Wednesday, May 17, 2006

"Art from the Gulf: Reflections on Katrina - 25 New Orleans artists

May 9 - June 16, 2006

In May, Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit will present an exhibit of the work of 25 New Orleans artists. More than an exposition of recent artwork, "Art from the Gulf: Reflections on Katrina" will help reunite these 25 artists so that they can make sense of the storm's destruction, consider the future of New Orleans, and begin to lead the cultural front of the process to renew the Crescent City.

AHCMC invites you to join in this process by financially supporting Pyramid Atlantic and its exhibit. Your contribution is important to the success of the exhibition. The binding theme of all the artwork is community. The artists are exploring the many issues that arose in the wake of Katrinia -- such as wetlands conservation, urban planning, and the idea of home -- that can only be addressed through community action. We urge you to be a part of the community that is forming around this show by attending its opening reception on Tuesday, May 9, and by participating in the exhibit's panel discussion, "Katrina: Art and the Environment," led by artists, environmentalists, and community leaders on Thursday, May 25. Pyramid Atlantic will donate half of the show's proceeds; exhibiting artists will keep 50 percent of sales, while Pyramid Atlantic will donate the other 50 percent to the Arts Council of New Orleans in order to aid artists who lost their studios, equipment, and artwork to Hurricane Katrina.

For more information on how you can support this important exhibition, please contact Pyramid Atlantic at 301-608-9101 or

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