Faubourg St. John neighbor Sandra Burshell would like you to know about her work
SEPTENNIAL SELF-PORTRAIT INVITATIONAL | New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts | 5256 Magazine Street | New Orleans, LA 70115
through March 24, 2012
My pastel, “Fighting the Demon Within” portrays an ongoing battle for the artist facing the blank canvas in the struggle to express oneself.
The self-portrait, to me, is one of the most difficult and introspective subjects an artist can tackle – you must face yourself head on, physically, and more importantly, emotionally on many different levels.
Faubourg St. John artists Sandra Burshell, Naomi Duffey and Beverly Morris will be showing their art at Mid-City Studios on November 5th.
Mid-City Studios will host an open house where thirty-one local artists will be displaying and selling their work on Saturday, November 5, from 10:00-5:00 p.m. at 4436 Toulouse Street.
Located in a converted warehouse, Mid-City Studios has operated as a workplace for local artists for fifteen years. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, artists have renovated their studios, resumed their studio practices, and created outstanding works in a variety of media.
This annual event takes place in a tax-free zone for original art. It is free and open to the public. For more information about Mid-City Studios and its artists, please visit www.midcitystudios.org.
Mid-City Studios, 4436 Toulouse Street, is located in the former Century Graphics Building. In 1996, wood sculptor Marlowe McGraw converted a portion of this 19th century brick industrial structure into 15,000 square feet of studio spaces.
Today, more than 30 artists work there in light-filled studios that include original hardwood floors and 16 foot ceilings. They create original works of art in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, watercolor, prints and photography.
The artists periodically open their studios to invite the public to view their creative efforts and their workspaces, and to enjoy the ambiance of this 19th century industrial space conversion.
Mid City Studios is a designated tax-free zone for original artworks.