LSU MFA graduate and New Orleans-based ceramicist Bradley Sabin’s lush, wall-climbing garden Interface is one of 50 stellar pieces from Pelican State artists on display now through Oct. 28 at the LSU Museum of Art for Uniquely Louisiana, a new exhibition celebrating the state’s bicentennial.
It took Sabin 11 hours to mount the 1,500 hand-formed flowers and the human figure to the wall of the museum’s gallery.
“I moved to Louisiana in 1993 for grad school at LSU, and the abundance and voraciousness of the flora here really has inspired me ever since,” Sabin says. “Interface is about the feeling of being one with nature or overwhelmed by the beauty of it, what I refer to personally as a nature moment.” lsumoa.com
—TEXT AND PHOTO BY JEFF ROEDEL
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Bad Guys, Good Eats! Pop-Up Dinner at Restaurant IPO
Chef and 225 contributor Jay D. Ducote and Chef Chris Wadsworth hosted the Bad Guys, Good Eats! dinner at Restaurant IPO Wednesday night. The dinner was themed around famous movie villains, pairing cocktails and ales with plates of food resembling famous baddies like The Joker, Lord Voldemort, Hannibal Lector, and many others. The highlights of the night were the three middle courses—a black bean soup laced with blood sausage to signify Lord Voldemort, a brace of coneys on black eyed peas resembling Sauron, and lamb medallions atop a fava bean puree to pay homage to the famous favorite of Hannibal Lector.
Elizabeth Arkley Hammett, a local nursing student and Fur Ball co-coordinator, and her husband Grey Hammett III, who works in commercial real estate, will take you through our summer guide. And they'll look good while doing it, too. Where noted, their clothes and accessories are available from local retailers.
These swimsuits will keep you stylish all summer long
Better Block BR
On Saturday the two blocks between Bedford and Beverly drives on April 13, 2013, residents will get to see a model of what Government Street could look like if we push local and state officials to update the roadway to a safer, more "complete street" model.