In Poydras, Louisiana
Visitors are invited to bring easels, paints, or drawing pads, friends and family, and their stories to the beautiful site of the River House I Crevasse 22 on Saturday, November 7th, from 11am – 4pm.
The Creative Alliance of New Orleans and the Torres I Burns Trust are hosting a mellow day in the country, with plenty of art to make or just enjoy.
Several groups of artists organized by Diego Larguia, Ron Bechet, and Juliette Paul will be doing “Plein Air Painting,” or painting the natural view around them on canvasses propped on easels. Pastels, crayons, and color pencils with clip boards will be provided for anyone who wants to join in who doesn’t have access to paints and canvases. An exhibition of selected works will go on view for December 5th, the date of the next event at the site during “A Downriver Art Home Tour and Sale.”
Also on “A Day in the Country” will be a walking trail through the woods, (golf carts also available) where artists will have created sculptures from the organic materials in the woods and other elements for a temporary art installation called “The Art of Nature.”
Finally, “Family Pictures” will welcome visitors to add their stories and portraits to the exhibition in the River House, “The Spirit of the People of St. Bernard” that includes portraits by artists Blake Boyd, Keith Calhoun, Chandra McCormick, Kelsey Scult, Jonathan Traviesa, and Monique Verdin.
Videographer Michael Lancaster will be available to shoot videos, and visitors can either tell their stories or be interviewed. Photographer Blake Boyd will be available to do portraits.
Several works from the Land-Scapes exhibition are still on view on the second floor through the end of November, after which selected works from the Plein Air artists will be on view there. Visitors can also wander among the environmentally themed sculptures in the Crevasse 22 Sculpture Garden
With grand live oaks, hanging moss, and birds galore surrounding the Bayou Terre Bouef that became a small, deep lake caused by a natural crevasse, or breach in the Mississippi River levee, the River House and the Crevasse 22 Sculpture Garden are a perfect destination for an autumnal Saturday ride in the country, just about 30 minutes from the French Quarter.
Admission is free, light snacks and refreshments will be available. You can RSVP online at http://adayinthecountry.eventbrite.com or call 504.218.4807
“We welcome all to enjoy this very special site that combines art, nature, and conviviality in a unique way for the pleasure of our communities and visitors,” said Sidney D. Torres III, owner of the property.
“The Creative Alliance of New Orleans is grateful to have the opportunity to showcase our regional artists, and bring the cultural gifts of our community to the public,” said CANO Executive Director Jeanne Nathan.
check out the article on NOLA.com HERE: http://www.nola.com/arts/index.ssf/2015/11/river_house_i_crevasse_22.html