Martin Luther King Jr Branch Library is proud to announce its inaugural exhibition, post Katrina. Featuring "Blessed be the Reconstruction" – a solo show by artist Nicholas Ciglio.
Exhibition dates April 19th – May 7th Mon- Fri 9am to 5 pm
Artist Reception Monday, April 26th 3-4pm
Nicholas Ciglio presents his first exhibition at the Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, with a New Orleans retrospective show titled “Blessed be the Reconstruction.” Since moving to the city in 2006, Ciglio has worked to create blessings for the reconstruction of New Orleans through his art. “Blessed be the Reconstruction” includes works on canvas and multi-media drawings on wood salvaged from Katrina.
A filmmaker and educator from California, Ciglio moved to New Orleans in June of 2006 to focus his artistic intentions on social relevance in the wake of Katrina. Nicholas has shown on Royal St., St. Claude, and Julia St. His first public piece in New Orleans was the popular mural on Frenchmen Street titled “Kufaru Katrina Mural.” Nicholas is currently painting his second mural on Frenchmen St. and has been working as an art educator/filmmaker at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School in the Lower Ninth Ward since November 2006.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library
1611 Caffin Ave. New Orleans 70117
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