Up Coming

                              Give NOLA Day, May 3, 2016

    Faces of Culture is seeking funding support to host a series of cultural programs: Master Class Series: Passing It On will guide young cultural bearers through practices, rituals, and mastering the power of the needle and thread. The series will take place during a three-month period, twelve (12) Saturday classes; from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Big Chief Darryl Montana of the Yellow Pocahontas “Hunters” tribe will conduct the Master Class Series. Darryl is a fourth generation masking Indian and has masked on Carnival Day for more than 42 years and is considered a master craftsman of New Orleans Black masking Indian tradition. He is a 2012 Joan Mitchell Painter and Sculpture Award recipient, 2014 United States Artists Glasgow Fellow in Traditional Arts and a 2015 New Orleans Arts Council Community Arts Award recipient; an exhibition of extraordinary knitting and needle point work by Judith Darensbourg, a fabric artist and her collection of Frank Hayden’s earliest works of art; and Color My World: Artfully Talking, a series of conversations on pertinent topics impacting the craft and environment of visual and performing artists. Five gatherings will be scheduled and a document of the engagement will be created. This initiative grew out of a conversation with artists Willie Burch and Ron Bechet.      

© Curtis Pierre 2015