St. Claude Arts District Events Tonight (April 12)

Apr 12, 2008 by

Come out after FQF or before you hit the clubs for the night and enjoy the great art and performances on St. Claude:

4108 St. Claude Ave, Tel: 504.324.2489,
Opening Reception: Saturday April 12th, 6:00pm – 11:00pm

Art by Skip Williamson and Christina Gusek, Performance by The Subliminator

“Artist Skip Williamson, (is) one of the beloved granddaddies of the nihilistic underground comics movement… Trippier than a sheet of windowpane acid, and often more political than compatriots like R. Crumb, Williamson also invented the “Playboy Funnies” section of America’s favorite lad mag.”
– Diablo Cody (Academy Award winning author of the film “Juno”.)

Chris Gusek, an artist originally from western Massachusetts. Her work is disquieting, willfully scatological and morbidly uncivilized. She’s obsessive/compulsive, a fan of Heavy Metal and her art is like Yellow Submarine meets Charles Manson if Charles Manson were female.

The Subliminator was found in a state of suspended animation in an abandoned crate by spacerock guitar ace John Pack in 2002. Col. Pack immediately installed him in his band Spaceseed, America’s premier spacerock band. He will be playing no less than five optical theramins this evening!

Skip Williamson, Christina Gusek & The Subliminator

3519 St. Claude Ave, (504) 473-6819,

Now Playing: Crimes Against Nature: A Love Story

A Backyard Ballroom original script and score, written and composed in New Orleans. Score by Ratty Scurvics, animation by Thomas Little and Lisa VanWambeck.

Show Dates & Times: Fridays & Saturdays, March 28 – April 12 – 8 pm. No performance on Friday, April 4th.

Tickets: $15. Tickets available for purchase at Bacchanal, 600 Poland Ave. in the Bywater from 3 pm-9 pm daily. Call 504-948-9111 for directions and details.


1122 St. Roch Ave, (504) 218-8379,

Directed and Choreographed by: Agnes de Garron

Show Dates & Times: Friday – Sunday April 11 – 13, 8:30 pm, Tickets: $12

Mona Rogers: ‘’Who needs another story about her?” This challenge is the opening salvo in an extended barrage of contemptuous, self-lacerating questions that establish Mona (as played by six male and female characters, young and old,) as the nightmarish distillation of a certain breed of woman who grew up in the 1950’s. Mona ultimately seems imprisoned within her own assiduously cultivated beauty-queen body language. Each actor is playing the different emotions and sides of one character. Mona is her own Greek chorus and her solo self all in one.


4031 St. Claude Ave, (504) 218-5727,

New Work at the Rusty Pelican Studio
Sculpture by Travis Linde, Photographs by Lexi Linde

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 12th, 6-9pm

Come early to tour the sculpture garden!


2331 St. Claude Ave, 504) 525-2767/ 710-4506,

Mars Tokyo – Retrospective (1980-2008)

Show Dates: April 9th thru May 31st, 2008

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 12th 6-9:00


2833 Dauphine St. (Corner of Press On the Tracks)

Opening Reception: April 12th, 2008, 6:00 – 10:00 PM

Featuring 8 local fine artists: Amy Davis (Traditional Hand colored Black and White Photos), Eric Buchannan (Acrylic and wood and canvas), Michael Dingler of Nola Rising (Multimedia), Colin Wadsworth (Photography), Martin Dale Welch …and special guest artists Taylor Shepherd, paintings and art by the inch, and Jake MacLelan (multimedia).


3161 Burgundy Street, (504) 813-4848

On Saturday April 12th, 6pm – 9pm, Antenna, a new gallery in the St. Claude Arts District is opening its first show: Narrative. The exhibition features two collaborations, each involving a visual artist and a writer, each based around the idea of creating a narrative.

Teamed-up are artist Shawn Hall with playwright and poet Brad Elliot and artist/graphic novelist Brad Benischek with writer Case Miller.

Antenna is operated by the artist-run 501c3 collective Press Street. Narrative was chosen as its inaugural show to highlight the non-profit’s mission to promote both art and literature in the community through dynamic projects, collaborations and publications.

Opening reception: Saturday April 12th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Show runs through May 17th, 2008



4037 St. Claude Ave, (504) 616-7427,

Les Enfants Rouges and Jeremiah Ariaz

Opening Receptions: Saturday April 12, 6p.m. – 9p.m.
Exhibition Dates: April 12 – May 3, 2008
Gallery Hours: Friday – Sunday 12p.m. – 5p.m.

Front Gallery: Les Enfants Rouges
Curated by Malcolm McClay, Assistant Professor of Art at Louisiana State University, Les Enfants Rouges (the red children) brings together the vanguard of contemporary art from Baton Rouge. This conceptually rich and diverse exhibition features both established and emerging artists working in a range of media including: photography, video, and sculpture, both static and kinetic.

Les Enfants Rouges features the work of Timothy Berg, Ben Dartez, Mallory Feltz, Barton Gilley, Loren Schwerd, Holly Streekstra, Japeth A. Storlie

Back Gallery: Solo Exhibition by Jeremiah Ariaz

Jeremiah Ariaz exhibits new works that chart the American Landscape.

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