OPEN CALL FOR VISUAL ARTISTS
Ashé Cultural Arts Center seeks submissions for its upcoming PhotoNOLA exhibition, IF THIS WORLD WERE MINE.
Curatorial Statement from Ashé Executive Director Carol Bebelle
“Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one,”
– John Lennon, Imagine
Everybody sits in a place where they wish the world was different. Using spiritual inspiration from John Lennon’s Imagine, artists are being given the power to re-imagine their life, a child’s life, the planet, and ways what they imagine could be transformed into reality. All of us have critiques on the world. We ache for something that’s better. Who better than artists to give us something to look forward to?
IF THIS WORLD WERE MINE will be curated by the Ashé Creative Team. The opening reception will include a Dance Party in collaboration with Sistahs Making A Change.
Accepted media is 2-D photography. The work must be ready for hanging. Photographs can be any size or dimension.
Although the artist need not be a photographer, the submitted work(s) must be a photograph. Artists can submit 5-7 photographic works for consideration. All images must be submitted electronically, in jpeg format.
Please e-mail submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: December 1, 2019
All selected works must be delivered to the Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Monday, December 16, anytime between 10AM and 4PM.
The exhibition will be on view December 19, 2019 through January 12, 2020.
The Opening Reception and Dance Party will be held Thursday, December 19 from 6PM–10PM at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., NOLA, 70113.
Sistahs Making a Change is a free health and wellness program offered by Ashé Cultural Arts Center. Dance offerings change every 6-8 weeks and include African, Salsa, Haitian, Tap, Line Dance, Contemporary, Cuban, Chicago-Style Stepping, Secondline, Zumba and more. The program is directed by Jamilah Peters-Muhammad, a registered nurse and professional dancer. Come join us for our Art Opening and Dance Party and learn more about this exciting program.
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Ashe Cultural Arts Center’s mission is to use art and culture to support equity, human, community and economic development. Ashé is an initiative of Efforts of Grace, Inc., a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), organization that creates and supports programs, activities, and creative works emphasizing the contributions of people of African descent. Located in Central City, the Center provides opportunities for art presentations, community development, artist support, and the creation of partnerships that amplify outreach and support efforts. During the post-hurricane Katrina recovery, Ashé acted as a community-based center for the activities of ReBuild New Orleans and took a leadership role in implementing the strategy to repopulate the Central City neighborhood with its former residents, as well as with new, like-minded neighbors. Ashé houses a repertoire of original theater works that are available for touring, and provides sponsorship for many private, public, community-focused, and family-oriented events.
Ashé creates and supports programs, activities, and creative works that emphasize the contributions of artists, writers, performers, actors, dancers, and speakers from New Orleans and around the world. Located on the historic corridor of Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., the Center provides opportunities for theater, dance, visual art shows, presentations, community development, artist support, and the creation of partnerships that amplify outreach and support efforts.
Image: “Papoose” by Cosette Richard, featured in the Ashé PhotoNOLA Exhibition 2018: NEW ORLEANS BEYOND TOMORROW: Community, Culture, Commerce.