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Sponsored in part by: New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, Sydney and Walda Besthoff, In collaboration with: Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, Creative Alliance of New Orleans, New Orleans Arts District, New Orleans Museum of Art, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel, and Sculpture for New Orleans.
Conference participants will have numerous optional activities
to choose from:
Uptown Tour

UpTown Art Tour

October 1, 2014
UpTown Art Tour
2:00PM-5:00PM
Cost: $48
Transportation provided

Uptown New Orleans and the Garden District harbor greater diversity and creativity than their elegant mansions might suggest. Swamps surrounding the city assured its block by block diversity until post war drainage projects attracted people to its outskirts. Decline invited new creative settlers, and the Lower Garden District welcomed artists of all disciplines. We will visit some of the most gracious homes with a range of art from traditional to cutting edge, artists’ studios and the legendary Newcomb Art Gallery, birthplace of Newcomb art pottery, and one of the earliest feminist movements. Residents and artists will tell their stories, and the city’s architectural riches will reveal themselves.

Instructions: Meet in the lobby of the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel at 1:40 PM. The bus will leave promptly.

Photo by kbvale via flickr.com




Sculpture for New Orleans Tour

Sculpture for New Orleans Tour

October 1, 2014
Sculpture for New Orleans Tour
2:00PM-4:00PM
Cost: $30
Transportation provided from Ogden Museum of Southern Art

A tour of the city-wide exhibition of monumental works, Sculpture for New Orleans. Hosted by a renowned local artist and Sculpture for New Orleans participant, Mia Kaplan, participants will visit a majority of the monumental works that are placed throughout the city.

Please wear your walking shoes! The bus will make occasional stops to allow visitors the opportunity to walk around the works.

Instructions: The tour will meet at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, located at 925 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130. Please arrive fifteen minutes early to check in with your host and grab a drink (bottled water and bloody marys will be offered upon arrival). The bus will leave promptly at 2:00 PM.

Meet at Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

“Pink Rabbit for New Orleans” by Trisha Kyner and David Friedheim. Photo by Bill Sasser, courtesy of Sculpture for New Orleans.




Sculpture for New Orleans Tour

Opening Reception at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

October 1, 2014
Opening Reception at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art
7:00PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: Included in registration

Get the chance to meet peers, colleagues, and new people by kicking off the conference with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, art, and networking at the Opening Reception at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Photo by John Hope via flickr.com



Companion Tour

Lagniappe Tour 1: Central City Creative Corridor

October 2, 2014
Lagniappe Tour 1: Central City Creative Corridor
10:00AM-1:00PM
For Companions Only
Cost: $15
Transportation not provided. Walking tour.

As the city’s creative hubs multiply, the Central City Creative Corridor has been one of the most heartwarming to emerge, bringing back a once thriving retail corridor, Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, named for a civil rights leader who founded the New Orleans chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality, (CORE). Years of post civil rights stagnation brought on when African Americans were allowed to shop the main Canal Street shopping district ended as art galleries, cultural centers and restaurants challenged assumptions about the neighborhood’s future. Zeitgeist, one of the leading alternative film houses in the South, Ashe Cultural Arts Center, the New Orleans Jazz Market, Southern Food and Beverage Museum and the former school Myrtle Banks, new home to a fresh foods market and collaborative work and exhibition space for creative and technical start ups will each welcome you to their world of challenge and change as you walk from door to nearby door.

Instructions: Meet in the Blue Dog Room at the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel at 10:00 AM.

Photo courtesy of the Creative Alliance of New Orleans




Food Tour

Aunt Sally’s Pralines Food Tour

October 2, 2014
Aunt Sally’s Pralines Food Tour
11:00AM-12:00PM
For Companions Only
Cost: $20
Transportation not provided. Within walking distance of the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel

This one hour, original and unique, in-store tour highlights the interesting history of Aunt Sally's Pralines in New Orleans, and focuses on the beginning of the company in the late-19th and early-20th centuries, one of the most romantic and dynamic periods in New Orleans history.

Savor the smells, sights, and Aunt Sally’s praline delights, as you watch our highly skilled Praline cooks create a true New Orleans confection and candy in the traditional way.

Enjoy a very special tasting of all of the delicious Aunt Sally's Pralines for the last 25-30 minutes of the tour. At the end of the tour you will get to select a 6 pack of your favorite Aunt Sally’s Creole Praline or Creamy Praline to take with you.

Aunt Sally’s Pralines are gluten free and kosher (dairy).

Instructions: Tour meets at Aunt Sally’s Pralines, located at 750 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA, 70130.

