Thursday, January 27, 2011

Opening Reception for "Tambourine and Fan" Art Exhibit this Saturday

Exhibit celebrating Mardi Gras culture opens Saturday, January 29 at McKenna Museum

Opening Reception with the artists is Saturday, January 29, 2011 from 6-9pm


Complimentary refreshments and live entertainment by New Orleans artist Greg Banks

FEATURING: New works by artists Jamar Pierre and Gregoryaun Magee-Hunter

LOCATION: The McKenna Museum, 2003 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

The George and Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art presents The Tambourine and Fan, fundraiser and art exhibit celebrating Mardi Gras culture with new works by Jamar Pierre and introducing Gregoryaun Magee-Hunter.

Jamar has worked with the Tambourine and Fan organization for over fifteen years with murals from Hunters Field to the Treme Community Center, along with hundreds of youth in the 6th and 7th wards. Tambourine and Fan organization is devoted to instilling cultural awareness and building self esteem in the Treme community.

A percentage of the proceeds will enable Jamar Pierre to re-create the 80 ft. banners under the Claiborne Ave overpass, as well as murals at Hunter’s Field (St. Bernard and Claiborne), which were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

"Tambourine and Fan" will be on view through carnival season until March 12, 2011.

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