19 October 2009

ARTOBERFEST! at National Art and Hobby!


National Art and Hobby, Deutsches Haus, and NoLA Rising team up to raise money for Children's Hospital of New Orleans.

On Saturday, October 24th, National Art and Hobby will have a block party on the Eleonore side of the business with food and drinks and a live art demonstration.

All proceeds from the art store that day will go to support our local Children's Hospital.

Please join us on Saturday, October 24th, 2009, 2pm-5pm
Usual Business hours for National Art and Hobby 10 am - 530 pm

5835 Magazine Street

14 October 2009


Tile Mural Ceramics Workshop
Instructor Sierra Kay
Fee: $250
October 17th, 10 AM-2 PM; 20th, 6-9 PM; 22nd, 6-9 PM; 24th, 10 AM-2 PM; 29th, 6-9 PM.

Tile Murals. Tiles don't have to be square! Learn basic ceramic techniques while turning one of your paintings or photos into jig-saw style tiles. Create your own kitchen back-splash or mural sure to be the focal point of any room.

Workshops take place at Louisiana ArtWorks, 725 Howard Avenue at Carondelet. Please call the office at 504.571.7373 to enroll.

Cancellation policy for workshops: Student must notify Louisiana ArtWorks a minimum of three days in advance of the workshop in order to receive a full refund. A refund of 50% will be given for cancellation 2 days in advance.

Ceramics Membership

Ceramics shop Membership through which members may use the shop for independent work is now available at Louisiana ArtWorks. Please call the office for details.

Louisiana ArtWorks
818 Howard Avenue, Suite 500
New Orleans, LA 70113
T: 504.571.7373
F: 504.571.7368

12 October 2009

It's Yours, Take It Call for Art for NoLA Rising Toys for Tots drive

NoLA Rising is making a call for art for It's Yours, Take It, NoLA 3

In the past, we've done an on the street IYTI for general passers-by and an indoor IYTI intended to raise toys for the last holiday season. This year, we'd like to continue that tone and have an IYTI where people can bring brand new toys in a box for a piece of art. The toys will then be donated to the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program for their annual toy distribution.

I encourage a free and open theme to allow you the freedom to work as you wish, so no set themes

This year, the work deadline will be Monday, December 7th because I plan on holding the open air event on December 11th in collaboration with a music show expecting high attendance. The music will be by the SoulRebels and DJ SoulSister at Tipitina's.

We'll be holding a paint party at Fringe Festival in the side yard at XO Studios (2833 Dauphine) on November 15th to add to the collection for the toy drive!

Anyone interested, pls email me...

Thanks for helping to make another successful IYTI!

For more info, see FLICKR GROUP IYTI

08 October 2009

Elysian Fleas presented by Artist Inc - October 11th

Elysian Fleas Brings Magic (& a Magician) to New Marigny Market

October 11 debut spotlights creative Halloweenery, Oktoberfest oom-pah-pahs, a sleight-of-mind street magician, string troubadours and plenty of fab vintage bargains & art...

Great news, vintage mavens and NOLA arts appreciators! A new outdoor market with old world charm is opening in the heart of Faubourg Marigny, where Elysian Fleas offers a spicy New Orleans mix of vintage merch, upcycled fashions, fine jewelry, arts and crafts; delicious food and drink; and outrageous live entertainment.

Presented by Artist Inc, and sponsored by Old New Orleans Rum, Abita Beer and the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association, Elysian Fleas launches October 11 in the shady, tree-lined courtyard next to Michalopoulos Studio at 527 Elysian Fields on the corner of Chartres St. Hours are 11 am to 5 pm.

Miss Claudia and her Biergartners roll out the barrel to celebrate Oktoberfest at the debut market, which also features the sleight-of-mind illusions of street magician Mark Faulkner and the old-timey string music of wandering troubadours The Picklers with Tom Marron and Daron Douglas.

With Halloween on the horizon, seasonal spirits will also be out in force. Shoppers can play dress-up with one-of-a-kind costumes, masks and headdresses from High Bohemia, Howlpop, Avant Garbe, New Orleans Masks, Ann Marie Popko and other fashionistas, including Cree-ations' 2009 line of Vampire Cocktail Couture.

