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A Creative Mind: Cover Artist Cindy Trist

A Creative Mind: Cover Artist Cindy Trist

CINDY TRIST is a very talented woman—and her talents range and vary. Her Northshore surroundings are only enhancing her creativity. Whether she is working in her interior design business, cooking, gardening, or painting, Trist is constantly creating. “I have always enjoyed painting and the arts. […]

Uplifting Motifs: Cover Artist Marianne Angeli Rodriguez

Uplifting Motifs: Cover Artist Marianne Angeli Rodriguez

by Leah Draffen NESTLED INTO THE BRICK and mortar of downtown Covington’s East Gibson Street, a surprising ray of colorful boldness exudes from Marianne Angeli Rodriguez’s studio gallery. Patterns, shapes and vibrant hues that speak joy and as the artist explains it, “vacation mode,” hang […]

Seeing with an Artist’s Eye: Cover Artist Rebecca Buras

Seeing with an Artist’s Eye: Cover Artist Rebecca Buras

by Poki Hampton, photos by Candra George   “MY GRANDMOTHER WAS an amateur artist who colorized black and white photographs with colored pencils. She was also a nature enthusiast,” says cover artist Rebecca Buras. Rebecca’s grandmother would take her through the nearby woodlands near their house […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

The Seasons Of Sicily (And The Rest Of Italy)

The Seasons Of Sicily (And The Rest Of Italy)

by Tom Fitzmorris THE CULINARY CALENDAR RIGHT now shows two dramatically different kinds of cooking. The carnival season’s very name calls for having our last steaks and chops before Lent begins. In Lent itself, it’s all about seafood. We dedicated Orleanians all know and participate […]



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