Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015
The whole world is going through tumultuous times, with millions of people searching for a safe
haven, climate change, #BlackLivesMatter, our school systems inadequate, police brutality on the
rise, and our mental health institutions being closed at an alarming rate. We all are facing the daily
backlash of these issues in our personal and workday lives.
On Wednesday, December 9, the New Orleans Arts Center & Gallery (NOACG) will celebrate the first ever PoliticoPopUp, a one-night art happening for social and political change. PoliticoPopUp showcases the work of over 40 artists, with strong political leanings, from the New Orleans arts community and beyond.
PoliticoPopUp was conceived specifically for artists who create political art without few outlets to have their work seen by the public, because of political or social content. The PoliticoPopUp art happening includes photography, painting, sculpture, multi media work, printmaking, video, live music, and poetry readings.
Participating artists are:
Dylan Cruz Azaceta, Sheri Lynn Behr, Marguerita Bornstein, Ian Chystal, Lyla Claire, Sean G.Clark, Kim Coleman, Rachel Dangermond, Beverly Davis, Jonathan Dedecker, Cristine Duran, Cecelia and Jose Fernandes, Ashley Gates, Richard Max Gavrich, Greg Giegucz, Anna Hernandez, Horton Humble, Carl Jacobson, Herman Kron, Dapper BRUCE Lafitte, Brick Legendre, Ellis L. Marsalis III, Sanja Matonickin, Kel Mur, Owen Murphy, Travis Pickett, Ann Plicque, Arthur Serverio, Rontherin Ratliff, Elizabeth Shannon, James Sprang, Charlie Steiner, Leona Strassberg Steiner, Gordon Stettinius, Stephan Tunstall, Jordan Wade, John Isaiah Walton, Jerald L. White, Carl Joe Williams and Cole Williams.
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Leona Strassberg Steiner is a curator, photographer, video artist, printmaker, and former dancer. Steiner was a frequent collaborator/curator/instigator in downtown Jersey City, New Jersey, with projects such as We Are 6, a bi-monthly pop-up art exhibit, with six other artists @ Alley Arts, her self-run studio/atelier/gallery. Leona’s work has been shown in Spain, Israel, California, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and New Orleans.