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Focus on the Fix: Sidney Torres IV

Focus on the Fix: Sidney Torres IV

by Leslie Cardé, photo by Candra George Clad in his trademark black attire, a GQ version of Voldemort of Harry Potter fame, he strode into his new offices along the ever-morphing Tulane Avenue corridor off Carrollton. As he answered questions from this inquiring journalist, over […]

Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler: Cover artist Gretchen Armbruster

Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler: Cover artist Gretchen Armbruster

by Lori Murphy, photo by Candra George Although our cover artist Gretchen Armbruster works with a wide range of subjects and media, our attention in this issue is on her Mardi Gras paintings. Capturing the mood and light of a carnival parade is a very […]

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 […]

IN Other Words: Oh-h-h, Christmas Tree!

IN Other Words: Oh-h-h, Christmas Tree!

by Becky Slatten IT’S BEEN SUGGESTED that I might go a little overboard at Christmastime. It’s true that I decorate literally everything and listen to Christmas music non-stop and watch Hallmark Christmas movies and color-coordinate my gift wrap, etc., etc., etc., but I’m ok with […]

The Thinking Man’s Artist: Cover Artist Nurhan Gokturk

The Thinking Man’s Artist: Cover Artist Nurhan Gokturk

by Shauna Grissett, photos by Candra George “The artistic practice, broadly speaking, is governed by process, meaning the medium defines the message.” — Nurhan Gokturk MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST and urban designer Nurhan Gokturk was born in Istanbul, Turkey, but immigrated to New York City at the […]

Late Night Bites

Late Night Bites

by Leslie Cardé IF YOU’VE EVER EXITED a movie theater or jazz club at 10:30 p.m. and bemoaned the fact that there was no decent place to eat at that hour, think again. Although we’re all aware that one can get a drinkat any time […]

Artistic Free Spirit: Cover Artist Jax Frey

Artistic Free Spirit: Cover Artist Jax Frey

  by Shauna Grissett, photos by Candra George NATIVE NEW ORLEANIAN and this issue’s cover artist Jax Frey is like a wildflower in a summer field, blowing in the wave of a gentle wind, seemingly free from the conformities of a defined world. Frey has […]

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 […]