La Femme Invitational

Atrium Gallery at Christwood presents La Femme, an exhibition curated by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation’s executive director, Don Marshall, highlighting the work of 40 female artists living and working in St. Tammany Parish.

The exhibition opens March 9, 2019 with a reception from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm and continues through April 26. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is free.

Exhibitors include: Jan Arrigo, Babette Beaulieu, Carolyn Biggio, Janet Boyd, Cissy Carville, Gina Castle, Emery Clark, Jessica Danby, Peggy DesJardins, Jayne DeMarcay, Jan Dicks, Tanya Dischler, Linda Dautreuil, Inga Clough Falterman, Christina Goodman, Betsy Meyers Green, Carol Hallock, Peggy Hesse, Jane Hill, Marcia Holmes, Gail Hood, Lucille Hunter, Suzanne King, Rachel Loyacono, Maggie McConnell, Molly McGuire, Shirley Rabé Masinter, Mary Helen Mason, Mary Monk, Nancy Mullen, Susan Needom, Susan Plessala, Sylvia Schmidt, Barbara Shaw, Ruth Siporski, Leslie Staub, Kathleen Trapolin, Peg Usner, Hasmig Vartanian Brewster, Jaclyn Warren, Cynthia Webb and Luba Zygarewcz.

La Femme will include a mix of paintings, photographs, sculpture, jewelry and installations, curated by Marshall from artists’ submitted images of available work. The St. Tammany Art Association “has played a major role in this exhibition," said Marshall. "Most of the artists were introduced to me during my time organizing exhibitions as director, juror of the Summer Show a few years ago (the organization's 50th annual summer exhibition), and through seeing their work in the Miriam Barranger Gallery and in the Severson and Williamson Members' Galleries,” he said.

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Bon á Tiere Printmaking Invitational

Bon á Tiere, on view January 9 - February 28

Please join us on Friday, February 1, 2019 for an artists reception from 5-8 p.m. Curated by Ernest Milsted, Southeastern Louisiana University Printmaking Professor; Bon á Tiere features the work of 16 artists from Georgia, Louisiana, Indiana, Texas, Virginia, and New York.

Featured artists include: Justin Barfield, Xenia Fedorechenko, Tim Fite, Belinda Flores-Shinshillas, Steven Foutch, Courtney Googe, Veronica Hallock, Kathryn Hunter, Raluca Iancu, Ross Jahnke, Brian Kelly, Jeff Mickey, Ernest Milsted, Jennifer Printz, Sean Starwars, and Jon Swindler.

B.A.T. stands for Bon á Tiere, French for ready to go or ready to print. B.A.T. is the universally recognized and official mark used by printmakers indicating that the artist has approved the work and the work can now be printed.

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The Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans in collaboration with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation is pleased to               present the exhibition Hispanic Women Making Art: Creative Empowerment & Identity. The exhibit curated by Marcela Correa, MFA features female artists living and creating art in Mexico and New Orleans.

Hispanic Women Making Art: Creative Empowerment & Identity is a group show of six artists originally or descended from Mexico, Chile, and Puerto Rico. Curated by Marcela Correa (MFA), of Argentine descent, this exhibition explores how six female artists view different themes and narratives related to identity and empowerment as Hispanic women. From exploring one’s heritage and sense of place, either through examining oneself, colonial past or through the similarities between two very different “homes”; to the way in which one processes pain; to the exploration of the female body and gender constructs; to the uncertainty of safety as a woman and an immigrant in the current political climate. This exposition seeks to give these artists a voice, even if on a micro level, to an ongoing gender inequality issue.

The Opening reception of Hispanic Women Making Art: Creative Empowerment & Identity will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at the Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans from 6:00 to 9:00 pm The exhibition will be on view through November 24, 2018.

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We’re All Alike is an installation of a series of 24 charcoal drawings (22 x 27 inches each approximately) exploring these similitudes we all share through portraiture. Inspired by the tradition of Gold Glass Roman Medallions portraying noted persons such as kings, queens and the wealthy, this series takes the simplicity of the work itself presenting the traditional bust of the individual over a black background allowing the power of his/her personality to emerge.

We’re All Alike takes this tradition to a contemporary display of common men and women through the most basic, intimate and important medium in Visual Arts. Labels of race, gender, sexual orientation and social status don't interfere within this body of work. The similarities all people share are the foundation of this art installation.

We're All Alike will be on view at the Artfields 2018 Competition in Lake City, South Carolina
from April 20th to 28th at The ROB.
245 S. Church St, Lake City, SC 29560

Decoding the Purity of an Icon Paintings and Installations by Mexican artist Belinda Flores-Shinshillas in collaboration with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

March 22 - May 14, 2018

OPENING RECEPTION March 22 @ 6:00pm
Mexican Cultural Institute 901 Convention Center Blvd. Suite 118 NOLA (entrance to the Institute through Higgins Street)

The Webster's dictionary defines purity as "being free from or unmixed with any other matter". Decoding the Purity of an Icon is a series of 10 oil female portrait paintings on canvas and 2 installations thought by Flores-Shinshillas to convey the message of recording an individual's appearance and personality, using the tradition of Iconography for veneration of purity and spirituality beyond the representation of the feminine subject. These works of Art have been approached in a contemporary manner, making these portraits much more than pure representation. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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Newman Arts and the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation in collaboration with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the Consulate of Mexico are pleased to present NEW PERSPECTIVES, a groundbreaking intercultural arts experience that explores contemporary visual arts and music of Latin America during National Hispanic Heritage Month.

NEW PERSPECTIVES is an exhibition that brings together five Hispanic Contemporary Artists working in different mediums. Artists Gustavo Duque, Belinda Flores-Shinshillas, Carmen Mariscal, Piki Mendizabal, and Cristina Molina use different mediums to express a common nostalgia for tradition, loss, family, human relations, and memories in their art. These feelings are taken with them to their place of migration with a new perspective.

Opening Reception and Concert on October 24, 2017 at the Reynolds Ryan Art Gallery and the Henson Auditorium at Isidore Newman School from 5:00 to 8:00 pm 

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