Author Archives: Brianna Smyk

About Brianna Smyk

Brianna Smyk has an M.A. in Art History. A former New Orleanian, she maintains a passion for the city and its people and writes about arts and culture for NolaVie.

Experience the weight of 'Caligula'


On Friday, June 22, at 7 p.m. at Parse Gallery, Wesley Stokes will unveil Caligula, his latest installation of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and video. The event will feature a special performance by Justin Benoit with Michael Jeffrey Lee. The installation ... Read More »

J. Stirling Barrett: A rising NOLA artist

J. Stirling Barrett's, "The Jackson Square" (photo courtesy of artist)

Though he is only twenty-three years old, J. Stirling Barrett is quickly becoming a prominent New Orleans artist. A native New Orleanian who moved to Metairie after spending his early childhood downtown, Barrett possesses talent, charm, and the ability ... Read More »

NOLA Now and the future of the CAC


Few can deny the vitality and uniqueness of the New Orleans art scene. Yet recent happenings in the arts community have prompted a dialogue about the Contemporary Arts Center and the state of the arts in New Orleans. ... Read More »

Last chance to see "The Music Box"

St. Claude’s April 14 Second Saturday Art Walk will feature the reopening of “The Music Box: A Shantytown Sound Laboratory,” from 6-9 p.m. Though this spring opening (which will run through June 9 and will be open to ... Read More »

New Orleans embraces the pop up

Charles Trapolin's Hung from his Preludes exhibition. Photo courtesy UPtown Pop Up.

Pop up has become a popular term in the cultural vernacular. Though sometimes pop up galleries and exhibitions are the result of planned events with at least semi-permanent homes, the term pop-up implies an event or often an ... Read More »

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