Daniel and Mary have been monitoring the site of their installation, Line of Defense, an island near Tante Phine Pass southwest of Venice, LA. Richie Blink has been recording the progress of the installation at regular intervals. All of the bald cypress trees planted in January and February made it through the winter and have sprouted and branched out. The island appears and disappears with the rains. The trees are getting what they need to thrive–fresh water with periodic dryness and protection from nutria. Richie reports:“The river is high. Lots of freshwater and sediment in the area. Also a large gator just a few yards from the site to keep the Nutria at bay.”
A Studio in the Woods will be offering five-week residencies which include a stipend and supply budget between October 2013 and April 2014. The deadline for submissions is May 17, 2013.
New Orleans artists are eligible for residencies from October – December 2013. National and international artists are eligible for residencies from January – April 2014.
To download the application, please click HERE. With questions or for more information please email email@example.com
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Ebb & Flow is a series of five-week residencies based on the premise that Southern Louisiana can be seen as a microcosm of the global environment, manifesting both the challenges and possibilities inherent in human interaction with urban and natural ecosystems. We ask artists to describe in detail how the region will affect their work, to propose a public component to their residency and to suggest ways in which they will engage with the local community. A Studio in the Woods, located in the Louisiana wetlands, has observed firsthand the dynamic nature of this rapidly changing territory which in turn affects the entire northern hemisphere. We envision this as a powerful context for the exploration of critical thinking, the development of new ideas and strategies, and using the creative process as a catalyst for social change.
“Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing that makes water and nobody knows what it is.”
D.H. Lawrence, Pansies, 1929
At one level water is easy. Its chemical and physical properties are not hard to understand nor is its fundamental importance to all life on Earth. But, there is another dimension to water that is just as essential but which is much less understood. That is the realm of our relationship with water and how we experience it. Water serves us, soothes us, and inspires us. We manage it, study it, abuse it, celebrate it and fear it and yet we are continually surprised by it. Water has always been central to how and where we live– a fact that hurricanes, droughts, rising seas and changing climates remind us are no less true today, particularly in New Orleans and the Mississippi River Delta.
The water we experience is not just hydrogen and oxygen but is the intersection of water as a physical, economic, legal, spiritual, cultural and artistic thing. Those factors, and perhaps others, make up the third component of water, a component which this Studio in the Woods residency seeks to explore and express.
Mark Davis, Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy
We invite artists to submit applications to our environmental residency series titled Ebb & Flow: Dialogues between art and water, addressing the ecological challenges exemplified by Southern Louisiana. The call is open to artists of all disciplines who have demonstrated an established dialogue with environmental issues and a commitment to seeking and plumbing new depths. Artists are invited to design their own interface with the public and are encouraged to propose ways to engage the larger community of New Orleans and beyond.
Ebb & Flow Residencies are sponsored in part thanks to generous support of the The Surdna Foundation, Lambent Foundation, The RosaMary Foundation and The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation. This program is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. The grant is administered through the Arts Council of New Orleans. Supported by a grant from the Louisiana State Arts Council through the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
by Kari Dequine Hardin for The Advocate 4/11/13]]>
Saturday, May 11th
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art activities in the Kids’ Creative Corner
Tours of the woods with botanist David Baker
Food and drink for purchase
Tours of the founders’ home with Joe & Lucianne Carmichael
11:00 – 3:00 All ages interactive clay activity with Jane Hill11:15 – 11:45 Triple B: Behrman Brass Band
11:45 Tour of Woods with botanist David Baker
12:00 – 12:20 Choreographer Monique Moss presents Katrina Cranes
12:00 – 4:00 Tshirts designed by Pippin Frisbie-Calder and silk-screened live by Ben Fox-McCord from Press Street/Antenna Gallery
12:30 – 1:15 Tour of the Founders Home with Joe & Lucianne Carmichael
1:00 Nina Nichols’ puppet secondline with Panorama Duo
1:15 – 2:45 Sarah Quintana & Co.
2:45 Win a homemade pie by Nina Nichols in Musical Chairs with Panorama Duo!
3:00 Nina Nichols’ puppet secondline with Panorama Duo
3:00 Tour of Woods with botanist David Baker
3:30 – 5:00 Sunpie & The Louisiana Sunspots
4:15 Raffle Drawing
4:30 Silent Auction Closes
Silent auction and raffle from local artists and businesses including
Acupuncture in NOLA, Audubon Zoo, Baby’s Coffee, Penny Baker, Amelia Bird, Boscoli Foods, Branch Botanicals, Chris Owens Club, Contemporary Arts Center, Teresa Cole, Brandi Couvillion, Cowden’s Collections, Dante’s Kitchen, Derby Pottery, Designs by Georgette, LLC, Earth Reverie, The Engraving Company, Frames Inc., Gray Line Tours, Jefferson Performing Arts Society, K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen, LeMieux Gallery, Vera Lester, Link Restaurant Group, Longue Vue House and Gardens, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Deedra Ludwig, Magnolia Physical Therapy, Mignon Faget, Neal Auction Company, New Orleans Aikido, New Orleans Film Society, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans Steamboat, Octavia Books, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Parenting Center of Children’s Hospital, Pitot House, Cleland Powell, Slim Goodies, Spotlight Salon, The New Orleans Cooking Experience, Panorama Jazz Band, The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, Steamboat Natchez, Woodlands Conservancy, Brandon M. Wool, Zachary Wool, MD, Zephyrs, Zuka Baby
FORESTival is sponsored in part thanks to our major sponsors Barrios, Kingsdorf and Casteix, LLP, Entergy, Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery, Regions Bank.
