We didn’t see everything on the Prospect 2 list, but we made a dent. This was a favorite, down in the CBD:
I felt bad for the person overseeing this exhibit – stuck all day in a room full of buzzing transformers and blue-white light – like a bad scene from Joe vs. the Volcano. Here’s a clip if you need a reference- pay attention to the lighting in this scene:
Art House on the Levee was a little bit disappointing, as the collaborative canvases to paint on were recently taken down and replaced with fresh white ones – so there wasn’t much to see. But we discovered an old (1930s?) O’Keefe and Merritt stove in the back – with the coolest built-in broiler!
We had a delicious lunch at Cake Cafe in the Marigny. Grilled cheese, tomato basil soup, and a wedding cake cupcake. My favorite! I love that delicate almond flavor.
We stopped at the New Orleans Healing Center, on St. Claude Avenue. In three years, this former Universal Furniture store has been transformed into a food co-op, bookstore, fitness center, yoga, acupuncture and other healing arts hub, meeting space, art gallery and general cool place to be. If I lived in that part of town I would definitely frequent this space!
I’m realizing that I have few photos of the actual art we viewed. Several places didn’t allow photos. Here’s a piece by Keith Duncan with a Voodoo/Mardi Gras theme:
Lastly, here’s a preview of tomorrow’s post. I’ll tell you about connecting with the natural world on Horn Island, and how Martha Beck’s new book impacted my visit to the island in powerful and – dare I say it? – magical ways! Stop back in tomorrow to hear more. Meanwhile, can you find my tent in this photo? What a beautiful wide beach . . .