Friday, November 21, 2014

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New Orleans' Artists...Show Your Stuff! Call for Artists for Seasoned en Vieux Exhibition invitation

 "Luck is no more then preparation meeting opportunity"
Well here it is:

Call for Artists: 1501 Canal Apartments’ Seasoned en Vieux exhibition

  VISUAL ARTISTS in Orleans Parish & adjacent parishes inclusive of Southern Louisiana are invited to "show your stuff" at:
"Seasoned En Vieux" (A Seasoned in View) exhibition opening Dec 8, 2015 to January 25th, 2015

1501 Canal  (converted  senior apartments~formerly the corporate headquarters for Texaco.) 
Opening reception TBA. 
Art accepted includes but is not exclusive to:  Painting, photography, fiber, mixed medias, quilts, sculpture, wearable art.  All mediums are welcome as long as it is of good quality and tastefully rendered.  Participation is limited.  This is not a vendors' showing.  Artists do not have to be present as this exhibition will be up for roughly 6 weeks.
The art does not have to be exclusively about that 3rd stage nor does the artist have to be seasoned, but as the exhibition space is the converted senior apartments, formerly the corporate headquarters for Texaco, the desire is for neighbors and the general public to see all that beauty in the grey-hairness. We do, however, want to give priority to "seasoned" artists over 60 but it will not exclude anyone who has not yet reach that encore stage.
Canal Street is the main artery leading to the French Quarter, Faubourg TREME, Central Business District and the Art Warehouse Districts; a ripe opportunity to showcase local art and local artists to huge number of out of town visitors.
The work must be ready for hanging.  2D pieces (paintings, photographs, fiber, etc.)  must be no bigger than 6'x6'.   However there is a considerable amount of floor space for sculpture and art that is free standing.  Preferably, submit  most recent works.  Art can be for sale.  Interested party(s) will be put in contact with the artists for whatever negotiations with the understanding the work will not be removed until the close of show January 25th, 2015.
All art images must be submitted electronically.  Please e-mail submissions as jpegs to no later than Nov 30th, 2015 for review.  All selected works must be delivered to 1501 Canal Apartments between 9-am-4:00pm by December 3rd, 2014.
Art can be picked up between January 26-31st, 2015 from 9am-12pm and 2:00pm-4:30pm only. 
For questions and any other additional information, please contact Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney at:

Street view where the Seasoned Vieux will be held.  !501 Canal is between Marais and Villere Streets. Paid parking next door as well as limited street parking.  Scroll down for additional pictures of the interior space.

 We have been given a wonderful opportunity, by the generousity of HRI Properties, to show case local artists on Canal Street in the months of December 2014 and January 2015 in a commercial space.  Please feel free to forward info to your contacts and/or share on whatever social mediums you utilize. 
Since this fabulous opportunity being bestowed has a restricted timeline for submission, I hope some of you will be kind enough to share or take  advantage of the opportunity.  It is my hope that if you know artists over 60 or your work depicts that of senior life showing the vibrancy, the wisdom and the irreverance of that encore stage, please let me know or share.
We want to re-direct the cliches and stereotypes while we revisit the 60s & 70s!
The art does not have to be exclusively about that 3rd stage nor does the artist have to be seasoned, but this is the converted senior apartments formerly the corporate headquarters for Texaco.  I would want my neighbors and the general public to see all that beauty in the grey-hairness.


The 1501 Canal Street (formerly Texaco Corporate Offices)



 The Ground Floor Commercial Space on Canal Street at Marais

 The Canal Street Car lets you off right in front of the 1501


 1501 Canal Srtreet.  The front of the old Texaco corporate headquarters where the exhibition will be.

 As you can tell you can look out from the gallery space onto Canal.  The Canal Street Streetcar stops right in front!

 Another side of the commercial space

Some of the wall space that can accomodate several large pieces although we are asking to restrict to no more then 60'x60'.

Adjacent to the interior elevators

View from interior by elevators

 You can tell we can accomodate a few large pieces no more then 60"x60"


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Making Me You

Why are you still trying to make me you?
When you are not doing you very well.
is there something in a ravine
 that  slipped from your fingers
holding something you entrusted
that you thought you could extract from me?
Why are you still trying to make me you?
when you have an exceptional privilege of being an exceptional you.
that will satisfy all your yearnings.
your burning
Earning a well deserved right to be formidable
as Juicy and as scrumptious as you can be
Why are you still trying to make me you?
When even on a well oiled day
That would be an extraordinary feat
far past even what I could do
Why are you still trying to make me you?
I am enough, right where I am
and looking forward to even more
as I refine and define
working so hard
to round out all
to be a powerful
and as juicy as a fleshy mango.
Why do you want to make me you?
Are my parts not good enough
Or perhaps too much
It appears we both still have much to do
But one thing is true
I will not be made into you
so there it it is!
Toodle loo!
All rights reservedJHM11-12-14

Shadows No More Week 12...In Progress

Friday, November 7, 2014

Rare Footage of Dr. Angelou: On a Caged Bird Song|carousel|dl1

Rare footage shows Maya Angelou discussing her long-awaited album

The late iconic American writer, poet, actor, dancer, director, composer, and lecturer Dr. Maya Angelou's long-awaited album Caged Bird Songs is officially available today via Smooch Music. The album blends Maya's poetic spoken words with modern hip-hop production, and was produced by RoccStarr (Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Hudson, CeeLo Green) and Shawn Rivera (lead singer of Az Yet, the R&B vocal pop group formerly on La Face/Arista Records). Before her passing, Maya discussed the album and its impact, saying, "This project is important. It's woven into the tapestry of our lives, and we're being serious and giving and kind about it." In celebration of Caged Bird Songs, a very special and rare clip of Maya discussing the album can be seen exclusively at  Maya Angelou's Caged Bird Songs is available today via Smooch Music.  

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