Sunday, September 29, 2013

Crescent City Connection



Crescent City Connection
 
a collaboration with 
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans

The Dishman Art Museum

September 26th - November 22nd

Opening Reception 
Friday, September 27th at 6:30pm

Artist Roundtable Luncheon 
Saturday September 28th at noon


Beaumont, Texas | September 25th, 2013

Painting, sculpture, photography, textiles, and digital installations comprise the varied offerings of fourteen New Orleans based artists currently on view at the Dishman Art Museum.  This exhibition marks the first collaborative venture with the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, one of the premium showcases for contemporary and cutting edge art in New Orleans. The exhibition will be on view September 26 to November 22, 2013.

Participating artists include Anita Cooke, Dan Rule, Hannah Chalew, Gina Phillips, the artist collaborative Generic Art Solutions, Michael Pajon, Bob Snead, Justin Forbes, Skylar Fein, Adam Mysock, Jonathan Ferrara, Sidonie Villere, Christopher Saucedo, Dan Rule and Dan Tague.  Gallery owner Jonathan Ferrara and many of the contributing artists will also visit the Lamar campus for the opening reception September 27 and a roundtable lunch discussion on September 28, as part of the opening festivities for the show. The opening reception begins at 6:30 in the Dishman Art Museum and will be followed by an after party at the Art Studio Inc., at 8:30. Light refreshments will be served at the reception. Admission to the reception, party, lunch and the exhibition are free. Please RSVP for the artists's lunch at dishmanart@lamar.edu, to ensure enough food for everyone.

"This is an important exhibition for the Dishman Art Museum and the Lamar community," said Megan Young, director of the Dishman and assistant professor of art. "We have strong ties to New Orleans through our shared geography and history of devastating storms, but more importantly we have creative ties that have worked to ensure that our community does not falter in the face of such adversity.  This exhibition is a celebration of those ties."

Jonathan Ferrara is a New Orleans artist, gallery owner, community activist and arts entrepreneur. His gallery exhibits cutting edge works of art from local, national and international artists including paintings, sculpture, glass, metal works, mixed media and installation art. Exhibitions he has produced have been featured in The New York Times, Time magazine, Art In America, ARTPAPERS, ART News, The Associated Press, ELLEMagazine, NPR and on ABC's Good Morning America and in numerous local, national and international publications.

"I am thrilled to be working with Jonathan Ferrara as co-curator of this exhibition and bring such a phenomenal and talented group of artists to Lamar," said Young. "The artists represented in this exhibition are all excellent and our students will benefit greatly from exposure to such diverse media and conceptual concerns."

The Dishman Art Museum is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is located at 1030 E. Lavaca, Beaumont, Texas. Free museum-dedicated parking is available in front of the Dishman during museum hours.

The opening reception begins at 6:30pm in the Dishman Art Museum and will be followed by an after party at the Art Studio Inc., at 8:30. Light refreshments will be served at the reception.  Please RSVP for the artists's lunch at dishmanart@lamar.edu, to ensure enough food for everyone.  Admission to all events is free.

For more information about the artists and artwork, please contact Jonathan Ferrara Gallery at


 

JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY 
400a Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
tel: 504.522.5471
fax: 928.597.5471

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Saturday 10am - 5:30pm
and by appointment
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