year 2020 as a unique historical moment and a transformative time. The exhibition will be on view at Arthur Roger Gallery, located… 

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WINNERS OF 2020 LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY, PRESENTED BY THE HELIS FOUNDATION

WENDO BRUNOIR, NIC BRIERRE AZIZ, LUIS CRUZ AZACETA, ANN PERICH Ogden Museum of Southern Art has announced the winners of the 2020 edition of Louisiana Contemporary, presented by The Helis Foundation, on view at Ogden Museum September 5, 2020 – February 7, 2021. Louisiana Contemporary is the Museum’s annual juried exhibition, and this year features 55 works by… 

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BBC | Mardi Gras: The Big Chief celebrating the stories of Africa

Demond Melancon is a sewer with extraordinary flair. Every year for Mardi Gras, he makes an elaborate feathered suit to compete with others in a centuries-old African-American tradition in New Orleans. And for the past few years, Demond has been telling the stories of Ethiopia through his designs. Image: Demond Melancon in his 2020 Mardi… 

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Demond Melancon: The bead master of New Orleans

This week’s In The Studio is presented by acclaimed actor and New Orleans resident Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Suits, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan). We join him as he meets Demond Melancon, a fine artist from New Orleans who is also the Big Chief of a Black Masking Indian tribe, the Young Seminole Hunters. The Black… 

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