Jason Webley is an American musician known for his fusion of folk, experimental, and alternative music. He began as a street performer, playing accordion in the streets of Seattle, Washington, and has released six solo albums and numerous collaborations to date. Webley plays various instruments including guitar, accordion, piano, marimba, and glockenspiel and a vodka bottle filled with coins from around the world. Webley has performed at several festivals around the world, including Burning Man, Glastonbury Festival, VanFest, and the Oregon Country Fair. His sound has been compared to Tom Waits, Vladimir Vysotsky, Leonard Cohen, and Bob Dylan. Some of Webley's most famous songs are the apocalyptic "Dance While the Sky Crashes Down" (which appears on his album Against the Night) and his most common show finale, "The Drinking Song" (which appears on Counterpoint). Tickets will be available in advance. Additional Guest announcements coming soon. Keep up to date on the event page- https://www.facebook.com/events/571152043009393/
Goat in the Road's Bingo Night Extravaganza OR (it's full title), Goat in the Road's Ridiculous Bingo Fundraiser Full On Buckle Your Pants Get Ready, is here on Friday, January 27th from 6:30-10pm at Sanctuary Arts in the Marigny (2525 Burgundy Street). $10 online pre-sale gets you a bingo card and a free drink! Pre-Sales available at www.goatintheroadproductions.org Support our educational programs and our new show Foreign to Myself by stopping in, playing a game of extravagant bingo, winning some prizes, playing the raffle, drinking some drinks, eating some eats, listening to music, and having a good ole time. Hosted by the fabulous Ian Hoch, our all night bingo features costumes, audience challenges, actual great prizes, a lot of hilarious acerbic wit, and a fresh dose of fun-making. Come play one game or play five. Our raffle features artwork by your favorite local artists (make your home more beautiful), and our bar (with a specialty cocktail by Ghost Tequila) and eats (from Il Posto and Pizza D) will fill your stomach with wonder. "That Bingo night was insane. Now I'm an astronaut." -- Astronaut Pete "Best time I've ever had. Wait, what is this about?" -- Meryl Streep
Catalyst Collective New Orleans is excited to announce our new gallery space, at the spacious Sanctuary Art Cultural Center in the Marigny. Our theme for 2017 is Environmental Justice, this month's show is called DownStream, comprised of paintings, digital collages, photographs, poetry, projection pieces, and sculpture. FREE 6-9pm
Our friends from Lion King and the Helping Hands Campaign come together with local artists and performers to raise money for UNITY & Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center. Full Line Up and details to be announced SOON. Tickets go on sale Jan 2nd.
Don't miss this weekend of community, featuring: amazing artists, photographers, dancers & performers! (MORE DETAILS BELOW) *Thursday - Lion in Winter- 8pm*FRIDAY- UBG Opening Reception 6-8pm- Lion in Winter- 8pm *SATURDAY- DANCING GROUNDS Student Showcase, 4-6pm, Second Saturday Reception, 6-8, Lion in Winter- 8pm*SUNDAY- DAVID JENNINGS reception & performances, 6-8pm ShadowBody Butoh Performance 7pm, Lion in Winter- 8pm*NIGHTLY- Gallery Viewing / reception 6-8pmFOLLOWED BY : LION IN WINTER 8-10 nightly. Stay tuned as each day will have site specific performances and special attractions with more TBA!! STOP BY- SAY HI - SEE & SUPPORT ARTISTS IN ACTION! Featuring the work of:Rachel David: RedMetal : Sculptures(Thurs-Sun 6-8pm)PHOTONOLA: David Joshua Jennings: Butoh(Thurs-Sun 6-8pm, Artist Reception Sun. 12/11, 6-8pm)w/ Live performances from visiting Butoh Artists SHADOWbody, Performance times & workshop details coming soon (see below for more details)PHOTONOLA: UNITED BAKERY GALLERY GROUP SHOW(Thurs-Sun 6-8pm, Artist Reception Thursday 12/8 6-8pm)Benjamin AleshireLiam ConwaySarah DavisDaniel GreyBrianna Serene KellyLauren MillerDANCING GROUNDS - FREE Community/ Student Showcase (Sat 12/10 - 4-6pm) Stay after for the Second Saturday Community Reception/ Gallery ExhibitionSHADOWbody BUTOH- Details to come (check back soon- week long workshops & performances) FRIDAY EVE- SANCTUARY COMMUNITY HOLIDAY RECEPTION(FREE 12/9 6-8pm) - For friends and family of all the people that have participated and helped out with Sanctuary over the last 8 months as well as for the community to show our Gratitude to you!
