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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Visual Arts

Painting Workshops

December 2-4
4:30-6:30pm
Gernon Brown Rec Center
1001 Harrison Ave.


December 2 - Beginner
December 3 - Intermediate
December 4 - Advanced


Ages 12 and older. Limit 15 people per class. First come, first serve. All materials will be provided, so just bring your creativity for this colorful workshop with artist Bonita Day.

Register in person at Gernon Brown Rec Center or contact L'Oreal Evans at lmevans@nola.gov or (504) 658-3013.

About the Instructor
Bonita Day completed her undergraduate work at Louisiana State University, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1992 with a solo exhibition. Bonita was awarded a full tuition waiver and stipend and received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Tulane University in 1999. After completion of her graduate work, Bonita was served as Curator and Director of the Carroll Gallery of the Newcomb Art Department, serving in that capacity until 2002.

She has been an active member of many Arts Organizations, most notable are her service as the Chair of the Visual Arts Committee and Executive Committee Member of the Board of Directors for the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans and her service to the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts as a Member of the Board of Directors.

Bonita has exhibited her work in exhibitions locally and nationally and has had four solo exhibitions. In 2008 she created and co-chaired the regional NOLA Fired Up ceramics art conference which brought together over 250 artists for lectures, exhibitions and an outdoor fired installation art exhibition event.

In addition to pursuing her art career, Bonita has also pursued her interest in science and microbiology as she has worked in the Tulane University School of Medicine for four years, assisting in research in a microbiology laboratory. There she gained hands on microbiology experience including tissue collection, growing viruses and cells in cultures and capturing images on the microscope. Bonita has also pursued her interests in the metaphysical realm by studying shamanism intensively and is also trained as a Master Guide of Modern Shamanism.

Bonita continues to live and work as a practicing studio artist in her studio in uptown New Orleans.  Read more here.

 
 
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