WHERE Y'ART?!: THE NEW ORLEANS MOONSHINERS ~ FEAUX REAL NIGHT!Friday, November 30th from 5pm to 9pm November 30, 2012
Join us for Where Y’Art?! on November 30th from 5pm to 9pm as we celebrate the exhibition, Photography, Sequence, and Time and PhotoNOLA.
Also, as we celebrate LIFELIKE, NOMA encourages our guests for Where Y’Art?! on this night to come out for Feaux Real Night! Come out dressed in your finest feaux furs, costume jewelry, and mock-brand attire for half off admission!
- 5pm to 8pm: Art Making Activity
- 5:30pm to 8:30pm: Music by The New Orleans Moonshiners
- 5:30 pm: Photography, Sequence, & Time Gallery Talk with Curator of Photography, Russell Lord
- 7:30 pm: Screening: My Louisiana Love: A documentary by Sharon Linezo Hong, Mark Krasnoff & Monique Michelle Verdin (Q&A to follow)
About The New Orleans Moonshiners
(Above picture: The Historic New Orleans Collection)
The New Orleans Moonshiners formed in early 2008 as a group of young musicians trying to get their feet wet playing traditional jazz. After months of playing on the street in the French Quarter for tips, the world-famous Donna’s Bar and Grill invited them inside to take the stage on Fridays. It was there that the band began to take shape. New Orleans native Chris Edmunds, the Moonshiners’ banjo player and bandleader, wanted to keep the music fresh, however. He and other band members began writing original songs in the traditional style, as well as re-arranging old standards. The Moonshiners soon became fixtures with regular gigs all over town, such as Rock N Bowl, Bacchanal Wine, and the Spotted Cat on Frenchmen St. They have performed at festivals all over New Orleans such as New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest , French Quarter Fest, and Satchmo Fest, among many others. Their latest CD, Frenchmen St. Parade (2011), is a local favorite on WWOZ’s traditional jazz and New Orleans Music shows. The Moonshiners draw an enthusiastic following of swing dancers, music fans, and fellow musicians alike by adding a creative modern energy and their unique originals to traditional jazz, whipping up a never-before-heard gumbo of music that is flamboyantly entertaining and toe-tappingly good. Young or old, people seem to agree: the Moonshiners’ energy is contagious
About My Louisiana Love
(Running time is approximately 1 hour)
My Louisiana Love traces photographer Monique Verdin’s quest to find a place in her Native American community as it reels from decades of environmental degradation. A look at the complex and uneven relationship between the oil industry and the indigenous community of the Mississippi Delta, it is both unique and frighteningly familiar. My Louisiana Love is a modern story of love, loss, and resilience in Southeast Louisiana.
Produced by Within A Sense, LLC for a presentation of Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc (NAPT).
All programming is included with Museum admission.
Schedule subject to change.