A selection of regular content from New Orleans artists, art writers, and art admirers, covering the local art scene in New Orleans neighborhoods, including the Marigny, the Bywater / St. Claude Arts District, and the French Quarter.
Today we introduce a new column, "Artists in their own words," in which writer and perennial question-asker Kelley Crawford strikes up sometimes unlikely conversations with creative people. Today she talks to dancer and filmmaker Meryl Murman about the color red and a chance encounter with baboons. Read More »
As floodwaters once again uproot the lives and households of Louisiana residents, the windblown metal sculptures designed by New Orleans artist Sally Heller seem altogether relevant. Among 21 artists, Heller received a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant in 2008 ... Read More »
We continue to miss Sharon Litwin's sharp and hilarious view on life, and we are reminded of her unique angle on even the most known stories. In this piece, she looks back at when the Beatles came to New Orleans, and she talks about it the way only she can (and always with a love for New Orleans at the forefront). The Brits and New Orleans together was a merger close to Sharon's heart. Read More »
As we continue to remember and honor our Queen Sharon Litwin, we look at the role she has played in many lives. In this story she wonders: was there one event that led the third-generation owner of K&B, the iconic New Orleans-based drugstore chain, into the world of sculpture? There was. And Sydney J. Besthoff III remembers it well. It all began, he says, when he went shopping for a building to house the company. Read More »