31 December 2009

Daniel by Joe Iurato // Happy New Year!

Originally uploaded by .joe.

As we enter into the New Year, let us find hope that the world we are making today will be better for those that are growing behind us...

29 December 2009

25 December 2009


Happy Holidays!!


Tonight, I teach my daughters how to make and cut stencils...Ten to fifteen years, I expect them to do good things with these skills...

Hope the holidays have been good to everyone,

Rex and the CPK crew

21 December 2009

Bad Habits Die Young by PRIEST

Priest - Bad Habits Die Young - Screenprint

Priest has finally given us something you can give to your daughters as an example of how not to be...or how to be depending on your parenting skills...

A two-colored, hand-pulled screenprint on 80 lb paper that is signed and numbered by the artist. The dimensions of the piece are 17" X 28". And, if you're one of our brothers or sisters in Europe, that comes to 43cm X 71cm.

They are in an edition of fifty.

If you are interested, they are selling for $100 US Dollars... Shipping is $9 in the U.S. for Priority Mail and International folks have to pony up $20 (it cost more because you live further away)

If you don't get what you want for the holidays, get yourself one of these. Email Rex at dingler1109 [at] gmail.com and he'll give you the details...

17 December 2009

"Cocktails for A Cure"--Fundraiser for Susie Edwards

Start Time: Friday, December 18, 2009 at 7:00pm
End Time: Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 12:00am
Location: Fat Harry's
Street: 4330 Saint Charles Avenue
City/Town: New Orleans, LA

We are sad to report that Susan Edwards, a reporter at WWL since December 2007, is suffering from an aggressive form of liver cancer and is currently undergoing treatment.

A fundraiser to help Susan with her considerable medical and travel expenses has been scheduled for Friday, Dec. 18 starting at 7 pm at Fat Harry's, 4330 St. Charles Avenue.

The night will feature a wide array of raffle and live auction items as well as music by the James Rivers Movement. We are encouraging all of our members and the general public to support Susan in this very critical time of need.

A bank account has been set up for donations, but the organizers of the event would truly appreciate a strong turnout for Susan on the 18th, as we rally together to support one of our own. Susan is only in her early 30s, and we want this night to be an event that truly makes a difference for her. Please feel free to spread the word about this event to your colleagues, family and friends.

To Donate: Go to any Capitol One Bank and donate to the: Susan A. Edwards Donation Fund. You can mail your check to: Capitol One Bank, 313 Carondelet St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Live Auction Items:
Autographed football signed by Saints Quarterback Drew Brees
Autographed and framed Reggie Bush Sports Illustrated
Basketball signed by the New Orleans Hornets
2 tickets to the Lakers/ Hornets Game (3/29/10)
Complete makeover From Salon Isbel
Drago's & Zea catered meal for you and 20 friends: Ribs, Oysters, & Zea Beer at the location of your choice
2 Tickets to the Allstate Sugar Bowl
Stephen Rue Painting
2 Night Stay @ The Degas House
Frank Davis Cookbooks & Seasoning Gift Basket
And more!

Raffle Items:
Dinner at La Crepe Nanou
Dinner at Cochon
Dinner at Cafe' Giovanni
Dinner at Andrea's
Whole Foods Market Gift Basket
Fat Harry's Gift Basket
Bar tab at The Rusty Nail
Bar tab at Pravda
2 tickets to remaining shows by the Jefferson Performing Arts Society

If you have any questions, please contact Rob Nelson at rdnelson2000@ yahoo.com or Stephen Melancon at smelan6@ yahoo.com.

Happy Hour Kitty Art now on Magazine! Shop Local this Christmas

Long Time supporter of NoLA Rising, MissKitty, has sent us a message about where you can get her work. Check it out:

HappyHourKitty Art will be for sale, along with MillerFoto, at a new commissioned co-op opening on Magazine St. It's called FOUNDRY SQUARE and is in the 4300 Block of Magazine St. (across the street from 2nd District Police Station).

“Grand Opening” was December 12th. I will have my unique, one-of-a-kind mixed-media and assemblage collage creations available, along with MillerFoto framed New Orleans prints.

I signed a lease for 3 months, and we will see how it goes. Please keep your fingers crossed for me that I sell at least enough to pay the rent! LOL!!