Organized by flea queen Cree McCree, author of Flea Market America, Elysian Fleas features vendors selling everything from used & rare books, antique furniture and retro-chic clothes to second line umbrellas, urban folk art and handmade soaps.

Shoppers can get their nosh on with sweet & spicy pecans, homemade ice cream and Beaucoup NOLA snowballs; sip hand-pressed Cane Elysée sugar cane juice spiked with Old New Orleans Rum; and chase Woody's famous fish tacos with a cold Abita beer. Also on the menu: Moroccan cuisine, Crepes a la Carte and spicy XXX Catering.

"I'm really excited to have all these terrific creative people, vintage vendors and outdoor chefs in the same spot," says McCree, whose local career dates back to the legendary Mermaid Flea Market. "We couldn't ask for a better location, which allows us to draw in tourists as well as locals. And the funky mix of merch is perfect for the Marigny."

So is the funky mix of live entertainment.

"The old world European village flea markets are the inspiration behind Elysian Fleas," says Artist Inc.'s Reese Johanson, who runs the Salon and Un Route cabaret at the Blue Nile. "Merchants and buvette (food and drink area), yes of course, but it wouldn’t be complete without the colorful troubadours rolling through to entertain the villagers."

Elysian Fleas continues with holiday markets on November 21 and December 19. Hours are 11 am to 5 pm.

For more information, and to inquire about vending, contact creemccree @ gmail.com

06 October 2009

Barrister's Gallery - Opening October 10th 6-9 p.m.

Barrister's Gallery this Saturday

This Fall at Barrister's Gallery on St Claude, internationally respected curator, Anne Marie Grgich, brings together a range of artists from New Orleans, the United States, and overseas... each of them visionaries, who have managed to endow the common with a sense of the strange, the mystical, the timeless, and the esoteric...

Cuban born artist Rafael Arzuaga presents subliminal imagery combined with archetypal symbolism through paintings that source from an African tradition, while Ecuadorian born New Orleans native, José Torres-Tama, explores social themes, the current state of war, and the struggle for spiritual concerns through mixed-media drawings.

San Francisco painter Tania Seabock endows her pieces with the patina of aged classicism through her fabulous faux-decorative approach. Fine art and documentary photographer, Craig Morse, liberates slivers of culture and environs overlooked or unseen from the years immediately following Hurricane Katrina, and through vibrant black and white and color photographs, New Orleans born Robin Walker pries open swollen windows and doors, shouting in from the streets, "This is my New Orleans!"

Barrister's brings the works of Hartmut Eing from Germany, Marcus Mårtenson from Stockholm Sweden. Damian and Delaine LeBas of London, and artist Robert Collison SF who turned curbside cardboard into dogs. Suzane Beaubrun SF builds knick knacks into pigeons. The McMartin Brothers Photaculars have an eye for beauty and the strange.

The artists take common objects that have always surrounded us and charge them with almost supernatural qualities.

Perhaps these things aren’t usually seen as art and will create an element of surprise in the viewer. The playfulness of these artists transforms discards into deeply meaningful objects. There is a kind of saving grace in this action. The rejected materials are here treated with respect, resurrected with a new sense of beauty and pride. This has always been the real challenge for the artist. To create beauty where there is pain and bring forth order out of chaos. And there is no better town for a show like this than New Orleans.

2009 by Anne Grgich with Marcus Mårtenson and Craig Morse.


Rafael Arzuaga
Lauren Atkinson and Donald Green
Suzane Beaubrun
Robert Collison
Hartmut Eing Courtesy of Galerie Hamer
Noah Erenberg
Charlie Foster
Anne Marie Grgich
Larissa Hammond
Lonnie Holley
Danielle Jacqui
Damian and Delaine Lebas
Kurtiss Lofstrom
Kandace Manning
Marcus Mårtenson
The McMartin Brothers Photaculars
Craig Morse
Robin Oliver
Cassandra Rockwood-Rice
Tania Seabock-artequation
Dave Seehausen
Elena Mary Siff
Jose Torres-Tama
Robin Walker
Della Wells

As well as featuring artists from Portland's Cannibals' Gallery.

Go to scadnola.com for more events on St Claude Ave.

Barrister's 2331 St Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117