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Curator’s Choice

Regional museum curators weigh in on up-and-coming Louisiana artists BY JORDAN LAHAYE for Country Roads Magazine OCTOBER 24, 2019 It’s no secret that Louisiana—with its wild cultural mélange; its history of suffering, resilience, and joie de vivre; its landscapes of mystery and majesty—is a hotbed for artistic inspiration. Since June, Country Roads has worked to shine a brighter light… 

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Beer with a Painter: Richard Baker

“No matter what I tried, what fit best was work that involved my love of something small-scale and intimate.” by: Jennifer Samet for Hyperallergic  At the end of a rainy August day on Cape Cod, Richard Baker and I met at Edgewood Farm, a residency program at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, where… 

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Intricate Beadwork Adorns Handmade Mardi Gras Suits by Demond Melancon

By ANDREW LASANE for Colossal For the past three decades, Louisiana-based artist Demond Melancon has created highly detailed Mardi Gras Indian suits using millions of hand-sewn small glass beads. Each suit takes several months to create and features custom patches that tell stories about African and American history. Images of Nyabinghi warriors, Haile Selassie, African nature scenes,… 

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A Painter’s Path from Bosnia to Florida’s Backwaters

Amer Kobaslija captures Florida’s lush, strange atmosphere while examining the expressive potential of oil paint’s luminous, elastic, viscous goo. by Edward M. Gómez for Hyperallergic April 26, 2019   Real artists are always looking for something — either venturing out into the real world to bear witness to human behavior or to characterize places and events,… 

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THE MAN WHO BECAME THE BEST FRIEND OF NEW ORLEANS’ ARTISTS

by John Pope for NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune  The icon: Arthur Roger. The legacy:  With a 5,100-square-foot gallery on Julia Street, Arthur Roger is New Orleans’ preeminent dealer in contemporary art, with a roster of artists that has included Ida Kohlmeyer, Robert Gordy, George Dureau, John Scott and John Waters. Roger started humbly in 1978, when his mother mortgaged her… 

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1/3 MILE SCULPTURE ‘PARADISE LOST’ OPENS IN KANSAS CITY PARK

FREE  FALL: Prophecy & Free Will in Milton’s Paradise Lost by Dawn DeDeaux FREE FALL is a large-scale sculpture installation by New Orleans-based artist Dawn DeDeaux created for Kansas City’s international art venue OPEN SPACES led by veteran Artistic Director Dan Cameron. The work tributes ‘Paradise Lost’ by John Milton published in 1667, considered among the world’s most important… 

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Her art form? Sculpture. Her medium? The wind.

  By Contributing writer NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing 300 for 300 project, running through 2018 and highlighting 300 people who have made New Orleans New Orleans, featuring original artwork commissioned by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune with Where Y’Art gallery. Today: sculptor Lin Emery. The icon: Lin Emery…. 

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Portrait of a creative space: The Studio of Nicole Charbonnet

By: Folwell Dunbar for ViaNolaVie | JUL 09, 2018 Nicole Charbonnet’s studio is seven thousand square feet. The main room alone is the size of a middle school gymnasium. The former warehouse built around the turn of the century also contains an apartment (Nicole lives there), storage rooms, a downstairs studio used by another artist, a garage… 

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