Opening Reception on Saturday from 6-9pmART-VIDEO-PERFORMANCE-MUSIC-WINE-TEA
The November Exhibition features:-A solo show in the Sanctuary featuring the amazing sculpture of Rachel David- Red Metal http://redmetal.net/-Live Performance Installation by Elizabeth Shiveley. Hidden In Plain Sight is a catalog of compulsions and controls, an animated therapy, and a moving hymn to liberation from religion, addiction, and victimhood. (a three day endurance installation)-Abstracts & Portraits in The Galley by artist Andrew Wilkie & Jeff Morganhttp://andrewlandstudios.com/ & http://www.ebay.com/sch/frydbananas/m.html?_nkw&_armrs=1&_ipg&_fromVIEWING HOURS FOR REST OF WEEKEND AND ADDITIONAL DETAILS TBA
OPENING RECEPTION SUNDAY Dec 11th 6-8PM Butoh Performance 7PMButoh is a style of Japanese modern dance that resists definition. Beginning in early 2015, Jennings began collaborating with students of the Subbody Resonance Butoh school in Dharamshala, India, and over the next few months documented unscripted performances, mostly unannounced and public, around Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan.This subversive, avant-garde dance originated in Japan in the late 1950s but has since evolved into an international art form. Butoh is usually performed with white body paint, commonly features grotesque imagery and taboo topics, and often is performed in extreme or absurd environments. The dance itself is said to be a paradoxical process of self-oblivion and self-realization.In its exploration of the hidden, often unconscious, impulses and emotions latent in the body, and the inseparability of body to elements and influences beyond the skin, Jennings was drawn to Butoh’s acknowledgement of the terror and rapture of human experience, as well as what he saw as its rejection of bourgeois cultural norms and the oppression of reason. To watch a Butoh dance is a shocking and enlightening experience, an axe chop into the frozen, habitual mind. These prints are intended to disrupt and lure viewers into the realm of Butoh’s unfathomability.Bio:David Joshua Jennings’ interest in photography began with and grew alongside his interest in travel. Born in Oklahoma, Jennings spent most of his 20s on the road, traveling through more than 50 countries. During this time his camera served as a means of exploration as well as its justification. Without designs, he documented his journeys and allowed his craft to grow organically through experimentation and error. His photography explores globalization, alienation, desire and cultural dissolution. He lives in New Orleans.
Sculptures from Rachel DavidGrasping the idea of risk taking, sitting on the edge, maybe hovering: vulnerable. Waiting for something to happen…Thinking about patience being a virtue, but recognizing that the inherent fact of life is risk. Art as an exercise in futility. Rachel David, born in New Jersey and raised in Maryland, the daughter of a ceramic artist and an electrical engineer has always had a ferocious creative streak. For the past decade she has been a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. She was introduced to metalworking in 7th grade shop class, then after a long break, resumed her study in 2001 and has since pursued it relentlessly. Her practice is utterly consuming and she considers her approach to smithing, art and life in a holistic manner attempting to manage all projects with good honest intention, foresight, and kindness. She can always be found in her shop or garden in the 7th Ward of New Orleans sweating and dreaming.
PIETY STREET MARKET IN EXILE AT THE SANCTUARYThe coolest summer market in town! Piety Street Market returns for the summer months in The Sanctuary, a beautiful old church, where shoppers can browse in air-conditioned comfort. 25+ vendors offer a fabulous array of creative art, handmade jewelry and crafts, homemade goodies, vintage clothes & collectibles, used books and flea market finds. Grab an icy snoball from Creole Sneaux on your way in. Live acoustic musicians will make a joyful noise while light streams through the stained glass windows inside, where you can get real-deal Indian curries from our Reverie friends. Come help us celebrate our wonderful summer home!
Join Us for our Boutique, Gallery and Salon opening reception and Second Saturday Art Walk. Featuring work of local designers, artisans & craftspersons as well as fine art from Andrew Wilkie, Kevin Thayer, Elsie Semmes & More TBA! Come meet the artists, meet our stylists, tour the new facility or just stop by to say hi.
Wanderlust Circus comes to One Eyed Jacks with a full-fledged theatrical circus melodrama to enchant and amaze people of every age!Our immortal clan of circus performers has been seen in every historical period since Victoria reigned - The Wild West, The Roaring 20s, The Great Wars, The Swingin' 60s, the Yo Dude 80s, and even the present day! But you've never seen us in the future... UNTIL NOW! When the water runs out and the cities crumble, Wanderlust's plan is simple: Continue to be a traveling circus, no matter what it takes! We invite you to witness this whimsical fairy tale of scarcity and ingenuity in an all-too-likely future. Don't worry - we'll keep it nice and light, while at the same time addressing some very real themes for
Read more: 6.18.16 - Wanderlust Circus
Catch them on one of their rare and brief trips to the US and support TWO amazing art spaces with one night of wondrous revelry! Pre & post show global grooves provided by DJ Tom Harvey with surprise performances, cirkus shenanigans and special guests TBA. A fundraiser for the new Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center (opening soon)
Filastine’s compositions fuse contemporary electronic beats with concrete sounds, voices, percussion, and acoustic strings. This is future bass music from a future where the globe has been flipped, the sonic territories remixed, and syncopated mid-eastern rhythms and asian melodies shape a new urban sound.
Read more: 6.3.16 - FILASTINE
Sanctuary aspires to be a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization. Federal designation filed and pending final certification.
This project has been 23 years in the making. From the first efforts in PDX , evolving into that legendary place, SPACE in Oakland, manifesting as The A.R.K. in New Orleans, consulting for countless others across the US and even founding a facility currently in operation on Julia Street... we have spent the last 23 years learning all we can about community organizing, non-profits, marketing and cultivating creative community...