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New Life

October 22nd 2012 21:53
If you would like your art or music featured, please contact me. I am going to try to breathe new life into this blog as well as my other blog! Just email cathyjourdan@yahoo.com and be sure to put Artist Quirk feature in the subject otherwise I may not see it.



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Living with Pop, New Orleans, LA

September 6th 2012 21:58
Living With Pop
4532 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
76.04 Miles from Biloxi


Octavia Art Gallery
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Living with Pop
Emerging Artists and Modern Masters
August 4 – September 29, 2012
Opening Reception: August 4, 6 – 8 pm

A major aspect of the gallery mission is to identify and promote outstanding talent, presenting emerging artists alongside the masters. In keeping with that mission, August 4 – September 29, Octavia Art Gallery will present Living With Pop.


Well into the 21st Century, artists continue to be influenced by popular culture, advertising, etc. Living with Pop will present a broad overview of the Pop Art movement from the 1960’s to today, featuring current emerging artists from New Orleans alongside well-established master Pop artists. Important works by Haring, Lichtenstein, Wesselmann, Dine, Katz, Rauschenberg, Cutrone and of course, Andy Warhol will be a part of the exhibit. New Orleans artists that will be included in the show are Sarah Ashley Longshore, Jeffrey Pitt, James Henderson, Ken Kenan, and Wayne Amedee.

By housing this exhibition, Octavia Art Gallery would like to accentuate the correlation between the talent that we have in New Orleans and the talent that existed in the 1960’s, 70’s, and 80’s Pop movement. Because the tradition only continues to move forward and evolve, the show will be a contemporary look on Pop Art. For example, the genre of Pop Art was inspired and driven by American consumerism and the limitless consumption of American society, as seen in Andy Warhol’s works. You see the same Warhol-esque qualities in many works by contemporary artist, Sarah Ashley Longshore. There is a satirical message in the shameless self-indulgence and consumption of American society. Another comparison between the emerging artists and the modern masters would be Jeffery Pitt’s art, whose work is one long continuous line, much like Keith Haring’s paintings. There is a direct visual connection in their work. Pitt also incorporates social commentaries, like coastal wetlands erosion or the oil industry’s environmental approach.

The emerging artists included in Living with Pop, speak about society in a different fashion, just as did the modern masters. The exhibition is uplifting and energetic, and the gallery is excited to be bringing an exclusive Pop Art exhibition to New Orleans.

For more information, please call 504-309-4249 or email emily@octaviaartgallery.com. The gallery is located at 4532 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115. Hours of operation are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm
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Sick_Bob - Music Video

September 1st 2012 03:19


Sick_Bob

Sick_Bob is the solo music project of Rick Miller. With over ten years of relentless songwriting under his belt, Rick has amassed an extensive discography. The Bob's most recent releases are avaible for download below, while his latest album is currently in production. To discover the unusual history of Sick_Bob and hear some of his earlier material, check out this article, which chronicles his rise to fame.

Terminally_Sick


Terminally_Sick was released on October 31st, 2010. Written, performed, and produced by Rick Miller, with keyboard by Jason Scattaregia (track 10), and additional guitar by Ryan Hall (1), Bryce O'Loughlin (15), Shane "Pudge" Swisher (16), and Daniel Cain (16).



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Barry Barnett Paintings for Sale

July 13th 2012 20:09
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Carole Boyd, Digital Artist

June 6th 2012 14:03
Bluebonnet Sunrise

Lily 2


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Dania Reichmuth

April 14th 2012 21:04
lotus, bud, flower, leaves, green, red, pink
Lotus Bud


In Buddhism the lotus flower symbolizes faithfulness. The golden lotus mentioned in Buddhist sutras has two meanings: the symbol for the achievement of enlightenment, and a real flower which is beyond normal perception


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Rebecca Knoblauch, Photographer

March 12th 2012 12:16
Rebecca Knoblauch, Photographer
Rebecca Knoblauch



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I just wanted to share this with you all as I thought it was pretty interesting...

Female Tattoo Gallery - Incredible Designs for Women


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Happy Holidays!

December 15th 2011 16:40
I wanted to wish all of you wonderful artists and readers a Happy Holiday and a Prosperous New Year!
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