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Ashe Cultural Arts…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Ashé Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the 15th Annual Maafa… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 4 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

Go 4th On The River

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The Go 4th on the River Dueling Barges Fireworks Extravaganza is the annual… more

NASA Week to Blast…

Jul 4 - 5, 2015
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jul 4 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Jul 4 - 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Red, White, and…

Jul 4 - 5, 2015
In a most unusual salute to Independence Day, Audubon Butterfly Garden and… more

Saturday Farmers…

Jul 4 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

St. Bernard Salutes…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The St. Bernard Salutes America Committee will host the 31st Annual Celebration… more

The Makeup & Martini…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
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Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Jul 6 - 6, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

LIVE BAND KARAOKE…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Rock out on stage with Mixed Nuts as your band! All ages and free each Tuesday… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

Octavia Art Gallery -…

Jul 7 - 25, 2015
This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based… more

Ogden Museum Book…

Jul 7 - 7, 2015
Join us at the Book Club for  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale… more

The Sweat Social…

Jul 7 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… more

Gambit’s 2015…

Jul 8 - 8, 2015
Gambit's 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of… more

2015 Francisco…

Jul 9 - 9, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's 2015 Francisco Bouligny Lecture will… more

Langlois Girls Night…

Jul 9 - Sep 3, 2015
Bring your friends to Langlois on Thursdays or Fridays this summer for girls'… more

LIVE IMPROV WITH NOLA…

Jul 9 - 30, 2015
Improv Comedy with NOLA ComedySportz is great for all ages. The audience of a… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Ashé Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the 15th Annual Maafa… more

Fossil Fueled – Art Opening

FOR IMMEDIATE CONTACT:
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Stephen Hawkins
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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