Thursday, December 25, 2014

Syenergy en Vieux

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” (A Seasoned View) exhibition will run from December 19, 2014 – January 13, 2015 

"Baby Boy"~Farris Armand


Galerie 1501 partners with Reinments of Power & through the generousity of HRI Properties in presenting “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 exhibit is a part of the The Fig Tree Project pop-up series, spotlighting various collections of art for a limited time in alternative spaces.

Galerie 1501, is located at 1501 Canal Street on the first floor of the historic Texaco building bordering Faouborg Treme & downtown New Orleans. 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” has a synergy made up from varied disciplines; such as photography, studio art, studio art quilts, sculptures, muralists, and wearable art form manifested in the ingenious styling of Alfred Tumblin & Beesiyge Ogden. This team gives homage to a time where fine craftmanship & styling was vibrant & alive mixed with a modern twist! 

"White Goddess Coat"~Alfred Tumblin & Beesigye Ogden,artists
 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.  Eight of the artists are under the age of 60 with our youngest being 17 &  several veterans are presented.  It highlights that an intergenerational vieux can blend easily when it come to art, that there is no reason to box in people, not matter the reason.
The exhibit will also feature pieces by New Orleans’ own, Terrence Osburne, Michele Lambert, "visual poet" artist Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney, artists Farris ArmandSheila 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.

This exhibit is a part of the The Fig Tree Project pop-up series, spotlighting various collections of art for a limited time in alternative spaces. "Seasoned en Vieux” will run through January 13, 2015.  Gallery hours are Monday – Friday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., and by appointment.

For additional information please contact Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney,curator at 504.645.6168 or


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