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Come see the in-demand bassist perform with his own band tonight
Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers
Les Bon Temps Roule (10:00 PM)
Candlelight Lounge (8:00PM)
Shake your brass in the Treme with a blend of hip hop, R&B, and pop
Maple Leaf (8:00PM)
One of New Orleans’ best percussionist invites his friends to the stage
PubliQ House (9:30PM)
Brass with electric guitar and keyboard
Chickie Wah Wah (8:00PM)
Americana from Austin
City Park (6:00PM)
Thursdays at Twilight, tonight with one of New Orleans’ premiere contemporary jazz pianists
Gasa Gasa (8:30PM)
Hosted by the Swamp Lilies, feat. Greg Good
Mid City Lanes Rock N Bowl (8:30PM)
Zydeco from Ville Platte
Ogden Museum (6:00PM)
Tonight, Jimbo Mathus performs while guests enjoy contemporary southern art after hours, sip on cocktails, and enjoy grub from Miss Linda’s Soul Food Catering
Art Openings and Shows in NOLAEach week, NoDef brings you a comprehensive directory of visual arts
in the Crescent City from Julia to St. Claude
October 25-November 1
The beginning of the month was jam packed with artful fun, but art galleries are laying low as Halloween approaches. Don't miss after hours fun tonight at the Ogden, and hit up the CAC next door for a free discussion from keynote speaker Todd Elkin! Check out some ongoing exhibitions happening all over the city, from St. Claude, to Clio, to Julia St.
Openings and Events:
Contemporary Arts Center:
On October 25 at 5pm, "The Classroom as Possibility Space: Supporting Creative Inquiry," a discussion led by Arts Educator Todd Elkin, is free!
NOMA's Where Y'Art?!
This Friday October 26, there will be no NOMA after hours.
Ogden After Hours
Tonight, October 25, check out a book signing with Art Shiver and Tom Whitehead and their book Clementine Hunter: Her Life and Art. Hear some tunes from two guitars, a junkyard drum kit, harmonicas, and some vocals with Shovels and Rope, in town from South Carolina. Grab a drink, a bite to eat, and bring the kids for the O Fun Art Making Activity. Best of all, enjoy contemporary southern art after hours. $10 admission, free for Ogden members.
Barrister’s Gallery, 2331 St. Claude Ave.
Spirit Realm, curated by Pat Jolly. Featuring mixed media art from Spencer Bohren, Sydney Byrd, Debbie Fleming Caffery, Dawn DeDeaux, Mark Derby, Eric Ehlenberger, and more. Opening October 13, on view through November 3.
Byrdie’s Gallery,2422A St. Claude
A New Hankering, an exhibition of works from artists from the w.a.s.h. collective. Opens October 13, with a reception from 6-10pm. On view through November 6.
The Front,4100 St. Claude Ave.
New Lease, an exhibition featuring work from new members of the gallery. Angela Barry, Kyle Bravo, Lee Deigaard, Andrea Ferguson, Dave Greber, Kyle Hossili, Rachel Jones, Morgana Kig, Stephanie Patton, Brooke Pickett, Alex Podesta, Claire Rau, Megan Roniger, and Jonathan Traviesa. Opening October 13, with a reception from 6-10p. On view through November 4.
May Gallery and Residency, 2839 N. Robertson
Multimedia Installation from Derek Larson including large scale sculptural forms and Yantra themed screen prints. Larson’s installation explores concepts of financial economy, emotional happiness, and consumer psychology. Opening October 12, with a reception at 7:30pm. Roundtable with Larson October 13, 3pm. On view through November 23.
THNOC Perrilliat House, 400 Chartres St.
A new exhibition opens tonight, October 11, in the recently completed Perilliat House of the HistorIC New Orleans Collection. Newcomb graduate Laura Simon Nelson has donated dozens of paintings from artists such as Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans, Josephine Marien Crawford, Ellsworth Woodward, and William Woodward for the exhibition that represents some of Louisiana’s finest artists.
