Inside New Orleans

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 […]

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…

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 […]

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 […]

Last Bite: Andy’s Bistro

Last Bite: Andy’s Bistro

WHILE YOUR FIRST THOUGHT may be steak when you think of Andy’s Bistro, there is so much more! Showcasing fine French-influenced cuisines from panéed veal to ground- fresh Angus burgers, Andy’s Bistro provides an intimate and relaxed dining experience close to home. “We want to be the […]

Citizen of the World, Son of New Orleans: Cover Artist Jamar Pierre

Citizen of the World, Son of New Orleans: Cover Artist Jamar Pierre

by Shauna Grissett, photos by Candra George LIKE MOST NEW ORLEANIANS, cover artist Jamar Pierre—or J. Pierre—always returns home, but he is an explorer, a traveler in constant pursuit of new adventures and cultures that add depth to his work as an artist. Pierre journeys far […]