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Giving Her Art a Soul: Cover Artist Marcia Holmes

Giving Her Art a Soul: Cover Artist Marcia Holmes

by Poki Hampton, photo by Candra George   AS BOTH A LITTLE BIT of lagniappe and another form of expression, Marcia Holmes has accompanied her paintings with poetic narratives for years. Recently, she created Anecdotes from the Water’s Edge, a poetry and painting booklet, after […]

The Luck of Garland

The Luck of Garland

by Karen B. Gibbs, photos by Candra George WHEN ASKED TO DESCRIBE HIS LIFE, esteemed portrait artist and local media legend Garland Robinette simply says, “It’s the luck of Garland.” Luck? According to his lifelong best friend, Bill Sirmon, Garland’s a bit too humble. “Sometimes, […]

Rebirth of a Tradition: Ted Brennan’s Decatur

Rebirth of a Tradition: Ted Brennan’s Decatur

by Sandra Scalise Juneau, photos by Anthony “Chopper” Leone IN THIS CITY THAT EMBRACES rebirth with pizzazz, the return of Ted Brennan’s family to our fine dining scene in New Orleans is cause for celebration! At the helm of the newly opened Ted Brennan’s Decatur […]

Florentine Splendor: Why the Saenger Theatre is of Paramount Importance

Florentine Splendor: Why the Saenger Theatre is of Paramount Importance

By Joey Kent NOT QUITE FIVE YEARS AGO, the Saenger Theatre on Canal Street reopened after a $53 million restoration, its opulent marquee shining forth as a beacon of hope in the post-Katrina era. Once more, it fulfilled the promise of its creator, Julian Saenger, […]

Bold Integrity: Cover Artist Kent Walsh

Bold Integrity: Cover Artist Kent Walsh

by Shauna Grissett, photos by Candra George COVER ARTIST KENT WALSH is the living, breathing manifestation of her abstract paintings: enthusiastic, vivid, exuberant, passionate, energetic … bold. The petite blonde has anything but a dainty artistic talent, and her large-scale canvases display an expert command […]

Advocates of the Arts: Collectors Tim and Jan Lantrip

Advocates of the Arts: Collectors Tim and Jan Lantrip

by Linda Dautreuil, photos by Candra George “I HAVE A PARTICULAR FONDNESS for the work of Louis Morales and his painting, Bogue Falaya Park Looking Across the River. The paint is very rich in color and texture. I think his style is distinctive, even when […]

Art with Meaning: Cover Artist Julie Silvers

Art with Meaning: Cover Artist Julie Silvers

by Linda Dautreuil, photos by Candra George JULIE SILVER SURROUNDS herself with art. In a light-filled room, she overlooks manicured gardens accenting the architecture of Pio Lyons and contemporary sculptures by Arthur Silverman, Steve Martin and other noted Louisiana artists. Indoors, the collection of “high […]