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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 […]

Shattering the Single Point of View: Cover Artist Edward R. Whiteman

Shattering the Single Point of View: Cover Artist Edward R. Whiteman

by Linda T. Dautreuil, photos by Candra George THE RUSTY WHEELBARROW with unusually straight legs resting on small wheels would be the focal point in Dove Cote Studio were it not for the large collection of recent paintings on reconstituted paper by visual artist Edward […]

Workplace Romance: Couples Who Work Together

Workplace Romance: Couples Who Work Together

EVEN IN THE MIDST of Carnival, as Valentine’s Day approaches, you can’t help but notice the mushy, sweet love in the air. Flower shops are bustling with bouquets; frantic men are running through the grocery store looking for cards and chocolates; restaurants roll out their […]

A Bold Hammond Home

A Bold Hammond Home

by Anne Honeywell, photos by Sara Essex Bradley ECLECTIC HOME EMBODIES its namesake: elements from a variety of resources, systems and styles. Owner and principal designer Penny Francis and her daughter, Casi Francis St. Julian, carry the namesake through each and every design project with […]

Giving Her Art a Soul: Cover Artist Marcia Holmes

Giving Her Art a Soul: Cover Artist Marcia Holmes

by Poki Hampton, photo by Candra George   AS BOTH A LITTLE BIT of lagniappe and another form of expression, Marcia Holmes has accompanied her paintings with poetic narratives for years. Recently, she created Anecdotes from the Water’s Edge, a poetry and painting booklet, after […]

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 […]

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 […]