5 -9 p.m. July 11, 2014


This Friday night, stop by for a cooking demonstration in Cafe NOMA, enjoy music by cellist Kevin McFarland, and take in a documentary screening on Pablo Picasso. As always, we’ve got free art activities and a cash bar. Join us!

  • 5-8 p.m.: Art on the Spot
  • 6 p.m.: Music by ANODE 14.2 with cellist Kevin McFarland
  • 6:30 p.m.: “Artful Palate” cooking demo: Chef Chip Flanagan, Ralph’s on the Park
  • 7:30 p.m.: Film: Artists of the 20th Century: Pablo Picasso

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About ANODE 14.2

ANODE 14.2, the latest installment of FOCI Arts contemporary music concert series, features internationally renowned cellist Kevin McFarland in his New Orleans debut recital at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The program features fresh, exciting, and radically inventive works by contemporary composers alongside selections from Bach’s cello suites, mixing new music and old in an exhaustive exploration of the cello’s expressive possibilities. A native of Lancaster, PA, McFarland has performed throughout the world as part of the preeminent JACK Quartet, including concerts in Japan, France,Indonesia, Iceland, and the Netherlands, and in esteemed venues such as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, as well as with numerous other chamber music groups such as the International Contemporary Ensemble and Alarm Will Sound. He brings a thoughtful sensitivity to his instrument that is adaptable to a wide range of music, coaxing unique and delicate nuance from each piece he plays. His New Orleans debut concert is not to be missed. ANODE 14.2 is generously supported by funds from the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Harry and Alice Eiler Foundation.

About “Artful Palate”

Every other Friday night at 6:30 p.m. from June 27 to September 19, chefs from Café NOMA, Ralph’s on the Park, Red Fish Grill and café b will be demonstrating distinctive culinary favorites from around the world, highlighting a different aspect of the NOMA exhibition Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American home, 1492-1898. From classic Creole cooking techniques to globally inspired gourmet eats, the chefs will embrace their own heritage or their culinary passion with each presentation.

About Artists of the 20th Century: Pablo Picasso (50 minutes)

In the history of modern art, Pablo Picasso is a nearly mythological figure. Born in Malaga, Picasso was an innovative master of various media and as one of the most prolific artists in history, creating more than 20,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, and ceramics using all kinds of materials. First famous for his pioneering role in Cubism, Picasso’s art developed with a pace and energy parallel to the sweeping cultural and technological changes of the twentieth century.