29 July 2009

Zack Smith on White Linen Night

Photo of Noise Coalition

Saturday, August 1st 6pm-9pm

Zack Smith - Portrait Project
Excerpts from the Voodoo Portraits and New Images

Zack Smith with be showing a selection from two ongoing portrait projects. After being disillusioned with the digital format and process, Smith discovered that the 4x5 view camera is a nice camera to get behind.

The Canary
329 Julia Street

(Above Photo by Zack Smith)

25 July 2009

Rock-A-Billy and Burlesque Show - Tonight!

Rock A Billy & Burlesque Show!
Clock Work Elvis, the Unnatural, the Swaggers, Jr. League, Song Siren Kitty Lynn
Burlesque : Rev. Spooky LeStrange & Kitty Twist
Howlin Wolf 907 S. Peters This Sat. July 25th 9:30pm Sharp!
Keep Rockin'
Steve What Style
Rock A Billy & Burlesque Show!
Clock Work Elvis, the Unnatural, the Swaggers, Jr. League, Song Siren Kitty Lynn
Burlesque : Rev. Spooky LeStrange & Kitty Twist
Howlin Wolf 907 S. Peters This Sat. July 25th 9:30pm Sharp!
Keep Rockin'
Steve What Style

19 July 2009

NoLA Rising / Ann Arbor, Michigan

NoLA Rising is being represented at the Ann Arbor Art Fair! Thanks Jeff.

Maybe it's about time to start a "Where in the World Have I Seen a NoLA Rising sticker?" site. Yeh, not likely. We'll just keep them a coming when folks send them along to us.

16 July 2009

Super Happy Fun Time @ Handsome Willy's

A Party Just Because...

Super Happy Fun Time!!!
On July 18th - Rex from NoLA Rising teams up with the STORM SURGE crew for


Why? Because we just decided to throw a party to celebrate the warm embrace of summer. Bring some candy, we'll have the paint, Cease, Oktane and Housefly will bring the beats...and let it get funky!

Handsome Willy's is at 218 S. Robertson

A Party Just Because...
Flyers by A Minus Design

15 July 2009

Dave Eggers Discusses and Signs ZEITOUN at Garden District Bookshop

Dave Eggers Discusses & Signs


Thursday July 16 @ 6:00 PM
Garden District Bookshop

Zeitoun - When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a prosperous 47-year-old Syrian-American and father of four, chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. In the days after the storm, he traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and helping those he could. A week later, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared.

Eggers's riveting nonfiction book, three years in the making, explores Zeitoun's roots in Syria, his marriage to Kathy -- an American who converted to Islam -- and their children, and the surreal atmosphere (in New Orleans and the United States generally) in which what happened to Abdulrahman Zeitoun was possible. Like "What Is the What," "Zeitoun" was written in close collaboration with its subjects and involved vast research -- in this case, in the United States, Spain, and Syria.

If you cannot attend any events call or email to order your signed 1st editions.

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70130
phone: 504-895-2266
email: GDKrewe@aol.com

11 July 2009

Lessons Learned With Fists - Goodchildren Gallery - Sat., July 11th

SATURDAY, July 11TH - 6-9 p.m.

Lessons Learned With Fists

Daphne Loney & Dan Tague

GoodChildren Gallery Opening
4037 St. Claude
Saturday, July 11th

Lessons Learned With Fists

Lessons Learned with Fists

Lessons Learned with Fists

Lessons Learned With Fists

Lessons Learned With Fists

10 July 2009

Priest Comes to New Orleans

Priest Comments on the Raining Grey

Priest has come to New Orleans to add to the commentary on the Grey Ghost and give a little personal flare to our abandoned and run-down buildings that have long been neglected by the owners.

Priest - Boy Swinging Over Hungry Gator

Priest - Radtke...Criminal

For those who are unaware, the Grey Ghost is a "buffer" who illegally takes it upon himself to "buff" graffiti (consequently making himself a tagger). Despite the police protection he has and uses with impunity to assault the culture of New Orleans, it still doesn't seem to deter street artists from commenting. Many business owners have finally taken notice of his totalitarian attitude and realized that his extreme philosophy (that of Broken Windows which has since been widely disputed), actually causes more graffiti.

