Drawing by G*Rat
Who? Anyone interested in being a member of a community and perhaps would like to paint
What? A Paint Party. We come out and we paint on salvaged wood or canvas. Then, it's left behind and NoLA Rising distributes it out to a network of non-profits or people who just need artwork after their long road home. We're currently working to use all of this artwork to sell at a show to buy art supplies for selected New Orleans public schools. So, come help us help someone else.
So, grab some acrylic paint at your locally owned art store (National Art & Hobby at 5835 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, (504) 899-4491 has always been very good to NoLA Rising) and come and join us. We have some paint, but we usually also rely on donations. Also, still working on your house and have scrap wood...bring it too!
When? Saturday, July 26th, from noon until sunset. Yep, the dog days of summer. No one said living in New Orleans during the summer is nice.
Where? XO Studios in the Marigny. 2833 Dauphine at the corner of Press (right where the train tracks are)
Why? Why not? We love our community, we love to paint, we love to be a part of something that is uniquely New Orleans. You don't have to be an artist to come and join us. In fact, most of the best talents we've discovered had never even picked up a brush in their entire life.
But if you resist, we have evening plans scheduled too. For those of you that make it out to the paint party, go home and shower first, you stinky freaks! The rest of you, here's an event that is important to the New Orleans spirit of community...see the following:
For those of you who aren't familiar with Ashley Morris and his contribution to this city's Cast of Colorful Characters or of his devotion to The Saints:
Chris Rose: We'll miss the Blogger next door
The Ashely Morris Blog
Remember Ashley Morris
Dirty Coast Press, The Rising Tide and the Big Easy Roller Girls Present:
FYYFF It's Black and Gold Forever
A Fund-raiser for the Ashley Morris Memorial Foundation
The Big Easy Roller Girls
The Other Planets
Simon Lott, Helen Gillet, Justin Peake , Diamond Kinkade,
Fleur de Tease "Nude Is Nice" performance
and emcee Andrew Ward - The Reverend Pysch Ward.
DEFEND NEW ORLEANS T-Shirts
Proceeds from the raffle and the auction as well as the T-Shirts will be donated by the Morris family to the Ashley Morris Memorial Foundation which will be used to present FYYFF Awards at later dates.
Saturday July 26