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2015 Flint and Steel Cross-disciplinary Combustion Residents

Flint and Steel are five week residencies designed to allow artists to join forces with academic partners. Artists and Tulane University faculty members will be united to inspire each other in the development of new work, to excite the public, and to ignite social change. Addressing the artists' desire to be more effective and have longer lasting impact with their outreach, these collaborations will empower the artistic practice with scholarship, student manpower and academic resources from Tulane. We ask artists to describe in detail how the opportunity will affect their work, to identify potential departmental partners, to propose a public component to their residency and to suggest ways in which they will engage with the local community.


Artist: Pippin Frisbie-Calder, Louisiana, January + April 2015
Faculty partner: Tim McLean, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Website: www.pippinprint.com


Printmaker Pippin Frisbie-Calder will be collaborating with Dr. Tim McLean of …

Community Arts Award Video

A Studio in the Woods was honored on December 4th as one of the 2014 Community Arts Awards recipients. We are humbled to be amongst esteemed company with the Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association, the Zion Harmonizers, Howard Miller, Jeanne Nathan, Arthur Roger, and the Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane. Many thanks to the Arts Council of New Orleans for the recognition and to Kat Sotelo for the great video!

Dawn DeDeaux's MotherShip Lands on Two Sites for P3+

ACCORDING TO ASTROPHYSICIST
STEPHEN HAWKING WE HAVE 100 YEARS LEFT
NOT TO SAVE EARTH BUT TO LEAVE HERA Studio In The Woods welcomes Dawn DeDeaux as an Artist in Residence presenting Selections from the MotherShip Series as a P3+ Host Site. 

DeDeaux’s work will be on view at two locations from October 25, 2014 - January 25, 2015, Closed Holidays.

LOCATION A: 
Tulane’s School of Public Health, Collins C. Diboll Gallery, 1440 Canal Street, First Floor, New Orleans, LA 70112
Friday - Sunday / Noon to 5pm & By Appointment.

LOCATION B:
Arts Estuary, 1024 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119
Thursday - Sunday / 2 to 5pm, Weather Permitting, & By Appointment.
Closing weekend extended hours:
2-9pm Friday 1/23
*weather permitting
12-9pm Saturday & Sunday, 1/24-25
with the Gallatin Street Brass Knuckle Marching Band from 12-5pm


EVENTS:
LOCATION A Opening Reception: Thursday November 20, 2014, 4-7pm at the School of Public Health
LOCATION B Closing Reception Sunday, January 25th 4-8pm



A Studio in the Woods to be a Community Arts Award Recipient

The Arts Council of New Orleans announced A Studio in the Woods as one of the 2014 Community Arts Awards recipients to be honored during an awards celebration on Wednesday, December 3rd. We are honored to be amongst esteemed company with the Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association, the Zion Harmonizers, Howard Miller, Jeanne Nathan, Arthur Roger, and the Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane. Many thanks to the Arts Council of New Orleans for the recognition!

The 2014 Community Arts Awards will be held on Wednesday, December 3rd from 5:00p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Mardi Gras World. Patrons will receive an advance preview of the event from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.artscouncilofneworleans.org or by calling 504-523-1465. This year marks the 38th year of honoring creative and innovative recipients, each selected for their artistic excellence, inspired vision, unique achievements, perseverance, and continuous commitment to the arts and local commun…

Calling all artists: Flint and Steel residencies

Flint and Steel are five week residencies designed to allow artists to join forces with academic partners. Artists and Tulane University faculty members will be united to inspire each other in the development of new work, to excite the public, and to ignite social change. Addressing the artists' desire to be more effective and have longer lasting impact with their outreach, these collaborations will empower the artistic practice with scholarship, student manpower and academic resources from Tulane. We ask artists to describe in detail how the opportunity will affect their work, to identify potential departmental partners, to propose a public component to their residency and to suggest ways in which they will engage with the local community.
A full description including all important dates and the application for our Flint and Steel residencies can be found here (pdf) or here (MS Word).

The Depth Procession, Go Low Go Light

On Saturday, June 7th Cauleen Smith, joined by Rebecca Snedeker (co-author of Unfathomable City with Rebecca Solnit) and Jewel Marie Bush ( journalist and founder of Melanated Writers Collective) embarked on a procession through space and time, across rivers and back, down low and underneath. THE DEPTH PROCESSION: Go Low Go Light New Orleans was a cinematic adventure - a film shoot happening in real time with real people and imagined circumstances. Guests joined them on the DJ CLUB WHATEVER PARTY BUS for a ride across the Mississippi in search of intergalactic musical signals from down deep created by musicians Greg Shatz on Bass, Charlie Joseph on Trombone, and Monica McIntyre on Cello. Conversation, sounds and light refreshments offered the bus. Parasols, sounds and contemplation offered on the river. Go Low and Go Light with The Depth Procession.

