Past Shows

Europa My Mirror, Reading and Book signing with Quintron and Miss Pussycat

March 29, 2018
Join us for a reading and book signing of Europa My Mirror with author Quintron and illustrator Miss Pussycat. Europa My Mirror is the first book from New Orleans organist and inventor Quintron: a multi-layered tome that pays tribute to the perilous world of devoted musical road-dawgs. The setting is Europe, but the book is just as much about the myriad illusions of American identity. Renowned puppeteer Panacea Theriac aka Miss Pussycat has contributed drawings throughout. Foreword by novelist and psychoanalyst Timothy Lachin. Published by Goner Records.

À Propos: A Conversation with PhotoNOLA

November 15, 2017
À Propos is a series of free events produced by The Stacks Bookstore that features a different non-profit organization based in the New Orleans metro-area each month. During the evening, each organization will share their history, milestones, anecdotes, and upcoming projects with the audience. Join us on Wednesday, November 15th from 6:30 - 8pm for drinks, snacks and a conversation with the PhotoNOLA team, about their annual photography festival that will take place this year from December 7 until December 10. Produced by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with museums, galleries, and alternative venues citywide, PhotoNOLA showcases work from photographers near and far. The festival includes exhibitions, workshops, lectures, a portfolio review, gala and more. Learn more at photonola.org.

Second Thursday @ the CAC

September 14, 2017
Join us on the Second Thursday of each month for an evening of programs designed to enhance your appreciation of contemporary art and artists. September 14, 2017, 6-10 PM Meet the Maker – 6-8pm, Atrium Throughout the Fall season, join us as we highlight some of the best local breweries and distilleries! Meet the makers and sample a swig of their most desirable creations. 2017–18 Collectors Club print and Silver Circle Artwork – 6-6:30pm, Atrium Join us as we unveil the 2017–18 Collectors Club print and Silver Circle Artwork. Meet the artists and learn more about these works commissioned exclusively for CAC members at the Collectors Club level and above. All CAC Members enjoy a drink on us! À Propos – 6:30-7:30pm, The Stacks Bookstore This month’s À Propos invites KID smART to share with the audience their history and upcoming projects. Gallery Tour & Conversation – 7:30-9pm, The Helis Foundation First Floor Gallery Join Guest Curator, Aaron Levi Garvey for a special gallery tour and talk as he delves into his curatorial framework for Ephemera Obscura. Following the tour, artist Manon Bellet activates her piece À la recherche d’une intimité perdue (In Search of a Lost Intimacy). Hands-on­ – 7-8:30pm, Presidents Resource Center Photographer and Ephemera Obscura artist, Jose Cotto creates a portraiture pop-up where subjects explore the relationship between images and memory. Performance – 7:30-9pm, CAC Warehouse Mondo Bizarro: The Way at Midnight Performance Reception – 9-10pm, Lobby Following The Way at Midnight season premiere, join the cast and crew for a special toast and reception. Music: DJ Lil Jodeci Food truck: YAMI Foods

Second Thursdays @ the CAC

Thursday, August 10, 2017
August 10, 2017
Join us on the Second Thursday of each month for an evening of programs designed to enhance your appreciation of contemporary art and artists. August 10, 2017, 6–10pm Talk – 7:30pm, CAC Theatre Join Laurie Uprichard, Senior Curator of Performing Arts, as she weaves together the story of the upcoming season, complete with engaging personal anecdotes, exclusive videos from the artists, and behind-the-scenes insights. Following the presentation will be an inside look at season opener: The Way at Midnight with Mondo Bizarro. Performance – 8:30pm, The Helis Foundation First Floor Gallery Artist Sharon Jacques activates her piece “A BOUNDLESS FREEDOM FOR WOMEN” from the Ephemera Obscura exhibition with a Reiki Healing Meditation. Hands-On – 8:00pm, Presidents Resource Center In this workshop, Cubs the Poet guides participants to use memories and personal, familial, and historical objects as prompts for imaginative meditation and writing. Inspired by the objects in Ephemera Obscura. À Propos – 6:30–8:00pm, The Stacks Bookstore & Cafe À Propos with the Youth Empowerment Project. These evenings feature each month a different non-profit organization, based in the New Orleans metro-area, that will share with the audience their history, milestones, and upcoming projects through an informal conversation. CAC Members – 6:00–9:00pm - First Drink Free for Members. - 15% off CAC memberships purchased on-site (at Individual Level and above). Meet the Maker – 6:00–8:00pm, Atrium Throughout the Fall season, join us as we highlight some of the best local breweries and distilleries at the CAC’s Café! Meet the makers and sample a swig of their most desirable creations. Happy Hour: 6–8 PM Music: DJ Otto Food truck: Frencheeze

