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30 Americans

Apr 18 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

Georga Porter Jr. &…

Apr 18 - 18, 2014
George Porter, Jr. is best known as the bassist of The Meters, along with Art… more

The Andrews Brothers

Apr 18 - 26, 2014
Mistaken identities, madcap comedy, romance and miscal treasures fill this… more

The Contemporary Arts…

Apr 18 - 18, 2014
Join the CAC and Junebug Productions for an evening of poetry—during… more

Walter Wolfman…

Apr 18 - 18, 2014
Walter “Wolfman” Washington has been an icon on the New Orleans… more

"Run For It - Run For…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
“Run For It – Run for Spot!” Crescent City Classic… more

An Evening with Chita…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Chita Rivera is a living Broadway legend and a two-time Tony winner who… more

Crescent City Classic

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
With top runners from throughout the world participating in previous years, the… more

Earth Day Festival…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Join us in celebrating Earth Day with music, food, art, local green vendors,… more

Family Workshop:…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Don’t touch that dial! In this fun-filled family workshop, kids and… more

Historic Saturday…

Apr 19 - Nov 22, 2014
One of the keys to understanding NOLA’s past, present, and future is to… more

Living History Corps

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
The Museum’s World War II re-enactors, collectively known as the Living… more

LIVING LEGEND CHITA…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
***Two time Tony winner and Broadway’s original Anita in “West Side… more

Southern Rep, Stage…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Southern Rep, the Stage Door Canteen at the National WWII Museum and… more

Victory Corps Saturday

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
During D-Day on June 6, 1944, the Naval Construction Battalions called… more

Double Violin Concert…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Performing Bach's violin concerto and Vivaldi's double violin concerti. more

Early Modern Faces: …

Apr 20 - Jun 29, 2014
This exhibition brings together nearly ninety Old Master paintings and prints… more

Easter Brunch at the…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Join us on Easter Sunday, April 20th in the hotel's elegant Grand Ballroom for… more

Kirk Franklin…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
The new Gospel Brunch experience at House of Blues New Orleans features local… more

Kirk Franklin…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
The new Gospel Brunch experience at House of Blues New Orleans features local… more

30 Americans

Apr 18 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

Fossil Fueled – Art Opening

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Fossil Fueled - Art Opening 

Vehicle Art Show Rolls On New Orleans 

May 25, 2013 - 7 to 10 pm 

 

New Orleans, Louisiana - May 6, 2013  

Brent Houzenga, a New Orleans-based artist, is excited to unveil his new collection of painted vehicles entitled Fossil Fueled, on May 25th at The Shed - 1512 Carondelet St. Along with the customized vehicles: three motorcycles, six mopeds, a Spec Miata race car and a minivan, Houzenga will reveal his new series of paintings called Occult Following at the Uptown art show. Brent Houzenga's distinctive colorful, stencil graffiti-inspired style translates well to the vehicles and his new paintings on wood and other found objects will mark another milestone in his creative evolution.  

Fossil Fueled was born out of a commission to paint Dave Quinlan's Mazda Miata race car. Quinlan, a local motor enthusiast who works in the movie industry, was amazed by the transformation of his Miata and suggested that Houzenga do a whole automotive-based show. Quinlan then donated three motorcycles and a moped. Add to that an assortment of mopeds​ donated by​ t​he Irish Channel moped clan MONO​,​and it equals quite a showing.  

On the surface, the show title Fossil Fueled harkens to the fact that these are all gas powered vehicles. Dig a layer deeper and the name pays homage to the fact that for the past 7 years Houzenga has been painting ethereal abstract portraits of people found in an 1890's photo albums (individuals who are long gone and now fossils).    

One of Houzenga's previous painted scooters was featured on the cover of Scoot Magazine, the definitive scooter publication in the U.S. His art has graced the walls of some of the top galleries in cites including Chicago, Kansas City, D.C., Portland, Los Angeles, Austin, Miami, and New Orleans. Houzenga was recently commissioned to paint a piece for Matthew McConaughey's personal collection. Houzenga's work has been featured in publications such as Time Out ChicagoArt and Art Galleries of The South, as well as the Rizzoli book Stickers: From Punk Rock to Contemporary Art and is the subject of documentary Brent Houzenga: Hybrid Pioneer.   

The Fossil Fueled show will also feature a film showing Houzenga in the process of painting the vehicles and pieces. 

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Wine by Joe Briand (Lucky Rooster/By The Glass (BTG) 

Food by Shoney Lima and Scott Clements (Slice Pizza) 

Pop Stars Gourmet Icicle Treats by Chef Neal 

Space provided by Juan's Flying Burrito