15 December 2009

Project 2010 at Ashe Cultural Arts Center - Thursday, December 17th


(New Orleans, LA) New Orleans’ Cultural Ambassador Irvin Mayfield, and Luther Gray, the head of the Congo Square Foundation will join with members of the cultural political action committee Project 2010 to distribute funds raised for local artists in need of urgent healthcare. The presentation will take place at a holiday celebration at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1724 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard on Thursday, December 17th, from 6 to 8 PM.

Ailing local musicians, Marva Wright, Lady BJ, Big Chief Bo Dollis, J.D. Hill, and Humberto “Pupi” Menez will receive money raised at Irvin Mayfield and Project 2010’s “Cultural Renaissance” rally held at the House of Blues on Thanksgiving Eve.

The event will also celebrate the collective efforts of artists and workers in the cultural industry over the past year as they have focused on the challenges faced by the city in 2010 and beyond. The groups Bamboula 2000, Irvin Mayfield, and Ron Markham will perform.

In issuing an invitation to artists, musicians and cultural workers, Irvin Mayfield thanked the performers who participated in the House of Blues event (Amanda Shaw, Bamboula 2000, the Pinettes Brass Band, the Wild Magnolias, Shamarr Allen, the Hot 8 Brass Band, George Porter, Jr., Art Neville, June Gardner, Trombone Shorty) and important leaders of the cultural and tourism industries who also participated in the gala. (Jay Wiegel, Contemporary Arts Center; Actor and Simpson’s creator Harry Shearer; Dan Packer, New Orleans Aviation Board Chair; and noted political guru, James Carville).

14 December 2009

Boone Speed x Joe Iurato x Ivan Greene - NAU SOHO SHOW! (NYC)

Boone Speed x Joe Iurato x Ivan Greene - NAU SOHO SHOW!

As if SoHo during the Holidays wasn't a good enough reason to come NYC...

I'd like to invite you to join us at NAU NYC on Thursday evening, December 17th for the opening of a collaborative installation by Boone Speed and myself titled "Waste Not, Want Not". The installation, which will feature Boone's photography and my stencil and spray paint art, will be shown in the gallery of NAU's pop-up store on Mercer Street in the heart of SoHo. Ivan Greene will be performing live music throughout the reception, and beer, wine and refreshments will be served.

If you live in the area or are planning on being in NYC, please come by and see us. It'll be a fun evening.

The Annual 7th Ward Neighborhood Center Toy Drive

The Annual 7th Ward Neighborhood Center Toy Drive

On December 17th, 2009 the 7th Ward Neighborhood Center will host its Annual Toy drive and Giveaway.

As part of the community building efforts in the 7th Ward we are gearing up for our 4th Annual Toy Drive. This year we are teaming up with some of our New Orleans Saints Players, Sony Music, Hugs Ministries, Dillard University, and University of New Orleans Upward Bound program. The 7th Ward Neighborhood Center is a 501© non-profit organization supported by Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans. The annual Toy Drive event is a community building initiative event that brings the holiday spirit to a community in need.

Contact at following address:

7th Ward Neighborhood Center
1910 Urquhart Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

12 December 2009

The Front - December 12th, 2009

The Front on St. Claude sends us info about their December Opening

The Front • 4100 St. Claude Avenue • New Orleans, LA 70117 • Saturday - Sunday 12 to 5 pm. www.nolafront.org The Front is an
artist-run collective that focuses on the development of contemporary art in New Orleans through exhibitions and community-based projects.

December 12- January 3
Opening reception: Saturday December 12th, 6-10pm

Roadhouse is a collection of artists from here in New Orleans as well as visiting artist Thomas Riess from Vienna, Austria. The show is made up of paintings and mixed media prints with works from Kathy Rodriguez, Matthew Kirscht, Jeff Rinehart and Natalie Sciortino.

This show highlights the life and work of Maria Lovullo (1961 – 2009). A tremendously talented and prolific artist, this exhibition of past and recent work includes a rich array of paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and footage from her performance pieces. Her most recent body of work will be exhibited for the first time here. Also available at the gallery will be a comprehensive catalog of her life's work.

Born in Buffalo, NY, on June 24, 1961, Maria earned a bachelor’s degree at the State University of New York College at Purchase and a Master of Fine Arts degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was an exhibiting artist who had worked as a gallery director and a film–set decorator when she moved to Louisiana in 1990. While in Lafayette, she was a director at the Lafayette Art Gallery, a board member of the Artist Alliance, and continued to exhibit her work.