Priest does a Spot Team

Spot Team crouching on urban patrol...

Priest in NoLA

09 July 2009

Your Life is Art by Ann Voskamp

"And I nearly grabbed a pen right there, to, quick, write you back, asking if you knew about the grime edged around the lining of the dishwasher, the layer of dust atop of my stackable dryer? The way my mudroom closet insists on being a kiltered disarray of failed (but zealous) organizational attempts, the way my oven burns at the craters of igneous rock littered across its belly. I wanted to tell you, for all our washed floors and sparkly toilets, I know some corners, some crannies, that you might not deem art.

But perhaps you, wise friend, would. Maybe it's just me who is still learning that it's not perfection that makes one's life a work of art. It's how one sees. It's taking me a lifetime to wrap the corners of my heart around it: beauty isn't a product to be be found in the material world. It's a function of the way the eye and soul work together.

Therein is the making of art.

So somedays I remember and my eyes frame my basket of mismatched socks, my soul frames the legos that breed like rabbits. Somedays I remember that in the working out of a one-piece life, this weaving of my life, a cloth of seamless avodah, the whole of life becomes beauty.

Parts of a life can't be cut up or amputated in the framing. When you frame a life as art, frame the whole of it. Really, all lives are art when rightly seen.

All lives become masterful still lifes when we still to see the moments as beauty.
Artists once only deemed the noble, the laces and velvets, the grand, worthy of luscious paint strokes. It was radically revolutionary to lay down rich colors for a bowl fruit, a woman pouring out milk. But the masters discovered that the essence of art isn't subject-matter. (Frame the legos! the dust bunnies!) Subject-matter is secondary to seeing all matter with fresh eyes, seeing and feeling in this moment.

Life becomes art when we attend to the colors of now.

So, you too, my exuberant writing friend, pick up your moments. They're all frameable!

Life only paints exquisite brushstrokes."

New Stickers // A Sunday Night // And a Quote

New Stickers // A Sunday Night // And a Quote
Originally uploaded by dingler1109

Check it out...

08 July 2009

Burlesque 101 :: Featuring the Students of Bella Blue

NoLA Rising will be headed out on Thursday July 9th @ 9pm to see the students of Burlesque 101 who will take the stage for the very first time in the Burlesque 101 Student Showcase. The students are those of our illustrious Bella Blue

Come see the hottest new burlesque acts in the city and support a great cause! Half of the proceeds will be donate to Le Petit Theatre New Orleans. $5 at the door.

Host: Bella Blue and the students of Burlesque 101
Date: Thursday, July 9, 2009
Time: 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Allways Lounge
Street: 2240 St. Claude Ave
City/Town: New Orleans, LA

For more information: See this FB Group

06 July 2009

Street Styles - A Young Audiences visual arts workshop by Holly Combs

Our brother Chris at Robots Will Kill recently put up a post about Holly Combs from PEEL Magazine and her program Street Styles. Chris says:

"The program aims to teach kids the basics of visual art using graffiti and street art as a jumping off point. The program also teaches respect for other artists, and their school and community. In the workshop the students learn about the history of graffiti and get to make their own stickers. Holly has taught two workshops in Indianapolis schools so far, and the kids are seriously diggin' it."

Holly's website, Street Styles, explains: "The Street Styles workshop was begun by street artist Dave Warnke in San Francisco. Dave has worked with Holly Combs to bring the program to Indianapolis through Young Audiences. The Street Styles workshop teaches students the basics of art: line, composition, balance, flow, color theory, rhythm, contrast, value, depth, perspective, etc. using street art and graffiti as the foundation for exploring these basics. It also teaches students important social values with an emphasis on respect for themselves, their teachers, and their community."

To see more about Street Styles or schedule a workshop, check out her WEBSITE

Also, If you want to send some stickers for Holly to give to her students, or donations of markers, labels, and other art supplies, you can send them to:

Holly Combs
3404 B Oliver Ave
Indianapolis IN 46241 USA

05 July 2009

A Ride to Jerusalem

Inspire takes us for a ride "between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv...a view of the border fence, watchtowers, and wall seen along the way..."