DEFEND NEW ORLEANS

Support the Lower 9th Ward and its residents to save the youth skate park and arts programs to provide community self sufficiency.  For more details, check out their Kickstarter page.

Getting boudin at the reopened and expanded Butcher

mulishmusings:

Important! Please Spread!

This guy has been giving illegal tours in St. Louis Cemetery #1. Worse he has been vandalizing the tombs and removing bones. He is doing this for money. Please be aware and contact the authorities if you see him. Please do not take a tour or pay an unlicensed tour guide. Save our History.

Jazz Fest pop-up featuring local designers and makers : Tchoup IndustriesInvadeMatter, Design for Social ChangeBlue Dream Vintage BoutiqueDVRA, & Smoke Perfume both weekends at 630 Elysian Fields.

myampgoesto11:

Photos from the series Shifting by Michel Varisco
Shifting is a photography series that documents the wetlands and human altercations to the lands and waters.

Michel Varisco is a native New Orleans artist. Her photographs, assemblages and site-specific installations explore loss and regeneration. She received her MFA from Tulane University and studied in France (LaCoste School of Art-Cleveland Art Institute) and Italy (U.G.A) and is an artist/mentor at NOCCA|Riverfront. Varisco’s work is exhibited and published internationally and is included in public, private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad.
Support for her work has included grants and commisions by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the SURDNA Foundation of New York, the Joan Mitchell Foundation of New York, Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, Louisiana Division for the Arts, Houma Regional Arts Council from the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council and the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the Office of Cultural Development.

myampgoesto11:

Photos from the series Shifting by Michel Varisco
Shifting is a photography series that documents the wetlands and human altercations to the lands and waters.

Michel Varisco is a native New Orleans artist. Her photographs, assemblages and site-specific installations explore loss and regeneration. She received her MFA from Tulane University and studied in France (LaCoste School of Art-Cleveland Art Institute) and Italy (U.G.A) and is an artist/mentor at NOCCA|Riverfront. Varisco’s work is exhibited and published internationally and is included in public, private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad.
Support for her work has included grants and commisions by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the SURDNA Foundation of New York, the Joan Mitchell Foundation of New York, Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, Louisiana Division for the Arts, Houma Regional Arts Council from the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council and the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the Office of Cultural Development.

myampgoesto11:

Photos from the series Shifting by Michel Varisco
Shifting is a photography series that documents the wetlands and human altercations to the lands and waters.

Michel Varisco is a native New Orleans artist. Her photographs, assemblages and site-specific installations explore loss and regeneration. She received her MFA from Tulane University and studied in France (LaCoste School of Art-Cleveland Art Institute) and Italy (U.G.A) and is an artist/mentor at NOCCA|Riverfront. Varisco’s work is exhibited and published internationally and is included in public, private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad.
Support for her work has included grants and commisions by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the SURDNA Foundation of New York, the Joan Mitchell Foundation of New York, Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, Louisiana Division for the Arts, Houma Regional Arts Council from the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council and the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the Office of Cultural Development.

myampgoesto11:

Photos from the series Shifting by Michel Varisco
Shifting is a photography series that documents the wetlands and human altercations to the lands and waters.

Michel Varisco is a native New Orleans artist. Her photographs, assemblages and site-specific installations explore loss and regeneration. She received her MFA from Tulane University and studied in France (LaCoste School of Art-Cleveland Art Institute) and Italy (U.G.A) and is an artist/mentor at NOCCA|Riverfront. Varisco’s work is exhibited and published internationally and is included in public, private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad.
Support for her work has included grants and commisions by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the SURDNA Foundation of New York, the Joan Mitchell Foundation of New York, Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, Louisiana Division for the Arts, Houma Regional Arts Council from the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council and the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the Office of Cultural Development.

myampgoesto11:

Photos from the series Shifting by Michel Varisco
Shifting is a photography series that documents the wetlands and human altercations to the lands and waters.

Michel Varisco is a native New Orleans artist. Her photographs, assemblages and site-specific installations explore loss and regeneration. She received her MFA from Tulane University and studied in France (LaCoste School of Art-Cleveland Art Institute) and Italy (U.G.A) and is an artist/mentor at NOCCA|Riverfront. Varisco’s work is exhibited and published internationally and is included in public, private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad.
Support for her work has included grants and commisions by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the SURDNA Foundation of New York, the Joan Mitchell Foundation of New York, Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, Louisiana Division for the Arts, Houma Regional Arts Council from the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council and the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the Office of Cultural Development.

myampgoesto11:

Photos from the series Shifting by Michel Varisco
Shifting is a photography series that documents the wetlands and human altercations to the lands and waters.

