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O-riginal Art Activities: Paper Sculpture Inspired by Kevin Cole

Español abajo Explore pattern and repetition in this week’s O-riginal Art Activity. Weave a paper sculpture inspired by Kevin Cole. Kevin Cole is an Arkansas-born, Atlanta-based art professor and multimedia artist. Cole’s colorful mixed media pieces share a common curvilinear theme to explore black oppression and marginalization in the Southern United States. The necktie –…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Mixed Media Collage Inspired by Thornton Dial

The O-riginal Art Activity explores Thornton Dial’s choice of materials and his use of the tiger symbol in his work. Create your own symbol of strength using found objects. Thornton Dial’s work often draws from his personal experiences of living as an African American man in the South, depicting a range of subjects from race…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Geometric Abstract Collage Inspired by Eugene Martin

Explore the exhibition What Music is Within: Black Abstraction from the Permanent Collection through this abstract collage activity inspired by Eugene Martin. Use shape, color and line to create a geometric art piece.   Eugene Martin is best known for his imaginative, complex mixed media collages on paper, His signature style, a blend of soft organic…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Drape Painting Inspired by Sam Gilliam

Push the boundaries of traditional painting with Gilliam’s revolutionary 3D format. Combine painting and sculpture in this abstract art. Sam Gilliam was the first artist to create paintings that weren’t square or rectangular shaped, held tightly in place between wooden frames. He also focused on making paintings without paintbrushes, dipping, dyeing, staining, and splattering his…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Paper Monument Inspired by John Isiah Walton

Last night’s O-riginal Art Activity explored monuments and the stories they tell, examining John Isiah Walton’s paintings. Imagine a new monument for New Orleans. John Isiah Walton, a native New Orleanian, creates paintings that pulsate with the rhythms of contemporary New Orleans music and dance. In his most recent work, Walton explores issues of race,…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Symmetrical Drawing Inspired by Thomas Deaton

Last night’s O-riginal Art Activity dove into architecture and place, examining Thomas Deaton’s paintings. Complete the image using symmetry. Thomas Deaton’s work focuses on snapshots of Southern people and places, often in moments of reflection and change in lives that are touched by influences varying from the mundane, the criminal, to the supernatural or uncanny….

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O-riginal Art Activities: Interior Collage Inspired by Matthew Cronin

In this O-riginal Art Activity explore interior spaces using collage. Inspired by Matthew Cornin’s photo collages create your own interior.  Matthew Cronin explores issues of intimacy, familial history, and awareness of traditions by making photographs of fictional interiors and surfaces. He uses photographs taken from a commercial photographer’s archive. Supplies List: Magazines, Glue sticks, Scissors…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Mixed Media Assemblage Inspired by Rontherin Ratliff

Rontherin Ratliff uses architecture as an analogy to the human condition. In this O-riginal Art Activity make a mixed media collage. Create your own abstract assemblage that represents your home. A New Orleans native, Rontherin Ratliff, commonly uses architecture as analogous to the human condition in his work. In 2015, he co-founded the Level Artist Collective…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Geometric Family Portrait Inspired by Carl Joe Williams

Carl Joe Williams creates portraits of everyday people from his life and community. In this O-riginal Art Activity make an art piece dedicated to your friends or family. Draw a family portrait incorporating Carl Joe’s signature geometric abstract patterns. Carl Joe Williams is an artist and musician based in the Uptown area of New Orleans….

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