It’s the time of year again for art aficionados and novices alike to break out their fancy white clothes and bring themselves to the Warehouse District. New Orleans’ art galleries are putting on their A-game this Saturday night, August 4, from 6-9pm, when five blocks of Julia St. (300-700 blocks) will be reserved for foot traffic only.
Galleries will open their doors to anyone who wants to peruse while they fan themselves with Whitney Bank’s paper party favors and sip on wine from some of the city’s finest food and beverage vendors. There will be three stages of music, and the event is free and open to the public. However, you’ll have to buy tickets if you want to indulge in the refreshments. You can preorder tickets for the event at the CAC's website.
White Linen Night Participants:
5 Fifty 5, 7 on Fulton, Cake N’ Cups, Crêpes À la Cart, GW Fins, Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar and Restaurant, Mia’s Balcony, New Orleans Hog Dogs, Nirvana, NOLA Cotton Candy, NOLA Foods, Pinkberry, Salu Restaurant, Sun Ray Grill, and Ye Olde Kettle Cooker.
Check out the three stages featuring tunes from The Good Country Hey Brahs, Jim McCormick and Mark Carson, Picnic, and Jim Smith’s Damn Frontier.
White Linen Night Openings:
AIA New Orleans Center for Design, 1000 St. Charles Ave.
Architecture Exhibition for AIA New Orleans members.
Alexis Walter Art, 835 Julia St.
Lagoon, mixed media painting by Alexis Walter
Ariodante Gallery, 535 Julia St.
Paintings by Elsie Semmes, mosaics by Christine LeDoux and jewelry by Belle Bijoux. Opening reception at White Linen Night, lagniappe show by Joshua Windham.
Arthur Roger Gallery, 432-434 Julia St.
Paintings by Holton Rower, Video Installation by John Pilson, and Objects from Rob Wynne.
Callan Contemporary, 240 Chartres St.
Raine Bedsole presents her new body of work, inspired by the time she spent in Greece and Cuba. On view through September 28.
Contemporary Arts Center:
CAC Closing Exhibition Reception and White Linen Night After Party
$10 general admission, free for CAC members. Fundraiser. NOLA Now, Part II: The Human Figure—Group Show. EXPOSE: Parse Gallery, Staple Goods Collective, T-LOT.
Cash bars and Cuisine by 5 Fifty 5, Mia’s Balcony, and NOLA Cotton Candy
After-Party Entertainment at the CAC (9 – 11pm)
Mod Dance Party DJs spin funk and soul platters from the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s
Coup d’ Oeil, 2033 Magazine St.
Paintings by Scott Hebert, on view through the month of August.
d. o. c. s., a studio gallery of contemporary art, 709 Camp St.
The Mystique, The Brilliance, paintings by Chic Connell.
The Foundation Fine Art Gallery, 608 Julia St.
All Alive and Close Enough to Touch—Rob Stephens—printmaking.
George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts, 747 Magazine St.
2012 Scholarship Art Contest Winners—oil, acrylic, mixed media, and photography.
George Schmidt Gallery, 626 Julia St.
Paintings and etchings by George Schmidt.
Heriard-Cimino Gallery, 440 Julia St.
Fresh! New work and ongoing work from artists represented in the gallery. For information about artists displaying their work, visit http://www.heriardcimino.com/artsrepre.html. The new art will be on view through July 30.
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400 Julia St.
Stephen Hoskins presents “Omissions,” a collection of paintings that explore the ways that humans identify each other in the absence of clearly defined facial features. Opening July 30, in conjunction with White Linen Night. On view through August 25.
St. Claudeby Stephen Kwok, Bob Snead, James Goedert, Kiernan Dunn, Hannah Chalew, Michael Pajon, Angela Berry, Brian Guidry, Dan Tague, Christopher Saucedo, Malcolm McClay, and Generic Art Solutions (G.A.S.) group exhibition.
Le Mieux Galleries, 332 Julia St.
They Were Hopelessly Outnumbered, ceramic sculptures and drawings by John Donovan.
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.
Martine Chaisson Gallery,727 Camp St.
Infinite Flux, oil on canvas by Batya Kuncman.
Octavia Art Gallery, 4532 Magazine Street
Living with Pop, Emerging Artists and Modern Masters. This overview of pop culture and pop art from the 1960’s to the present will include works by Haring, Lichtenstein, Wesselman, Warhol, and more.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St.
Louisiana Contemporary, 86 pieces from 44 different artists will be on display through September 24. After a long review process of over 600 submissions, juror Rene Paul Barilleaux has made his final selections. There will be an awards ceremony in which one of the artists will win up to $1,500.
New Southern Photography: Lisette de Boisblanc, Birney Imes, Kathleen Robbins, Bruce West, S. Gayle Stevens, Andrew Garn, Heidi Kirkpatrick, Alex Leme, and more.
Louisiana Photographs from the Ogden Museum’s Permanent Collection:E.J. Bellocq, Clarence John Laughlin, Walker Evans, Elemore Morgan, Sr., Alec Soth, and more.
Historic Louisiana Landscapes and Portraits– Various Artists, paintings.
Lin Emery and H. Cole Wiley, multi-media. Works by Young Audiences Students, multi-media.
Soren Christensen Gallery, 400 Julia St.
Transcendence, Luc Leestemaker, mixed media on canvas.
Stella Jones Gallery, 201 St. Charles Ave.
Mr. “I” The Bottle Cap Man—Mr. Imagination—bottle caps, found objects, mixed media.
Steve Martin Fine Art, 624 Julia St.
Face Off, paintings and sculptures by Steve Martin.