Aunt Sally’s Pralines
750 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

Photo courtesy of Aunt Sally’s Pralines




Xavier

Art at Xavier University

October 2, 2014
Art at Xavier University
3:30PM- 7:00PM
Cost: Included in Registration. Requires RSVP
Transportation provided

The conference will head to Xavier University for Analog Concepts to Digital Fabrication, a panel exploring how 3D digital technologies are engaging the artist, educator and student in the development of new visual problem solving methodologies, and investigating the interface of the analog to the digital and ways in which these technologies are innovating aesthetics.

After the panel in the NCF Science Building Auditorium, join us in Xavier University’s art village for a digital workshop with Jon Isherwood and Jon Lash, a casting demonstration, ARTSlams, and breakout sessions.

Instructions: Busses will leave the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel at 2:30PM. Busses will return to the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel throughout the evening.

Xavier University, NCF Science Building Auditorium & Art Village
1 Drexel Drive
New Orleans, LA 70125




Xavier

Performance by New Orleans Airlift

October 2, 2014
Performance by New Orleans Airlift
9:00PM
Cost: $30
Transportation provided

Come visit New Orleans Airlift's musical architecture project. Building off 2011-12's New Orleans-based installation, The Music Box, Airlift has since created similar outposts in Kiev, Ukraine and Shreveport, LA. Now they are preparing a new edition of transportable musical houses in New Orleans that will debut locally and nationally as a roving musical village in 2015. Come visit these works in progress at their workshop. Artists Andrew Shrock (NOLA) and Klaas Hubner (Berlin) will demonstrate their in-progress musical house collaboration and Airlift artistic director Delaney Martin will talk about the wider project.

Photo: The Music Box: A Shantytown Sound Laboratory, 2012. 2 views of mixed-media, interactive performance space.



Companion Tour 2

Lagniappe Tour 2: Magazine Street

October 3, 2014
Lagniappe Tour 2: Magazine Street: 5 Miles of Boutiques, Galleries, Food, and More.
10:00AM-1:00PM
For Companions Only
Cost: $15
Transportation not provided. Walking tour.

For our shopaholic artists, Magazine Street is a dream come true. Get an all day pass on the city’s famed streetcars, (and busses), and easily hop on and off to enjoy an endless range of antique shops, art galleries, vintage clothes emporiums, boutiques with up and downscale treasures. Stop for a culinary treat at any number of bistros, sweet shops, and drinking holes. This is the fantasy break you’ve been saying you need. Get a posse of friends together and indulge. We’ll give you a cheat sheet/map of native and personal favorites.

Instructions: Meet in the Blue Dog Room of the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel at 10:00 AM

Photo by seafaringwoman via flickr.com




Friday Nights

Friday Nights at NOMA

October 3, 2014
Friday Nights at NOMA
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Cost: Included in registration. Requires RSVP.
Transportation provided

Join us at Friday Nights at NOMA for cocktails in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at New Orleans Museum of Art, and get a chance to meet Sydney and Walda Besthoff, who will be in attendance. Mr. and Mrs. Besthoff are great patrons of the arts and have made incredible contributions to the city of New Orleans and the New Orleans Museum of Art. The ISC recognized Sydney and Walda Besthoff with the Patron Award for their exemplary contributions in 2004. Unique programming will be featured by the New Orleans Museum of Art for their special weekly program.

Instructions: Busses will leave from the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel at 5:30PM. Busses will run throughout the evening.

New Orleans Museum of Art
One Collins C. Diboll Circle
City Park, New Orleans, LA 70124

Photo by Richard Sexton, courtesy of the New Orleans Museum of Art



Kenny Hill

Kenny Hill Sculpture Garden Tour

October 4, 2014
Kenny Hill Sculpture Garden Tour
1:00PM-6:00PM
Cost: $35
Transportation provided

On a bayouside property just south of New Orleans is Kenny Hill’s Sculpture Garden. It is filled with over 100 sculptures made by Kenny Hill, mostly made out of concrete and wire mesh. In January 2000, Hill abandoned the property, leaving behind his sculptures and the sense of mystery surrounding them. Though little is known about the reclusive Kenny Hill himself, the garden of sculptures he left behind still remains a mysterious subject in the art world today. Join us for a trip to Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, to explore this one-of-a-kind spot.

Instructions: Meet in the lobby of the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel at 12:40PM. The bus will leave promptly. A light snack will be served.

