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Strutting Their Stuff: Backsteppers Gallery Opens in Treme

National outlets have made some high profile attempts to portray second lines. Now a couple of photographers in Treme (the neighborhood, not Treme the HBO show) are opening a local gallery to laud laud the lines and distribute free prints. The Backsteppers Gallery, run by photographers Freddye Hill and Michael Mastrogiovanni, opened its doors at 1203 St. Philip Street ten days ago and is already hard at work on the free photo iniative.

Twerk of Art (Photos)

Twerkaholics get ready. The Queen of Bounce is back on the air tonight. Big Freedia’s reality show will begin its third season on FUSE at 10:00p.m. Before the big premiere, Freedia also debuted “Twerk of Art” her new gallery show. Photos from the Hollywood opening are after the jump.

$250k Blue Dog Lifted from Quarter Gallery

In New Orleans, George Rodrigue's blue dogs seem to outnumber living dogs at some moments. However, some dogs hold more value than others. Yesterday, one very special blue dog was taken from the George Rodrigue Gallery (730 Royal Street) in a brazen daylight theft.

Art Venue Opens in 'da Parish

By Ashley Larsen

New Orleans is known for its art, and now Poydras is too. Poydras, Louisiana that is, not Poydras Street. Nestled next to the Mississippi River levee and the lake created by the Crevasse of 1922, a new art space, The River House, is taking center stage in an effort to mesh the talent of local artists with the local beauty of the area. 

Pablove Shows Some Love

New Gallery Show Fights Childhood Cancer with Art

One group is fighting childhood cancer with art. The first New Orleans class of the Pablove foundation’s Pablove Shutterbugs is celebrating its graduation with a show at the Du Mois Gallery (4609 Freret Street). The show features photographs by children battling the disease and the results are professional, if not moving.

The Art of Mortality

Dark Art Show Opens Downtown

Artists Who Wish They Were Dead II

August 13 – September 3

Barristers Gallery & UNO St. Claude Gallery

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