Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Waiting for Godot in New Orleans

Let us not waste our time in idle discourse! (Pause. Vehemently.) Let us do something, while we have the chance! It is not every day that we are needed. Not indeed that we personally are needed. Others would meet the case equally well, if not better. To all mankind they were addressed, those cries for help still ringing in our ears! But at this place, at this moment of time, all mankind is us, whether we like it or not. Let us make the most of it, before it is too late! Let us represent worthily for once the foul brood to which a cruel fate consigned us! What do you say?
—Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

Paul Chan's statement on his vision to stage Waiting for Godot in New Orleans begins with the above quote from the play, and I was hooked. Read his statement about the project on Creative Time's website.

The play will take place over the first two weekends in November, in the Lower 9th Ward and in Gentilly. See the website for details.

Here's a conversation between Paul and New Orleans based artist Willie Birch.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Art's Roundtable with artist Paul Chan this saturday at 628 Baronne St

Just a reminder to everyone about the Arts Roundtable with Paul Chan this Saturday. Doors open at 6pm and the talk will begin around 7pm. Feel free to browse the online catalogue from the show for more information: www.unwrappedart.com.

What: Art's Roundtable with artist Paul Chan

Where: 628 Baronne St. (old YA/YA Gallery) now featuring work by eight local emerging artists: Kami Galeana, Rachel Jones, Jeff Pastorek, Jeff Rinehart, Megan Roniger, Natalie Sciortino, Michael Sowell and Marla von Ettenberg.

When: Saturday, Oct.13th (open at 6pm, talk starts at 7pm)

Please contact Natalie Sciortino-Rinehart for more information: 504.756.7060

Super Nova show and NOVA Projects Artist Registry

Barrister's Gallery, 2331 St. Claude Ave, invites you to
Super Nova
October 13 thru November 3, 2007

an exhibition showcasing the first group of artists curated for NOVA Projects' New Orleans Artist Registry by Jeanette Ingberman, founding director of Exit Art.

OPENING: Saturday, October 13, 4:00-9:00

Adam Montegut, Christopher R. Harris, Dan Tague, Generic Art Solutions, Rachel Jones, Jayme Kalal, Kourtney Keller, Jamar Pierre, Ron Bennett, Heather Weathers, Myrtle von Damitz, III, and Malcolm McClay

This is a continuing effort to permanently catalog online working contemporary artists in the region.
The next curated selection will be exhibited June, 2008. Each exhibit will call upon a different curator--different region, different sensibility--pick up information at the opening.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Identity Show - Art for Arts Sake

Please join us for the premier exhibition at the New Orleans Photo Alliance's new gallery space.

Identity: Contemporary Photographic Portraiture
Juried by Deborah Luster

Opening Saturday Oct 6, 6-9pm

New Orleans Photo Alliance
1111 St. Mary St
Nola 70130

Thursday, October 4, 2007

ArtEgg Open Studios

Artist Open-Studios in Partnership with Smithsonian Institute’s CultureFest: Oct. 26-28, 2007 – New Orleans
ArtEgg Studios is pleased to join CultureFest in hosting an Open-Studio event on October 28, 2007 from 12noon - 4pm at 1001 S. Broad Street, New Orleans, 70125.

ArtEgg resident artists will be opening their art studios for a rare opportunity to view artworks in progress and meet with the artists in person to discuss their work and learn about local contemporary art in New Orleans. Present your CultureFest Access Pass for Lagniappe! Directions from your location to ArtEgg may be found at http://www.mapquest.com or email mroberts411@yahoo.com for a .pdf map in advance.

Participating artists include: Amy Jean Boebel, Ty Dimig, Andre Downin, Jim Hart, Kenny McAshan, Tony Nozero, Melissa Roberts, Kurt Schlough, Tracy Thomson and Georgia Wohnsen.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


The “Unwrapped” art series is an effort executed by artists for artists that focuses on the talents of local emerging individuals in New Orleans. Unwrapped seeks to promote the work of several up-and-coming artists in the city during one of the most active art events in New Orleans – Art for Art’s Sake. The next show, curated by Kami Galeana and Natalie Sciortino-Rinehart, will feature new work by: Kami Galeana, Rachel Jones, Jeff Pastorek, Jeff Rinehart, Megan Roniger, Natalie Sciortino, Michael Sowell, and Marla von Ettenberg. There is a variety of work that includes painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and mixed media. An opening reception with the artists will be held on Saturday, October 6th, from 6pm until midnight at the Temp Gallery on 628 Baronne St.

An open Arts Roundtable discussion, moderated by Paul Chan, will also be held at the gallery on Saturday, October 13th. Doors will open at 6pm and the discussion will begin at 7pm and end at 9pm. The work in the gallery will be on view from Saturday, October 6th to Saturday, October 13th from 10am to 4pm or by appointment. Please contact Natalie at 504.756.7060, or you can email Kami at kmgalean@aol.com and visit the website for more information

Monday, October 1, 2007

New Art New Media New Orleans

The Carroll Gallery presents:


curated by David E. Robinson and Derek W. Toten,
featuring work by:

Gerald Cannon
Sandy Chism
Teresa A. Cole
Courtney Egan
Barbie L’Hoste
Kevin H. Jones
Josh and Emily Minnie
Matteo Neivert
Tae Hong Park
Blake Sanders
Cynthia Scott
David Sullivan

Exhibition dates: October 4 – November 9, 2007
Opening reception: Wednesday, October 3, 6 – 8 pm

This exhibition is presented in association with the New Media Consortium.
Special thanks to Tulane Technology Services for their generous support of this exhibition.

Also opening that evening [in the Newcomb Art Gallery]:
A Spectral Image of Self: an exhibition of time-based media
from the Artist Pension Trust

Carroll Gallery hours: M – F, 9 am – 4 pm
Gallery closed on official Tulane holidays.

For more information, please contact:
Laura Richens
Curator, Carroll Gallery
Newcomb Art Department
Woldenberg Art Center
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118
phone: 504.314.2228
fax: 504.862-8710