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Painting in Open Air: Cover Artist Peg Usner

Painting in Open Air: Cover Artist Peg Usner

by Shauna Grissett, photos by Candra George THE VERY DEFINITION of plein air paintingis leaving the four walls of one’s studio and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. The practice goes back for centuries but was made into an art form by the French Impressionists. […]

The Grand Life

The Grand Life

ANNA CLAIR OWENS AND SCARLET ANDREWS packed their swimsuits, tiaras and matching pink pajamas preparing for an adventure. They could not wait to see the new changes at the historic Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama. The girls’ families have been coming to the Grand […]

The Historic Preston House

The Historic Preston House

by Poki Hampton, photos by Thomas B. Growden AT THE TENDER AGE OF 26, attorney Tom Anderson was elected Mayor of Hammond, the state’s youngest mayor at that time. One of his platform goals was creating what is now Hammond’s Historic District. Years later, in 1999, Tom […]

Natchez Pilgrimage: A Visit to Historic Oak Hill Inn

Natchez Pilgrimage: A Visit to Historic Oak Hill Inn

by Cindy Caruso, photos by Richard Willbourn AFTER JUST A SHORT DRIVE to Natchez, Mississippi, you are soon immersed in its historic past. Natchez, the oldest European settlement on the Mississippi River, is one of the few places in the United States with over 500 buildings […]

Last Bite: Andy’s Bistro

Last Bite: Andy’s Bistro

WHILE YOUR FIRST THOUGHT may be steak when you think of Andy’s Bistro, there is so much more! Showcasing fine French-influenced cuisines from panéed veal to ground- fresh Angus burgers, Andy’s Bistro provides an intimate and relaxed dining experience close to home. “We want to be the […]

Citizen of the World, Son of New Orleans: Cover Artist Jamar Pierre

Citizen of the World, Son of New Orleans: Cover Artist Jamar Pierre

by Shauna Grissett, photos by Candra George LIKE MOST NEW ORLEANIANS, cover artist Jamar Pierre—or J. Pierre—always returns home, but he is an explorer, a traveler in constant pursuit of new adventures and cultures that add depth to his work as an artist. Pierre journeys far […]

The Accidental Artist: Cover Artist Becky Fos

The Accidental Artist: Cover Artist Becky Fos

by Shauna Grissett, photos by Candra George BECKY FOS, born and raised in Austin, Texas, never aspired to be a painter, let alone to have a gallery on famous Magazine Street. In fact, it was a series of unexpected occurrences that led to her future […]

The Seasons Of Sicily (And The Rest Of Italy)

The Seasons Of Sicily (And The Rest Of Italy)

by Tom Fitzmorris THE CULINARY CALENDAR RIGHT now shows two dramatically different kinds of cooking. The carnival season’s very name calls for having our last steaks and chops before Lent begins. In Lent itself, it’s all about seafood. We dedicated Orleanians all know and participate […]

Shattering the Single Point of View: Cover Artist Edward R. Whiteman

Shattering the Single Point of View: Cover Artist Edward R. Whiteman

by Linda T. Dautreuil, photos by Candra George THE RUSTY WHEELBARROW with unusually straight legs resting on small wheels would be the focal point in Dove Cote Studio were it not for the large collection of recent paintings on reconstituted paper by visual artist Edward […]

Coloring Outside the Lines: Cover Artist Robert Santopadre

Coloring Outside the Lines: Cover Artist Robert Santopadre

by Kim Bergeron, photos by Candra George WHEN HE WAS A CHILD, Robert Santopadre colored outside the lines. But it wasn’t until adulthood that he discovered what he believes he was born to do: paint. The New Orleans native learned at a young age the […]