Michel Varisco is a native New Orleans artist. Her photographs, assemblages and site-specific installations explore loss and regeneration. She received her MFA from Tulane University and studied in France (LaCoste School of Art-Cleveland Art Institute) and Italy (U.G.A) and is an artist/mentor at NOCCA|Riverfront. Varisco’s work is exhibited and published internationally and is included in public, private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad.
Support for her work has included grants and commisions by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the SURDNA Foundation of New York, the Joan Mitchell Foundation of New York, Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, Louisiana Division for the Arts, Houma Regional Arts Council from the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council and the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the Office of Cultural Development.

myampgoesto11:

Photos from the series Shifting by Michel Varisco
Shifting is a photography series that documents the wetlands and human altercations to the lands and waters.

Michel Varisco is a native New Orleans artist. Her photographs, assemblages and site-specific installations explore loss and regeneration. She received her MFA from Tulane University and studied in France (LaCoste School of Art-Cleveland Art Institute) and Italy (U.G.A) and is an artist/mentor at NOCCA|Riverfront. Varisco’s work is exhibited and published internationally and is included in public, private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad.
Support for her work has included grants and commisions by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the SURDNA Foundation of New York, the Joan Mitchell Foundation of New York, Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, Louisiana Division for the Arts, Houma Regional Arts Council from the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council and the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the Office of Cultural Development.

myampgoesto11:

Photos from the series Shifting by Michel Varisco

Shifting is a photography series that documents the wetlands and human altercations to the lands and waters.

Michel Varisco is a native New Orleans artist. Her photographs, assemblages and site-specific installations explore loss and regeneration. She received her MFA from Tulane University and studied in France (LaCoste School of Art-Cleveland Art Institute) and Italy (U.G.A) and is an artist/mentor at NOCCA|Riverfront. Varisco’s work is exhibited and published internationally and is included in public, private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad.

Support for her work has included grants and commisions by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the SURDNA Foundation of New York, the Joan Mitchell Foundation of New York, Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, Louisiana Division for the Arts, Houma Regional Arts Council from the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council and the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the Office of Cultural Development.

(via iloveyoulouisiana)

Below Dreams loosely follows the narratives of three very different people—Elliott, newly arrived from New York, single mother Leann, and unemployed father Jamaine—as they negotiate New Orleans’ streets, neighborhoods, and residents in search of an upward path to fulfill their dreams. But as each character experiences the city’s (and life’s) realities, it becomes clear these hopes and dreams are no longer possible, and that with change must also come sacrifice.   

Read Garrett Bradley’s interview with Indiewire here.  Tickets to tomorrow’s screening at Tribeca Film Festival may be purchased here.

Welcome to Ground Zero—Literally—for Sea Level Rise in North America

southerlygold:

Aubrey collaborated with WWNO news director to tell the story of Louisiana’s Highway 1, and the rising sea level that is compromising it. Read the story here

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bigclass:

On April 18 from 5:00-10:00, all delivery and pick up orders from Garage Pizza, Mid City PizzaPizza Delicious, and all Reginelli’s Pizzeria locations will feature poems by New Orleans writers ages 6-18.

Each of our pizza partners has generously agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds to support Big Class’s free creative writing programs for under-resourced youth.

Big Class is also excited to partner with Chapter 510, our fellow youth writing champions in Oakland, to make The Pizza Poetry Project a bridge from New Orleans to the Bay Area. Look out for our sticker on pizza boxes in Oakland at all five Lanesplitter Pizza locations and Rotten City Pizza.

Share the poem you receive and your responses using #pizzapoetry on social media!

Our official Pizza Poetry Project poster was co-designed by Big Class Open Studio student D’Andre Johnson (special thanks to Heather Muntzer, Julia Lavigne, and Carrie Chappell), inspired by his poem:

BIG FOOT AND HIS FRIEND HOMER SIMPSON

Big Foot

is black

and hairy

and 8 feet tall.

His eyes are 10 inches wide

Big Foot loves to ride ships

and play in the park.

He always gets pizza and eats donuts out

of the candy machine.

