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Art For Art's Sake 

Gallery doors swing wide as New Orleans falls for art.

It may well be the annual defining moment for the visual arts in this city, and the timing, of course, is near perfect. In that tiny window of opportunity that is fall in New Orleans, galleries throughout the city join forces in one massive art opening known as Art for Art's Sake. This year's Art for Art's Sake-affiliated festivities stretch out over four days (see box below), but the centerpiece is still the Oct. 6 citywide celebration of art.

Herewith is a comprehensive look at the "Art for Art's Sake" openings. On Saturday, Oct. 6, citywide gallery openings stretch from Magazine Street, the Saulet, the Warehouse Arts District and the French Quarter to the Contemporary Arts Center, lasting from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Also during that time period is the "Spotlight on Julia," which features more than 18 galleries all in one area.

From 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., enjoy free continuous shuttle bus service between Magazine Street and the CAC to maximize your Art for Art's Sake experience. For the fifth year, the Magazine Street Merchants Association will hold the Art of Shopping in Style; Magazine Street art galleries, design studios, restaurants, coffee shops, and antique, gift and speciality shops will be open until 9 p.m. At that time, shuttles will head for the CAC party and then will return revelers to their parked vehicles along Magazine Street until 2 a.m.

The always-anticipated CAC party will be "A Multicultural Explosion." From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., the exhibition Vik Muniz: Seeing Is Believing will open; the show, which will run through Dec. 30, is a survey of photographs by the internationally acclaimed artist who represented Brazil in the 2001 Venice Biennale. Also featured in the CAC First Floor Galleries are the works of four Louisiana artists: Kimberly Dummons, Clifton Faust, Theresa Herrera and Edie Tsong. At 9 p.m., Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca, a nine-piece Latin Afro-Cuban band, take the stage of the CAC's Warehouse at 900 Camp St. and play until 1 a.m. (For more, see "Hot 7" on p. XX.) Tickets are free to CAC members, $25 for non-members. Call the CAC at 528-3800 for more information.


Citywide Gallery Openings

1. A Gallery for Fine Photography

322 Royal St., 568-1313 -- George Zimbel: photographs, 1951-2001

2. The Academy Gallery

5256 Magazine St., 899-8111 -- Katalin Gergo: New Work; Peter Ruta: New York Work

3. ACME Gallery

5700 Magazine St., 891-0357 -- Jennifer Lindsley: Color of Magazine

4. Anton Haardt Gallery

2858 Magazine St., 891-9080 -- Saints, Haints and Monsters

5. Ariodante

535 Julia St., 524-3233 -- Julia Fluker: Jewelry

6. Arthur Roger Gallery

432 Julia St., 522-1999 -- Paintings & sculpture by Linda Ridgeway, Annette Lawrence & Helen Altman

7. Ashé Cultural Arts Center

1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070 -- Eric Waters: All Things Trumpet; photography

Barrister's Gallery

1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 525-2767 -- Arcenaux, Faust, LaLande, Tannen

Neighborhood Gallery

1410 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 524-8800 --

Raymond Gaines: Arabella Trolleys Revisited

First Sunday in Central City: Art in Many Places, art and performances -- Preview Saturday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; opening Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

8. Berta's and Mina's Antiquities Gallery

4138 Magazine St., 895-6201 -- New oil paintings and work on paper by Nilo Lanzas

9. Carabaux Galleries

3646 Magazine St., 894-1588 -- A Tribute to William Tolliver (1952-2000)

10. Cameron Jones for Your Home

2127 Magazine St., 524-3119 -- Twelve local artists

11. Carol Robinson Gallery

840 Napoleon Ave., 895-6130 -- Ron Dale: New works in ceramic and wood

12. Christopher Maier Furniture Design

329 Julia St., 586-9079 -- New furniture by Christopher Maier

13. Cole Pratt Gallery

3800 Magazine St., 891-6789 -- Steven Shores & Denyce Celentano

14. Contemporary Arts Center

900 Camp St., 528-3800 -- Vik Muniz: Seeing is Believing; Cultural Fusion

15. Dashka Roth Contemporary Jewelry & Judaica

332 Chartres St., 523-0805 -- Magic of Opals: Jewelry by Debbie Noiseux

16. Du Monde

318 Royal St., 523-0078 -- Local artist Linda Lesperance: New Orleans Scenes

Maison Royale

312 Royal St., 586-7555 -- New works by Carolyn Biggio and Neil Unterseher

Touchstone Art Gallery

308 Royal St., 525-1537 -- New works by Mora, Ganter & Ellis

17. Evans Gallery

3815 Magazine St., 897-2688 -- Jamali: Mystical Expressionism/Paintings

18. Galleries at The Saulet

1420 Annunciation St.

Galerie Avance

4204 Magazine St. -- David Borgerding: Sculpture

Galerie Lafitte

3815 Magazine St., 524-0105 -- Arthur Silverman: Sculpture; Gustavo Duque & Diego Lukezic: Paintings; Ya/Ya Behind the Scenes: Hand-painted art screens

