Exibition Opening Friday, June 3rd 6-8 PM
Free and Open to the Public
The 29th September Competition is an annual juried exhibition highlighting the work of contemporary artists in all media and styles created within the past two years. 47 artworks selected from over 300 international submissions are included in the exhibition and featured in a full-color print catalog. This year, the 45 selected artists represent 2 countries, 18 states, and 40 cities.
Juror-designated awards are presented to artists selected from the exhibited works.
Louisiana is full of culture, not least of which is the varied French hiertage throughout the state. This exhibition will highlight artists from each of the three French speaking cultures of Louisiana, including 29th September Competition juror Francis Pavy. The AMoA collection includes work by artists with French heritage, as well as a few French artists. As the French connection has been strong through Louisiana's history, this influence has continued through to contemporary art.
This exhibit invites you to rethink your junk drawer and maybe even your trash.
Artists John Salvest and Les Christensen transform the ordinary into extraordinary, turning what most think of as trash or junk into thought-provoking and beautiful sculptures and installations.
Using traditional film photography, On Ancient Wings: The Sandhill Cranes of North America presents 38 color photographs from the award-winning book by internationally known conservation photographer Michael Forsberg. Whooping cranes, the species found in Louisiana, were added to the endangered species list in 1967. This led to the development of an experimental population at the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area in 2011. This exhibition serves to highlight the cranes as well as the work to preserve this species in Louisiana and other locations throughout the country.
Max Papart, born in France in 1911, was a diverse artist with a clear vision. After learning classical artistic practices, he determined that they were not for him, adopting a more abstract, surrealist style. Papart moved to New Orleans in 1979 after multiple visits to the United States, and his new location continued to influence his work. His prints and paintings are filled with color and symbolism. This exhibition will look into Papart’s artistic development, from his classical drawing through his paintings, prints, and his exploration of a few other mediums.
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