WELCOME to the launch of my newly revamped website!
A snippet of the past year’s artventures:
THE FIRST QUARTER began in residence at Point B in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. My first solo NYC show Sur la ligne/On the Line opened at Sophie Brechu-West’s 571 Projects in Chelsea which included interactions with the adjacent new High Line and gallery visit with the Lower Eastside Girls Club.
After its extended stay at Atlanta’s Buckhead Library, VESTIGES of New Orleans returned home. Our HOME, New Orleans? four neighborhood arts recovery project proudly concluded its year long evaluation and published a report. (download PDF) Please feel free to download it, share our lessons and pass it on. GO YE THEREFORE, this year’s HNO? LakeviewS project premiered in Gentilly and later travelled to Atlanta audiences.
Then it was time to beat the NOLA summer heat by stoking fires in Brooklin, Maine. Worked hard with inspiration: a view of Allen Cove just down from where E.B. White wrote. Then over to Massachusetts: Nantucket, Harvard, Boston and surrounding areas including a visit to The Healing Garden (unique breast cancer facility).
Headed to DC to participate in NEA Access to Excellence Museum panel and saw seeds of great Art to come to all areas of the country.
MOVING INTO FALL
The fifth anniversary of the Katrina flood was marked by VESTIGES’ participation in tributes held in NOLA’s sister cities, at Houston’s DiverseWorks and Atlanta’s Spruill Gallery.
These travails were topped off with the continued support of Creative Capital and the Louisiana Division of the Arts and that of Stephen King’s Haven Foundation support for the first time!
Brought in the new year Cajun-style heading to Acadiana for the third new year’s holiday in a row: roaming the Atchafalaya swamp, supporting the seafood industry, and listening to the music all along the way. Kevin and I and the Arpins were continuing our research missions for projects you’ll be hearing about in the near future.
Thanks for stopping by!