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Arts Market New Orleans Welcomes Detroit Artists with New Exchange
Artists from Detroit’s Annual Palmer Park Art Fair will be Guests of Honor at October’s Arts Market New Orleans in Palmer Park
New Orleans, La, 16 October 2019 — Arts Market New Orleans, Palmer Park’s monthly handmade market presented by Arts Council New Orleans in partnership with the Louisiana Crafts Guild, will host a group of artists from Detroit at their market on Saturday, October 26. Closing the loop on an artist exchange that kicked off with the invitation of four New Orleans area artists to Detroit’s Palmer Park Art Fair this past June, the partnership Detroit x New Orleans connects artists from these too often compared cities’ to each other’s arts communities and into the homes of locals—all with the coincidence that both art events take place in their respective cities’ Palmer Parks.
The idea for an artist exchange between Detroit and New Orleans was envisioned after a trip to New Orleans when the exchange’s Detroit counterparts, Vickie Elmer and Mark Loeb of Palmer Park Art Fair, happened to stumble upon New Orleans’s Palmer Park from the St. Charles streetcar on the last Saturday of the month when Arts Market New Orleans takes place. It took a few years of cultivating the idea and four months of planning to develop the partnership that brought four New Orleans area artists to Detroit and made them guests of honor at their annual Palmer Park Arts Fair this past June. The artists in attendance were Arts Market New Orleans regulars: jeweler Betsy Meyers Green of Mandeville, La (originally from Detroit); metal artist Mitch Landry of Lafitte, La; photographer Joshua Lee Nidenberg of New Orleans, La; and fiber artist Annie Odell of River Ridge, La.
Now, the partnership is fulfilling its New Orleans portion inviting 4 artists and a young artists guild for an extended weekend stay in the homes of locals with complimentary space to show their work at the arts market and a day of sightseeing in New Orleans arts communities, including a guided tour of New Orleans by former Times-Picayune journalist-turned Arts Market New Orleans artist, Chris Rose. The Detroit guests will include the below.
Mint Artists Guild is a non-profit that teaches business, career and life skills to teen visual artists in Detroit. Founded and represented by Vickie Elmer, one of this exchange’s founding partners, a collection of works by young Detroit artists will be brought down.
Damon Chamblis is a young Detroit artist and graduate of Mint Artists Guild specializing in traditional and digital illustration and painting. His work often reflects on the subjects of esotericism, personal progression and social commentary combining the styles of surrealism and black art.
Amy Ferguson creates delicate and fanciful images through etching and printmaking processes. Of Royal Oak, Michigan, Ferguson graduated from Detroit’s Center for Creative Studies in 2015.
Angelo Sherman is a former Detroit Institute of Art security guard turned a self-taught painter and sculptor whose work is based on his experiences growing up in the Detroit during Hanna Barbera cartoons, pop art, Motown music, and Blaxploitation films. His abstract works tell an emotional tale of the African American experience.
Charlene Uresy is a photographer and functional art painter. With inspiration from particularly the Ndebele and Zulu people of South Africa, she colorfully paint afro-inspired works from canvas to furniture.
“It was an exciting message when they contacted us about developing a program. Our team here had no idea Detroit shared a park with the same name as ours—nor did we know they both offered regionally acclaimed art events,” Katie Odell, Arts Market New Orleans Manager says and added, “There are many parallels between our two cities, positive and negative, and this partnership allows the creatives from our reinvigorating cities a firsthand look at the unique cultures that drive them—and then leaves them with some new friends.”
The public is invited to join Arts Market New Orleans in giving their new Detroit friends a warm welcome to New Orleans at the market on Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The market will feature over 80 regional artists and live music by Papa Mali from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Additionally, this market will host a complimentary kids craft activity presented by RHINO Contemporary Crafts and free belly dancing workshops on every hour by NOLA Belly Dancers. For weather updates and more information on the event, join the event on Facebook: http://bit.ly/artsmarket2019
For more information and questions, please contact Katie Odell, Arts Market Manager at 504-914-9067 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arts Council New Orleans is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting arts and culture in the city and demonstrating how art transforms communities. Learn more at www.artsneworleans.org.
Louisiana Crafts Guild is a juried organization of Fine Crafts Artisans located throughout the state of Louisiana and the southern region of the United States that passionately teaches and promotes creative expression and artistic excellence in Fine Craft. Learn more at http://www.louisianacrafts.org.
Caption: Damon Chamblis is a young Detroit artist and graduate of Mint Artists Guild specializing in traditional and digital illustration and painting. His work often reflects on the subjects of esotericism, personal progression and social commentary combining the styles of surrealism and black art.
Caption: Sleep Intention by Damon Chamblis.
Caption: Amy Ferguson creates delicate and fanciful images through etching and printmaking processes. Of Royal Oak, Michigan, Ferguson graduated from Detroit’s Center for Creative Studies in 2015.
Caption: A collection of etched and illustrated cards by Amy Ferguson including Victorian homes from New Orleans and Detroit.
Caption: Angelo Sherman is a former Detroit Institute of Art security guard turned a self-taught painter and sculptor whose work is based on his experiences growing up in Detroit during Hanna Barbera cartoons, pop art, Motown music, and Blaxploitation films. His abstract works tell an emotional tale of the African American experience.
Girl wearing Tutu by Angelo Sherman.
Caption: Charlene Uresy is a photographer and functional art painter. With inspiration from particularly the Ndebele and Zulu people of South Africa, she colorfully paint afro-inspired works from canvas to furniture.
Caption: A vibrantly painted end table reclaimed by Charlene Uresy’s imagination.
Caption: The New Orleans crew enjoying the sights in Detroit included a visit to the Heidelberg Project, the Scarab Club, the African Bead Shop, and more. Pictured here from left to right: Katie Odell, New Orleans Arts Market Manager of New Orleans, La; Annie Odell, fiber artist of River Ridge, La; Mitch Landry, metal artist of Lafitte, La; Betsy Meyers Green, jeweler from Detroit, Mi now residing in Mandeville, La; Joshua Lee Nidenberg, photographer of New Orleans, La; Vickie Elmer, co-founder & Executive Director of Mint Artists Guild and Special Projects Manager at Integrity Shows, Detroit, Mi; Mark Loeb, owner of Integrity Shows, Detroit Mi.
The New Orleans group spotted some familiar street art on the corner of Orleans Street in Detroit’s Eastern Market neighborhood: a mural by New Orleans artist B-Mike of Studio B.
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