Thursday, December 18, 2014

Seasoned en Vieux: Hear! Hear!


Pop-up Gallery Launching a Talented Cross-Section of Unique Artists’
Works at Dec. 19 Opening Event

"Dancers"~Michele Lambert, artist

NEW ORLEANS, LA - December 15, 2014 – Galerie 1504 is pleased to present a
group exhibition of new works featuring all Gallery artists. The “Seasoned en Vieux” exhibit will run from December 19, 2014 – January 11, 2015 with an invitation-only, opening reception on Friday, December 19th from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. This exhibit is a part of the Galerie 1501 pop-up series, spotlighting various collections of art for a limited time in alternative spaces.

“Seasoned en Vieux" or “A Seasoned View” is a multi-faceted exhibit with a number of thought provoking themes that are meant to dispel the common thought of our society as a whole. One of the most prevalent of these themes being that individual talent does not simply dissipate with age, but rather it grows in wisdom and perspective as time passes. Just as this theme is meant to dispel these specific misconceptions in both the creative realm and general society, it is also intended as a caveat of positive change for
senior citizens & their allies, to dispel the myth about the ones who are entering their encore years with panache!

This Galerie 1501 pop-up showcase will be located at 1501 Canal Street on the first floor of the historic Texaco building. HRI Properties has kindly donated this temporary exhibit space as a part of their mission to enhance the lives and sensibilities of their tenants, as well as, creatively enhance the current Canal Street Renaissance process.

“Seasoned en Vieux” is made up of various artistic disciplines; such as photography, studio art, quilts, sculptures, muralists, and wearable art. Seventy-five percent of the twenty-nine artists featured are over the age of 60. This impressive representation of senior artists only exemplifies the thought that true artists never retire...they only become more seasoned!

The exhibit will also feature pieces by New Orleans’ own, Terrence Osburne, Michele Lambert, "visual poet" artist Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney and acclaimed artist Sheila Phipps. Many of these works are city inspired pieces that reflect the extraordinary history and traditions that have set the city of New Orleans apart from anywhere else in the world.

“Seasoned en Vieux” will run through January 12, 2015. The artists will be present at the opening reception Friday, December 19th from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., and by appointment.

For additional information please contact Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney 504.645.6168 or

 For media information, contact:
Angelique Christina

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