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Collective Soul 

click to enlarge These lamps by Fifi Laughlin are for sale at The Atelier-Magasin Artists' Collective.
  • These lamps by Fifi Laughlin are for sale at The Atelier-Magasin Artists' Collective.

A new artists' collective recently opened its doors on Magazine Street. Like most art, it evolved organically from a series of happy coincidences.

"I had just rented the space from (collective member) Kathy Slater, but I didn't have the time to staff it. So I said, 'Let's share it'" lamp designer Fifi Laughlin says. "So we called a few more people."

  The Atelier-Magasin Artists' Collective (3954 Magazine St., www.amcollective.homestead.com) is composed of six artists — Laughlin, Slater, Clay Judice Jr., George Marks, Julie Silvers and Guy Martin Wenzel — whose tools range from charcoal to chainsaws.

  "We are a motley crew: a sculptor, a lamp maker, a designer, an architect, a couple of mixed-media artists and myself, a portrait artist,"Judice says.

  Though the group of artists is diverse, all share a common goal: to nurture Louisiana artists while promoting their work on a national level. "Let's keep Louisiana artists living and working in Louisiana," Laughlin says.

  The collective is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

  — Missy Wilkinson

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