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September 2017

Drawing in the Galleries Still-life with Bonnie Maygarden

/// September 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

All ranges of drawing experience are welcome including those who are picking up a pencil for the first time. Basic materials will be provided, but guests are invited to bring their favorite drawing tools.  Local artist, Bonnie Maygarden will be on hand to offer guidance and instruction. Bonnie Maygarden was born in 1987 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended Pratt Institute, where she received her Bachelor's of Fine Arts in 2010. Maygarden returned to New Orleans to attend Tulane University, where…

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Photography Workshop Inspired by Troubled Waters and The Colourful South

/// September 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Because we were not able to accommodate all those who wished to participate, we are offering this workshop a second time. Pulling inspiration and reflection from the exhibitions Troubled Waters and The Colourful South, this color photography workshop will teach participants how to make aesthetic choices to create visual themes, convey emotions, and tell stories within their images. Photographer and teaching artist, Aubrey Edwards, will cover color palettes, composition 101, introduction to semi-manual and manual exposure settings, depth of field,…

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Black Artists/New Histories: A conversation with Christopher Bedford, Courtney Martin & Katy Siegel in conjunction with Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection

/// September 30, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a discussion about the exhibition Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection, Presented by The Helis Foundation. Panelist include the curators of the exhibition Christopher Bedford, Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director of The Baltimore Museum of Art; Katy Siegel, Senior Curator for Research and Programming at The Baltimore Museum of Art; and Courtney Martin, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Dia Art Foundation. The conversation will encompass the spectrum of questions and possibilities around black artists and history.…

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October 2017

Teacher Workshop Exploring Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection

/// October 4, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us as we explore Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/ Giuffrida Collection, Presented by The Helis Foundation, Organized by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and The Baltimore Museum of Art. Beginning with a tour of the exhibition and dinner, teachers will receive an overview of the support and activities provided in our new online Educator Resource Center. Workshop participants will also receive a free admission pass to any Ogden After Hours. Open to educators of all grades and subjects.…

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Artist Workshop with Rontherin Ratliff Inspired by Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection, Presented by The Helis Foundation

/// October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Working with visual artist Rontherin Ratliff, participants will explore Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection, Presented by The Helis Foundation and create their own abstract works, crafting visual languages from their own experiences that place everyday goods in arrangements using repetition and formal contrasts. The workshop will also explore the idea that it is an artist's role to select items and serve them up in unexpected or meaningful juxtapositions. Each participant will be given a base on which to work…

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November 2017

Solos and Duets: Artists Making History Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection

/// November 18, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

WATCH THE RECORDED TALK ON YOUTUBE Join us for an in depth discussion with the curators and artists of Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection. Panelists will include Christopher Bedford, Leonardo Drew, Melvin Edwards, Charles Gaines, Katy Siegel and Shinique Smith. Solidary & Solitary, drawn from The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection, tells the history of art by African American artists from the 1940s to the present moment. Focused primarily on abstract art, this exhibition celebrates the achievement of individual artists, the collective…

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December 2017

Artist Workshop with Horton Humble Inspired by Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection, Presented by The Helis Foundation

/// December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Using Norman Lewis’ Afternoon as inspiration, artist Horton Humble will lead participants in several exercises aimed at finding their own abstraction through the intuitive use of color. Ultimately, each participant will craft a final abstract composition of their own design. Born in New Orleans, Horton Humble is a self-taught American painter. In 2007, Humble’s debut show, entitled Debris, presented a series of paintings using wood from the Hurricane Katrina wreckage centered on themes of a lost city and water as…

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January 2018

Drawing in the Galleries Life Drawing with Bonnie Maygarden

/// January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

All levels of drawing experience are welcome including those who are picking up a pencil for the first time. Basic materials will be provided, but guests are invited to bring their favorite drawing tools.  Local artist, Bonnie Maygarden will be on hand to offer guidance and instruction. Bonnie Maygarden was born in 1987 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended Pratt Institute, where she received her Bachelor's of Fine Arts in 2010. Maygarden returned to New Orleans to attend Tulane University, where she received a Master of Fine Arts in…

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February 2018

A Comprehensive World History of Puppetry with Miss Pussycat!

/// February 17 @ 1:00 pm

In conjunction with Prospect.4, Miss Pussycat, a New Orleans-based filmmaker, musician, artist and puppeteer, will lead a guided tour through her exhibition, which brings together over 20 puppets from her last three live shows: Clothes Made by Small Furry Animals, Happy Castle and The Cookie Carnival Baking Contest. Miss Pussycat describes her puppet shows as ritualistic, kinetic and intuitive, and the puppets embody personalities and stories of their own. Also included in this exhibition are ceramic sculptures of her puppets,…

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