On Wednesday, Prospect New Orleans announced the details of its third biennial exhibition of international contemporary art, “Prospect.3”.
The three-month exhibition opens in October with about 60 artists from around the globe. The first Prospect international art show in 2007 brought art-world stars and collectors to the city, and at least one critic called it “the greatest art exhibit in New Orleans history.”
This week on Inside the Arts, we explore what's billed as the maddest tea party in town! We follow crazy characters through NOMA's Besthoff Sculpture Garden as The NOLA Project presents Adventures in Wonderland, a new interactive interpretation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Then, an art exhibit in the Garden District showcases the works of watermedia artists from around the world.
And we round out with the Jefferson Ballet Theatre's production of the romantic dance drama Giselle.
This month's Cityscapes column in NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune from geographer and author Richard Campanella details the geography of the Greek community in New Orleans. Most city residents would probably first think of Greek Fest, the annual festival held on the grounds of Holy Trinity Eastern Orthodox Church overlooking Bayou St. John. The congregation marks its 150th anniversary this year.
Now that the Katrina-darkened footlights are back on at the Saenger, the Mahalia Jackson and the Civic, theater is big business in New Orleans. Peter's guests on Out to Lunch are two of the people who brought these theaters back to life and who operate them.
Bryan Bailey is co-owner and Managing Partner of the Civic Theater. David Skinner is General Manager of the Saenger and the Mahalia Jackson theaters.
This week on Inside the Arts, many of us are rifting on melodies and memories of Jazz Fest 2014. We'll tell you about a new mobile app that is spreading our rich musical heritage around the globe.
Then we travel across the pond, via telephone, for conversation with British actor Julian Sands who will be in New Orleans this week for his solo stage performance — A Celebration of Harold Pinter — at the Contemporary Arts Center.
This week on The Reading Life: Canadian/New Orleanian novelist Joseph Boyden, whose new book The Orenda, won the Canada Reads competition. The Orenda illuminates a period in the 17th century when Jesuit missionaries came to the Canadian wilderness to convert the natives of the New World.
We'll also talk with mystery novelist and Pinckley Prize winner Gwen Florio, whose new entry in the Lola Wicks series is Dakota.