Friday, September 24, 2010

Thomas Mann

This week's entry is the 6th of a 10 week series based on interviews Jan did at the ACC show in Baltimore 2010.  Each artist was asked the same question, "how do you define yourself?"

This Friday, New Orleans' own Thomas Mann discusses his jewelry. You may remember reading Mann's outstanding review of our Brooching the Subject exhibition. You can still read our blog post about the exhibition here and Mann's article here

Also, check out his great website, here.  

Thomas Mann from Crunchy Bugs Creative on Vimeo.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Collecting 101

Collecting 101: Self Taught Art - A Conversation with Collectors Dale Fleishmann and Dr. Regenia Perry
Collecting 101: Self-Taught was great success. Thank you to Dale Fleishmann, Regenia Perry, Tom Whitehead and all who attended. 

In case you missed this Collecting 101 you can read about it in the Times Picayune article by Doug MacCash, here.  Also, we have another Collecting 101 coming up in November. (Please see below for details.) 

Dale Fleishmann in her home

Collecting 101: Before and After: A Conversation with designer Gerrie Bremermann with Jennifer and Fred Heebe
Moderator: Vesta Fort
Panel discussion: Wednesday, November 3, 6-8 p.m., Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Home Tour: Thursday, November 4, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Private home (Reservations required)

With an eye for beauty and comfort, Gerrie Bremermann's expertise has made her one of the most sought-after designers of interiors in New Orleans and throughout the world. Bremermann is joined by Jennifer and Fred Heebe, owners of a historic home in New Orleans that Bremermann transformed. Learn more about Bremermann, design and what it¹s like to renovate and decorate a home.
Presented by the Kohlmeyer Circle and the Center for Southern Craft and Design.

Panel only: Free to members, $10 nonmembers;
Collection Tour only: $15 Museum members; $25 nonmembers;
Panel and Collection Tour: $15 Museum members, $35 nonmembers (Limit 30 for home tour - Directions will be provided).
Registration required by November 1 for Home Tour.

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Elizabeth Bowie at or 504.539.9614.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Roger Ogden / Val Lucas

Roger Ogden
Our first guest blogger, Carol Sauvion, owner of Freehand Gallery and Executive Director of the PBS documentary, Craft in America  interviewed Roger Ogden during her recent trip to New Orleans to film the third segment of Craft in America. Listen in to hear Roger talk about  collecting Newcomb pottery,  his love of  art and New Orleans.

Val Lucas
This week Jan is talking to Baltimore Craft Mafia member, Val Lucas at the ACC show, Baltimore. The ACC has, in recent years,  brought in groups of Craft Mafia artists to show and sell their work. It has added a new dimension  to the show and coupled with student work from various universities, it allows visitors to see fresh new work, boundaries being pushed and the vibrancy of the future of craft.

Val Lucas from Crunchy Bugs Creative on Vimeo.