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UNO-St. Claude Gallery to host Master of Fine Arts Exhibitions

 

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Natalie McLaurin, Cocksure, 2013 mixed media, life size

 

The UNO-St. Claude Gallery is pleased to announce two concurrent exhibitions, held from April 12 to May 4. Natalie McLaurin’s Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition titled, “You are a weird bird,” is comprised of her sculptures, drawings, and prints that are reflections on humans as animals. McLaurin addresses ideas about gender and disguise, power and territory, and her own identity as a woman, with pattern, plumage, costume, and color related to birds.

In addition, the gallery will host an exhibition curated by Dr. Rebecca Reynolds, Assistant Professor of Art History at The University of New Orleans. This MFA Alumni Exhibition features three alumni artists – Alex Podesta, Nina Schwanse, and Monica Zeringue – whose work investigates notions of identity formation. Their recent work will be featured alongside a selected example of their graduate study work that demonstrates the development of their conceptual interests.

The gallery, located at 2429 St. Claude Ave., will hold opening receptions for these exhibits on Saturday, April 12, from 6-9 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5 p.m.

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UNO-St. Claude Gallery to exhibit “Making It”

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The UNO-St. Claude Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition “Making It,” a show about artist collaborations with a focus on artist couples.  These artists show the ways in which two people influence each other’s artistic practices. Works will include photography, installation, drawings, sculpture, and painting. Exhibiting artists include Ariya Martin and Michael Winter, Kevin Baer and Sylvia Santamaria, Natalie McLaurin and Ben Fox-McCord, Ryn Wilson and Peter Hoffman, Kathy Rodriguez and Matthew Kirscht, Rachel and Christopher Deris, and Tony Campbell and Matt Vis (as Generic Art Solutions).  The gallery will hold an opening reception on Saturday, August 10, from 6-9 p.m. The show will run from August 10 to September 1, 2013.  Regular gallery hours are held on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5 p.m.

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Ritual Process – M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition for Kevin Baer

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The UNO-St. Claude Gallery is thrilled to exhibit “Ritual Process,” a Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition for sculptor Kevin Baer.  Baer considers themes of time, death, and decay through his use of installation and sculpture.  He intends his use of minimal materials, including sugar, ink, hair, and wood, and geometric forms to communicate about the commonality of these themes in humanity. The exhibition runs from April 13 – May 4, 2013.  The gallery will host an opening reception on Saturday, April 13, from 6-9 p.m.  Regular gallery hours are 12-5 p.m., Fridays through Sundays. The gallery is located at 2429 St. Claude Ave.  Please contact Kathy Rodriguez at klrodri2@uno.edu or x6410 with questions or inquiries.

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Second Opening: Just Then and Again

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UNO St. Claude is thrilled to host a second opening for Just then, and Again. The artists are Dana Frankfort, Geoff Hippenstiel, Shane Tolbert, Brad Tucker, Jim Nolan, and Nathan Green. Their modes of abstraction, including the virtuoso and calculated mark – mostly on canvas – are a means of conveying thought on a two-dimensional support. This group endeavor is a snapshot moment of work in their practice, and in the larger Houston art-making scene. Many thanks go out to the lending artists and their galleries: Inman Gallery, Art Palace, and Devin Borden Gallery. 

The reception runs from 6-9 p.m. at the gallery, located at 2429 St. Claude Ave, on Saturday, March 2.

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The UNO St. Claude Gallery presents “Just then and again”

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“Just then and again” is a group show of artists working in, or associated with Texas.

The artists are:
Dana Frankfort
Geoff Hippenstiel
Shane Tolbert
BradTucker
Jim Nolan
Nathan Green

Their modes of abstraction, including the virtuoso and calculated mark, -mostly on canvas – are a means of conveying thought on a 2D support.This group endeavor is a snapshot moment of work in their practice, and inthe larger Houston art-making scene.
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Thanks go out to the lending artists and their galleries: Inman Gallery, ArtPalace, and Devin Borden Gallery

The exhibit opens Saturday, February 9, 2013, with a reception from 6-9 p.m., and will run through Saturday, March 2. There will also be a closing reception with a time and date to be announced.

The UNO St. Claude Gallery is located at 2429 St. Claude Ave.

Regular gallery hours are Fridays through Sundays, from 12-5 p.m.

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University of New Orleans Celebrates Gift of St. Claude Gallery

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The University of New Orleans celebrates the formal donation of the UNO St. Claude Gallery, an off-campus fine arts gallery that houses many student, faculty and alumni exhibitions. The gift solidifies the University’s foothold in a flourishing and avant-garde arts district and allows a permanent exhibition site for the UNO community to show their work, University administrators.

Dr. Alvin Merlin, a Metairie resident and UNO Foundation board member gifted the gallery to the UNO Foundation last month, signing closing papers to transfer the property to the University. Acceptance of Merlin’s gift solidifies institutional support for the gallery and University arts programs, said Susan Krantz, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. The signing of transfer papers demonstrates that UNO plans to continue to provide both its students and the greater New Orleans community with a venue to exhibit high quality art from exciting young artists, she said, noting that permanent gallery ownership underscores a greater official effort to make the establishment and its surroundings successful.

“The significance to the arts at UNO and in New Orleans is manifest,” “In accepting Dr. Merlin’s generous gift….UNO recommitted itself to the importance of art for both its campus and its city.”

The UNO St. Claude Gallery, located at 2429 St. Claude Ave. “is located in the exciting and developing St. Claude Arts District, which grew up along St. Claude, St. Roch and their environs starting in 2008,” said UNO Fine Arts Instructor and alumna Kathy Rodriguez, who believes ownership of the gallery “sets UNO apart from all other local institutions We’re the only local University to maintain an off-campus gallery presence and our site is highly significant.”

Merlin leased the gallery to UNO’s Department of Fine Arts in 2008, with an agreement that he would eventually donate the gallery to the University. That fall, opened to the public Prospect 1, a citywide art exhibition. “Payoff,” a faculty group show, was the inaugural exhibit. Since then, the exhibition space has honored faculty and M.F.A. alumni accomplishments and showcased the University’s annual Center Austria Art Exchange, bringing international attention to the University, its programs, and the arts.

The University’s Fine Arts Department uses the gallery as the exhibition space for Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibitions, said Rodriguez. She believes the gallery has great potential as a collaborative space and could be used by other UNO arts departments to host musical performances, film screenings, literary readings and other cultural activities.

“It gives graduate students an excellent stepping-off point for their professional exhibition careers outside of school,” Rodriguez said. “I think the opportunities this donation opens are almost limitless.”

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Artist Panel and Closing Reception at UNO St. Claude Gallery

On Friday, November 30, Southerly Gold – an all-female photography collective including Artist in Residence Ariya Martin and local photographers Elena Ricci, Aubrey Edwards, and Akasha Rabut – will hold a walk-through and discussion of their exhibits currently on display at the UNO St. Claude gallery. The discussion, which is in conjunction with Photo NOLA, the annual festival of the New Orleans Photo Alliance, will be held from 5-6:30 p.m.  On Sunday, December 2, the gallery will host a closing exhibition to celebrate the end of the Photo NOLA conference from 6-9 p.m.  The exhibits will remain on display through Sunday, December 9. The gallery is located at 2429 St. Claude Ave, between Franklin and St. Roch.  Gallery hours are Fridays through Sundays, 12-5 p.m.  For more information, please contact Kathy Rodriguez at klrodri2@uno.edu or x 6410.

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