Tuesday, January 8, 2008

BECA gallery

A Bridge for Contemporary Art Opens in New Orleans
A new programme for emerging contemporary art has planted itself among the arts and cultural renewal of New Orleans, LA. In the midst of the post-Katrina landscape BECA gallery is surfacing as a bridge by which emerging contemporary art flows between New Orleans and the larger contemporary art community abroad. The artist run gallery is an 1100 square foot renovated warehouse space situated in the heart of the New Orleans arts district. It is located at 527 Saint Joseph St. directly across the street from the Contemporary Arts Center and within close walking distance to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. BECA gallery will host 12 exhibits each year. Six exhibits feature local, regional and national emerging contemporary art and 6 exhibits feature international emerging contemporary art.

For its opening exhibit BECA gallery presents the 'Gulf South Regional Contemporary Art Exhibit' from January 5 - 31, 2008. Please join us for the opening reception taking place on January 5, 2008 from 6pm-9pm. The purpose of the 'Gulf South Regional Contemporary Art Exhibit' is to discover and highlight new emerging Gulf South contemporary artists, their current work and the ideas that are motivating their creative processes. This group exhibition will feature new works by some of the most engaging visual artists residing in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida who work in 2-D and 3-D mediums. One artist from this group exhibition has been chosen for a future solo exhibit and details will be announced to the public on January 5th.

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