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New Frontiers

New Frontiers

“Frontier of Progress” is the title of an installation i recently completed at 212 Loyola Avenue in the Saratoga building. A friend of mine by the name of Brian Boyles wrote great book entitled New Orleans Boom and Blackout. So great that it received the One Book One New Orleans award sponsored by the Young Leadership Council. …

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Artist Ayo Scott pulls the trigger on some social satire at Octavia gallery

full article here.  Artist Ayo Scott says that he began his series of post-modern digital drawings, now on display at Octavia art gallery, somewhat casually. In a classic post-modern mode, the 34-year-old artist set out to toy with the meaning of some of western art’s best known images, including Grant Wood’s “American Gothic,” Auguste Rodin’s “The Thinker,” Leonardo da Vinci’s …

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Artists’ Perspective Series: Hale Woodruff Exhibit at NOMA

    In 1938 Atlanta-based artist Hale Woodruff was commissioned to paint a series of murals for Talladega College, Alabama, one of the first colleges established for blacks in the United States. Installed in the institution’s newly constructed Savery Library, the six murals portray noteworthy events in the rise of blacks from slavery to freedom. …

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