27 November 2009

NoLA Rising Teams With Tipitina's and the US Marine Corps for Toys for Tots IYTI Art Exchange

Soul Glo Toys For Tots Official Flyer - NoLA Rising Event

NoLA Rising announces it's Second Annual Toy Drive for the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program. In coordination with It's Yours, Take It (an online Flickr group/collaboration), NoLA Rising has teamed with the Soul Rebels and DJ SoulSister for a SoulGlo Christmas Jam at Tipitina's.

On Friday, December 11th, from 11 a.m. until whenever, we will have art available to swap you for a brand new (unwrapped) toy in a box. Now, this is while art supplies last. Come by Tipitina's Uptown at 501 Napoleon Avenue throughout the day...or come by that night for the SoulGlo Christmas Jam...

We'll see you there!

For more information on It's Yours, Take It, see HERE

22 November 2009

Rex Salutes Everyone Who Came Out for the Art Show at Coup D'Oeil

Hungry Broke and Famous
Howdy Everyone-

As we go into the last week of my art show, I wanted to say thanks to everyone who came out and supported the show whether it was through purchasing art or by coming out for the opening and enjoying the birthday celebration. I truly appreciate it.

For anyone who hadn't made it out yet, Coup D'Oeil (2033 Magazine in the LGD) will be open through this coming Saturday (barring Turkey Day), 10:30 to 6 p.m. and also by appointment with Ken Capone at 504-722-0876.

So far, we've sold approximately 40% of the show and are looking forward to continuing the success this week. Again, thank you all so much for your support and I look forward to bringing you fun shows in the future.

All best,
NoLA Rising

WAR Close-Up

18 November 2009

Joe Iurato Takes that :01 Second to Sunday Night Football on NBC

Joe Iurato keeps doing amazing things...and just when you think he can't out-do himself, here comes Joe on NFL's Sunday Night Football on NBC. For the Colts / Patriots Game, Joe cut three unique stencils for the game. Naturally, our favorite stencil was New Orleans' very own Peyton Manning (even though he plays for the Colts instead of the Saints). Check out this video and the words below...

From :01

I did some artwork for the Indianapolis Colts Vs. New England Patriots game which was aired on NBC's Sunday Night Football, November 15th 2009.
I was asked to create 3 multi-layer stencils Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and the SNF Logo. Theyd be used for a short piece the producers were calling Quarterbacks Of The Decade. The piece would be shown several times throughout game, mostly as transitions during highlight reels and replay TD passes. I spray painted the stencils on acetate so NBC could photograph them against a green screen and combine them with computer generated effects in the final cut. I sent a final composite along with each individual layer sprayed on its own sheet of acetate so they could also be shot separately - this allowed the images to rebuild themselves quickly on screen.

17 November 2009

Support Wally & Lower Mid-City New Orleans

Support Wally & Lower Mid-City New Orleans
Originally uploaded by New Orleans Lady

Support Wally & Lower Mid-City New Orleans

Celebrate "Wally Fest"
Saturday, 11/21/2009
300 South Tonti Street
Lower Mid-City
New Orleans, Louisiana



LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED 24hrs BEFORE OPENING on www.inspirecollective.blogspot.com

This year's ReUse Project 3 includes the cooperation of over 100 independent public artists (local and international). The art activist exhibition hopes to raise global awareness of abandoned and neglected spaces, by reusing one abandoned location in central Tel Aviv-Yafo and broadcasting the art show to international media sources and around the world via the internet. INSPIRE Collective is proud to present ReUse Project 3 PREVIEWS HERE:

Want to be in the know? Join our middle east public art mailing list by sending us an email with "Public Art Mail List Please" in the title to: inspirecollective@gmail.com or to received regular updates about EVERYTHING we're up to, simply subscribe to us on www.inspirecollective.blogspot.com

12 November 2009

Artist Inc participating in New Orleans Fringe Festival

Artist Inc. participates with the New Orleans Fringe Festival with
Un Route ~ an old fashioned, new world, troubadours rolling into town show.
A variety of artists gather for a multimedia, cabaret, performance art extravaganza ~ including theater, dance, film, circus, music, burlesque, magic, fire, visual art installations, audience participation and a throw down party!

Un Route, produced by Artist Inc, in participation with the New Orleans Fringe Festival, sponsored by Michalopoulos, Old New Orleans Rum, Abita Beer, Lucid Absinthe and the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association, will be presented on November 14th, doors open at 9pm so audiences may view the visual art installations before the show starts, show begins at 10pm, at the Michalopoulos Studio, 527 Elysian Fields between Charters and Decatur streets.

