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Amanda Shires

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for singer/violinist Amanda Shires. more

Closing Reception: …

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
You are invited to join us for the closing reception for the True Colors… more

Closing Reception:…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
You are invited to join us for the closing reception for the True Colors… more

COOLinary New…

Aug 29 - 31, 2014
It is going to be a delicious summer!  Throughout the whole month of… more

Hotel New Orleans…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for the Strut + Swim poolside fashion show with Fashion Week New… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Le Petit Theatre's new season gets off to a whirlwind start with "Nine… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring Chris Mule and the Perpetrators. more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring Jon Cleary and the Monster Gentlemen. more

Mark of the Feminine

Aug 29 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Southern Decadence…

Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2014
Southern Decadence started forty one years ago as a simple going-away… more

The Historic Carver…

Aug 29 - 31, 2014
Come out this Labor Day weekend for a night of fun, laughther, and good old… more

The Roosevelt New…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, will feature the life and… more

The Saenger Theatre…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Cresent City get ready for a Night of Euphoria with the one and only Will… more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Debi and the Deacons. more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Jay B. Elston Duo. more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Way Too Early. more

True Colors Exhibition

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
This exhibition aims to represent people of all sexualities, genders, races and… more

Abita Springs Opry at…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Two bands - Three Hours - Five Saturdays First band plays approx 12 noon… more

Abita Springs Opry in…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Join us every Saturday in August for The Abita Springs Opry concert… more

Dinneral Shavers…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
This annual event is a free school supply giveaway targeted towards all New… more

Amanda Shires

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for singer/violinist Amanda Shires. more

REDD LINEN NIGHT - A Visual Arts Fundraiser with a Twist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:

Viola T. Johnson, Communications/Public Relations, Ashé Cultural Arts Center
(504) 813-9008; violatjohnson@gmail.com

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REDD LINEN NIGHT

A Visual Arts Fundraiser with a Twist

Saturday, February 23, 2013 | 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

 

            Ashé Cultural Arts Center (Ashé) is thrilled to present its second annual Redd Linen Night, a fundraiser.  The event takes place on Saturday, February 23, 2013, from 6-10 p.m., at 1724 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard in New Orleans.   Named for Ashé’s cofounder, Douglas Redd (1947-2007), Redd Linen Night is a celebration of his visual artistry.  His work has been described as the pivotal graphic influence for many of the African, African American and Caribbean programs and events held in New Orleans, as far back as the 1970s. 

           The show features prominent and emerging artists, some who were mentees, contemporaries or protégés of Redd.  This affair, which is more than just an art exhibit, will pair stunning live, performances with amazing art pieces.

            Redd Linen Night will feature Redd’s work and that of artists Gus Bennett, Eric Waters, Lidya Araya, Dr. Foots, Cfreedom, Tevis Jones, Big Chief Darryl Montana, Karel Sloane Boekbinder, Sheila Phipps, Sandra Blakely, Ayo Scott, Shakor, Victor G. Robinson and Wanda Wiggins and students from the Kuumba Institute

            Performing artists who will be paired with select art pieces are Troi Bechet, Gailynn Edgerson, Don Lewis, Stephanie McKee, John O'Neal, Valentine Pierce, Asia Rainey, Roscoe Reddix, Mona Lisa Saloy, and Chris Williams.

Select artwork will be for sale at the event.

            Ticket prices:    General admission - $20 in advance, $25 at the door.  Students 12 and under, $10.  Tickets are available at Ashé Cultural Arts Center or online. 

            For more information, call (504) 569-9070 or www.ashecac.org.

To schedule an interview or for images, call Viola T. Johnson at (504) 813-9008 or email violatjohnson@gmail.com.