Off-Campus - Fall 2002

The Arts


Get Lost in SPACE
For daring, diverse contemporary art in a funky neighborhood, venture past the antique stores, boutiques, bars and eateries and up a flight of stairs to the ever-eclectic SPACE Gallery (4528 Magazine St., 897-9119).

Here you'll find works by local artists and by others from across the country, in a variety of mediums and styles "ranging from the traditional to the bizarre," says gallery director Robyn Menzel. Current pieces on display include oil paintings by Menzel, sculpture and paintings by co-gallery owner Spencer Livingston, and works by other local artists. Prices for original artworks start at $50.

Menzel and Livingston named the gallery SPACE because of their vision to turn it into an open venue for all types of creative expression including performance art, theater and music, as well as a constant showcase for visual art. "If anyone is interested in art and meeting artists and working on projects, they can call us and get involved," Menzel says. "Simple as that."

Currently, the gallery offers figure-drawing and painting workshops on Monday nights. The 90-minute sessions are taught by Livingston and feature live models plus exhibition opportunities for students. Six-week sessions are $75. The gallery also hosts free Poetry Nights on Tuesdays. (F-6) -- Eileen Loh Harrist


A Gallery for Fine Photography -- 322 Royal St., 568-1313 -- Rare books and photographs by acclaimed artists such as Ansel Adams. Open 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. (H-5)

Art for the Soul -- 5206 Magazine St., 895-7685 -- Fifteen local artists featured in a variety of mediums, including jewelry, pottery and glass. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. (F-6)

Arthur Roger Gallery -- 432 Julia St., 522-1999 -- Contemporary fine art. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (H-6)

Barrister's Gallery -- 1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 525-2767 -- Fine folk and tribal art and decor from the South and around the world. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (H-4)

Bergeron Gallery -- 516 Natchez St., 522-7503 -- A collection of vintage and historical photography of New Orleans and Louisiana. Open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. and by appointment. (H-5)

Berta's & Mina's Antiquities -- 4138 Magazine St., 895-6201 -- Southern folk art (as displayed in the House of Blues) takes center stage in this one-of-a-kind gallery. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. (F-6)

Cameron Jones -- 2127 Magazine St., 524-3119 -- A legion of artists offer their visions in pottery, glass, raku, photography, serigraphs and more. Open 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (F-6)

Casa del Corazon -- 901 Chartres St., 569-9555 -- Rustic, hand-crafted Spanish acquisitions including pottery, antiques and knickknacks. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. (G-5)

Cole Pratt Gallery -- 3800 Magazine St., 891-6789 -- Rotating exhibits by contemporary artists. Open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tue.-Sat. (F-6)

Contemporary Arts Center -- 900 Camp St, 523-1216, 528-3805 --New Orleans' premier showcase for new works and performances. Gallery open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun.; cafe open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.-Tue., 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Wed.-Sat. (H-5)

d.o.c.s. -- 709 Camp St., 524-3936 -- Rotating exhibits from exciting artists and a standing display of local talent. Open 11 a.m.-6 Tue.-Sat. (H-5)

Galerie Simonne Stern -- 518 Julia St., 529-1118 -- Contemporary painting, sculpture, prints and drawings. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat.; by appointment Mon. (H-5)

Glasslight Gallery -- 728 St. Louis St., 587-7051 -- Specializing in lumnious sculptures with neon, glass and metal. Open noon-10 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Sat. and Sun. (H-5)

Guthrie/Rinard Gallery -- 738 Royal St., 522-6536 -- Whimsical and different; dog lovers will go gaga. Open 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri. and Sat. (G-5)

Hanson Gallery -- 229 Royal St., 524-8211 -- Contemporary paintings, sculpture and graphics from near and far. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. (G-5)

Harouni Gallery -- 829 Royal St., 299-8900 -- Artist-owned gallery featuring neo-expressionist paintings. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sun. (G-5)

John Product Gallery -- 2027 Magazine St., 581-5280 -- Specializes in colorful, contemporary paintings. Open noon- 6 p.m Tue.-Sat. (G-6)

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery -- 841 Carondelet St., 522-5471 -- Cutting-edge works from local and national artists. Open noon-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat. (H-5)

Kraal Gallery -- 217 N. Peters St., 588-9334 -- Extraordinary handmade tapestries from Botswana, employing an African women's weaving collective. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-7 p.m. Sun. (G-5)

La Belle Galerie -- 309 Chartres St., 529-5538 -- Limited-edition and vintage posters and African-American art. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. (G-5)

Lighthouse Glass -- 743 Camp St., 529-4494 -- A place everyone should visit, both for its unique building and its spectacular showcase of glass and other crafts. Open 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Tue.-Sat. (H-5)

Lionel Milton Gallery and Studio -- 1818 Magazine St., 522-6966 -- Featuring Milton's dynamic, works of art, influenced by African-American culture, heritage and music. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat. (G-6)

Michalopoulos -- 617 Bienville St., 558-0505 -- A vibrant take on local architecture and landscapes. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. (G-5)

