Artist Profile

Joan Griswold

Joan Griswold always knew she wanted to be in the arts. As a child, she learned from her mother a love of making things, from clothing to woodblock prints. She took drama classes in high school and pursued theater in…

Aron Belka

The proliferation of satellite imagery may be changing our daily perception of the world, from the way we understand news events to the way we get driving directions across town. A recent body of work from New Orleans artist Aron…

Mitchell Long

Plein-air artists often chat with passersby interested in their work. But when New Orleans painter Mitchell Long sets up his easel and oils on the leafy neutral ground of Esplanade Avenue, he needs to do a little more explaining than…

will smith

The desire to capture a fleeting scene is a common enough artistic inspiration. Lately, though, Will Smith has found himself compelled to literally preserve the memory of a landscape. That’s because the subject of hislatest series of paintings is rapidly…

Justin Lundgren

Wherever examples of Justin Lundgren’s photography are on display, people are sure to be in motion, leaning, bobbing and tilting around others. Vantage is vital to appreciating this work because each is a triptych composed of three photos, precisely sliced…

Artist Profile

As carpenters sort through wood at the lumberyard looking for the truest boards, New Orleans artist Darrin Butler is often right among them, inspecting birch plywood to find sheets with just the right grain pattern.  The wood he selects becomes…

Artist Profile: Matthew Cox

People are the center of attention in Matthew Cox’s best-known paintings, which would probably come as a surprise to the real-life individuals who helped inspire their likenesses. Cox doesn’t use models, and his paintings typically do not depict specific people.…

Artist Profile: Bobby Wozniak

After a good rain, resurrection fern tends to pop with vivid green color over the bark of live oak trees. In the outdoor photography of New Orleans artist Bobby Wozniak, those ferns and the serpentine limbs and solid trunks of…

Mixed Media Message

Marlena Asher hopes to inspire healing and action with her works of transformational art.

Anne Boudreau

The three-dimensional work of Lakeview artist Anne Boudreau may appear fantastical at first glance. These fabric constructions seem to float in midair, suspended from transparent lines. But a closer look reveals familiar forms. Many are organic shapes inspired by nature,…

Tony Nozero

There are photos of Tony Nozero as a toddler that show him alternately painting and banging away on a drum set. Both passions have since defined his adult life –– but so intensely that only one could fully materialize at…

Artist Profile [Srdjan Loncar]

From a comfortable distance, Srdjan Loncar’s sculptures look innocuous enough, taking the life-size shapes of a tree, a deer, a campfire, even a woman dressed as if she’s running a few errands. Come closer, though, and Loncar’s art reveals itself…

Artist Profile: Carol Peebles

From as rough an element as charcoal, Carol Peebles creates portraits full of warmth, light, tenderness and the subtlety of human personality. She’s skilled in many different media and takes on a wide range of subjects and styles, but it’s…

Artist Profile: Lisa Silvestri

The statistics and strategies of the reinvented New Orleans public school system are under widespread analysis during the community’s monumental recovery effort. For an intimate glimpse into some of the young lives at the heart of the endeavor, plan a…

Artist Profile: Layla Messkoub

A vivid dream remembered all day, a fish leaping up and smacking down on the waters of Bayou St. John, a radiant heart, an iconic cowboy boot with star-shaped spurs, a brown pelican spied above the live oak canopy: All…

Artist Profile: Billy Solitario

The stories behind Billy Solitario’s paintings are straightforward and, to hear him explain it, so is his approach. His subjects might include an oyster, a fish with a lemon slice or a bank of clouds sailing over Gulf waters. There’s…

Artist: Beverly Morris

Beverly Morris tried her hand at a wide range of artistic pursuits over the years, from photography to painting to textiles to film. When her hands tried clay, however, she felt an instant and intimate fit. “A friend bought some…

Artist: H. Eric Hartman

H. Eric Hartman credits a succession of important mentors for his growth as a painter, but another profound influence on his work is intimately tied up with his own unique perspective on the world and his hope for the future.…

Artist Profile: Bedonna Magid-Wakeman

Locals with an active New Orleans nightlife or a respectable grasp on jazz history may already feel like they’re on a first name basis with the subjects of painter Bedonna Magid-Wakeman’s recent work. There’s Kermit, Snooks and Fats, for instance,…

Artist Profile: Brent Barnidge

Brent Barnidge’s introduction to sculpture was a post-college job in the 1990s at Kern Studios in Algiers, building Mardi Gras floats and other whimsical constructions meant to be appreciated by parade-goers in the brief moments as they rattled past. Today,…

Artist Prolfile: L.J. Goldstein

The spark of artistic inspiration can be an ephemeral thing, difficult to describe and sometimes impossible to pinpoint. But for photographer L.J. Goldstein, the experience was quite different and came heralded by thumping sousaphones; a chorus of trombones; and a…

Artist Profile: Benjamin Bullins

To most people, a worn-out brake shoe is an auto part destined for the scrap heap. But if Benjamin Bullins catches sight of the same part, it may well end up as a component in a sculpture of a dancer,…

Christopher Scott Brumfield

Poetry, music, street culture, gardening, dogs and a myriad of other interests are just as important to the work of local ceramic artist Christopher Scott Brumfield as clay and the kiln. They’re all part of the collection of experiences and…

Jacqueline Bishop

For decades, Jacqueline Bishop has traveled to flashpoints of environmental peril around the world, especially the rainforests of Brazil, which are now deeply involved in patterns of land loss and climate change. She always returned home to New Orleans to…

Jennifer Shaw

When out-of-towners first see Jennifer Shaw’s New Orleans photography, especially the sepia-toned series of industrial detritus and backstreet scenes, they often assume the subjects are evidence of Katrina’s lingering devastation. In fact, most were shot before the storm and are…

Max Ryan

Max Ryan first picked up a paintbrush at the tender age of five, and at 34 years old, he still hasn’t put it down. The New Orleans native dabbled in art classes for several years, but is mostly self-taught. His…