In New Orleans, Ms. LoVullo was the print shop director for Young Artists/Young Aspirations, (YA/YA), and an instructor for the Contemporary Arts Center. She led workshops at the children’s “hands–on” tent at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for many years. In 1999, she taught printmaking to Mid–City children and their parents by having them turn discarded paper products into works of art. “By looking at a specific –a piece of trash– and transforming it into a useful or beautiful thing, the individual builds self–esteem,” she said at the time. “It is also an exercise in responsibility, thoughtfulness and patience.”

In 2002, while teaching in St. Charles Parish, Ms. LoVullo was selected by the Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program for a study tour program in Japan. In 2005, after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck, she and her family evacuated to Lafayette, LA, where she helped to create the Talented Arts Program within the Lafayette Parish School System. Upon returning to returning to New Orleans, Ms. LoVullo joined the faculty at Ben Franklin High School and continued to exhibit her work, including her ceramic sculptures in 2008 at The Big Top gallery in New Orleans.

In his essay: "How Little I Know," Buckminster Fuller states that: ... the human brain only waveringly Steers man through constant change. That we are all essential functions of the universe and live in an "exquisite syntropy" of actions and experiences that support as well as undermine each other. Using candies, food and other temporal substances, I've been exploring a slight paraphrase of Fuller's idea in a number of site specific installations each entitled This is All I Know. For the front I have placed on the grounds of the gallery chocolate letters that spell out the phrase. These letters are not meant for human consumption and will eventually dissolve and melt away until only a slight stain is left behind.



Best wishes from The Front,

Members of The Front include:

Kyle Bravo
Andrea Ferguson
Rachel Jones & Julie Pieri
Morgana King
Jenny LeBlanc
Jennifer Odem
Stephanie Patton
Claire Rau
Megan Roniger
Ann Schwab
Natalie Sciortino & Jeff Rinehart
Jonathan Traviesa


Please visit our website at www.nolafront.org

Check out www.scadnola.com for other awesome openings and events in the St Claude Arts District.

09 December 2009

NoLA Rising Toys for Tots Reminder! THIS FRIDAY...

This Friday, NoLA Rising, in cooperatation with the United States Marine Corps and the Tipitina's Foundation, is hosting a Toys for Tots toy drive at the Uptown Tipitina's...

From 11 a.m. until... we will continue to trade you a piece of artwork for a brand new toy in a box. Once we run out of art, that'll be it...though the lovely Crista Rock will be on sight to paint while the event is going on. If you're an artist living in New Orleans, we'll gladly accept a donation the day of too...

Come join us and help us celebrate!!!

01 December 2009



ART BURN, the most combustible art show in the world, will combine an international selection of original art with fire. Original works on canvas, wood and paper by a selection of more than three dozen international artists will be displayed and then flambeed in Miami on the evening of Thursday, December 3, 2009 at sunset. The exhibition/grilling, curated by NYC artist El Celso, will take place in the Wynwood Arts District, within walking distance of Miami's lesser contemporary art fairs.

An exclusive selection of more than three dozen exceptional pieces by the hottest renowned artists and sizzling, cutting-edge newcomers will be displayed from 1pm until sundown. After the brief exhibition, all of these original works will be burned for the public's viewing pleasure. Nothing is for sale.

We will be exhibiting and burning new works by: Stikman / El Celso / Aurora Robson / infinity / Nick Fortunato / Skewville / Jayne Surrena / Darkcloud / Fabian Pena / Elbow-Toe / Rex Dingler / LA II / Royce Bannon / Leonardo Furtado (Brazil) / Rednose / Gore-B / Buildmore / Abe Lincoln Jr. / Cake / Paul Kostabi / Ellis-G / Jeannete Vidalia / 2esae / Avoid Pi / Stefano Pasquini (Italy) / Keely / Destroy & Rebuild / Veng / F. Trainer / Ski / Joanne Mattera / Deeker / Sam Horine / Avone / Die Dose (Germany) / Billi Kid / Evelyn Metzger / Robots Will Kill / Adam Vincentz /
Garrison Buxton (Peripheral Media Projects)/ Michael DeFeo / James A. Willis / Dalva / Kristina Maria Lopez / Hargo / Ray Bradbury & very special guests TBA

Visit http://www.lastias.com the best upscale resale gallery in Miami and official exhibition sponsor of ART BURN

2834 N. Miami Ave.

Duration and opening hours
Thursday, December 3, 2009
One day only from 1pm to sunset.

Media Reception
Thursday, December 3, 2009
5pm to sunset

ART BURN Miami is the toastiest hot spot for the international art world. We look forward to burning for you at ART BURN Miami 2009.