Ariodante Gallery, 535 Julia St.
Paintings by William Rainey, glass by Ginger Kelly and jewelry by Shea Yetta. Lagniappe show from Erin Gafill. Opening reception October 6, 6-9pm. On view through the month of October
Arthur Roger Gallery, 432 Julia St.
Lin Emery uses elements of nature to set her large-scale kinetic structures in motion. This exhibition of new work from the sculptor features a theater installation, a water-activated fountain, and more. Emery’s work will open on October 6, and will be on view through October 27.
The Big Top 3 Ring Circus, 1638 Clio St.
Candy Full of Razorblades, an exhibition from artist Ryan Ballard. Opening reception October 6 at the “Zombie Lurch,” with bands, art, and mayhem until the party stops.
Callan Contemporary, 240 Chartres St.
Rouville, an exhibition by George Dunbar. Dunbar draws inspiration from his natural environment, which has been the Northshore for much of his adult life. The artist’s clay sculptures and rare metal leaf depict the marsh grass and his natural environment. Opening October 5, reception October 6 from 6-9pm.
The Country Club 634 Louisa St.
Come out and see Tadgh Weekly's paintings at the Bywater's favorite spot to grab a bite and take a dip. The artist will donate ten percent of his artwork sales to the Arts Council of New Orleans. Tadgh’s art will be on view at the Country Club through November 1.
Coup d’ Oeil, 2033 Magazine St.
Paintings by James Taylor Bonds. Opening reception October 6, on view through the month of November.
d. o. c. s., a studio gallery of contemporary art, 709 Camp St.
Art from Derek Cracco, opening October 6. On view through November 1.
Delgado Fine Arts Gallery, City Park CampusBuilding 1, 615 City Park Avenue
The Faculty Art Exhibition opened October 4, and highlights the work of Delgado’s art faculty from City Park, the West Bank, Covington, and Slidell. Participating artists include Sesthasak Boonchai, Amy Bryan, Doug Brewster, Kimberley Berkely, and many, many more. Tonight’s opening includes a reception from 6-8pm, and the artist’s work will be on view in the gallery through November 1.
Jean Bragg Gallery, 600 Julia St.
Louisiana Reveries, work from Thomas Sully. Opening October 6, on view through November 3.
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400 Julia St.
Painter Maximilian Toth presents Body Shop in the main gallery,
Middle Gallery: Justin Forbes presents his new paintings from his exhibition Blessings in Da’ Skies.
Never Records New Orleans: a multimedia project by New York artist and musician Ted Riederer. Opening reception for all exhibitions October 6- 6-11pm.
Soren Christensen, 400 Julia St.
Big Pretty Drawings/Pretty Big Drawings& other new work by William Dunlap, featuring works on paper & panel as well as bronze sculptures. Opening October 3, with a reception on October 6 from 6-9pm. On view through October 30.
Ogden After Hours
Tonight from 6-8pm, catch vocalist and guitarist John Mooney as you stroll through the Ogden for some after hours fun. Grab a drink and a bite from Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering, bring the kids for some art making, and see what's on the walls this month! $10 admission, free for Ogden members.
Make Yourself at Home, an exhibition from renowned New Orleans painter Jim Richard. Opening in NOMA’s Great Hall October 5, on view through February 24.
Don’t miss the 7:30 pm screening of A Legend in the Classroom: The Life Story of Ms. Yvonne Busch included in regular admission. Born in the Treme in 1929, the accomplished brass player Ms. Busch worked her way to becoming a professional musician, eventually touring with two all female bands. The film coincides with the Ralston Crawford and Jazz exhibition.
The Foundation Fine Art Gallery, 608 Julia St.
All Alive and Close Enough to Touch—Rob Stephens—printmaking. On view through November 3.