Tickets are only $7, plus $3 Fringe Fest button.

For more information on the full Fringe Fest line-up, see http://www.artistinc.org/events.html

11 November 2009

A Thank You Note

Best Bite on NoLA Rising yet...

Friends and Extended Family-

Ordinarily the site of the above sticker may have solicited some short-sighted response from me, but alas, I think it's kinda great. Someone cares enough to take a bite at the NoLA Rising Family. Welcome to the club, get your membership card at the back of the room.

However, I'm not writing to blast anyone for their humor or jealousy today, but to say thank you all who came out to the opening Saturday night. I hope that there was entertainment enough for everyone. For opening night, we officially cashed a case of champagne, two cases of wine, twelve plus cases of beer and various bottles and sundries that came our way. In the end, fifteen or so pieces sold, we got to see the lovely Bella Blue perform her Bring Out the Clowns number, and enjoyed the tasty treats of Melissa Levine and Andrea Butson while listening to DJ Stress. According to a knowledgeable source and an avid counter of things, we had about 250 people throughout the night. Most importantly, however, is that everyone got to have fun and pass a good time.

Again, Rex salutes everyone who came to support and who voiced support from afar. It has always been humbling how supportive our community of friends and artists have been and I appreciate that. Thank you all again!

The show will remain up through November 28th for anyone who didn't get out on the opening night. The gallery (Coup D'Oeil) is open by appointment and also from 1030 to 6, Wednesday thru Saturday and from 1-6 on Sundays. To see more of the show, CLICK HERE


05 November 2009


P.O. Box 52316 ♦ New Orleans, LA 70152


Rex Dingler believes that the will of the people is the force of life and that philosophy follows into his upcoming exhibit, The Dinglerization of America. Heralded as the street artist who founded NoLA Rising, a project that delivered messages of hope across New Orleans in post-Katrina months, Rex quickly spread his message of renewal, rebirth and faith to over 30 countries.

Rex now presents the Dinglerization of America, a unique show of paintings and sketches that deliver insight into his philosophy of art as a facilitator of social justice. This body of work is an urban commentary meant to engage the viewer with cityscapes while advocating reflection of the soul of a city.

The pieces for the show are a departure from the mediums that Mr. Dingler has used in the past and is a marked change in style and form. His use of oil is an organic approach that combines elemental designs with detailed pattern scratching to reveal the concealed under-painting. The patterns scratched into the cityscapes reveal the unique individuality and architecture of the buildings, while indicating the personal symbology of the artist. Each painting has alternating patterns that hold symbols, words and cryptic messages.

The opening will be at Coup D’ Oeil Art Consortium at 2033 Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District on Sautrday, November 7th from 6 to 10 p.m.

As part of the opening, there will be a collaborative video installation by Crista Rock, burlesque performance by Bella Blue of Fleur de Tease, and interactive food installation by northshore artist Melissa Levine and music by DJ Stress.

Hope to see you there...


Dinglerization Magazine Ad

02 November 2009

Big Bang Theory - November 6th at HI-HO!

In gearing up for the birthday weekend from HELL, on Friday, November 6th, this is where you'll find the crew partying the night before the art show...

The 2nd installment of Big Band Theory- the audio visual psychadelic experienct brought to you by New Orleans photographer/musician Zack Smith and 3D art pioneer Heidi Domangue - please come and spread the good word!!

The Big Bang Theory II

Monika H Band featuring Simon Lott (NY/NOLA)
Metronome the City (NOLA)

Custom "Spin-Art" Machine
3D Interactive Art Installation by artist Heidi Domangue
Visual Projections by Zack Smith


Friday, November 6th
The Hi Ho Lounge
2239 St. Claude Ave.

Some information on NY composer, musician, and rocking Monika H :

"Seriously gifted vocalist-composer Monika Heidemann, a jazzer with the heart of a rocker (or is it the other way around?), celebrates the release of her new CD, Disguised as Umbrellas, We Slept, which includes a whole faceful of new songs that combine literate verse, smart attitude and punchy psychedelic-rock textures." -Time Out NY, 10/22/08

"Humor and gloom stroll hand in hand on Monika Heidemann's new album, Disguised As Umbrellas, We Slept. Heidemann works her incantatory magic within a limited yet compelling vocal range, and she's smart enough to get out of the way and let her excellent band -- which includes members of Charlie Hunter's and Me'Shell NdegeOcello's groups -- explore spacier regions of the prog-jazz continuum." - Villiage Voice, 10/17/08

MUSIC - http://www.myspace.com/monikahband

INTVW w/ URB ALT (ny) - http://urbalt.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=2151229%3ABlogPost%3A48861&xgs=1