NOMA celebrates Women’s History Month with film screenings on two celebrated female artists: Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keeffe. Also, Dalt Wonk and Josephine Sacabo will be giving an Artist Perspective.
Schedule of events:
- 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Music by DJ Kazu
- 5-8 p.m.: Art activity by YAYA
- 6 p.m.: Artist Perspective: The Continuing Dialogue with Nature - Words and Images
- 6:30 p.m.: Film: Great Women Artists: Frida Kahlo
- 7:30 p.m.: Film: Great Women Artists: Georgia O’Keeffe
About Great Women Artists: Frida Kahlo
(Run time: 45 minutes)
Frida Kahlo began to paint in 1925 while recovering from a streetcar accident that left her permanently disabled. Many of her 200 paintings directly relate to her experiences with physical pain. They also chronicle her turbulent relationship with artist, Diego Rivera. During her lifetime, Kahlo did not enjoy the same level of recognition as the great artists of Mexican muralism, Rivera, Orozco, and Siqueiros. However, today Kahlo’s work is critically and monetarily as prized as that of her male peers, sometimes more so.
About Great Women Artists: Georgia O’Keeffe
(Run time: 45 minutes)
Georgia O’Keeffe was an American abstract painter, famous for the purity and lucidity of her still-life compositions. In 1916 the American photographer and art gallery director, Alfred Stieglitz (whom she married in 1924), became interested in her abstract drawings and exhibited them at his gallery in New York City and in other important institutions. O’Keefe moved to New Mexico in 1949, and is best known for her large paintings of desert flowers and scenery, in which single blossoms or objects, such as a cow’s skull, are presented in close-up views.
About The Continuing Dialogue with Nature - Words and Images
Presented by photographer, Josephine Sacabo, and poet, Dalt Wonk, this Artist Perspective will blend together romantic images of the natural world with poetry. The program will begin in the Stern Auditorium and continue in the exhibition, Reinventing Nature: Art from the School of Fontainebleau. A book signing of their collaborative work, NOCTURES, will follow in the Museum Shop.
About Dalt Wonk
Dalt Wonk is a writer who has lived and worked in New Orleans for the past 27 years. He has written major feature articles for most local publications, as well as for magazines in New York and Paris. He is currently the regular theater critic for Gambit Weekly and WWNO radio. He teaches graduate play writing at the University of New Orleans.
One of the founders of the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, he served five years on the board of directors and was twice appointed chairman of the theater committee. He is a recipient of the $5,000 Louisiana State Division of the Arts Fellowship in Theater, a stipend given to one individual each year in recognition of professional merit. He has also received grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, The National Endowment for the Humanities, The Louisiana Jazz and Heritage Foundation, The Stern Foundation, The Louisiana Division of the Arts, The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the City of New Orleans Municipal Endowment Fund, and the Lila Wallace Foundation. As a participant in the New Orleans Prison Art Project, he taught creative writing to maximum security inmates in the Orleans Parish Prison.
For more info on Dalt Wonk, please visit: Daltwonk.com
About Josephine Sacabo
Joséphine Sacabo lives and works mostly in New Orleans where she has been strongly influenced by the unique ambience of the city. She is a native of Laredo, Texas, and was educated at Bard College, New York. Previous to coming to New Orleans, she lived and worked extensively in France and England. Her earlier work was in the photo-journalisitic tradition, influenced by Robert Frank, Josef Koudelka, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. She now works in a very subjective, introspective style and divides her time between New Orleans and Mexico. She uses poetry as the genesis of her work and lists poets as her most important influences, among them Rilke, Baudelaire, Pedro Salinas, Vicente Huidobro, and Juan Rulfo, Mallarmé, and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.
Her work is in many major collections including the Museum Of Modern Art, The Chicago Art Institute, The Smithsonian among others.
For more info on Josephine Sacabo, please visit: Josephinesacabo.com