Neighborhood Gallery -- 1410 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 524-8800 -- A wonderful celebration of local art and history. Open noon-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and by appointment. (H-5)

Newcomb Art Gallery -- Tulane University, 865-5328 -- A showcase of exciting works by relevant artists. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sat. and Sun. (F-6)

New Orleans School of Glassworks and Printmaking Studio -- 727 Magazine St., 529-7277 -- Working artists studio; free demonstrations in glass, prints, bronze, and displays by talented craftspeople. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (G-6)

Peligro! Folk Art -- 305 Decatur St., 581-1706 -- Local and regional works. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri. and Sat, noon-6 p.m. Sun. (G-5)

Photoworks -- 839 Chartres St., 593-9090 -- Innovative photography. Open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sun.(G-5)

Rhino Contemporary Craft Co. -- 333 Canal St. (Canal Place), 523-7945 -- Nonprofit group featuring fine arts, workshops and special exhibits by Louisiana artists. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun. (G-5)

Richard Russell Art Gallery -- 641 Royal St., 523-0533 -- Sculpture by artists from New Orleans and around the country. Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thu., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri. and Sat. (G-5)

Rodrigue Gallery of New Orleans -- 721 Royal St., 581-4244 -- The Blue Dog house. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. (G-5)

Simon of New Orleans -- 2126 Magazine St., 561-0088 -- Vivid folk-art. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Thu., Fri. and Sat., by appointment Sun. (G-6)

Stella Jones Gallery -- 201 St. Charles Ave. (Bank One Center), 568-9050 -- Exciting African, Caribbean and African-American art. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sat. and by appointment. (G-5)

The Waiting Room Gallery -- 906 Pauline St., 949-1805 -- This hideaway in a Bywater house is a hip venue for cutting-edge contemporary art. Open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. and Sun. and by appointment. (I-5)

Wyndy Morehead Fine Arts -- 3926 Magazine St., 269-8333 -- Exhibiting local, national and international artists' works in a wide variety of media. Open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (F-6)

Ya/Ya Inc. -- 628 Baronne St., 529-3306 -- Inspired gallery presenting the talent of Young Artists/Young Aspirations. Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-noon Sat. (G-5)


Black Arts National Diaspora -- 1530 N. Claiborne Ave., 949-BAND -- Contemporary African-American paintings, wood carvings and sculpture. Open 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. (I-5)

New Orleans African-American Museum of Art, Culture and History -- 1418 Gov. Nicholls St., 527-0989 -- Student works from New Orleans public schools' African studies program. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (H-5)

New Orleans Museum of Art -- 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, 488-2631 -- Rotating exhibits and permanent collections including jeweled masterpieces by Faberge. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun. (G-3)

Ogden Museum of Southern Art -- 603 Julia St., 539-9600 -- Works by artisans from throughout the South. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and by appointment. (G-5)

Afro-American Book Stop -- 5700 Read Blvd., 243-2436; 1400 Poydras St. (New Orleans Shopping Centre), 588-1474 -- Specializing in African-American fiction, non-fiction and reference. Read open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; Poydras open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat, noon-6 Sun. (J-2) (F-5)


Barnes & Noble Booksellers -- 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-4929 -- Mega-chain bookstore housing thousands of books, magazines and CDs. Open daily. (E-3)

Beaucoup Books -- 5414 Magazine St, 895-2663 -- Owner Mary Price Dunbar brings some of the finest literary authors to town for regular readings and signings. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. (E-5)

Borders Books & Music -- 3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 835-1363 -- A big selection and an entertaining Friday-night storytime for kids. Open 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. (E-3)

Chimes Textbook Exchange -- 514 City Park Ave., 482-2276 -- A hit with academics due to the variety of new and used books, including fiction works and college textbooks. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. (G-4)

Community Book Center -- 219 N. Broad St., 822-2665 -- Specializes in African-American books; frequently offers original poetry and prose readings. Literary Society. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (G-5)

Faubourg Marigny Bookstore -- 600 Frenchman St., 943-9875 -- Progressive, independent shop specializing in gay and lesbian titles. Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. and Sun. (H-4)

Faulkner House Books -- 624 Pirate's Alley, 524-2940 -- The onetime residence of William Faulkner is converted into an intimate shop for the author's collections and the works of local and national writers as well. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. (G-5)

Garden District Book Shop -- 2727 Prytania St. (The Rink), 895-2266 -- Anne Rice always signs her new books here first; it's also a frequent stop for both mainstream and literary authors and boasts terrific local and limited-edition selections. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. (G-6)

Maple Street Book Shop -- 7523 Maple St., Riverbend, 866-4916 -- The original location in a shotgun house has been around for more than 30 years, and offers a great variety of mysteries, Pulitzer Prize winners and a cozy reading room. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. (E-5)

Maple Street's Old Metairie Book Shop -- 200 Metairie Road, 832-8937 -- This spacious retreat in a bustling shopping area offers great fiction and home selections, plus helpful, friendly staffers. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. (F-4)

Teacher´s Stop -- 4315 Bienville St., 483-7867 -- This Mid City store specializes in classroom decorations, standardized test preparation resources and school project materials. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (G-5)

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