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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 […]

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 for […]

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 […]