Marcela is an independent curator based in New Orleans. She holds two Masters of Art in Contemporary Art from Sotheby's Institute of Art in London and in The History and Business of Art and Collecting from the Institut d'Etudes Supérieures des Arts/Warwick University in Paris and London.
Correa has worked in several European galleries, ranging from antiquities to contemporary and currently works as the Gallery Manager at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery and is the Executive Director of the Arts District of New Orleans Association.
Demond is a contemporary artist with extensive roots in the Black Masking Culture of New Orleans. With a career spanning almost three decades, Melancon is well-known for his meticulous hand-sewn beadwork used to create massive Mardi Gras Indian suits which are composed of intricately beaded patches depicting actual and imagined events from African and American history.
His work draws from a broad variety of stylistic influences, features imagery rich with symbolism and meaning, addresses stereotypical representations of black people, and tells powerful stories from his experience of the African diaspora.
Hancock Whitney White Linen Night Turns 25!
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Sport your white linen and support the CAC and the Arts District New Orleans on the hottest night of the year!
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
300 - 700 blocks of Julia Street and throughout the Arts District New Orleans FREE & Open to the Public Rain or shine
This year the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans and title sponsor Hancock Whitney commemorate 25 years of experiencing art, building community, and celebrating culture in the Arts District of New Orleans on August 3, 2019! Hancock Whitney White Linen Night is an annual outdoor celebration of art and artists in the Arts District New Orleans, featuring gallery openings, public art displays, food vendors, and much more! Proceeds from the event support the Contemporary Arts Center.
JULIA STREET BLOCK PARTY
5:30pm - 9:30pm | 300 - 700 blocks of Julia Street
Explore curated art exhibitions at more than 20 art galleries and institutions on the 300 - 700 blocks of Julia Street and throughout the Arts District New Orleans! Enjoy local cuisine and cocktails from more than 30 local vendors. The block party is free and open to the public (rain or shine). Food and drink tickets available for purchase in advance or at the event.
FULL EVENT DETAILS ATwww.cacwhitelinennight.com
New Demond Melancon Solo Exhibit Presented by the Arthur Roger Gallery Opening on White Linen Night 2019 White Linen Night
An exhibition of Demond Melancon's beaded portraits presented by the Arthur Roger Gallery, will have its opening reception on White Linen Night (August 3, 2019) in the Arts District of New Orleans. Melancon is honored to debut his newest collection of beaded portraits in this museum-quality exhibit presented by New Orleans' leading contemporary art gallery. As Luck Would Have It, Demond's largest solo exhibit to date, will feature contemporary art created using traditional Mardi Gras Indian beadwork techniques.
The artist's use of powerful imagery evokes emotion as he tells a story with the needle and thread. This year the Contemporary Arts Center and title sponsor Hancock Whitney commemorate 25 years of experiencing art, building community, and celebrating culture in the Arts District New Orleans at the artful summer event of the year.
As Luck Would Have It Exhibit
Opening on White Linen Night
Saturday, August 3, 2019 (6-8pm)
The Arthur Roger Gallery New Orleans