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Remembering Shirley Rabé Masinter

Shirley Rabé Masinter was a hyperrealist painter that maintained an art practice for over 70 years.  Depicting the gritty patina of the inner-city neighborhoods and cemeteries of New Orleans, her carefully constructed compositions find beauty in urban decay. Masinter described her work as being focused “on a city in transition with many controversial and dynamic social forces at play.”

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O What a Night! Gala Artist Highlight Jonathan Hodge

Jonathan Hodge is a classical realist painter and teacher with a keen interest in subjects involving the South. Hodge grew up in Covington, Louisiana and earned a B.F.A from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio. He also studied the human form under the head anatomist of a cadaver lab before studying classical painting under Juliette Aristides in Seattle. He presented his work at the 7th International Conference on the Arts in Society in the U.K. and has been featured in publications including “American Art Collector Magazine,” “Realism Today” and “The Art Renewal Center.” His work has been exhibited at the Haynes Galleries and the Maryhill Museum and hangs in numerous collections including the Aslan Foundation and The Columbus Club. Currently, he is developing a new body of work and teaching at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts.

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