Joan Mitchell Center
2285 Bayou Rd
Wednesday, September 11th
8:30 am to 11:30 am
This fall, the Joan Mitchell Center invites YOU to join us for Community Coffee at the Indigo Building! On the second Wednesday of every month, from 8:30am to 11:30 am, stop by to visit with us and learn about the Center, our programming, and opportunities for community partnerships.
* Take a tour of the site
* Join our mailing list
* Meet and greet staff
Join us every month:
* Wednesday, September 11th
* Wednesday, October 9th
* Wednesday, November 13th
* Wednesday, December 11th
For more information, email mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org or just stop by and say hi!
The core program of the Center will be an artist in residence program, which will offer both time and space for artists to create work in a contemplative environment, as well as provide opportunities for visiting artists to engage with the local arts community and experience the rich cultural possibilities of New Orleans.
For more information contact email@example.com
2275 Bayou Road, New Orleans, LA 70119
office: 504-940-2500 fax: 504-940-2501
– See more at: http://joanmitchellfoundation.org/artist-programs/center#sthash.3QqxTUA3.dpuf
Joan Mitchell Center | 2275 Bayou Road | 504.940.2500
www.joanmitchellcenter.org | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Joan Mitchell Center has an artist-in-residence program.
You can read about Joan Mitchell below then click on the link at
the end to learn more about the Joan Mitchell Center on Bayou Road.
Joan Mitchell was born in Chicago in 1925. After graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1947, she was awarded a James Nelson Raymond Foreign Traveling Fellowship, which took her to France for a year in 1948-49, and it was there that her paintings moved toward abstraction. Returning to New York, she participated in the famous “Ninth Street Show” in 1951, and soon established a reputation as one of the leading younger American Abstract Expressionist painters. She exhibited regularly in New York throughout the next four decades and maintained close friendships with many New York School painters and poets.
In 1955 she began dividing her time between New York and France, and in 1968 she settled in Vétheuil, a small town in the countryside outside of Paris, where she worked continuously until her death in 1992. During the almost 50 years of her painting life, as Abstract Expressionism was eclipsed by successive styles, Mitchell’s commitment to the tenets of gestural abstraction remained firm and uncompromising. Summing up her achievement, Klaus Kertess wrote, “She transformed the gestural painterliness of Abstract Expressionism into a vocabulary so completely her own that it could become ours as well. And her total absorption of the lessons of Matisse and van Gogh led to a mastery of color inseparable from the movement of light and paint. Her ability to reflect the flow of her consciousness in that of nature, and in paint, is all but unparalleled.”
Mitchell gave personal support to many young artists who came to stay with her at Vétheuil—sometimes for just one night, sometimes for an entire summer. Correspondence in her papers reveals that this generosity often had a life-changing impact on those who spent time with her. Her generosity in her own lifetime continued after her death with the formation of the Joan Mitchell Foundation, called for in her will in order to create support and recognition for individual artists. In addition, the Foundation’s mission includes the promotion and preservation of her legacy, which includes her remarkable body of work, her papers, including correspondence and photographs, and other archival materials related to her life and work. –