In honor of the opening of Regina Scully | Japanese Painting: Inner Journeys at New Orleans Museum of Art, take a read through my Nola.com writeup of the showing of Scully’s 2012 Elemental series at Heriard-Cimino Gallery:
I’ve always loved the phrase “La La Land.” It reminds me of my dad, who often used the moniker as he’d drive my family from the San Francisco Bay down the 5 and onto the 405. As we entered the land of palm trees, I’d envision the other passengers stuck in traffic next to me singing “la la la” as they waited not-so-patiently for the parking-lot freeway to pick back up again. For me this pet name of my now-home continually reminds me why I love living here: Wouldn’t the world be a more dynamic, happier place if people went through life singing?
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Chicago may dye a river, but there’s nothing like a New Orleans Irish Parade on St. Patrick’s Day. Here’s an old video from one; a kiss for a flower from these fine lads! Erin go bragh.
Friday Finds, news from the week…
In honor of his 539th birthday, Blouin ArtInfo tells us about Michelangelo, the first celebrity artist.
Christopher Knight debunks the myth of “Mural”‘s 9-hour creation and also notes that Getty hung Jackson Pollock’s recently-restored painting incorrectly in this Los Angeles Times article.
As always, I’m loving what NolaVie has to say, this time in defense of kale after the debacle incited by actress Tara Elders’ quote from the New York Times article: “New Orleans is not cosmopolitan. There is no kale here.”
SNL is one of my favorite shows, and last Saturday’s episode with host Lena Dunham did not disappoint. LA Times reviews some of the memorable moments.
Get your emergency preparedness kits together and watch out for the Cascadia Fault.