Photo by joevare via flickr.com




Downtown Tour

Down River Creative Corridor Tour

October 4, 2014
Down River Creative Corridor Tour
1:00PM-5:00PM
Cost: $48
Transportation provided

Hardest hit by Katrina and decades of decline, the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Wards of New Orleans are also the most historical. Native American, French, Spanish, African, Irish and German cultural threads make up the rich cloth of these neighborhoods which have been steadily refilling with a mix of the original families that can’t stay away, to a new migration of creatives from all over the world. Treme, Marigny, By-Water, St. Roch, Upper 9th Ward, Lower 9th Ward and Holy Cross…all filled house by house with a startling range of old and new residents in neighborhoods that have long harbored the musicians, artisans, builders, not to mention a good number of Voo Doo queens of this most unique of American cities. Artists bringing with them the most contemporary vocabulary have learned new words tinged with the accents of a sometimes decadent, sometimes celebratory, ironic, contradictory, conservative, apolitical, eccentric, but always fundamentally creative city. Visit the studios, homes, co-op galleries of all of the above, beginning with an art filled 19th Century manse on Esplanade Ridge, ending at the foot of the levee on the Mississippi River in the Lower 9th Ward surrounded by cottages filling with artists and families whose roots go back to the village’s farming days, and catch a sunset across the curve of the river.

Instructions: Meet in the lobby of the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel at 12:40PM. The bus will leave promptly.

Photo courtesy of the Creative Alliance of New Orleans




Glass Casting

Glass Casting Workshop at Tulane University

October 4, 2014
Glass Casting Workshop at Tulane University
1:30PM-5:00PM
Cost: $25
Transportation provided

Flames and smoke, 2,400 degree molten glass, a team executing well coordinated movements with split second timing in a state of the art glass foundry. Gene Koss and his Tulane team will demonstrate one of the experimental processes he developed for using glass as a sculpture medium. They will cast hot glass directly into carved wooden molds to create solid organic glass sculptures.

Instructions: Meet in the lobby of the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel at 1:15PM. The bus will leave promptly at 1:30PM.

Tulane University
202 Woldenberg Art Center
New Orleans, LA 70118

Photo courtesy of Gene Koss, Tulane University




Sculpture for New Orleans Tour

Sculpture for New Orleans Tour

October 4, 2014
Sculpture for New Orleans Tour
2:00PM-4:00PM
Cost: $30
Transportation provided from Ogden Museum of Southern Art

A tour of the city-wide exhibition of monumental works, Sculpture for New Orleans. Hosted by a renowned local artist and Sculpture for New Orleans participant, Mia Kaplan, participants will visit a majority of the monumental works that are placed throughout the city.

Please wear your walking shoes! The bus will make occasional stops to allow visitors the opportunity to walk around the works.

Instructions: The tour will meet at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, located at 925 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130. Please arrive fifteen minutes early to check in with your host and grab a drink (bottled water and bloody marys will be offered upon arrival). The bus will leave promptly at 2:00PM.

Meet at Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

“Pink Rabbit for New Orleans” by Trisha Kyner and David Friedheim. Photo by Bill Sasser, courtesy of Sculpture for New Orleans.




Sculpture for New Orleans Tour

littleSCULPTURE show Opening Reception

October 4, 2014
littleSCULPTURE show Opening
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Cost: Included in registration

Check out the littleSCULPTURE show opening during Art for Art’s Sake on Saturday night! The littleSCULPTURE show is an exhibition of works by ISC members and conference attendees. This exhibition of small works will showcase how these talented artists handle the challenges of space and scale as dictated by the 8” x 8” x 8” size restriction.

Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel, Art Gallery
700 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Photo from littleSCULPTURE show, 2013 International Sculpture Symposium, Miami, FL




Art for Arts Sake

Art for Art’s Sake

October 4, 2014
Art for Art’s Sake
6:00PM
Cost: Free

Join over 30,000 art lovers at one of the most chic street parties ever, held each fall at Art for Art’s Sake. With hundreds of fabulous galleries and shops open on Julia Street, the historic Warehouse District, and Magazine Street, Art for Art’s Sake is an annual tradition that opens this city’s exciting art season.

Photo by Christian Sosa via flickr.com


Treme

Sunday Morning in the Heart of Tremé

October 5, 2014
Sunday Morning in the Heart of Tremé
10:00AM-2:00PM
Cost: $100
Transportation provided

Deep in the heart of the oldest neighborhood of free people of color in America, you will sit shoulder to shoulder with people whose origins go back as far as the city’s almost three hundred year old history in one of the city’s oldest church’s, St. Augustine’s Catholic Church. Founded in 1842, long welcoming to slave and free alike, it revels in the religious and musical traditions of New Orleans. Help celebrate the church’s serendipitous anniversary, then join a New Orleans marching band that accompanies Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs, as you make your way past Creole Cottages, shotgun houses, plantation villas, and legendary music Meccas, leading up to a traditional New Orleans Sunday dinner at Little Dizzy’s, where presidents, politicians, YURPS, (Young Urban Rebuilding Professionals), and anyone who wants a taste of the real new Orleans gather and feast. Try and stay away from New Orleans after this. You will come to know New Orleans as so many do…your “second home town”.

Transportation is provided.

Photo by Pixie_Feet via flickr.com



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