Luna Fête Unveils Art Installation Schedule

The second annual Luna Fête will bring a series of dazzling light installations to New Orleans from November 29 to December 5. The multimedia event will merge contemporary light, motion graphics and video-making practices as it showcases a vareity of visual displays in Lafayette Squrae and the Oretha Castle Halery Corridor.

An initiative of the Arts Council of New Orleans, Luna Fête will feature work from over 20 local artists, as well as a couple of national artists and an itnernational artist. There will also be two community workshops, a series of live peformances and two weekend after parties.

Luna Fête will include three main exhibitions, along with plenty of smaller events. Information on all of them can be found below.

Luna Fête 2015 Schedule:

OCUBO
Sunday, Nov. 29 – Saturday, Dec. 5, 6 to 9 p.m.
Ashé Power House Theatre, 1847 Polymnia Street
Free and open to the public

OCUBO’s New Orleans installation was developed in conjunction with local children, supporting LUNA Fête’s ongoing objective to create an education initiative that engages youth. The projection will unfold as a theatrical play, with children from Ashé’s KUUMBA Institute and St. Martin’s Academy playing essential roles in the film, not only as actors, but also as creators of the graphic material serving as the foundation of the animation, which accompanies work by local artist Terrance Osborne and animations produced by OCUBO’s multimedia team in Portugal.

Jen Lewin: The Pool
Sunday, Nov. 29 – Saturday, Dec. 5, 6 to 9 p.m.
Lafayette Square
Free and open to the public

The Pool is an environment of giant, concentric circles created from interactive circular pads that create a world where play and collaborative movement create swirling effects of light and color. As multiple users play in The Pool, their interactions become mesmerizing patterns of shifting and fading colors.
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Miwa Matreyek: Myth and Infrastructure and This World Made Itself
Friday, Dec. 4 & Saturday, Dec. 5, 6 to 9 p.m.
Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, 900 Camp St.
$10 general admission tickets available at www.cacno.org

These are live performance pieces in which the artist’s shadow is constantly present as the world around her shifts and transforms. She becomes an integral part of fantastical animation worlds as she traverses oceanscapes, cityscapes, and domestic spaces to conjure dreamlike scenes with light and shadow.

ADDITIONAL EVENTS

Arts Council New Orleans’ Arts Market New Orleans
Saturday, Nov. 28 – Sunday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Palmer Park
Free and open to the public

Featuring more than 150 regional fine arts vendors, a children’s craft tent and activities, food and beverage vendors and live music from local musicians.

Arts Council New Orleans’ LUNA Tech Talk – Please Touch the Art
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 4:30 p.m.
Zeitgeist, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
Free and open to the public

The Pool’s Jen Lewin shares her insights and experience on the power of interactive art.

Arts Council New Orleans’ Community Arts Awards
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 4 to 7 p.m.
Civic Theatre, 510 O’Keefe Avenue
Tickets prices begin at $75 and are available at: www.artsneworleans.org/event/communityartsawards/

A celebratory and entertaining evening honoring outstanding contributions in the local arts community. Carlo Miguel Prieto will receive the Chairman’s Award.

Arts Council New Orleans’ LUNA Bazaar
Thursday, Dec. 3 – Saturday, Dec. 5, 6 to 9 p.m.
Lafayette Square
Free and open to the public

Enjoy shopping under the stars at this special nighttime pop-up market featuring more than 30 local, contemporary artists and artisanal retailers.

Arts Council New Orleans’ LUNA Fete at New Orleans Arts District
Friday, Dec. 4 & Saturday, Dec. 5, 6 to 9 p.m.
300 – 600 blocks of Julia Street
Free and open to the public

Local light artists exhibit along Julia Street, and select galleries will also be open. Enjoy an art walk on Saturday.

Arts Council New Orleans’ LUNA Tech Talk – Art & Place
Saturday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m.
Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market, 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
Free and open to the public

A presentation by local artists on the impact of art on building a community.

Arts Council New Orleans’ LUNA Fete After Party
Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Ashé’s Power House Theatre, 1847 Polymnia Street
Free and open to the public

Celebrate the LUNA Week finale with a special performance by Tank and the Bangas until midnight, followed by local DJs until 2 a.m.

  • Nikki Ritzenthaler

    Somebody really should proofread before publishing. So many misspellings…. vareity, Squrae, Halery, itnernational, peformances