Second Thursday at the CAC

Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans

May 9, 2019 ||| 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans

We invite you to join us for our Second Thursdays free, open to all, monthly celebratory event during which we welcome you to see our exhibition, Hinge Pictures: Eight Women Artists Occupy the Third Dimension. Join us on this Second Thursday for an evening of celebration, socializing, and programming designed to enhance your appreciation of contemporary art and artists.

Foodtruck: Afrodisiac
Free and open to all

Galleries on View- 5:30-9pm
Immerse yourself in our visual art exhibition, Hinge Pictures: Eight Women Artists Occupy the Third Dimension, a demonstration of formal innovation and social liberation across two floors of the CAC.

Own Your Narrative: A Spoken Word Poetry Event - 6:00-7:00pm, Helis Gallery
Join us for a space-ship happy hour and spoken word poetry performances produced by Outspoken featuring talented artists May Royal (Founder of Outspoken), Arriel Hollingsworth "Ase" (SUNO Student), Alton (Suno Student), Choice Bolton, Icon the Poet, B Blunt, Trojuan, and Rutina Wesley from Queen Sugar!

Leyla McCalla Sneak Peak Performance- 7:15 Theater
Acclaimed Haitian-American musician Leyla McCalla will offer a tasty, preview from her upcoming performance, Breaking The Thermometer (To Hide the Fever)- showing at the CAC in Fall 2020. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy, elegant, soulful and witty

Making Safe Spaces – 7:30pm-8:30pm, Theater
A special guest poet will open this conversation about access to and agency in women’s reproductive healthcare in Louisiana. The Helis Foundation Chief Curator of Visual Arts, Andrea Andersson moderates a time-sensitive dialogue with panelists including Esther Dejong (Midwife) and Ashley Hill (Advocacy & Outreach Coordinator at Birthmark Doulas). Join us for this roundtable of women who create safe spaces in community as they speak on power, presence and policy in women's healthcare.

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