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February 2019

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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January 2019

Artist Salon with Geraldine Laurendeau

January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A Studio in the Woods, 13401 Patterson Rd
New Orleans, LA 70131 United States
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Artist Salon with Geraldine Laurendeau Join us Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:30pm at A Studio in the Woods to meet our newest Adaptations resident, Geraldine Laurendeau. This is a potluck, we will provide the main dish but ask that everyone pitch in a little something - drinks, salad, appetizer, dessert... Geraldine Laurendeau is a multidisciplinary artist from Montreal. A trained ethnologist, she collaborates with First Nations, museums and research institutions as an independent curator, designer and consultant on projects related…

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Walk in the Woods with David Baker

January 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
A Studio in the Woods, 13401 Patterson Rd
New Orleans, LA 70131 United States
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50 years ago, Joe and Lucianne Carmichael purchased the land at 13401 River Road where A Studio in the Woods now lives. Since then, we have hosted more than 130 artists and scholars on the banks of the Mississippi River and worked hard to protect our precious bottomland hardwood forest. The event is free, but please RSVP via this ticket link Help us kick off our golden jubilee by getting into the Woods with Environmental Curator David Baker! This year…

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December 2018

Artist Salon with Ash Arder

December 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
A Studio in the Woods, 13401 Patterson Rd
New Orleans, LA 70131 United States
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adaThe event is free, but RSVP is required. Meet A Studio in the Woods' newest resident artist, Ash Arder, who has been awarded one of six Adaptations Residencies at A Studio in the Woods this season. Ash will present on her work to the group and then we will all share a meal. This is a potluck, we will provide the main dish but ask that everyone pitch in a little something - drinks, salad, appetizer, dessert... Please RSVP via…

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Empire Closing Party

December 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Newcomb Art Museum, Woldenberg Art Center
New Orleans, LA United States
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Newcomb Art Museum's tricentennial installation EMPIRE by Fallen Fruit closes on December 22. But before that happens, let's celebrate the run of this incredible show in style! Join us on December 8 for a day full of festivities and friends as we mark the close with three unique experiences. At 12pm, bring out the whole family for a behind-the-scenes tour of the exhibition with Justin Mann, the Collections Manager of The Royal D. Suttkus Fish Collection at the Tulane University…

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November 2018

Artist Salon with Manon Bellet

November 19, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
A Studio in the Woods, 13401 Patterson Rd
New Orleans, LA 70131 United States

Meet A Studio in the Woods' newest resident artist, Manon Bellet, who has been awarded one of six Adaptations Residencies at A Studio in the Woods this season. Manon will present on her work to the group and then we will all share a meal. This is a potluck, we will provide the main dish but ask that everyone pitch in a little something - drinks, salad, appetizer, dessert... Manon Bellet is a French visual and olfactory artist who has…

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FORESTival: A Celebration of Art and Nature

November 10, 2018 @ 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 for the 8th annual FORESTival: a celebration of art and nature! Suggested $10 Donation*, KIDS FREE! Music and Performances: 12:00pm * Les Cenelles 1:00pm * Punica Granatum’s Bittersweet Orbit 2:00pm * The Original Pinettes Brass Bandjohnjohn 3:00pm * Jonathan Mayers’ Pirogue Poetry 3:30pm * GIVERS Walks in the Woods: 11:30am * TREES with ASITW Environmental Curator and botanist David Baker 12:30pm * BUGS with ecologist Dorothy Cheruiyot 3:00pm * TREES with ASITW…

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Aurora Levins Morales reading work in progress from ‘Silt’

November 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ashe Power House Theater, 1731 Baronne St.
New Orleans, LA 70113

Current Adaptations Resident Aurora Levins Morales will present a reading of work in progress on Saturday, November 3, 10:30am at Ashe Power House Theater, 1731 Baronne St. New Orleans. Free and open to the public. Aurora Levins Morales is an internationally known Puerto Rican Jewish feminist poet and essayist whose work explores issues of identity, social justice, and the interwoven social and natural histories of our landscapes and our bodies. Raised in a house full of books on an abandoned…

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June 2018

Fruit Tree Park Dedication

June 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Bayou Bienvenue Wetland Triangle, 5600 Florida Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70117

Join A Studio in the Woods, Fallen Fruit, Pelican Bomb, and Newcomb Art Museum for a celebration of the recently planted fruit park at the Bayou Bienvenue Wetland Triangle in the Lower Ninth Ward. In these divided times, there’s one thing we can all agree on: fruit is delicious! Internationally acclaimed artists Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young) began their mission in 2004 to celebrate the endlessly giving resource of public fruit trees. They started by mapping the locations…

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Uncommon Exchanges: Juneteenth

June 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Newcomb Art Museum, Woldenberg Art Center
New Orleans, LA United States

Newcomb Art Museum presents Uncommon Exchanges, a unique dialogue between unlikely pairings of Tulane and Gulf South experts, in partnership with A Studio in the Woods, The ByWater Institute at Tulane University, and New Orleans Center for the Gulf South . For this special program marking Juneteenth, artist Brandan "Bmike" Odums will be in dialogue with Dr. Rosanne Adderley, Associate Professor of African Diaspora History at Tulane University. Assistant Director of the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South Dr. Denise Frazier will moderate. The program is free and…

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