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If Jazz Was a Color, What Color Would it Be?
By Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney©97

Blue as in 'mo better?
Cobalt, azure teal,
Sapphired, indigoed midnight sky?

If jazz was a'll fire up red hot!
Cinnamon salsa, mustard tinged lavender lace.
Improvising multiple patterned hues & blues..


Effortless blacks & whites!
Shading elegant brocades in smoky velvet

Billie, Sarah, Duke.
Fly a way Bird!
Groove on Wash- ing- ton!
(No Kenny G here)!

Miles awake,
Miles high!
Miles wide

Colors erupting like a Cannonball!
If jazz was a color, the color would be what the eyes see...
Blue! As in mo betta…
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Monday, September 14, 2015

Paintings to Make You Smile~ Young Creatives Exhibition at Rhythm & ues

Here is one of our Young Creatives who call herself Journey.  Her "Talking Drum" which are recycled oil drums that will be used in the new Bienville-Basin Development as trash receptacles shows the youthful vibrancy of her eye.

The gallery is also showcasing a couple of her other paintings in the "Da Fleet! Where the Young Creatives Are" at Rhythm & Hues @1501 through October 31st.

Reception tentatively scheduled for Oct 3rd.

Andrew's piece simply does that..make you smile.  Native to Venezuela now currently living in Baton Rouge, La his charming and whimsica painting kinda reminds you of a cross between Dr. Suess & Sponge Bob Squarepants!

Friday, September 11, 2015

At Rhythm & Hues_ Changed Waters extended to Sept 26th.

We are happy to say that Changed Waters: Thrown Rocks, Building Castles exhibition has been extended to Sept 26th!

(l to r): Artists Madeline Corey Thomas, Claudia Washington & Isarealle Johnson

Ransom McCormick, artist

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Under the Fig Tree: The Official opening of the Bienville-Basin Community Development

The newly renovated Bienville Basin Comunit Development officially opened Augst 29th, 2015. It was the former Iberville Housing Project that underwent a massive transformation over the last few years.

I, and the artists of Rhythm & Hues were delghted to share in a modest way in enhancing the streets with our "Talking Drums" recyled oil drums now being used as trash receptacles that will dot the landscape for months to come!

Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney reflecting on the new development.  Secretary Julian Castro in background.

 Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney (background Secretary Julian Castro, HUD)

Ribbon cutting. (l to r):Senator Mary Landrieu, N.O. Mayor itch Landrieu, Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney, Secretary of HUD Julian Castro

Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney, Curator?artist at Rhythm & Hues @ 1501.  Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La)

(l to r): Secretary Julian Castro, Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney & Secretary Shaun Donovan

Post ribbon cutting Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney

Some of the "Drummer" artists with City leaders

(l to r): The Honorable Shaun Donovan (Executive Director for the U.S. Office of Management & Budget & former Secretary of HUD), Jacquelyn Hughes Money, curator of Rhythm & Hues @ 1501, Jenae Wilson, artist Thelma Bowers, artist Sandra Blakely, artist Karel Sloane-Boekbinder & Sheila Pipps with Pres Kabacoff, CEO of HRI,Inc.

(l to r): Artist Jenae Wilson, HRI Properties, Inc partner & former Mayor of New Orleans Sidney Bartholomew, Artist Jacquelyn Hughes Money, curator of Rhythm & Hues @ 1501,  artist Thelma Bowers, artist Sandra Blakely, artist Karel Sloane-Boekbinder & Sheila Pipps

Even though the reporter got it wrong as I did not grew up in the Iberville Projects, it was a nice photo.  I spent 6 months there as an young adult (age 22).  It was beautifu back then in the early 70s.    I am glad to see it go through a new stage.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Speak to Me! Talking Drums installed at the Bienville-Basin Development Today

Seak to Me: New "Talking Drums" art
Our second wave of "Talking Drums" trash receptacles being installed in the renovated Bienville-Basin Development today!

The Grand Opening is Friday August 29th at 2pm

Jessica Strahan, artist

(l to r): Bryan Brown, LaBertha McCormick and Thelma Bowers



LaBertha McCormick, artist

Thelma Bowers, artist

Previous "Drummers":
She_Brie Cousin, artist
(l to r): Jenae Wilson, Sheila Pipps, Ransom McCormick, Karel Sloane-Boekbinder, Sha_brie Cousin
On top of Drums: Gailene St. Amont
Karel Sloane-Boekbinder's drum installed in the BBD at Bienville & Marais Streets
Sheila Pipps' drum installed at Marais & Iberville Streets
Jenae Wilson, artist