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Studio on the Half Shell

An evening benefiting A Studio in the Woods hosted by Ellen Johnson and Ronnie Swartz in their 1958 modernist home in the historic Lake Vista neighborhood.

Tuesday, April 25th
6:00-9:00 in the evening
Patron tasting and tour at 5:00

Oysters, seafood and more by Peche Chef Ryan Prewitt

Whet your whistle with a cocktail by Cane & Table

Current and former resident artists Byron Asher, Sarah Dahnke, Jackie Ehle Inglefield, and Monique Verdin.

Oyster experts Albert "Rusty" Gaude from LSU AgCenter/Louisiana Sea Grant Program and Dr. Deb Abibou from Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

Music by Helen Gillet

Silent Auctionwith items from Mignon Faget Ltd., Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Wortman Pottery, Boscoli Foods, Cajun Spirits, Rowan Jacobsen, Neal Auction House, Jeremy Sewall & Marion Lear, Sal Sunseri/P&J Oysters, Kit Wohl, and mini masterpieces from former residents and friends of ASITW!

Dress: Break out of your shell with pearls and seaworthy cocktail a…
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FORESTival: a celebration of art and nature at A Studio in the Woods
Saturday, November 12th, 2016, 11am-5pm

13401 Patterson Road, New Orleans, LA
Suggested Donation $5 at Gate 

Click HERE for Schedule

Musical performances by:
Sweet Crude
Johnny Angel and Helldorado
and Aaron Cohen

Artist presentations by current and former residents
Jackie Ehle Inglefield, Pippin Frisbie-Calder, E. Oscar Maynard, Benjamin Morris, and Megan Singleton

Special Guest Artists
Calliope Puppets, Ana Hernandez/Joan Mitchell Center Emerging Artist-in-Residence, and Pop Up Poets: Stacey Balkun, Gina Ferrara, Cassie Pruyn, and more!

Art Activities in the Kids in the Woods Studio

Walks in the Woods with Scientists
David Baker, botanist and ASITW Environmental Curator, and Ryan Moore, entomologist

Food and Beverage for purchase

Please no outside food or drink

Silent Auction and Raffle

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Pop Up Poets 11:00am  Benjamin Morris 12:15pm  Gina Ferrara 2:15pm  Stacey Balkun 4:00pm   Cassie Pruyn Art Activities 11:00am-3:00pmMake an offering to the Wetlands Shrine with Jackie Ehle Inglefield 12:00pm-3:00pm  Adventures in Clay with Laura Richens 1:00pm-4:00pm  Silkscreening withPippin Frisbie-Calder

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12:15pm  Trees with ASITW Environmental Curator/Botanist David Baker  12:15pm  Bugs with entomologist Ryan Moore 2:15pm  Trees with ASITW Environmental Curator/Botanist David Baker 2:15pm Bugs with entomologist Ryan Moore Silent Auction and Raffle 4:00pm Raffle Closing 4:30pmAuction Closing Food and Beverage All Day!