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Last Bite: Andrea’s Restaurant

Last Bite: Andrea’s Restaurant

by Leah Draffen, photo by David Tompkins   WITH COOLER MONTHS ARRIVING, we seem to crave a hearty meal. Chef Andrea Apuzzo is ready to serve you authentic Northern Italian cuisine and fresh seafood. As a casual, local favorite, Andrea’s has received a five-star rating […]

Uninhibited Color: Cover Artist Amanda Talley

Uninhibited Color: Cover Artist Amanda Talley

by Shauna Grissett, photos by Candra George ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST Amanda Talley describes herself as an “action painter,” and the classification seems spot on since she has sprinted to the top of her métier in practically no time. By definition, the word action, a noun, is […]

Contemporary Realism: Cover Artist Billy Solitario

Contemporary Realism: Cover Artist Billy Solitario

by Shauna Grissett, photos by Candra George I ARRIVE EARLY for my interview with the renowned painter, Billy Solitario. While I wait on the porch of Studio Solitario on Magazine Street, I flip through the postcards printed with reproductions of the artist’s work left for […]

Painted Thoughts: Cover Artist Ashley Longshore

Painted Thoughts: Cover Artist Ashley Longshore

by Leah Draffen, photos by Candra George FOUND DANCING, PAINTING AND BEDAZZLING, the term pop artist encapsulates who Ashley Longshore is—pops of color, pops of huge personality, pops of fearlessness and, of course, pops of Veuve Clicquot. A glance into the windows of her Magazine […]

An Artful Repose

An Artful Repose

by Lisa Fremont, photos by Thomas B Growden Every year about this time, in the early part of the evening the soulful tunes of local New Orleans bands drift up above the oak trees in Lafayette Square and waft through the open balcony doors of […]

Bold Gestures: Cover Artist Aron Belka

Bold Gestures: Cover Artist Aron Belka

by Linda Trappey Dautreuil, photos by Candra George THE YEAR 2015 was an important year for New Orleans-based artist Aron Belka. It was a year when his monumental oil portraits appeared before audiences with a taste for the drama and expressiveness that a larger-than-life image […]

The Makers of People: Filming in Louisiana

The Makers of People: Filming in Louisiana

by Leah Draffen, photos by Candra George SITTING ON THE BANK of the Tchefuncte River with coffee in hand, a young group of four—Shane McGoey, Eric Winder Sella, Harrison Huffman and Kyle Wiedemann—were happy to talk about their first independent film, People. Two of the […]

Relaxed Sophistication: Guste Island Home

Relaxed Sophistication: Guste Island Home

by Poki Hampton, photos by Thomas B. Growden ON GUSTE ISLAND, just three miles west of Madisonville, homes are built with great elevations to avoid being flooded by Lake Pontchartrain. Caribbean and Creole styles are perfectly suited to this terrain and climate; exterior stairways and […]