19 August 2008

NoLA Rising Honors Art Teacher Beverly Cook from McMain High School, New Orleans

As many of y'all may have noted, Rex has been busy with many things lately. While he believes that New Orleans has many serious issues at hand, he's asked me to write up a spot of good news from our event this past weekend in hopes to give New Orleans something positive to read.

Obamaham Lincoln

On Saturday, at Cafe Brazil, NoLA Rising held an art bazaar of sorts with the pieces created at the last two paint parties. The first at XO Studios and the second at Dragon's Den with Section 8 magazine. Over 150 pieces of artwork were created of various skill level with the intention of selling off the pieces to raise money for one lucky Orleans Parish art teacher. Only 40 pieces of artwork ended up selling, the remainder of which will be saved for a pending Toys-for-Tots paint party coming this fall.

Checkin' out the goods

On Sunday, Rex and Angela (recently returned from her European sojourn) used the money raised to purchase a $300 gift certificate at local art store National Art and Hobby located on Magazine Street. National offers teacher discounts which will help spread the gift a little further. NoLA Rising, shortly thereafter, delivered the fine-looking, color-it-yourself, certificate to Mrs. Cook's house much to her surprise.


Mrs. Cook was chosen because of her dedication to her students and their work, her passion for art, and her love for the city. Rex therefore sends an official salut to Beverly Cook for her service as a dedicated art teacher!

12 August 2008

Art for Schools! & Lost and Found Artist's Bazaar - August 16th at Cafe Brazil

August 16th is our going away party to summer. That's right...just when you thought it was safe to put your art linens away, we invite you to Soiled Linen Day in the Marigny/Bywater. Sure, you put on your old, dirty white linen and trounced around shamelessly like a filthy bum on Royal Street. I applaud your sense of style! But, what you didn't realize is that maybe you sullied yourself in ways that you didn't realize. It's a good thing, because we don't judge and decided to honor you by having a day where you aren't expected to wear anything you don't want to (like linen...dirty or otherwise).

On August 16th, NoLA Rising is bringing to you another art show on Frenchman street during the middle of the day. From noon (or there-bouts depending on when I wake up) till say five or so, NoLA Rising compatriots will set up the artwork from the last two paint parties. It's not completely free this time...because we are asking for a donation. We'll let your conscience dictate what you give. An

And what will we do with all this donation money? One lucky art teacher from a local New Orleans public school will receive art supplies that we custom buy for his/her class.

WHO: the NoLA Rising crew
WHAT: Art for you to take home for a donation of your choosing
WHEN: Saturday, August 16th , from noon until say six or so
WHERE: At Cafe Brazil on Frenchman Street
WHY: Why not! But more importantly, so we can do our part for getting some more art supplies to a teacher who can and will use them...

8-8-08 with Section 8 - Dragons Den Paint Party

But all the fun doesn't end there. At XO Studios, there is an Artist's Bazaar in the side yard. Whether you want to sell your wares or buy some of the local artwork/crafts, the artist's bazaar will have a little bit of everything. Come visit the neighborhood and see what real New Orleans artists and crafts people are up to.

XO Studios : 2833 Dauphine (at the corner of Press in the MArigny) : See flyer below for details

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09 August 2008

Prospect 1 - New Orleans - Dan Cameron Interview

Wednesday, August 6, 2008 - From NoLA Ninja Girl

Can Creativity save New Orleans?
On November 1, 2008, Prospect.1 New Orleans [P.1], the largest biennial of international contemporary art ever organized in the United States, will open to the public in museums, historic buildings, and found sites throughout New Orleans. Prospect.1 New Orleans [P.1] has been conceived in the tradition of the great international biennials, and will showcase new artistic practices as well as an array of programs benefiting the local community. Over the course of its eleven-week run, Prospect.1 New Orleans [P.1] plans to draw international media attention, creative energy, and new economic activity to the city of New Orleans.


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