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April 2019

Earth Day Walk in the Woods with David Baker

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
A Studio in the Woods, 13401 Patterson Rd
New Orleans, LA 70131 United States

Get into the Woods with Environmental Curator David Baker this Earth Day! This year, some of the many celebratory programs we have planned to mark the 50th anniversary of the Carmichaels' purchase of our land are quarterly walks in the woods. Chat with David over lunch and then head out into the woods to learn about his work and the land first-hand. Bring a lunch to eat at noon, walk will begin at 1pm on Monday, April 22. The event…

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Adaptations Residencies Info Session

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Arts Council New Orleans, 1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113 United States

Are you a local artist thinking of applying for an Adaptations Residency? Our friends at Arts Council New Orleans have kindly agreed to host us at their offices to present information on applying for Adaptations Residencies for 2019-20. Please join us to learn more: Thursday, April 11th, 1-2pm Arts Council New Orleans 1307 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, Suite 100. (Entry is at the back of the building, look for signage on our door next to the Dryades Market). Free parking…

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March 2019

Walk in the Woods with David Baker

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
A Studio in the Woods, 13401 Patterson Rd
New Orleans, LA 70131 United States

Get into the Woods with Environmental Curator David Baker! This year, some of the many celebratory programs we have planned to mark the 50th anniversary of the Carmichaels' purchase of our land are quarterly walks in the woods. Chat with David over lunch and then head out into the woods to learn about his work and the land first-hand. Bring a lunch to eat at noon, walk will begin at 1pm on Friday, March 29. The event is free but…

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Earthing/Unearthing: Exploring Our Kinship with this Land

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Newcomb Hall 119, Tulane University, 1229 Broadway St.
New Orleans, LA 70118 United States

Calling all writers: aspiring, experienced, and/or interested! FREE WRITERS WORKSHOP, SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 10am-12:30pm, NEWCOMB HALL #119, TULANE UNIVERSITY New Orleans Center for the Gulf South welcomes you to apply for a workshop with former A Studio in the Woods Adaptations Resident and renowned Puerto Rican-Jewish poet and scholar Aurora Levins Morales. The workshop is called Earthing/Unearthing: Exploring Our Kinship with this Land. Levins Morales will use a collective process to probe stories about how we’re connected to the land and waters…

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Aurora Levins Morales: Gulf South Poetry and Ecology

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Rogers Memorial Chapel, Tulane University, 1229 Broadway St.
New Orleans, LA 70118 United States

New Orleans Center for the Gulf South welcomes you to Tulane's Climate Action Week with a Thursday poetry reading from poet-scholar Aurora Levins Morales. Levins Morales calls us to face the urgency and danger of the present with imagination and hope, making the time and space to dream together, dream big, and set a real course toward our dreaming. She will be reading from and discussing Silt, a prose poetry collection exploring the natural and social histories of the Mississippi…

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Post Coastal Film Retrospective at Tulane Climate Action Week

March 20 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tulane University Jones Hall Room 102, 6801 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118 United States

New Orleans Video Access Center and A Studio in the Woods present a picture of life on the coast and a historical retrospective in three short films from the Post Coastal series. Refuge, Locked, and Ends of the Earth (a film from the 70s by local artists about Plaquemines Parish) provide a unique spectrum of perspectives on Louisiana's current crisis of land loss. A panel discussion and Q+A are to follow. Wednesday, March 20th, 6pm. Tulane University Jones Hall Room 102, free…

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Artist Salon with Hannah Pepper-Cunningham

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

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 6:30pm at A Studio in the Woods, join us for a potluck and to learn more about our final Adaptations Resident of the 2018-19 season, Hannah Pepper-Cunningham! Hannah Pepper-Cunningham has been creating performance work in New Orleans since 2009. A member of Mondo Bizarro from 2009-2018, Hannah served as co-artistic director of training programs and collaboratively developed and performed in “Cry You One” and “The Way at Midnight.” A member of Southerners on New Ground and…

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Bulbancha to Tamarán

March 9 - March 10
Los Isleños Heritage and Cultural Society, 1357 Bayou Rd.
St. Bernard, LA 70085 United States

The Land Memory Bank and Seed Exchange will be activating for the 44th Annual Los Islenos Fiesta, March 9th and 10th, on the banks of St. Bernard Parish’s Bayou Terre aux Boeufs. In the fall of 2018, in celebration of the 300 year colonial establishment of the city of New Orleans, the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain, SPAIN-USA Foundation and A Studio in the Woods partnered to offer a Spanish Exchange residency between the Mississippi River Delta and…

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February 2019

Territoires d’Impermanence

February 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
A Studio in the Woods, 13401 Patterson Rd
New Orleans, LA 70131 United States

Current Adaptations Resident Geraldine Laurendeau has been collaborating with Environmental Curator David Baker to investigate and respond to our site. Drawing on David's fifteen years of experience restoring and managing our forest, Geraldine has installed several site-specific earthworks titled "Territoires d'Impermanence", that remember, reveal, observe, experiment and mitigate features of this land. Join us on Friday, February 22, 12:30 - 2pm for lunch and an artist tour of Geraldine's installations. The event is free but please RSVP here.

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Byron Asher’s Skrontch Music

February 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St.
New Orleans, LA 70117 United States

Skrontch Music is an ongoing composition project led by multi-instrumentalist Byron Asher that investigates the history and lineage of New Orleans music in its social and political context through contemporary jazz composition and collective improvisation. The initial Skrontch Music suite was premiered in 2017 and explores the intertwined histories of New Orleans jazz and anti-Jim Crow activism in the early twentieth century. Asher worked on the piece during a 2017 Flint and Steel Residency at A Studio in the Woods. At…

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