[Photo above courtesy Amanda Talley 2008.]
[Potter Rachael Therese DePauw.]
A reminder and an announcement: New Orleans' Center for Southern Craft and Design (affiliated with The Ogden) is hosting The Art of Giving Friday, December 3 through Sunday, December 5. The Friday evening event, from 6 to 8 p.m., is for museum members. Available for purchase will be handcrafted wares by accomplished Southern artists -- photographs, prints, fine pottery, jewelry, textiles, glass, metal, wood and basketry. Tunes by Southern musicians will be for sale, too, and author Debra Shriver is scheduled to be in attendance, signing copies of Stealing Magnolias: Tales from a New Orleans Courtyard.
[Above left, mixing bowls, past work from Rachael Therese DePauw.]
The public is invited to explore the artisinal items from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For details on appearances by ceramicist Rachael Therese DePauw and other artists, visit the CSCD blog.
[George Yerger, White Church, Rodney MS.]
In conjunction with the New Orleans Photo Alliance's fifth annual PhotoNOLA event, photographers Leslie Addison and George Yerger will exhibit several of their newest works at Cole Pratt Gallery. Field Notes: Searching for a Southern Mythology continues on view through December 26, 2010. The opening reception takes place Saturday, December 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.