Caution: There will be moments of intense bass vibration.


Depth Procession: Go Low Go Light New Orleans and H-E-L-L-O was commissioned by 

Mapping New Orleans: The Broadsides of Unfathomable City

Friend and former resident Benjamin Morris writes about the Unfathomable City Print and Broadsides project on Pelicanbomb.com

In honor of the publication of Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas, New Orleans Museum of Art, in partnership with A Studio in the Woods, and with the support of the National Endowment of the Humanities, initiated a series of public programs and broadsides inspired by this unique compilation of maps and essays. Coauthored by Rebecca Solnit and (former resident!) Rebecca Snedeker, Unfathomable City highlights the many contradictions and treasures found in this city. From January through June, NOMA and ASITW issued four broadsides featuring maps from Unfathomable City, and each map launch featured a series of events with collaborating writers, artists, and cartographers. Together we considered the movements of native peoples and coastal erosion, plumbed the depths of low sounds and soils, and pondered the pleasures and brutalities of sugar and the invisible po…

Art in St. Claude Avenue gallery reframes environmental problems, by Mary Rickard

Click HERE to view article at theneworleansadvocate.com

Art and science don’t often intersect, but 14 mixed-media artists found inventive ways to express the environmental significance of water in the lives of Louisianians during Ebb & Flow, a three-year resident artist series sponsored by Studio in the Woods.

Megan Singleton, Studio in the Woods’ most recent resident, presented her organic art project during an opening reception at Byrdie’s Gallery on May 10 as part of the St. Claude Arts District’s Wetlands Art Tour. The first annual art walk showcased more than 75 artists in 23 venues with the purpose of drawing attention to the issues of coastal erosion and wetlands restoration.

Carol Scott, an art professor at Our Lady of Holy Cross College who participated in the walk, found particularly interesting the “very conceptual” renderings that used actual materials gathered from the wetlands.

Megan Singleton Artist Exhibition

On May 10th, resident artist Megan Singleton will be participating in the first annual Wetlands Art Tour, a daylong event in the St. Claude Arts District showcasing art, performance and activism related to coastal erosion and wetlands restoration in Louisiana.  Be sure to check out her show at Byrdies Gallery at 2442 St. Claude from 6-9 pm!
More information about the Wetlands Art Tour, including events and schedules, can be found on its website.


While at ASITW, Megan is continuing her research of invasive plants and using them to make the paper seen in her "pulp paintings," at right. The images are based on infrared aerial photography of the Louisiana landscapes that she has pulled the plant material from.www.megansingleton.com




Megan Singleton Artist Workshop

Our current artist-in-residence, Megan Singleton, is keeping herself busy this month. On May 4th, from 4-8 pm, she'll be holding a workshop at the New Orleans Community Print Shop, where participants will learn paper making with plants. Megan will be discussing all of the steps involved in producing paper as well as the different plants suitable for creating beautiful, textured paper.


While at ASITW, Megan is continuing her research of invasive plants and using them to make the paper seen in her "pulp paintings." The images are based on infrared aerial photography of the Louisiana landscapes that she has pulled the plant material from.www.megansingleton.com




Give NOLA Day

Give NOLA Day is an event hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to support non profit organizations within the region. The event, from midnight on May 6 to midnight on May 7, allows any one wishing to donate funds to any of the over 300 non profits involved, including A Studio In The Woods, to do so during this time. 
This event is unique because in addition to money donated directly additional "lagniappe" dollars will be donated by the GNOF and their sponsors.
This event is in coordination with a national event called Give Local America, where foundations across America are asking communities to give back.
We encourage you to support the Studio as well as any other organizations involved on May 6.
Update: Here is the link for the donation page which will be active on May 6.
DONATE
Update: Today is the day! Click the link above to donate to the Studio or the other non profits involved in Give NOLA Day. Thanks for your support.
More information about the event and how you can…

Need time for contemplation? Try a forest retreat.

A recent article in the Tulane newsletter by Carol Schlueter describes some of the program changes happening here at the Studio. These involve pairing Tulane faculty with advanced students from a variety of disciplines.
Read the article HERE
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