Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Peter Saul Exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center

Peter Saul, Donald Duck Crucifixion, 1964, oil on canvas; Collection of Karin E. Tappendorf.
The Contemporary Arts Center is showing works by Peter Saul. This "American survey of works Peter Saul . . . features paintings and drawings from the early 1960s to the present, including large-scale 'historical epics,' satires of art history, and several of his most recent paintings addressing World War II and the war in Iraq."
Contemporary Arts Center Gallery Hours
11am-4pm, Thursday-Sunday

Gallery Admission
$5 General Admission
$3 Students & Seniors
Free for CAC members and children under 15

Michael De Feo Lecture: Street Art

Louisiana ArtWorks presents a panel discussion including Michael De Feo.
ArtSessions Panel Discussion: Street Art, Part I: The Mark
Street artists' work can be found on buildings, railway cars, on streets, in tunnels, and other incidental places. At what point do we define something as "art", beyond the popular definition? Artists Michael De Feo, Michael Dingler, Dan Witz, and Gabriel Flores will engage in a discussion moderated by Mia Kaplan, Co-owner of Ammo Gallery. Lecture will examine how Street Artists have branded themselves in the contemporary market. Who are their heroes, and how did the street became their preferred venue for showing work?
What: "Street Art, Part I: The Mark", the first of two panels. The Panel is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $3.00.
When: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 at 7:00 PM
Panelists: Michael De Feo, Michael Dingler, Dan Witz, Gabriel Flores
Moderated by: Mia Kaplan, Co-owner of Ammo Gallery, New Orleans
Where: Louisiana ArtWorks 725 Howard Avenue, New Orleans, LA (at the corner of Carondelet Street, just off Lee Circle)
Made possible by the Joan Mitchell Foundation and a grant from the Louisiana State Arts Council through the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

A Streetcar Named Inspire Upcoming Benefit

Thanks to the Young Leadership Council , the streets of New Orleans are speckled with 80 streetcar sculptures painted by local artists and sponsored by area businesses. The motivation behind The Streetcar Named Inspire project was to display tangible and highly visible symbols of New Orleans' recovery.
The project has recently set a date for its auction for Saturday, May 16. Tickets are $60 per person and include food, drinks, entertainment by Kermit Ruffins and a chance to bid on a multitude of streetcar items, including garden-sized and full-sized streetcar sculptures.