Monday, September 14, 2015

Here is one of our Young Creatives who call herself Journey.  Her "Talking Drum" which are recycled oil drums that will be used in the new Bienville-Basin Development as trash receptacles shows the youthful vibrancy of her eye.

The gallery is also showcasing a couple of her other paintings in the "Da Fleet! Where the Young Creatives Are" at Rhythm & Hues @1501 through October 31st.

Reception tentatively scheduled for Oct 3rd.

 The Artist: Journey
Andrew's piece simply does that..make you smile.  Native to Venezuela now currently living in Baton Rouge, La his charming and whimsica painting kinda reminds you of a cross between Dr. Suess & Sponge Bob Squarepants!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Changed Waters exhibition extended to Sept 26th!

We are happy to say that Changed Waters: Thrown Rocks, Building Castles exhibition has been extended to Sept 26th!

(l to r): Artists Madeline Corey Thomas, Claudia Washington & Isarealle Johnson

Ransom McCormick, artist

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Under the Fig Tree: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Bienville-Basin Community Development

The newly renovated Bienville Basin Comunit Development officially opened Augst 29th, 2015. It was the former Iberville Housing Project that underwent a massive transformation over the last few years.

I, and the artists of Rhythm & Hues were delghted to share in a modest way in enhancing the streets with our "Talking Drums" recyled oil drums now being used as trash receptacles that will dot the landscape for months to come!

 Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney (background Secretary Julian Castro, HUD)

Ribbon cutting. (l to r):Senator Mary Landrieu, N.O. Mayor itch Landrieu, Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney, Secretary of HUD Julian Castro

Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney, Curator?artist at Rhythm & Hues @ 1501.  Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La)

(l to r): Secretary Julian Castro, Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney & Secretary Shaun Donovan

Post ribbon cutting Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney

Some of the "Drummer" artists with City leaders

(l to r): The Honorable Shaun Donovan (Executive Director for the U.S. Office of Management & Budget & former Secretary of HUD), Jacquelyn Hughes Money, curator of Rhythm & Hues @ 1501, Jenae Wilson, artist Thelma Bowers, artist Sandra Blakely, artist Karel Sloane-Boekbinder & Sheila Pipps with Pres Kabacoff, CEO of HRI,Inc.

(l to r): Artist Jenae Wilson, HRI Properties, Inc partner & former Mayor of New Orleans Sidney Bartholomew, Artist Jacquelyn Hughes Money, curator of Rhythm & Hues @ 1501,  artist Thelma Bowers, artist Sandra Blakely, artist Karel Sloane-Boekbinder & Sheila Pipps

Even though the reporter got it wrong as I did not grew up in the Iberville Projects, it was a nice photo.  I spent 6 months there as an young adult (age 22).  It was beautifu back then in the early 70s.    I am glad to see it go through a new stage.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Speak to Me: New "Talking Drums" art

Our second wave of "Talking Drums" trash receptacles being installed in the renovated Bienville-Basin Development today!

The Grand Opening is Friday August 29th at 2pm

Jessica Strahan, artist

(l to r): Bryan Brown, LaBertha McCormick and Thelma Bowers

LaBertha McCormick, artist

Thelma Bowers, artist

Bryan Brown, artist

Ten Years Ago...

Katrina Exhibit Opens At Moses Cone

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Greensboro -- "Recovering My Soul: Reinventing My Life past Katrina" will hang at The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital from Aug. 28- Sept. 30. "Recovering My Soul…" features the works of Bennett College Artist in Residence Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney as well as Vita Jones, Sterline Ritchie Lacey, Marcia Walls, Kichea Burt and Karen Bethea and featured pieces from a traveling exhibit on Katrina.

"One thing I have discovered as this story unfolds is the overwhelming number of people who have something to say," Mooney says. "Not only citizens of the Gulf Coast living elsewhere, but friends, family and others who stood by in horror and worry for their loved ones who where valiantly trying to survive those tragic days."

This exhibit features about a dozen pieces of art, including photography. It is the latest exhibit in the Community Art program, which displays the works of a different artist from the community each month. The works are displayed along the main hall off of patient admitting on the east side of the hospital.

"Art and healthcare are a natural marriage," Shawn Houck, Corporate Events Specialist says. "Healthcare can heal the body and art can heal the spirit."

There will be an observation at Bennett College Wednesday night, August 29 at 6:30. It's called "Katrina: A Time of Prayer, Hope & Victory."
WFMY News 2

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

"We Survived Katrina" featuring Ransom McCormick in the Changed Waters exhibition opening Aug 1

I discovered today that not only we will be observing the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina that for some of us, early Sept will also mark the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Betsy both of which I barely escaped by having moved away 2 weeks prior to Betsy and not returning just two weeks before Katrina and the levees breaking.  Go figure.

"We survived Katrina"~ Ransom McCormick (right side)

"We survived Katrina"~ Ransom McCormick (left side)