MY LOUISIANA MUSE - On Display through October 7th
September 12 – October 7th
Jazz and Heritage Gallery
1205 N. Rampart St
Photo Set Click Here - https://www.facebook.com/smitzack/media_set?set=a.10156075059960564&type=1
I am forever humble and most grateful for the support of the community in attending the My Louisiana Muse soft opening and grand opening on September 11th and 12th. In addition to attending the openings I am thankful for those of you that spread the word through your social media channels and through Old School Word of Mouth! At one point in the project I realized that it was bigger than I was and that I was heeding the call of an invisible source of inspiration. I knew that whatever the turn out on both nights that that was the way it was supposed to be. The openings for the exhibit reiterated another fact that this project was meant to bring people together, and it did.
The soft opening was a magical night with four artists: Maritze Mercado-Narcisse, Tommy Michot, Nick Slie, and Michel Varisco in attendance for the Artist QnA. We also had Darrell Bourque read some of his poetry on opening night, with a special guest poetry reading by my father. I will have a video uploaded here very soon of my talk as well as Darrel Bourque and my father’s readings.
My expectations were reasonable. The work was done, the word was out, and the final products were still hanging from the wall. Before any new eyes passed over a single print, I was content and proud. I had learned so much about myself during this process and the journey had overshadowed any anticipation or anxiety on opening night. As they say, it was all gravy from here on out...
There was so much wonderful press for My Louisiana Muse I just have to share it here. So many great words were said and written about this project that I know must continue on. Here's to keeping the dialogue going.
HAPPY HOUR Radio Interview - http://itsneworleans.com/shows/happy-hour/question-number-three
KRVS "The Exchange" Radio Show - http://krvs.org/post/exchange-september-1-2015