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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Visual Arts

Painting Workshops

 

January 27-29, 4:00- 7:00pm at Lyons Center
Ages 6 and older.  Limit 15 people per class.  First come, first serve.  Free for Orleans Parish residents.

  • January 27 - Beginner
  • January 28 - Intermediate
  • January 29 - Advanced

All materials will be provided, so just bring your creativity for this colorful workshop with artist Eugenio Wilson.

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

 

About the Instructor
Eugenio Wilson, from New Orleans, LA. with strong family ties from Honduras, always expressed himself creatively through pen, pencil, or brush as a child. His parents, Sonia and Henderson, discovered his love for art and nurtured it from the beginning along with encouragement from family members. Today, in Atlanta, he continues his passion for art by creating colorful abstract paintings, drawings, and woodcuts as he search for relationships between shapes, colors, movement, emphasis, rhythm, and lines in a never ending odyssey of creativity, consciousness, and knowledge of self. His mentor, Sue Jane Smock, world renowned woodcut printmaker, provided him with the grounding and knowledge to move forward in art as a creative and expressive medium. Other famous artists that influenced him were Joan Miro, Motherwell, Picasso, Atlan, Pollack, and Kandinsky. His hope is to one day become an Art Teacher or Art Therapist and bring about conscious and expressive art from future generations through his own expressive voice, thoughts, and journey.  Read more here

 

Treme Homecoming Mural

 

In partnership with the Arts Council of New Orleans
Artists Jamar Pierre and Ivan Watkins led youth art classes and Saturday community workshops on art and mural design.  They also learned how to research, document & depict the history of Treme & Treme Center with elders and artists in the community.  

The project culminated with a large mural (above) for the Treme Rec Center that honors the Treme community's  heroes, history and culture. Students paintings are also on display in the main walkway.

Tremé People & Places in the Mural 
Cheryl Austin, Ron Chisom, Jim Hayes, Viola Washington, Jessie Hill, Louis Charbonnet,The Box Band, Big Ike, Ashton Ramsey, Miss Lucile, Treme Community Center, Treme Coffeehouse, and Miss Annie Mae’s Sweet Shop.  To learn more about these people and places, click here to download a mural guide. 

 

 

 

 

 
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Last updated: 1/16/2015 11:19:49 AM

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