The number of things to see (and eat and drink – no judgement; we understand) on White Linen Night can be overwhelming. We’ve got you covered; read on for a few of our favorite gallery exhibits. We’ll leave the culinary and libation choices up to you.
Callan Contemporary / Dream a Dream: Cultural identity transforms into a tangible metaphor at Callan Contemporary, from 6 – 9 PM, in a display by Korean artist Key-Sook Geum. The installation will feature 3-D installations of beads, crystals, and semi-precious stones structured as traditional Korean garments from the Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1910). The exhibition runs until Sept. 28.
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery / Nature of the City: Who says cities have to be concrete jungles? The Jonathan Ferrara Gallery will premiere works by artist Hannah Chalew, from 6 – 9 PM, focused on the dilapidation and re-growth of natural landscapes, post-Katrina. The exhibit will be comprised of drawings, sewn works, and multimedia constructions. A highlight of the exhibit is the Living Room installation, constructed from household furniture outfitted by real plant life. The display will be on display through Aug. 31.
Stella Jones Gallery / I STILL Have a Dream : Don’t stop dreamin’. From 6 – 9 PM, the Stella Jones Gallery will reveal an exhibit focused on African Americans’ continuing fight for human and civil rights, on the 50th anniversary of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech. The exhibit will include works by Bruce Davenport; photographs by Chris McNair chronicling the 16th Street church bombing; oil on canvas works by Richard Dempsey, inspired by King’s assassination; and prints of Civil Rights and Black Power struggles by Elizabeth Catlett. The exhibit runs through Aug. 31.
New Orleans Glassworks / Fire and Ice: Who says you can only observe White Linen Night? From 6 – 9 PM, New Orleans Glassworks & Printmaking Studio (727 Magazine Street) allows you to participate in the arts. In addition to the displays (metal sculptures and blown glass by local artists), New Orleans Glassworks will offer several hands-on activities, including: Gyotaku printmaking (an ancient form of japanese printing, involving freshly caught fish), life-sized ice carving, glass torchworking, paper marbling, and mosaics. If you’re hungry (or thirsty), you’re in luck; the studio will also offer complimentary spirits and desserts.