Sunday, June 14, 2015

Oddities and Peculiaria: Sideshow Shenanigans in the Big Easy with Michael de Meng; Day Five and Six

Thursday, January 29th

Today we are all in the post parade euphoria.  Things are going well for me in the workshop and I like the way my piece is coming together.

I do not remember what we did for lunch today but I do know this:  I went for a walk about.

Michael de Meng is represented by the Graphite Galleries on Royal Street in NOLA and this night is the gallery opening for his new show.  We are all invited so we walk over from our hotel.

This piece is the class sample for Michael's class in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
Oct 26 – Nov  3, 2015 

One of the great things about NOLA is that as you walk around the French Quarter, there are a ton of galleries.  The art in all of them is spectacular.

Where else can you walk down the street and find yourself on the set of NCIS:  New Orleans?

One thing you can say about Katherine Engen--she is always surprising.  Tonight she has arranged that we are to attend the  “Blue Book” Burlesque Show at Lucky Pierre’s on Bourbon Street.

Let it be this:  what happened at Lucky Pierre's stays at Lucky Pierre's.  And no--nothing about this involved me, thank God.

Friday, January 30th

Today is the last day we can work on our project.  Two of our members are leaving earlier than the rest so we have a mini-critique session for their efforts.

Friday found us all working on our sideshow freaks until it was time to go on another adventure.  Tonight we are going to the corner of Carondelet and Canal to board a party street car that is going to follow the St. Charles Green Route.

Photo by K. D. 

The next highlight on our tour is cocktails at the Sazerac Bar which, of course, means sazeracs.  Sazeracs are the most famous drink in NOLA.  They were made famous at the Roosevelt Hotel and that is where we went to drink this classic NOLA experience.

Guess what?  I hate sazeracs.

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