Artist Jane Castillo reached out to us about our Prospect.3 maps of the French Quarter, Uptown, the Marigny, and the Bywater. What she said got us really bummed out — that Prospect.3 had failed to include her gorgeous Blank Canvas sculpture, along with many other works in the Lower Ninth Ward, in their official map. Nobody likes a bummed out building; even worse, a bummed out artist. After the jump, peep our map of awesome Prospect.3 events in the Lower Ninth Ward, St Bernard Parish, and the site on the Westbank that everyone's talking about. Got a Prospect.3 request? Hit us up in the comments and we'll work our magic.Read More
Mapping Prospect.3 in the Lower Ninth Ward and Beyond
Below Canal: CANO's Creative Space at St. Maurice Church
CANO once again hits it out of the park in providing innovative exhibits while honoring the space it shows in. The Lower Ninth Ward's beloved St. Maurice Church plays host to "Reverberations" — innovative works from New Orleans Airlift, Kent Wood, and David Sullivan. Gorgeous visuals anchor each showing, which transforms the church like paint to a blank canvas. St. Maurice Church is open all of Prospect.3 Friday through Sunday from 11am to 4pm.
This public installation from Jane Castillo is a sculpture that plays on the golden hour perfectly. Slightly diffused, woven lines anchor a piece that is open to interpretation, light, and even darkness. Blank Canvas is on display for all of Prospect.3 and is available to visit round-the-clock.
Another CANO exhibit that allows for some serious innovation, Crevasse 22 offers up a spacious community garden along with planned brunches to fully engage the senses. Two brunches are left at Crevasse 22 — one on Sunday, December 7th and Sunday, January 4th. The exhibit itself takes you through the controversial decision to drain a threatening flood in the area in 1927. A truly conscientious, sobering piece, Crevasse 22 is not to be missed. The exhibit is open all of Prospect.3 Friday through Sunday from 11am to 4pm.
Exhibit BE is what everyone was talking about last Saturday, November 22nd and can you blame them? The street art smorgasbord is dizzying in scope and completely immersive. Though Exhibit BE has yet to announce their next open date, we'll be eagerly checking their website in hopes that we can traverse the grounds of the De Gaulle Manor Community one more time.
Artists Maria Levitsky, Stacy Greene, and Jill Stoll, the latter of whom bills herself as an "analog collagist" take the tactile and explore everything from the dizzying mandalas of connectivity to architecture reimagined. PAPER/WEIGHT is open all of Prospect.3 Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4pm.
Peep This! is rearing for your attention with an abundant offering of photography, sculpture work, and even performance in the quest to draw viewers in and examine exactly what it is that captures their attention. This meta artistic display runs for all of Prospect.3 Wednesday through Sunday from 11am to 5pm.
Show and Tell
Gallery Inferno opens up its new location to the world for Show and Tell, a group exhibit that includes the works of innumerable artists and also offers artist lectures about their pieces. The next lecture series is December 11th at 7:30pm. Mary Jane Parker and Gary Oaks will be discussing their works. An opening reception for Arti(fiction), which focuses on the Battle of New Orleans' bicentennial just minutes away from the Chalmette battlefield, will take place January 8th. Show and Tell is open all of Prospect.3 with hours Monday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm and special second Saturday hours from 10am to 8pm.
An additional fixture of CANO's installation at St. Maurice Church, Space Rites rewires televisions to create an illuminating display that is part performance, part interactive work of art. Space Rites offers events on December 13th and January 7th at 7pm, though it's open all of Prospect.3 Friday through Sunday from noon to 5pm.
The Art House on the Levee
Robert C. Tannen's Art House on the Levee revels in the hypothetical, displaying scenarios for the city in the next few centuries to come with the visceral use of "The Cone of Uncertainty". Be on the lookout for this space outside of Prospect.3 as it continues to be reimagined by the L9VC. The Art House on the Levee is open all of Prospect.3 Friday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm.