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FORESTival Returns November 12th!

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

Special Thanks to Our FORESTival Sponsors!
Valero Energy Foundation, Ellen & Mac Ball, Susan & Ralph Brennan, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Can…

2016-2017 Flint and Steel Residents

In its third cycle, our newest residency series, "Flint and Steel: cross-disciplinary combustion," is designed for artists to join forces with invested academic partners. Each selected artist has been paired with a Tulane or Xavier University faculty member to inspire each other in the development of new work, to excite the public, and to fuel social change. In 2016-17 we will offer five 6-week residencies to competitively selected artists from all disciplines that have demonstrated an established dialogue with art as social practice and a commitment to sparking creative discourse. 

The selected artists are:
Byron Asher (Louisiana, 2016) will write a major piece of music for clarinet and large ensemble that explores and is in service to the New Orleanian Creole traditions of clarinet virtuosity and political radicalism. His writing process will be aided by deep research, including an oral history project of collaborative design with faculty partner, Sharlene Sinegal DeCuir (X…

FORESTival 2016 Schedule

Performances 11:15amAaron Cohen 12:45pmJohnny Angel and Helldorado 2:15pm  Calliope Puppets 3:00pmSweet Crude Artist Exhibits – all day
Jackie Ehle Inglefield, Pippin Frisbie-Calder, Ana Hernandez/Joan Mitchell Center Emerging Artist-in-Residence, E. Oscar Maynard, and Megan Singleton
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

Walks in the Woods with Scientists

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!

Studio on the Half Shell Fundraiser

Come Celebrate the Art, Science and Culinary Tradition of the Oyster!
An evening benefiting A Studio in the Woods hosted by Mignon Faget at her beautiful home on Bayou St. John.

Thursday, May 26th
6:00-9:00 in the evening
1459 Moss Street
Patron tasting and tour at 5:00

To buy tickets online via EventBrite, please click HERE.
Oysters, seafood and more by Peche Chef Ryan Prewitt

Whet your whistle with a cocktail by Cane & Table

Local and national artists Jebney Lewis, Donna Hurt, Cassie Pruyn, and Jeff Whetstone

Oyster expert Corey Miller from Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

Music by The Dr. Michael White Quartet

Auction of oyster-inspired artworks!

Dress: Break out of your shell with pearls and seaworthy cocktail attire

Space is limited so purchase your tickets today! To buy tickets online via EventBrite, please click HERE.

Ticket Levels $5,000+ Pearl Patron Tickets for 12 ·Patron tasting with Chef Prewitt and house tour with Mignon Faget at 5:00 p.m. ·Oyster-inspired gift ·Sponsors…

Give NOLA day

Sarah Quintana & ASITW at Give NOLA Day EventJoin us at the NOLA Brewery for live music and more on
Tuesday, May 3rd, 5-9pm! 3001 Tchoupitoulas Street

     Visit A Studio in the Woods' page on Give NOLA's site to donate and for more information!

Join us at the NOLA Brewery for live music and more on Tuesday, May 3rd, 5-9pm! 3001 Tchoupitoulas Street
ASITW's former resident Sarah Quintana and representatives from Birdfoot Music Festival and Make Music Nola will be performing.
Donate $10 or more to one of the participating organizations and get a FREE BEER!

Resident Jebney Lewis' Songs of Home Songs of Change

Two presentations of the collaborative project featuring current resident Jebney Lewis and Tulane faculty member Rick Snow.

Monday, May 2nd , 5:30pm-7:30pm
Tulane City Center, 1725 Baronne Street

Friday, May 20th-Friday June 26th
Opening on May 20th, 6pm-9pm
Creative Alliance of New Orleans (CANO)
1307 OC Haley Boulevard, 3rd Floor Myrtle Banks Building

Songs of Home Songs of Change is a cartographic audio installation piece collaboratively created by sculptor, Jebney Lewis, composer and electronic music artist, Rick Snow, writer, Christopher Staudinger, and a host of New Orleans high school students from Big Class, Si Academy, The Net Charter High School, Bard Early College of New Orleans, and Lusher Charter School. This installation features a map of the wards of New Orleans, rendered in steel plates and sonified by electric transducers. The plates play fundamental resonant tones and an array of field recordings. These recordings, and the writings that accompany them, have been gathered a…

Flint and Steel 2016-2017: Call to Artists!

Flint and Steel are six week residencies designed to allow artists to join forces with academic partners. Artists will be united with Tulane and Xavier University faculty members to inspire each other in the development of new work, to excite the public, and to fuel 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. We ask artists to describe in detail how the opportunity will affect their work, to identify potential fields or 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). Letters of Interest (LOI) due February 15, 2016. Finalists will be notified by email by Ma…

Tulane Scholarly Retreats 2016

A Studio in the Woods and the Tulane-Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research seek to enhance and support the scholarship, creativity and cross-disciplinary activity of Tulane faculty and trainees by awarding one- to two-week residencies during Academic Year F2016-S2017. These residencies will provide a retreat for faculty and trainees across disciplines to work on a discrete project or scholarly pursuit that can be new or complementary to ongoing work. Applications can be made singly, though collaborative trans-discipline team applications are encouraged. This opportunity may be considered similar to an artist residency, writing fellowship or grant-in-aid. Previous honorees have used the retreat to analyze data, write an article, prepare for a conference or begin a new project
Please click HERE to download the application.

Open to Tulane University faculty, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students. Deadline April 11, 2016. Please contact with quest…