Conversation: À Propos with YEP Design Works

August 10, 2017
À Propos is a series of event produced by The Stacks Bookstore that features each month a different non-profit organization based in the New Orleans metro-area. During that evening, an organization shares with the audience their history, milestones, anecdotes, and upcoming projects. ABOUT YEP DESIGN WORKS YEP Design Works is a youth creative agency where ambitious young designers get a job that pays an educational stipend to do real client work under the mentorship of experienced design professionals. Those pro mentors guide and collaborate on every step of the design process, focusing the young designers’ fresh insights and raw talent. As part of the training program, youth pitch to clients, receive and implement critical feedback, and deliver a polished product to local and national clients. Youth Empowerment Project engages underserved young people through community-based education, mentoring and employment readiness programs to help them develop skills and strengthen ties to family and community. More info: yepdesignworks.org and youthempowermentproject.org

Conversation: À Propos with The Roots of Music

July 19, 2017
À Propos is a series of event produced by The Stacks Bookstore that features each month a different non-profit organization based in the New Orleans metro-area. During that evening, an organization shares with the audience their history, milestones, anecdotes, and upcoming projects. ABOUT THE ROOTS OF MUSIC The Roots of Music empowers the youth of New Orleans through music education, academic support, and mentorship while preserving and promoting the unique musical and cultural heritage of our city. Our goal is to provide our kids with the resources they need to lead positive, productive, self-reliant lives. We believe music has the power to transform lives. Our program offers music history and music theory as well as instrumental instruction and ensemble performance preparation. We serve kids ages 9-14 from low-income households, and provide our students with hot meals and round-trip transportation to reduce common barriers to participation. Five days a week, 12 months a year, our program delivers over 2,500 hours of music education and other academic tutoring, over 30,400 nutritious hot meals, 1,400 bus journeys, and supplies over 150 instruments for student use. Visit therootsofmusic.org to find out more. - Previous À Propos featured: Big Class , Dancing Grounds , Pelican Bomb . Upcoming: Youth Empowerment Project , KID smART , Prospect New Orleans , Photo NOLA .

Conversation: À Propos with Pelican Bomb

With Cameron Shaw and Charlie Tatum
June 7, 2017
À Propos is a series of events that will feature a different non-profit organization based in the New Orleans metro-area each month. During that evening, an organization will present and share their history, milestones, anecdotes, and upcoming projects with the audience. Conversations will be followed by a Q&A session. ABOUT PELICAN BOMB Since 2011, Pelican Bomb has promoted writing and thinking about contemporary art and visual culture in New Orleans. Their online Art Review is the city's only publication dedicated to contemporary visual art and features weekly exhibition reviews, interviews with local and international artists and thinkers, insightful essays, and exclusive digital artist projects. Pelican Bomb Gallery X—the organization's public-facing home in the city—hosts a roster of exhibitions and public programs that use contemporary art as a lens to better understand and engage with New Orleans' unique cultural landscape.

Lecture and Book Launch

April 12, 2017
Join us for a lecture and book launch of the International Cloud Atlas Vol. III (2016, 2nd edition) by Christina Gruber, presented with Deltaworkers. The International Cloud Atlas Vol. III (2016, 2nd edition) deals with the analog parts in the digital world, in this case water. A digital “cloud” (a network of servers) needs water to cool down its processors to be able to stream data at the highest speeds. The first digital “cloud” is described in the third Volume of the International Cloud Atlas—t his specific “cloud” is located in a small village in Upper Austria, Kronstorf. Here, Google purchased land for a future data center. These manifestations of the digital world become visible and add an additional layer on the Earth’s surface. “Digital Water” engages in the relationship the user has with streams of data and the connection to water streams in the “real” world. The virtual world is connected to the most abundant element in the world: water, and gains actual weight. According to the World Meteorological Organisation ( International Cloud Atlas , 1975) clouds are so called hydrometeors. A meteor is a phenomenon observed in the atmosphere or on the surface of the earth, which consists of a suspension, a precipitation, or a phenomenon of the nature of an optical or electrical manifestation. Clouds consist of minute particles of liquid water or ice, or of both, suspended in the atmosphere and usually not touching the ground. However, a specific cloud does not permanently consist of the exact same particles. Technically speaking, a cloud is not even an object, but an area in the atmosphere reaching over saturation. ABOUT CHRISTINA GRUBER Christina Gruber is an artist and freshwater ecologist living and working in Vienna, Austria. She works at the intersection of art and science; her work deals...

Conversation: À Propos with Big Class

Featuring Doug Keller, Kyley Pulphus, & Kortney Morrow from Big Class
April 5, 2017
À Propos is a series of events that will feature a different non-profit organization based in the New Orleans metro-area each month. During that evening, an organization will present and share their history, milestones, anecdotes, and upcoming projects with the audience. Conversations will be followed by a Q&A session with wine and snacks. ABOUT BIG CLASS Big Class offers a variety of free, innovative programs that provide under--resourced students, ages 6–18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. Since 2011, Big Class has served more than 3,000 youth through dynamic, innovative, free writing programs supported by over 400 volunteers. Later this year Big Class will open a Youth Writing Center in the 7th Ward and become a chapter of the 826 National network.