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July 12: God’s Country at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

God’s Country– my collective’s six-book visual field guide to the farthest corners of Louisiana— is now available for purchase at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s shop.

June 22: DR. JOHN FUNERAL PHOTO SLIDESHOW

I had the great honor of sourcing, editing, and compiling images highlighting the life of iconic musician and cultural treasure Mac Rebennack / Dr. John / The Night-Tripper for his funeral service at the Orpheum theatre, followed by a sweltering second line. He will be greatly missed.

June 14: southern oral history program

I am so incredibly pleased that the portraits, audio oral histories, and oral history transcripts from my project STEWARDS will be housed and archived at the Southern Oral History Program in alliance with The Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina. The words and life experiences of female-identified South Louisianans who create and tend to intentional space will be made available for researchers, scholars, students, educators and everyday folk.

 

MAY 31: DIGITAL PHOTO 101

I will be teaching a photo101 all-day workshop at NOVAC, a local nonprofit that supports storytellers in myriad of ways. Sign up here.

may 2: Rudy Brunner Award for urban excellence + skateboarders

I grew up skateboarding, and know how important the community and confidence that come with alongside it are for young people. I spent 2013-2015 collecting oral histories from young skateboarders in New Orleans, archiving their words and stories so I could use my privilege as an adult to share and  advocate for more safe spaces where young people can skateboard in our city. It  was super awesome to sit at lunch and share my research and oral histories with the judges from the Rudy Brunner Award for Urban Excellence who have named The Small Center as a finalist. The Small Center was instrumental in providing technical and design assistance to the skateboarders who built and envisioned Parisite skatepark. Apparently this award is quite prestigious,  and it was lovely to uplift the voices of young skateboarders in New Orleans East who cherish and utilize Parasite.

April 25: New Orleans Museum of Art Collaboration

My collective Southerly Gold will be collaborating with the New Orleans Museum of Art this Fall for an upcoming Louisiana Landscape exhibition. We will have an installation on the ground floor, and will be spearheading some programing during the run of show. More info closer to.

FEBRUARY 13: GOD’S COUNTRY BOOK RELEASE PARTY

After many years of collective work, the six books that comprise the landscaper project God’s Country will be released.

Please join us at Mosquito Supper Club,3824 Dryades St. February 13th 6-9pm. Food and booze provided.

FEBRUARY 8: THE TERRITORY AHEAD OPENS AT GOOD CHILDREN GALLERY

Opening reception Friday, February 8th 6-10pm. Exhibition will be on show through March 3rd, weekends 12-5pm and by appointment. 4037 St. Claude Ave. Gallery info here.

“Embedded in the southern landscape are complicated narratives and dark histories, interwoven and overlapping in their themes. God’s Country: The Territory Ahead examines how landscape has the power to define identity, and how identity of place is often tied to the land itself. Over the course of five years, Southerly Gold ventured across the state of Louisiana creating a record of place, of stories stumbled upon, and a documentation of relics accessible to any wandering traveler or curious eye. The Territory Ahead is an ode to this region: to the industry and resources that are beholden to the land; to the people and places that have suffered and sacrificed in the name of prosperity; to the complex identity of place that arises in the intermingling of potential versus reality.”

September 19: Good Children membership

My collective Southerly Gold is now a member of the artist-run gallery/ art space Good Children. More details soon, but we are so grateful to be amongst some incredible artists on GC’s roster.

September 15: STEWARDS + NATIONional/international zine libraries

So pleased to announce that a number of STEWARDS hard copies are now available in the following zine libraries: ABC No Rio Zine Library, St. Louis Public Library, Auckland Public Library (New Zealand), Austin Public Library, Denver Zine Library, Olympia Zine Library, Albuquerque Zine Library, New Orleans Public Library. More additions soon!