19. Gallery Gorgon

2042 Magazine St., 529-5350 -- Recent works by Terrance Osborne and Maggie McEleney

20. Gallery at the Palm Court

1200 Decatur St., 525-0200 (next to Palm Court Jazz Café) -- Paintings by New Orleans artist John Baldwin

21. Hanson Gallery

229 Royal St., 524-8211 -- Charles Thysell: New paintings

22. Heriard-Cimino Gallery

440 Julia St., 525-7300 -- Michel Alexis: New paintings

23. Jean Bragg Gallery

3901 Magazine St., 895-7375 -- The Newcomb Style of The Woodward Brothers

24. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

841 Carondelet St., 522-5471 -- Lust for Life -- Jason DuMouchel: Paintings; Daphne Loney: Sculpture

25. Galerie Lafitte

533 St. Louis St., 524-0105 -- New paintings by Christine Juran, sculpture by Arthur Silverman

26. LeMieux Galleries

332 Julia St., 522-5988 -- Jesse Poimboeuf: Rumors of True Things, paintings and pastel drawing

27. Louisiana Children's Museum

420 Julia St., 523-1357

28. Mann Gallery

713 Bienville St., 523-2342 -- Impressionist and post-Impressionist 19th and 20th century French paintings

29. Marguerite Oestreicher Fine Arts

720 Julia St., 581-9253 -- Adriana Farmiga: Objects

30. Mario Villa

3908 Magazine St., 895-8731 -- Maurice Alvarado and Juan Carlos Quintana

31. Mary Viola Walker Gallery

834 Julia St., 523-0562 -- Beadazzled

32. The National D-Day Museum

945 Magazine St., 527-6012 -- World War II-era collection of personal stories and artifacts. Free admission.

33. N.O. School of Glassworks & Printmaking Studio

727 Magazine St., 529-7277 -- Group show; Oct. 6 reception with demonstrations in glassblowing, printmaking, glass beadmaking and copper enameling

34. Gallery House

1110 Antonine St., 525-5661 -- Furniture, sculpture & paintings

35. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art/UNO

603 Julia St., 539-9600 -- Extending the Tradition: The Crafts of the Carolinas

36. Preservation Resource Center

923 Tchoupitoulas St., 636-3040 -- Boyd Cruise watercolors of LSM/Bergeron photographs

37. Ruby Ann Bertram-Harker

3005 Magazine St., 523-0562 -- Re-Find: Everything Old Is New Again

38. Shadyside- Potsalot Pottery

3823 Magazine St., 897-1710 -- Raku and Stoneware by Charlie Bohn, Alex and Cindy Williams

39. Galerie Simonne Stern

518 Julia St., 529-1118 -- Doyle Gertjejansen: Paintings

40. Southwest Designs

230 Chartres St., 522-4345 -- Native American paintings and sculptures by K. Henderson, R.C. Gorman, and more

41. Stella Jones Gallery

201 St. Charles Ave., 568-9050 -- Benny Andrews: Collages & drawings

42. Steve Martin Studio/Gallery

624 Julia St., 566-1390 -- Paintings, drawings and sculpture by Steve Martin

43. Stone and Press Gallery

238 Chartres St., 561-8555 -- Contemporary Mezzotints; early 20th century American scene artists

44. Sylvia Schmidt Gallery

400A Julia St., 522-2000 -- Sibylle Peretti: Silent Children; Veronique Day: Ceramics

45. Jim Blanchard Studio & Design

608 Julia St., 522-4815 -- Palladian works of Henry Howard

Participating Businesses

A. Bellanocce

3708 Magazine St.

B. House of Lounge

2044 Magazine St., 671-8300 -- Corsetry: An Art Form, with new works by Scott Cawood

C. Interior Design II

3814 Magazine St., 895-5110 -- First Light: Oil paintings by Géza Brunow

D. Mignon Faget, LTD

3801 Magazine St., 891-2005 -- Unveiling of the new Opus Collection.

E. Salon Du Beau Monde

612 Julia St., 568-0050 -- Dallas Alleman

F. DeVille Book & Paper Conservertory/Hudson + Salah Art Conservatory Studios

4500 Dryades St.

click to enlarge Jason DuMouchel's oil on canvas, Ain't Too Proud to Beg, is part of the Lust for Life Series at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery.
  • Jason DuMouchel's oil on canvas, Ain't Too Proud to Beg, is part of the Lust for Life Series at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery.
click to enlarge A Gallery for Fine Photography's George S. Zimbel: 1951-2001 showcases many of the photographer's celebrity shots, including this one of Marilyn Monroe.
  • A Gallery for Fine Photography's George S. Zimbel: 1951-2001 showcases many of the photographer's celebrity shots, including this one of Marilyn Monroe.
click to enlarge Vik Muniz's Medusa Marinara, 1999, is part of the CAC's "Multicultural Explosion" celebration for Art for Art's Sake.
  • Vik Muniz's Medusa Marinara, 1999, is part of the CAC's "Multicultural Explosion" celebration for Art for Art's Sake.
click to enlarge Beauty in Red is one of the many works featured in Carabeaux Galleries' exhibit, Beauty, Elegance and Dignity, A Tribute to William Tolliver, 1952-2000.
  • Beauty in Red is one of the many works featured in Carabeaux Galleries' exhibit, Beauty, Elegance and Dignity, A Tribute to William Tolliver, 1952-2000.
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