Prospect New Orleans was founded in 2008 by Curator Dan Cameron, and is still the largest biennial of international contemporary art in the United States. Last fall, a series of exhibitions, public programs, and artist residencies were launched throughout the city of New Orleans' galleries as Prospect.1.5. As Prospect.1.5 now comes to an end, Prospect New Orleans aims to celebrate their successes during an after party appropriately titled, Throwdown.1.5.
The after party is on Saturday, February 5, 2011 from 8pm - 11pm at Secondline Stages, located at 800 Richard Street. The evening will feature food, drinks, music, & a silent auction of works by local artists. To purchase tickets, please click here. Prospect.2, will open October 22, 2011, and will be on view through Sunday, January 29, 2012.
A new exhibit opens this weekend at The McKenna Museum of African American Art. Artists Jamar Pierre and Gregoryuan Mghee-Hunter have come together to celebrate their works of Mardi Gras culture in the exhibition, "Tambourine and Fan", which represents the 'real' culture of New Orleans. The opening reception is this Saturday, January 29, 2011 from 6 - 9 pm at The McKenna Museum of African American Art, located at 2003 Carondelet Street.
Artist, Jamar Pierre has worked with The Tambourine and Fan Organization during the past 15 years, creating murals and banners that were displayed throughout the Treme area. Unfortunately, when Hurricane Katrina hit, many of Pierre's works were destroyed. This show will help enable Pierre to recreate these massive, colorful banners under the Claiborne Avenue overpass, as well as the murals at Hunter's Field (St. Bernard and Claiborne Avenue.) The exhibit will remain open until March 12, 2011. For more information about the opening reception or the exhibit, please visit, themckennamuseum.com, or email adeletennyson3033@att.