The Front, 4100 St. Claude
Andrew Miller’s exhibit explores branding, Rachel Amanda Jones exhibits new painting and installation work, Phillip Berezney blends sculpture and performance, and Ryan Watkins-Hughes curates Fair and Used. Open from 12pm-5pm on Saturday and Sunday, exhibition opening September 8. On view through October 7.
Guthrie Contemporary Gallery, 3815 Magazine St.
Identity, an exhibition featuring the work of Carlos Villasante, Sharon Jacques, and Carlos Betancourt.
M. Francis Gallery, 604 Julia St.
Evolution: The Spirit of an Artist, by Myesha Francis.
Mallory Page Studio Works, 641 Julia St.
Recent work by Mallory Page, mixed media on canvas and wood panel.
Stella Jones Gallery, 201 St. Charles Ave.
Mr. “I” The Bottle Cap Man—Mr. Imagination—bottle caps, found objects, mixed media.
Thomas Mann Gallery, 1812 Magazine St.
This month, the walls include work from local artists Thomas Mann, John Greco, Cathy Cooper, and Mark Garcie.
UNO St. Claude Art Gallery, 2429 St. Claude
Flourish, a solo exhibition from UNO M.F.A. alumna Kathryn Lorraine Rodriguez will be on view through the month of September. Rodriguez’ show blends her love for nature and the cosmos into painting, textiles, and sculpture. Join the artist for her walk-thru on Sunday September 30, from 1-3pm followed by a dessert reception.
New Orleans Museum of Art
Photography, Sequence, & Time, a photographic exhibition exploring the relationships that exist between meaning, narrative, and time. On view through December 2, in the Templeman Galleries.
Forever, a kaleidoscopic mural by Odili Donald Odita. First floor elevator lobby on view through October 7, 2013.
Ralston Crawford and Jazz. Crawford’s collection of over 150 photographs, paintings, prints, drawings, and films explore the intersections of various art forms in New Orleans. On view through October 14.
Marshall Smith Jr., William Buck, and Richard Clague’s The Bayou School: 19th Century Louisiana Landscapes will be on view in the museum’s mezzanine gallery through January 6, 2013.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art 925 Camp St.
Andrews-Humphrey Gallery: George “The Dot Man.”Andrews (1911-1996) was a self-taught artist from Plainview, Georgia. The exhibit also includes his son, the late Benny, who was a civil rights activist and proponent for change in the art world, where he faced discrimination as a multiracial artist. Nene Humphrey is a sculpture, drawer, and printmaker whose work draws from her Roman Catholic background.
Walter Anderson Gallery. Anderson was born in New Orleans on 1903. He was a painter, potter, writer and naturalist. He spent the majority of his life working at his family’s pottery business and eventually moved to Horn Island, which became the main influence of his later works.
Paintings from Michael J. Deas
From Terra to Verde: The Work of Sharon Kopriva
Louviere + Vanessa: Something Whispered, Something Hung
Shelby Lee Adams: Salt & Truth
Tav Falco: 50 Photographs: An Iconography of Chance
Health, Wealth, and Progeny: A new multimedia installation by Dave Greber + Matthew Holdren
Contemporary Arts Center:
EXPOSE: Parse Gallery, Staple Goods Collective, T-LOT. On view until October 7, 2012 in the St. Joseph St. Windows.
Cinema Reset: New Media Works
Curators Blake Bertuccelli and Trevor Alan Taylor in conjunction with the New Orleans Film Society. On view through December 2.
Artist Ben Diller presents his mixed media installation, on view through January 20, 2013.
Sculptor Rontherin Ratliff’s exhibition will be on view through January 20, 2013.
Art from Byrdie's Gallery, by Deborah Luster.
Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Ian Hoch, Sarah Esenwein, Will Dilella, Chris Rinaldi, Lianna Patch, Phil Yiannopoulos, Cate Czarnecki, Jonas Griffin, Jennifer Abbot, Mary Kilpatrick, Elaina Patton, Mike Horst, Devin Bambrick, Katherine McGuire, Norris Ortolano, Joe Shriner
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