Big Foot’s friend is Homer Simpson

They all have fun, be crazy, and

EAT PIZZA

thelouisianaproject:

Here are some photos of different places and spaces I have come across in my day to day on the road. I work as a mobile therapist so I spend most of my days driving around with some down time between clients to explore.
thelouisianaproject:

Here are some photos of different places and spaces I have come across in my day to day on the road. I work as a mobile therapist so I spend most of my days driving around with some down time between clients to explore.
thelouisianaproject:

Here are some photos of different places and spaces I have come across in my day to day on the road. I work as a mobile therapist so I spend most of my days driving around with some down time between clients to explore.
thelouisianaproject:

Here are some photos of different places and spaces I have come across in my day to day on the road. I work as a mobile therapist so I spend most of my days driving around with some down time between clients to explore.
thelouisianaproject:

Here are some photos of different places and spaces I have come across in my day to day on the road. I work as a mobile therapist so I spend most of my days driving around with some down time between clients to explore.
thelouisianaproject:

Here are some photos of different places and spaces I have come across in my day to day on the road. I work as a mobile therapist so I spend most of my days driving around with some down time between clients to explore.
thelouisianaproject:

Here are some photos of different places and spaces I have come across in my day to day on the road. I work as a mobile therapist so I spend most of my days driving around with some down time between clients to explore.
thelouisianaproject:

Here are some photos of different places and spaces I have come across in my day to day on the road. I work as a mobile therapist so I spend most of my days driving around with some down time between clients to explore.

thelouisianaproject:

Here are some photos of different places and spaces I have come across in my day to day on the road. I work as a mobile therapist so I spend most of my days driving around with some down time between clients to explore.

(via iloveyoulouisiana)

elysianfieldsbook:

Bayou Bookmobile.” In rural southwest Louisiana, the WPA-staffed bookmobile traveled to the banks of the bayous to meet patrons who used the streams as roads. This photo was taken somewhere near Houma, Louisiana (circa 1930s–early 1940s). Photo from Nutrias.org (NOPL). 

The WPA’s contributions to libraries nationwide is incalculable. At New Orleans Public Library alone, dozens of WPA workers were employed in a wide variety of support roles. They did clerical work such as typing and filing; they bound and repaired books, shelved and shifted books, and created indexes. They also staffed the NOPL bookmobile, provided by the Louisiana Library Commission.

weareconstance:

New Orleans-based photographer, friend and collaborator, Akasha Rabut, recently launched a new archive of her ongoing work and past projects.
You can view her many stylized portrait series here as well as her ongoing blog.
weareconstance:

New Orleans-based photographer, friend and collaborator, Akasha Rabut, recently launched a new archive of her ongoing work and past projects.
You can view her many stylized portrait series here as well as her ongoing blog.
weareconstance:

New Orleans-based photographer, friend and collaborator, Akasha Rabut, recently launched a new archive of her ongoing work and past projects.
You can view her many stylized portrait series here as well as her ongoing blog.

weareconstance:

New Orleans-based photographer, friend and collaborator, Akasha Rabut, recently launched a new archive of her ongoing work and past projects.

You can view her many stylized portrait series here as well as her ongoing blog.

Man-made canals built for the oil and gas industry cut through wetland. The industry argues those canals aren’t to blame for coastal erosion. Photo by Robert F. Bukaty/AP 

From: As La. Coast Recedes, Battle Rages Over Who Should Pay

 

risoconstance:

The Constance Riso Printshop would like to cordially invite folks to come print with us next month on the evening of Friday, May 9th from 6pm until we can’t print any more. You will receive 40 100lb. Cardstock 11x17 Posters, printed with 2 colors of your choice and a beer— for 40 dollars. You bring the artwork and we will handle the printing.

We request an RSVP to allow for enough materials as well as further event information and how to prepare your artwork properly to minimize stress for everyone. RSVP here

New stickers just in. Available in our sticker packs or individually.

down the road

juneteenths:

Let’s take a second and talk about plantations.

A few weeks ago, a friend took me “Down the Road,” which, to non-locals, is the St. Bernard Parish, a little bit east of downtown New Orleans. (We did a wild U-turn to stop at Johnny’s produce stand and buy mangos first.)

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Down the Road is a quiet area, dotted with the occasional snow ball stand and small houses.

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Kids get off the bus with unwieldy metal cages to go trap fishing after school. The air is slow churning and still and there’s an undercurrent of the past that steeps right into you, and then all of a sudden, a plantation looms large and daunting from the trees. Now, of course I knew as everyone does, that there are plantations in New Orleans. A lot of them probably. People go on strange tours of these 18th century haunted houses for fun. But the feeling of seeing them, of being in that space was weird and vaguely metaphysical and I felt more connected to history than ever before; it wasn’t difficult to imagine the scene, I didn’t need a poorly construed reenactment, it was all right there and my mind did it’s thing to Remind me.

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The beauty Down the Road is deceptive. There’s a famous tree canopy along the road that was once a Hanging Space for the KKK to display broken bodies as people crawled slowly along in their cars, lest they forget the rules of the day. New Orleans is famous for it’s cemeteries and there is a really beautiful one Down the Road, still in use. There are some memorials too, for families who died in violent plantation fires, but no markers exist for the slaves; for the hundreds and hundreds of bodies lost in the marshes, in the fields, Down the Road.

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