My favorite thing about Mardi Gras is the communal creative spirit it conjures. In New Orleans and most of South Louisiana there’s an air of frenzied energy around. It usually (for me) starts right around the beginning of the New Year and then, depending on how early or late Mardi Gras falls, builds up steamContinue reading “making Mardi Gras”
Countdown to big change…gonna see how my hermit ways take to living in the city (once again). Thinking it’ll be a good blend of home, studio and “outing” time this go-round. I’m certainly due for a refill in the sensory input department. August marks the move date. Ayeeeeee.
I had the pleasure of capturing this impromptu performance of Jambalaya (On the Bayou) by Deacon John and Brent Melacon during Louisiana Citizens for the Arts’ 2012 Arts Advocacy Day in the Louisiana State Capitol building. “Art WORKS for Louisiana!” http://louisianacitizensforthearts.org/ http://deaconjohnandtheivories.com/ http://www.reverbnation.com/brentmelancon
REVEL March 12, 9p-12a Michalopoulos Studio 527 Elysian Fields Ave REVEL is a multi-disciplinary performance salon. Performing artists and film makers share new and in progress works to a supportive audience of other artists and local sophisti-cats. Entre Gratis! (donations gratefully accepted…) … Featuring: Sanzenbach and Wallin Ensemble Improvisational music Raphaelle O’Neil reads new writingContinue reading “revel”
Living away from Louisiana for most of the year has really made me appreciate the things that I once took for granted about my home state. Today I’m putting the finishing touches on my Mardi Gras day costume (still deciding on a color for it), made from paper “flowers” from my installation at the Voodoo Ballerina Kingcake Soiree. I feel soContinue reading “paper”
Re-visiting a series: Idealized/colorized imagery from photographs* of Carnival in New Orleans during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. *mostly by Cornelius E. Durkee