Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Art in Bloom
I have installed a tree painting at the New Orleans Museum of Art as a part of Art in Bloom, which runs from March 24-28, 2010. Tonight is the Patron and Preview Party. The exhibit is open to the public from Thursday through Sunday and features art, floral designs and installations with a green theme. Above: This painting is "Lotus Tree", 48" x 72", mixed media on canvas. The plants are provided by The Garden Gate, a beautiful and lush nursery on Metairie Road. I like the company of the classical portraits to the left. :)
The 2nd floor gallery where my piece is set among others in "Creative Designs"
Below: photos from installation
The van full of plants!
Lagniappe: One of the benefits of being last to finish up this morning was being around as Museum Director John Bullard came through with some colleagues and showed them the Superbowl Wager painting on loan from the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Below. He described each part of the painting, with new meanings attributed to the Saints victory, such as the glowing Lombardi Trophy, the dying colt, and Buddy D lower right. A New Orleans moment to remember. :)