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Upcoming Arts & Cultural Heritage Community Events in the New Orleans Area

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Discussions on Visual Art

DATE
Thu, Dec 3, 2015
through Sat, Dec 3, 2016
DETAILS

Every Thursday, at 8 p.m. Except major holidays.
Location varies each week.

VENTILATION
New Orleans, LA 2015

United Projects presents VENTILATION: an on-going public forum of inquiry into creative practices. VENTILATION is a discussion based platform in which individuals are able to explore and exchange creative ideas.

These conversations will be utilized to discuss topics of interest or concern, ideas-in-process and critique ongoing work. Topics will be generated from the group or from those deemed facilitators.

VENTILATION is a think-tank, where ideas are displaced from their internal shroud to a collective conscious, where they can be morphed and cultivated. Discussions convene weekly, hosted by a revolving door of organizations and spaces involved in visual art and other forms of creation.

Next meeting:

Thursday, December 3rd @ 8 p.m. Hosted by:

FOUNDATION GALLERY ( 1109 Royal st. )

Meetings are free, all ages and open to the public. Wine and snacks will be provided.

LOCATION

The Foundation Gallery
1109 Royal st Location varies week to week
New Orleans, LA 70116

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SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

HONORING WILLIE WHITE, CENTRAL CITY SELF TAUGHT ARTIST GETS HIS DAY

DATE
Sat, Apr 16, 2016
through Sun, Jun 26, 2016
DETAILS

Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm-5:00pm
or by appointment

Creative Alliance of New Orleans (CANO) is pleased to announce Honoring Willie White a solo exhibition featuring artwork by local gem and self-taught local artist, William “Willie” White at CANO’s Creative Space at the Myrtle Banks Building. This exhibition is believed to be the largest survey of White’s work presented, featuring 44 of his works from the 1980s. The exhibit opened on April 16th and will be on viewing from until June 26, 2016.

LOCATION

CANO's Creative Space in the Myrtle Banks Building
1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 3rd floor
New Orleans, LA 70113

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Locating New Orleans and Song of Home Songs of Change

DATE
Fri, May 20, 2016
through Sun, Jun 26, 2016
DETAILS

Friday, May 20th-Friday, June 26th
From 6pm-9pm

Songs of Home Songs of Change is a cartographic audio installation piece collaboratively created by sculptor, Jebney Lewis, composer and electronic music artist, Rick Snow, writer, Christopher Staudinger, and a host of New Orleans high school students from Big Class, Si Academy, The Net Charter High School, Bard Early College of New Orleans, and Lusher Charter School.

This installation features a map of the wards of New Orleans, rendered in steel plates and sonified by electric transducers. The plates play fundamental resonant tones and an array of field recordings. These recordings, and the writings that accompany them, have been gathered and written by over 40 area high¬-school students in response to the prompt: “What does home sound like, and what are the sounds of its changing?”

The show will be in conjunction with CANO'S exhibit Honoring Willie White

LOCATION

CANO's Creative Space in the Myrtle Banks Building
1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 3rd floor
New Orleans, LA 70113

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

BOOKS/CATALYSTS: A book arts survey curated by Jon Coffelt

DATE
Fri, Jun 3, 2016
through Sun, Jun 26, 2016
DETAILS

Opening Reception June 3rd 6 to 9pm
June 4 through June 26 10am to 6pm, closed Tuesdays

BOOKS/CATALYSTS: A book arts survey curated by Jon Coffelt

Exhibiting Artists
Pinky Bass, Doug Boulas, Dana Jo Cooley, Wayne McNeil, Buzz Spector, and Travis Childers

Including a selection from the Private Book Arts Collection
Ed Ruscha, Yoko Ono, Marcel Broodthaers, Joan Lyons, Mare Blocker, Charles Ray, Donald Baechler, Dieter Roth, Davi Det Hompson, David Sandlin, Denise Carbone, Susan E King, Mary Ann Sampson, Lew Thomas, Miranda Maher, and more

Opening Reception: June 3, 2016 6 – 9pm
Exhibition Dates: June 3 – 26, 2016
Gallery Location: 1109 Royal Street, New Orleans LA 70116

25% of proceeds to benefit Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans

The opening will include a curatorial talk and walk through at 7pm with Jon Coffelt and a presentation from @Petrice Sams-Abiodun about the Literacy Alliance.

LOCATION

The Foundation Gallery
1109 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Snake Oil Festival 2016

DATE
Fri, Jun 24, 2016
through Sun, Jun 26, 2016
DETAILS

Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9:00p.m.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to the second annual Snake Oil Festival! Snake Oil is the premier event in the South dedicated to preserving the art forms of the the traveling medicine shows of the 19th and 20th Centuries! SOF takes you on a journey back in time to an era when traveling carnivals crisscrossed the United States bringing joy to the masses by exposing them to circus arts, sideshows, freak shows, burlesque, comedy, vaudeville and music.

LOCATION

Howlin' Wolf
907 South Peters St
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

FestiGals

DATE
Thu, Jul 28, 2016
through Sat, Jul 30, 2016
DETAILS

Thu, Fri, Sat 10 am-11:30 pm

FestiGals is the Ultimate New Orleans Girlfriend Getaway. Created by women for women, it includes a New Orleans Women’s Conference with inspirational seminars and workshops led by top-notch speakers, coupled with fabulous networking and social events. The Bodacious Bras for a Cause Brunch features a live auction of bra-art, a “thriver” fashion show, and bodacious fun to benefit the Cancer Association of Greater NO and Breastoration. The annual Stiletto Stroll offers women the chance to be part of the New Orleans second-line parade tradition, along with local dance troupes, musicians and entertainers. Flip-flops, sneakers and ballet slippers are perfect for sashaying to a fabulous After-Glow Party with local favorite, Rockin’ Dopsie, at Mardi Gras World. This event serves as a fundraiser for the New Orleans Family Justice Center to help domestic violence survivors.
July 28-30. Details and event pricing are available online at www.FestiGals.org.

LOCATION

JW Marriott
614 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

EVENT WEBSITE

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