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“From Muskrats to Moon Ships”: Michoud’s Contribution to History

“From Muskrats to Moon Ships”: Michoud’s Contribution to History

by Joey Kent, photos courtesy: NASA ON THE FAR EASTERN EDGE of New Orleans where I-10 begins to curl upward toward Slidell sits an area still known as Michoud. Pronounced “Mee- Shoo” by the locals, the most renowned remains of the small 18th century village […]

Inside Story: “Vacation All I Ever Wanted”

Inside Story: “Vacation All I Ever Wanted”

by Michael Harold IT WAS ALWAYS the last week in July when our family packed up the Country Squire wagon and headed to the beach. We were rambunctious and whiney children. (Picture a chorus of “Dad, are we there yet?”) My parents decided Biloxi was the […]

Life, Love and Art: Cover Artist Rolland Golden

Life, Love and Art: Cover Artist Rolland Golden

by Lucille Golden “After dark, on Mardi Gras evening, (1967) I was finally relaxing on the sofa and I heard the music and sirens in the distance, and said: “Come on kids, let’s run and catch the last parade. Even Stella exclaimed in joy, not […]

A Healing Journey: Cover Artist Catherine Camp

A Healing Journey: Cover Artist Catherine Camp

by Anne Honeywell, photos by Candra George LOCAL ARTIST CATHERINE CAMP took a renewed interest in painting about 15 years ago while recovering and rebuilding herself after a bout with cancer. In 2004, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments. At the […]

Lyrical Abstractions: Cover Artist Mary Helen Seago

Lyrical Abstractions: Cover Artist Mary Helen Seago

WHEN MARY HELEN SEAGO presented her thesis exhibition in the fine arts department of Newcomb College in 1961, she displayed sculptures in bronze and plaster of Paris…

Les Collaborateurs: Cover Arists Cynthia Webb and Robert Labranche

Les Collaborateurs: Cover Arists Cynthia Webb and Robert Labranche

by Poki Hampton TWO ARTISTS COMBINING to make great art together is very unusual. One of the best known collaborations in recent history was the one between Andy Warhol and Jean-Michael Basquiat, who created Pop Art in the 1980s. Another is of the Abstract Expressionists […]

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 […]