Crusade For Collecting
on the streets (Julia & Commerce)
One night pop-up exhibition: Saturday, Dec 1, 6-9pm
Dirty Coast hosts the Crusade for Collecting, featuring 10 New Orleans photographers and a selection of images from The Ten.
The Crusade for Collecting is starting its tour, pulling up Lady Blue (the 1977 VW Bus purchased through funds raised on Kickstarter) in cities across the country (2nd stop is New Orleans!), showing photography, engaging passerby’s, and creating a spectacular scene. Photographs will not be for sale. Instead, people will be encouraged to choose a favorite photograph and engage in games and talks with the artists. Most people will be able to keep their favorite photograph and walk away collectors. Bam!
The pop-up show will have two components – the exhibition of 12×18 photographs from the online project The Ten (original, signed photographs in an edition of 25 for $250) and a series of 6×9 photographs from photographers based in New Orleans (the Local Photographer Showcase).
The local photographer showcase will be a curated selection of 6×9 images from artists within the host city community. These images will be available for any passerby to view and select to keep. The local photographers will also be present to have conversations about their photography and make connections to people who have just become collectors of their work.
The event will be hosted by Dirty Coast in front of their new store on Julia Street (329 Julia Street at Julia & Commerce) from 6-9pm during the Julia Street art walk.
Jennifer Schwartz will talk about her Crusade for Collecting project on Saturday, December 1 at 12pm at the Ogden Museum.