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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.

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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.

WWW.KELLYBOYETTART.COM

INSTAGRAM @KELLYBOYETTART

FACEBOOK

    

2) H. GRACE BOYLE SCULPTURE+ 4518 PALMYRA ST

   ~ H. Grace Boyle 

   ~ Puddle Clayworks

   ~ Kathy Rodriguez

H. Grace Boyle has a deep connection with stone carving. After finishing her first marble sculpture in 1997, she realized that, despite it being taxing to work, she had an ability for bringing forms out of the stone. She makes assemblages by pairing her carvings with repurposed objects and materials. These pieces rely heavily on metaphors to communicate her ideas. She also uses the human figure and figural fragments as vehicles for her expression. Fabricating public sculpture is another mode of making in which she invests her creative efforts. Two of her large scale public works are on Power Blvd in Kenner LA., and one on Loyola Dr., also in Kenner.  

Puddle Clayworks Working primarily in ceramics, Puddle Clayworks believes in the importance and beauty of handmade objects. The process of creating ceramic work enables them to slow down and connect with the material in a meditative way, creating functional and sculptural objects that leave traces of the human hand -something we are desperate to hang on to.

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) 4840 BANKS ST (NOVEL CANDLES NOLA)

   ~Novel Candles Nola

   ~Christine McKinney Art

   ~Brie Cure Aesthetics

Novel Candles Nola is a New Orleans Based candle company by Novel Design. Novel prides itself on quality, eco-friendliness and sustainability alongside supporting local above all else. All of their scents are uniquely crafted and named to pay homage to LA. Hand-poured right here in New Orleans, their candles are made in small batches using 100% vegan coco-soy wax, organic wicks, all natural & essential oils into recycled vessels, right down to recycled packing materials. Stop by the space on Banks to smell their signature scents (fan favorites include Beignets + Coffee and Crawfish Boil) Browse their in-store selection, and pour your own candle - you can even bring your own clean glass vessel to refill for 40% off your purchase!

www.noveldesignhome.etsy.com

Christine McKinney is a visual artist from Memphis, TN. Her highly realistic acrylic paintings draw equal inspiration from her southern upbringing + her last 6 years spent living in NYC. Her favorite subjects are athletes, pop culture icons and fashion, but she is always open to new subjects and gladly accepts commissions! Popular custom orders include wedding/engagement portraits, graphite portraits on paper, and large watercolor cowboy boots.

Instagram: @xtinemckinney

Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/xtinepaints

Brie Cure Aesthetics is a spa studio specializing in acne treatments and customized facials. 

Instagram: @briecureaesthetics

www.briecureaesthetics.com

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!

WWW.NOLACRAFTCULTURE.COM

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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 :)

INSTAGRAM:@WILDWAYNESFANCYFRAMES

MID-CITY STUDIO STROLL 12/9/23
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