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January 2023

Artist Salon with Zeelie Brown and Rachel Lin Weaver

January 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A Studio in the Woods, 13401 Patterson Rd
New Orleans, LA 70131 United States

Join us to meet and learn more about current Rising Residents Zeelie Brown and Rachel Lin Weaver. They will each give short a presentation on their work followed by a light dinner and refreshments. Registration required below. Zeelie Brown’s first art museum was the pine woods in Alabama. They make Black&queer wilderness refuges called “soulscapes” to (re)imagine what nature might be. Zeelie is currently working with the MIT Department of Architecture, NOMAS, and Group Project to create sustainable human waste solutions in their…

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December 2022

Artist Salon with Simi Kang, Nailah Jefferson, and Laurie Sumiye

December 8, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A Studio in the Woods, 13401 Patterson Rd
New Orleans, LA 70131 United States

Join us to meet and learn more about current Rising Resident Simi Kang and a collaborative project by Rising Residents Nailah Jefferson and Laurie Sumiye. They will each give short a presentation on their work followed by a light dinner and refreshments. Registration required below. Simi Kang is a mixed Sikh American community advocate, educator, artist, and scholar. Their work centers Asian American collaborative resistance as a site for imagining environmentally and economically just futures in southeast Louisiana. Their project, Mapping…

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Searching for the Ghosts of the Gulf at Plaquemines Parish Orange Festival

December 3, 2022 @ 10:00 am - December 4, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
Fort Jackson, 38039 LA-23
Buras, LA 70041
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Join current Special Collaboration Resident Brandon Ballengée at the Plaquemines Parish Orange Festival to learn more about Searching for the Ghosts of the Gulf. 10am-6pm on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4. Brandon will share his knowledge of gulf fishes and engage festival-goers with art activities about them. Fishes are by far the most successful group of vertebrates (animals with backbones) to ever occupy Earth. Fish are marvels of adaptation and resilience, occupying almost all bodies of water on…

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November 2022

FORESTival: A Celebration of Art and Nature

November 12, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
A Studio in the Woods, 13401 Patterson Rd
New Orleans, LA 70131 United States

Join us at A Studio in the Woods on Saturday, November 12, 2022, 11am – 5pm for our 12th annual celebration of art and nature. 13401 Patterson Rd. New Orleans, LA 70131. SEE FULL DESCRIPTIONS HERE Music The Congo Square Drum Circle, 11:15am - 11:45am Sabine McCalla, 12pm - 1pm Wayne Singleton & Same Ol’ 2 Step with Zydeco dance instruction from Harold Guillory, 1:30pm - 3pm Shamarr Allen, 3:30pm - 4:30pm Art and Activities Leaf Monoprinting with Pippin Frisbie-Calder, 11am - 2pm Singing to…

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October 2022

Solar Engraving Workshop with Hye Sea

October 30, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A Studio in the Woods, 13401 Patterson Rd
New Orleans, LA 70131 United States

Reset with the Sun Join current Rising Resident Hye Sea for a 2 hour, hands-on workshop where you'll learn how to create a solar engraved artwork to take home and cherish. This workshop will serve as a reminder to enjoy the present, make use of what you have, and will be an opportunity to spend time in nature enjoying the elements. All tools including eye protection will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothing (and bring sunscreen if needed) as we will…

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Hurricane Ecology Walk in the Woods with David Baker

October 21, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
A Studio in the Woods, 13401 Patterson Rd
New Orleans, LA 70131 United States

Join us for a Walk in the Woods with Studio Botanist David Baker to learn about his work and the land first-hand. This walk will focus on the forest’s response to hurricanes and how increasing storm frequency is changing the forest. The event is free but registration is required. Friday, October 21 at 9am at A Studio in the Woods, 13401 Patterson Rd. New Orleans, LA 70131. This program is sponsored by the New Orleans Town Gardeners. Register Here

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Woods Volunteer Day

October 7, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
A Studio in the Woods, 13401 Patterson Rd
New Orleans, LA 70131 United States

Join us to get your hands dirty in support of the forest! Volunteers will assist with Environmental Curator David Baker’s work, learning how to identify and properly remove a range of invasive species common in our area. 9am – 12pm on Friday, October 7. Registration required, lunch will be provided. Register Here

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Artist Salon with Hye Sea

October 4, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
A Studio in the Woods, 13401 Patterson Rd
New Orleans, LA 70131 United States

Join us to meet and learn more about current Rising: Climate in Crisis Resident Hye Sea. Hye will give a short presentation on her work followed by a light dinner and refreshments. Registration required below. Hye Sea is an artist, alchemist, and steward of the earth. Her residency project will focus on documenting the stories of those who are devoted to being stewards of the land and earth. She will create a solar-engraved collection of portraiture and collage to shine…

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September 2022

Fishes: Masters of Adaptation – Workshop and Tour of the Royal D. Suttkus Fish Collection

September 24, 2022 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Tulane University Biodiversity Research Institute, 3705 Main St
Belle Chasse, LA 70037

Join artist and biologist Brandon Ballengée for an art-science workshop on Gulf fish species diversity, natural history and specimen drawing! We will tour Tulane University’s Royal D. Suttkus Fish Collection (the largest collection of preserved fishes on the planet!) in Belle Chasse followed by a drawing workshop on-site in one of the fish labs. Fishes are by far the most successful group of vertebrates (animals with backbones) to ever occupy Earth. Fish are marvels of adaptation and resilience, occupying almost all bodies of water…

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Woods Volunteer Day

September 17, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
A Studio in the Woods, 13401 Patterson Rd
New Orleans, LA 70131 United States

Join us to get your hands dirty in support of the forest! Volunteers will assist with Environmental Curator David Baker’s work, learning how to identify and properly remove a range of invasive species common in our area. 9am – 12pm on Saturday, September 17. Registration required, lunch will be provided. Register Here

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