We would also like to thank our generous donors The Arbors Estates, Beaucoup Juice NOLA, Bourgeois Bennett, Jacquelyn Clarkson, Cookies by Stacy and Marci, Dat Dog, Lee Dupont, Bill Fagaly, Barbara Ferguson, Ferrelgas, Claudia Garofalo, Carol Gelderman, Linda Green & Michael Brown, Holly & Kirk Groh, Stephen Herman, Barry & Gail Kohl, Celia Kornfeld, MPress / Brennan’s, Barbara & Michael Miller, Cynthia Morrell, New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation, Ruth & Otto Olivera, Bob Pecquet, Cathy & Hunter Pierson, Heidi & Stephen Poche’, Valerie Robinson, Milton and Margie Scheuermann, Jane & William Sizeler, Jackie Sullivan, Melva & Everett Williams, Whole Foods Market, Woody’s Fish Tacos and Ye Olde Kettle Cooker
Her ongoing project, Underworlds, takes her through North America to probe various environments, especially polluted ones, but also fragile and threatened ecosystems. Working with an underwater housing that allows her to photograph submerged environments of all kinds, she dives into troubled waters of dubious, uncertain origin. At this point, she has photographed in various rivers, lakes, swamps, as well as in the Atlantic. During her artist residency at A Studio in the Woods, she documented bodies of water around Southern Louisiana and the Mississippi River. As a final project, she is presenting four large billboards in New Orleans from April 5-28, 2013. Billboards are environmentally friendly, chlorine free and will be recycled at the end of exhibition. To see more images of this body of work, visit her blog http://hayeur.tumblr.com/
In the words of the artist:
This inquiry has its point of departure in a personal experience. For over twenty years, I have lived by the shores of a river that has become very polluted. I have long been observing the transformations of this stream, the changes in its ecosystems as well as the disappearance of some of the animal species that used to live in it. I wished to create a body of work that would bear witness to these man-made upheavals.
Since the late 1990s, Canadian Image-maker Isabelle Hayeur has been known for large-format digital montages of her videos and site-specific installations. Both appealing and alarming, her work presents vast landscapes that denounce the no-man’s-lands that modern and contemporary civilizations allow to emerge. She has taken part in several important exhibitions, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts (MassMoca), and Les recontres de la photographie in Arles, France.
Ebb & Flow Residencies are sponsored in part by the Lambent Foundation, RosaMary Foundation and Surdna Foundation. This program is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. The grant is administered through the Arts Council of New Orleans. The artist would like to acknowledge Canada Council for the Arts, Monique Verdin, Blaise Pezold, and Sam Moore for their contributions to her work.
Raffle tickets are $5 for 1 or $20 for 5.
Need not be present to win; Drawing at 4pm on May 11th.
See below to purchase tickets via Paypal or contact an A Studio in the Woods representative to pay cash or check.
Many thanks to all of the generous donors to the raffle!
A: WE ARE FAMILY
Gift certificate Audubon Zoo, gift certificate to New Orleans Steamboat, one year membership or a free parenting class from the Parenting Center of Children’s Hospital, gift certificate to Slim Goodies Dinner, 10 Reserved Seats at a Zephyrs home game, “the Wild Swans” art book from Zuka Baby, two one-month children’s martial arts classes from New Orleans Aikido, two tickets to a show at the Jefferson Performing Arts Society
B. MIND & BODY
Gift basket from Branch Botanicals, gift certificate for a private 90 minute yoga session with Vera Lester, family membership to Longue Vue House and Gardens, two one-month adult martial arts classes from New Orleans Aikido, book from Octavia Books, Recycled bag from Frames Inc., one comprehensive eye exam from Brandon Wool, and Acupuncture NOLA consultation & initial treatment
C. FEAST OF THE SENSES
Tickets to the Contemporary Arts Center’s Bourbon & Burlesque, gift basket and cookbook from Cochon Butcher, one year family membership to Ogden Museum of Southern Art, gift certificate to Spotlight Salon, one year subscription to Neil Auction Company’s catalouge, gift certificate to Dante’s Kitchen, drinks & show at Chris Owens Club, and CD Set from Panorama Jazz Band
D. TREAT YO MAMA RIGHT
Jewelry and vases from Frames Inc., gift certificate for two classes at The New Orleans Cooking Experience, all natural body products from Cowden’s Collection, Fleur de Lis earrings and pearl necklace set, a gift certificate to Baby’s Coffee, gift certificate to Swirl Wine Bar & Market, two 1/2 hour massages from Magnolia Physical Therapy, and one year family memberships to the New Orleans Museum of Art and The Pitot House
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Photos by Sam Moore.