Barrister’s Gallery,2331 St. Claude Ave
“Stripped (On Flame with Rock n Roll),” an exhibition of paintings from John Davis. On view through the month of August.
The Big Top 3 Ring Circus Arts Education Center, 1638 Clio St.
Heather Weathers Presents her new installation, Maxi Paid Dress, as well as her XL Fem Capsule, a collection of percolated feminist ideas in a time capsule. Meet the Artist Reception June 8, 6-9pm. Spoken word by Kaitlyn Buchbaum, Live Performance by Alexandra Scott.
Byrdie’s Gallery, 2422A St. Claude
Paintings by Peter Ladetto. Ladetto presents his collection of paintings “made to heal and inspire, to question and arouse.” On view through August 8.
2-D/3-D, Part II. Work from current and incoming MFA grads, curated Suzanna Ritz and Kathy Rodriguez. Opening reception July 14 from 6-9
Carol Robinson Gallery 840 Napoleon Ave.
Group exhibition featuring gallery artists, on view through the month of July.
Cole Pratt Gallery, 3800 Magazine St.
Artist Katie Rafferty presents, About a Line, on June 2. The opening reception will last from 5:30-8pm. Rafferty’s mixed media monotypes and canvas works explore the many manifestations of “the line.” The exhibition will be on view through the month of June.
Guthrie Contemporary Gallery, 3815 Magazine St.
DeeDee Morrison’s “Charmed” uses heavy industrial metals, laser get cutting methods and botanical inspired designs to create solar-powered, sustainable sculptures.
The Front, 4100 St. Claude
Rooms 1 and 2: Ves Pitts presents Ghost Walk, a photographic investigation of gay nightlife, theater, art and burlesque. Room 3: Sally Heller and Nina Schwanse present “Lewdicrous,” a series of paintings that explore sexuality through different images of the female sex goddess. Room 4: John Otte presents “Falling Beauty,” a series of pieces that combine found objects with painting to create an aesthetic that represent Otte’s interest in the effects of time, weather, human interaction, and folly on objects.
Good Children Gallery, 4037 St. Claude Ave.
“Something Here from Somewhere Else,” featuring the work of Eric Graham, Stephen Hilger, Deborah Luster, Maria Levitsky, and Katherine Newbegin. On view through August 5.
Identity, an exhibition featuring the work of Carlos Villasante, Sharon Jacques, and Carlos Betancourt.
HomeSpace Gallery,1128 St. Roch Ave
Beheld, a photographic exhibition with work by Andy Cook, Muffin Bernstein, Gayle Stevens, Judy Sherrod, Meg Turner, and Louviere+Vanessa. Opening Reception June 9, 6pm.
Jean Bragg Gallery, 600 Julia St.
David Dillard, Architecture of the Spirit, Paintings of Historic New Orleans Churches and Cathedrals. Opening July 7, on view through the month of July.
Martine Chaisson Gallery, 727 Camp St
In “Parallel,” JT Blatty’s photographs explore the symmetry between the fossil and the human form, by combining portions of the human figure juxtaposed with fossils she has collected over the years. The exhibition will also include a separate display of fossils from the images. Opening reception is on Saturday, May 5 from 6-9pm.
May Gallery, 2839 N. Robertson
The Bywater’s newest art space is launching June 8, at 7:30pm. Exhibition by Katie Lerin, sound by Kim Hebert, and video by Wesley Stokes.
Salon Gallery, 4432 Magazine St.
“Ready/Set.” The first show of Ten, a new artist's collective, opens this weekend for the first Saturday of the month. Artists include Rex Dingler, Jeff Rinehart, Jonathan Mayers, Kathy Rodriguez, Ken Kenan, Jessie Hornbrook, Ryan Lindburg and Jono Goodman, Matthew Duguid and Matthew Kirscht, Valerie Corradetti and Ariya Martin, and Amanda Turpen and Ida Floreak. On view through July 29
Soren Christensen, 400 Julia St.
Watershed by Gretchen Weller Howard. The popular New Orleans artist brings her new mixed media on canvas and panel. Rear Gallery: Traveling by Michael Marlowe. Smoky, atmospheric landscapes on panel. Opening reception June 2, 6-8pm.
Stella Jones Gallery, 201 St. Charles Ave.
Enduring Legacies, 7 Black Artists. Work from Elizabeth Catlett, Richard W. Dempsey, James Denmark, David Driskill, Louis Mailou Jones, Richard Mayhew, and Charley Palmer. On view through August 30.
New Orleans Museum of Art
NOMA's weekly Where Y'art brings music from Scott Sanders Quartet featuring Oliver Bou, visiting artist Heather Mattingly, and Chefs Michael Gottlieb from Red Fish Grill along with Leah Chase presenting Zecret Z'herbs: The Art of Roux Making and other Gumbo Tales.
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.
Dario Robleto’s The Prelives of the Blues, will be on view until September 16, 2012. Robleto’s exhibitionis centered on the time he spent in New Orleans and his observations on the nature of the city’s musical culture.
Self Taught Artists from NOMA’s Permanent Collectionwill be on view through June 10, 2012. The exhibition features the works of eleven auto didactic southern artists.
What is a photograph? Opens April 20. On view through August 19 in the Templemen Galleries. Works dating back to the 1840’s from NOMA’s permanent collection explore the question in the exhibition’s title.
Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III. The exhibition of Blache’s 20 paintings of the New Orleans icon will be on view April 24-September 9.Drawn to the Edge. Katie Holten debuts her site-specific, large-scale installations in NOMA's Great Hall Space. Holten's work explores Louisiana's relationship with her natural environment. On view through September 9.