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Just Bead It

Started by Emily Laborde Hines Mar 4. 0 Replies

Mardi Gras season is underway and I thought I'd share this interesting artist I…Continue

Tags: Magazine, Street, Nola, Beads, Gras

Eudora Welty

Started by The Southern Coterie Mar 21, 2013. 0 Replies

Article from Smithsonian MagEudora Welty was one of the grandest…Continue

Tags: Mississippi, TheSouth, Photography, EudoraWelty

Gogo: Nature Transformed

Started by Emily Laborde Hines Feb 26, 2013. 0 Replies

Gogo: Nature TransformedJanuary 19 - July 07, 2013Gogo: Nature Transformed…Continue

Tags: Cumberland, Gogo, High, Art

Ogden Museum of the Southern Art

Started by Sudy Vance Leavy Jan 25, 2013. 0 Replies

Tonight at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Ogden After Hours promises to be a…Continue

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Comment by The Southern Coterie on February 5, 2014 at 3:27pm

New exhibit opening at the Birmingham Museum of Art this month!

Comment by Emily Laborde Hines on October 28, 2013 at 10:45am

New exhibit opening at the High Museum of Art Nov. 3!

Comment by Emily Laborde Hines on October 9, 2013 at 11:16am

Fabulous article in Garden and Gun: Collections- Southern Folk Art. The article features the work of one of my favorite folk artists, Howard Finster of Summerville, Georgia.

Comment by Mary Bostock on February 6, 2013 at 5:08pm
Love that....Hooray for Stephan Wagner!
Comment by whitney long on February 6, 2013 at 2:19pm

This is so neat!  What a clever and beautiful way to recycle Mardi Gras beads. 

Comment by Emily Laborde Hines on February 6, 2013 at 11:39am

Mardi Gras season is underway and I thought I'd share this interesting artist I met last time I visited New Orleans.  Look closely at the magazine cover- it is actually one of Stephan Wanger's pieces made from old mardi gras beads. 

“Seven thousand tons of plastic Mardi Gras beads go into landfills every year,” says Stephán. “If you combine what we’ve thrown away in the past 20 years with what we will throw away in the next 10, you have the exact tonnage of the BP oil spill.

“You know the difference? Oil is organic and dilutes in water. Plastic stays forever.”

Stephán’s solution to the problem is an artistic one: He has used more than 1 million beads so far in the oversized mosaics he creates in his Magazine Street studio. He also teaches bead mosaics to elementary school students and at in-gallery workshops.

His artworks, while occasionally inspired by pop art whimsy, lean astonishingly toward photo-realism, given his medium. Subjects range from plantations to streetcars, skyscrapers to food labels.

For more info check out his website:

Comment by Sudy Vance Leavy on January 24, 2013 at 9:54am

Has anyone been to the Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas?

Comment by Emily Laborde Hines on November 13, 2012 at 6:44pm

Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting

February 14, 2013-May 12, 2013

Few artists have captured the public's imagination like Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) and her husband, the Mexican painter and muralist Diego Rivera (1886–1957). The myths that surrounded them during their lifetime arose not only from their significant body of work, but also from their active participation in the historical happenings around them.

Frida & Diego positions the artists' work within the political and artistic contexts of their time. Their art speaks of a fierce loyalty to and pride in Mexico, the ideals of the 1910 Mexican Revolution and their commitment to the conditions of the common man.

The exhibition features more than 75 works primarily drawn from the collection of Mexico's Dolores Olmedo as well as the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Mexican Art.

The High Museum of Art will be the only U.S. venue for this exhibition, and is accompanied by a full-color catalogue. The exhibition premiers at the Art Gallery of Ontario in the fall of 2012.

Frida Kahlo, Mexican, 1907-1954, Self-Portrait with Monkeys, 1943
Oil on canvas, 81.5 X 63 cm, Gelman Collection.
© 2012 Banco de México
Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D. F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Comment by whitney long on October 8, 2012 at 11:39am

Hoping to take the kids when we are there for homecoming!

Comment by Emily Laborde Hines on October 8, 2012 at 11:06am

The current exhibits at the Georgia Museum of Art are fabulous!  If you are in the Athens area you should definitely check them out!

De Wain Valentine: Human Scale exhibit

The Look of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection


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