Did you know art/makers studios are peppered all over Mid-City? We’re beginning to create quite the little arts district! We’re envisioning this event as somewhat of a bar crawl, but make it art! Think: white linen night, minus the galleries, and going directly to the source. This is an exciting and rare opportunity for clients and collectors to meet the artists and tour their spaces, to see how/where the magic happens! -Skipping inflated commission markups and purchasing directly from the artist. Win/Win. FYI: Artists, we are creating a visual map of studio locations. If you can participate on the designated day, and open the doors of your studio or in-home workspace to the public, we will promote your art and business! Your address and a brief description of your work will be displayed on our website and added to the map. Please fill out the application on this page to be considered.
1) KELLY BOYETT ART -4516 Palmyra
Specializing in painting, there's no media Kelly Boyett won't touch. You can find her in her studio putting her own whimsical twist on local scenery, or bringing colorful, large-scale portraits to life. Boyett's most recent endeavor is incorporating neon lighting into her work. A visit to this studio will tickle all the senses! Be sure to stop by for some unique photo-ops as well.
2) H. GRACE BOYLE SCULPTURE + -4518 PALMYRA
~ H. Grace Boyle
~ Puddle Clayworks
~ Kathy Rodriguez
Kathy Rodriguez uses the ancient painting medium of encaustic combined with hair, gold leaf, a specially-made decoction of honey and herbs, and the lowly method of Xerox transfer in these mixed media prints. I combine high and low, “water and stones,” in imagery based in depictions of astronomical phenomena like cloud forms and eclipses. To me, these symbolize transience and movement, as well as the elemental nature of my preferred medium of painting. In a way they are alchemical studies, but they are also visual spells for growth, change, and infinite beginnings. I attempt to literally transform rock and resin into golden imagery in the spirit of the alchemical quest to transform base materials into fine art.
3) NOVEL CANDLES NOLA
4) LAOZI ICE CREAM -4303 CANAL ST
(BACK PORCH OF BLUE DOT DONUTS)
Salvatore Caruso makes French style ice cream from scratch. He also designs and prints all of the artwork on his labels. Salvatore likes to use clear containers so that his customers can appreciate the beauty of the hand layered quarts. The Rumors are true, this Ice Cream is to die for!
5) NOLA CRAFT CULTURE
NOLA Craft Culture is a local resource for our art community and an opportunity to spotlight, encourage, and expand the artistic treasures of our home. With an abundance of crafty accessories, supplies, and GLITTER GALORE, they are a favorite stop in the city for creatives. Be sure to check out their basement studio, where they host crafty classes of all kinds!
6) WILD WAYNE'S FANCY FRAMES -BEHIND JESUIT
Visit Wayne in his framing studio where he puts the landscaping on art of all kinds. He also offers install/hand/design on art and wall spaces. This would be a great stop for a framing consultation on any art you may acquire along your Studio Stroll adventure :)