Join us for Sun Print Sundays, a morning of art making and gallery exploration at The Cabildo. Artist Natasha Sanchez will lead families in the creation of cyanotypes, or sun prints, in the courtyard. Using the museum’s exhibits as inspiration, participants will make their own patterns using plants, found materials, and more.
This Louisiana State Museum program is free and open to the public. It is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Between Land & Sea, which is on view in the second floor gallery of The Arsenal.
Sunday, January 13; 10am-1pm
Sunday, February 17; 10am-1pm
No registration is required, just show up and create! All ages are welcome. Feel free to bring along small objects to utilize in your compositions, or work with the array of provided materials.
The Cabildo is located on Jackson Square, at 701 Chartres Street.
In February, participants are invited to stay for David Knox’s artist talk at 2pm.
David Knox: Civil War Imagery in 21st Century Photography
For New Orleans-based photographer David Knox, the past resides in present-day forms including the land, crops, architecture, and people. In his most recent body of work, he combines historical images from the American Civil War with his own photographs to create photomontages depicting an imagined, surreal world set somewhere in the mid-19th century South. These “tableaux” weave together the disparate lives of Union and Confederate soldiers, freedmen and slaves, civilians and clergy. Characters in his fabled scenes and the symbols around them offer fictional narratives that represent and explore hardship, loss, survival, gender, race, class, religion, death, and resurrection. David Knox will share his Louisiana landscape photography and discuss the historical printing processes, including stereographs, tintypes and wet plate collodions that inform his work.
Sunday, February 17
This event is free and open to the public.