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Metamorphosis: From Marginal to Magnificent

November 13, 2022 - January 20, 2023

Recurring daily 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Location: 5909 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, 70117 [Map/Directions]
  • Neighborhood: Gentilly/New Orleans East/Chalmette/9th Ward
  • Event Host: Arabi Visual Arts Gallery
  • Admission Price: Free
  • More Info: (504) 373-9476 Visit Event Website

Metamorphosis: From Marginal to Magnificent 

Fine arts exhibition of 2D art, sculpture, and photography inspired by, depicting, or created by those who may be or have ever been considered marginalized by anyone else.

Contact: Christopher Ryan - 504-373-9476

Throughout history, just about any conceivable minority has been the victim of some level of abuse.  Sometimes that abuse may be as slight as an imperceptible wrinkle of a bigot’s face, but much too often as been on an entirely inhumane scale.  Cyber-bullying is just as horrific in this “information age” as the old-school behavior of shoving a kid on the bus.  Massive protests to take away basic human rights take place around the globe.  Governments execute their own people based on their religious beliefs, or the gender of the person they love. Seemingly regular citizens massacre children based on a hatred they cannot even express.

Fortunately, these people who are targets of such abuse can be fighters just as much as they can be victims.  Through the extremely difficult events endured by so many before us, there are plenty of joyous stimuli resulting from their labors and sacrifices.  Much work is yet to be done, but let’s take the time and give ourselves permission to enjoy the art, music, food, scientific breakthroughs, sports achievements, and much more brought about – in one way or another – by our magnificent family.  

Metamorphosis: from Marginal to Magnificent is meant to make you cry and laugh, think intellectually and daydream like a child, reflect and predict.  The event is not held during Pride Month or Black History Month because a positive change can happen to anyone, any nation, any religion at ANY TIME!

Participating Artists

Christopher Ryan
Charles Lovell
Keith Perelli