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Macaroni Kid: “Young Audiences of Louisiana Baby Artsplay!(TM) Presented by The Helis Foundation”

This free workshop is the perfect opportunity for caregivers to integrate purposeful activities into their child’s playtime that support their cognitive, physical, and social development. Research shows, and parents confirm, that multi-sensory approaches to learning help young children create deeper, more meaningful connections with the world around them. Baby Artsplay!™ will engage children and their caregivers in joyful and easy to replicate multisensory experiences that help children reach developmental milestones, while immersed in New Orleans’ art and cultural institutions. While the program is ideal for 1-2 years of age, children a bit younger and a bit older can benefit as well….
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Vogue: “On a Mission: Pamela Joyner’s Activist Art Show Arrives in New Orleans”

This summer, the artist Kara Walker created a stir on the Internet when she disseminated a provocative announcement of her fall show at the Sikkema Jenkins gallery in New York. Written in wry carnival barker-ese, Walker’s press release anticipated the controversies that would inevitably arise in the exhibition’s wake, and in her audacious, bombastic diction, even seemed to invite them. In a subsequent artist’s statement, she struck a more deflated tone. “I know what you all expect from me and I have complied up to a point,” Walker wrote wearily…

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“Evenings with Enrique” Every Wednesday in October at New Orleans Botanical Garden

Each spring and fall, thousands of art and music lovers enjoy food, drinks, and live music in the beautiful grounds of The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden. By popular demand, New Orleans Botanical Garden has reprised the event series and will extend its hours to 8 p.m. every Wednesday during the month of October beginning Wednesday, October 4th, to celebrate “Evenings with Enrique,” with free admission courtesy of The Helis Foundation.

Throughout the year, every Wednesday is free to Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. ..

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WWNO-FM: “Inside The Arts: Solidary & Solitary At Ogden Museum, Synthesis In The Marigny, Storyville Diaspora”

This week on Inside the Arts, Black artists and history are the focus of a gallery talk in conjunction with the nationally touring exhibit, Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection, opening this week at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. We talk with curator Katy Siegel.

Then, classical concert pianist Justin Snyder explores music for piano and electronics in SYNTHESIS.

And, Jazz historian Bruce Raeburn revisits the Storyville diaspora with a lecture in conjunction with The Historic New Orleans Collection’s exhibit, Storyville: Madams and Music…

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