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Exhibitions and Entertainment at the Ogden Museum
August 2, 2014 6-9pm
Free admission, cash bar

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art announces exhibitions and entertainment for Whitney White Linen Night in New Orleans “Louisiana Contemporary presented by Regions Bank,” “Kohlmeyer Circle Presents: Shawn Hall's Pastoral Universe,” “Rolland Golden: An Alternate Vision,” and “The New Orleans Chapter of the Links, HBCU Art Showcase” all open on White Linen Night, August 2, 2014.

Ogden Museum White Linen Night Press Release

White Linen Night Music: DJ Matty

Matthew Uhlman was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on the bank of the Ohio River. He attended Indiana University. He moved from Bloomington in about 1990-91 and landed in New Orleans.

Presently Props Master for the New Orleans Opera. A member of The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada.

Spins vinyl 50's and 60's soul, garage, country, rock and roll music. He has been hosting Mod Dance Party 60's music dance night at Saturn Bar for 13 years and Alligator Chomp! Chomp! for 6 years. The Chomp! is the only DJ night in the world that is all New Orleans and Louisiana music. DJ Matty plays all vinyl 45's and 33's.

Has been a member of the following bands:
OHM international (Bill Foster, John Leichty, Mike Whybark, Matt Uhlman, Nathaniel Rust)
Modock (mike hurtt, dave cruse, tim hommey)
The Nevermores (Gretchen Holtz, tim hommey, dave cruse, Leah Drayton)
The Royal Pendletons (still together--Mike Hurtt, King Louie, Tommy Oliver)
the French Licks (second version of the band--tim hommey, jonathan nall)

Louisiana Contemporary presented by Regions Bank

August 2 - September 28, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 2, 6PM - 9PM

With support from Regions Bank, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art will once again produce “Louisiana Contemporary,” opening on White Linen Night, August 2, 2014, on display until September 28, 2014. The annual, state-wide, juried exhibition was established in 2012 to promote contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, to provide exhibition space for the exposition of contemporary art, and to engage an audience that recognizes the vibrant visual culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising, international art center.

Photo Credit: L. Kasimu Harris, 7th Ward Chess Club, 2013

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Kohlmeyer Circle Presents: Shawn Hall's Pastoral Universe

August 2 - November 2, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 2, 6PM - 9PM

Describing the work, Chief Curator Bradley Sumrall says, “This immersive installation consists of an artistic environment in which the viewer is placed within the piece looking out into projected representations of natural forms like leaves and branches, which evoke images of outer space: planets, stars and moving, orbital forms. The piece is meant to equate the microcosm of all living ecology and equate it to a vast reference of the universe, cellular activity, and what Shawn refers to as ‘particle space’, which relates to decorative, ‘charged’ space in Medieval and Renaissance painting.”

The Kohlmeyer Circle presents an exhibition each year at White Linen Night featuring new ideas in Southern Art. Past exhibitions include After the Forest by Craig Damrauer (2013), A Technological Terrarium curated by Myrtle Von Damitz (2011), Flight Lab by Jenny K. Hager (2010), and Electro-Sonic Painting by Marcus Brown and Nathan Weidenhaft (2009).

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Rolland Golden: An Alternate Vision

August 2 - September 21, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 2, 6PM - 9PM

Rolland Golden is an accomplished artist whose work is deeply rooted in the landscapes and culture of the American South and is focused on bringing deeper significance to the mundane through juxtaposition of objects or unique perspectives. His solo exhibition, “Rolland Golden: An Alternate Vision”, opens on White Linen Night and examines a five-decade artistic career. This exhibition will include over 70 oil paintings, watercolors and drawings. These works were chosen to give the viewer a new look at Golden’s work through the lens of Magical Realism.

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One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia

July 24, 2014 - September 21, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 2, 6PM - 9PM

Ogden Museum Curator of Photography Richard McCabe explains, “Photographer Paul Kwilecki owned and operated a hardware store in Bainbridge, GA, and spent over 40 years photographing his native Decatur County, GA. From the 1960s - 2000s, Kwilecki made thousands of black & white photographs that captured the passage of time and the changes that took place in this southwest corner of Georgia. ‘One Place’ is an intimate and focused portrait of a single place that resonates with a universal vision of humanity.”

The exhibition travels to the Ogden Museum from Duke University Center for Documentary Studies in North Carolina. Tom Rankin, Director of the Center, will conduct a gallery talk in the exhibition at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 3, at the Ogden Museum. The exhibition catalog of the same name, published by University of North Carolina Press, will be available at the Ogden Museum.

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The New Orleans Chapter of the Links, HBCU Art Showcase

August 2 – September 28, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 2, 6PM - 9PM

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art Education Department is pleased to present a curated exhibition of works from students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Louisiana, including Xavier University of Louisiana; Dillard University; Southern University, New Orleans; Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (Baton Rouge); and Grambling State University.

Located in the vibrant Warehouse Arts District of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art holds the largest collection of Southern art and is recognized for its original exhibitions, public events, and educational programs which examine the development of visual art alongside Southern traditions of music, literature, and culinary heritage to provide a comprehensive story of the South. Established in 1999 (2003) the Museum welcomes over 50,000 visitors annually, and attracts diverse audiences through its broad range of programming including exhibitions, lectures, film screenings, and concerts which are all part of its mission to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation, and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South.

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Ogden Photo Camp 2014 Exhibition

August 2 – TBA
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 2, 6PM - 9PM

This student-curated exhibition presents the work created during Ogden Museum Photo 101 Camp and Advanced Photo & Portfolio Building Camp. Working with music photographer and educator Aubrey Edwards, students learned basic elements of photography, including composition, exposure, storytelling, and functions of the camera to create these powerful and beautiful images.

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