Sweet Bird Festival Trunk Show
April 1st – ongoing
Please join Sweet Bird Studio starting during Jazz Fest at 831 Royal St, with the amazing artist Betsy Youngquist’s gallery. Our trunk show will be there April 1st and is still going on!
More About Sweet Bird Studio:
Much has changed since the inception of Sweet Bird Studio in the basement of my house 30 years ago. Now, more than ever, we are wanting to own our uniqueness, our reverence for “spiritual hardware and sacred scrap”. So we have decided to become more of who we are and are featuring our “Wearable Shrines of Intention Collection 2018.” What is your wearable shrine of intention?
Join us for riotous inspiration through meaningful jewelry, workshops, mentorships and the Silver Savior Tour 2018. Now, more than ever, we will continue to make art from meaning.
Because Art Saves.
HEY! Part IV Exhibition
After three exhibitions, considered important in France today, from 2011, 2013, and 2015, that regroup over sixty international artists, always hosted by the museum of the Halle Saint Pierre (Paris), HEY! has refreshed the experience of big group exhibitions within institutions, in France. Provoked by the Halle
Saint Pierre museum, this 4th exhibition – the fruit of the association between the HEY! curation and this historical French space for singular art and art brut – is on a mission: to offer visibility to art carrying an aesthetic overshadowed by dominant academics, and ignored by the radars of conventional criticism. “Three exhibitions, in 2011, 2013, and 2015, don’t seem to have been enough to expose the breadth of genres and families that make up this other artistic scene. Thus, we bring the same passion to this new exhibition, hoping to do justice both geographically and historically. With the thirty or so artists gathered here, we will be able to experience the emancipating reach of their works as they hold open the door to our imaginary spaces, irreducible in all of us,”says Martine Lusardy, director of the Halle Saint Pierre.
Dedicated to outsider pop – a term instated by Anne & Julien in 2010 – this 2019 edition presents, on the upper level, thirty-six artists from seventeen different countries to explore the value of exclusively figurative art. In a parallel exhibition, on the lower level, the Halle Saint Pierre has invited The Intuit Center (The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art) of Chicago, whose mission is, “Drawing on the power of outsider art to transcend borders—those drawn on maps as well as those existing only in our minds.” They are a natural and coherent counterpart to the HEY! exhibition, a strong proposal on European territory, and a celebration of the Outsider as a vital force. Outsider Art and Outsider Pop is what we are committed to, outside of the “doxas of contemporary art.”