Tag Archives: painters

Jazz Fest Focus: Tami Curtis-Ellis

South Louisiana has an energy all its own, and local artist Tami Curtis-Ellis makes it her mission to share it with the world. Part expressionism, part impressionism and part folk art, Curtis-Ellis paintings are vibrant with color and often incorporate architectural salvage such as mantles, transoms or window screens. She dubs the style “high-energy art,” [...]

Frenchy Documentary King of Oak Street Now On Sale

King of Oak Street, a documentary about the New Orleans painter and Oak Street gallery owner Randy “Frenchy” Frechette, is now available for purchase, after first premiering in fall 2009 at the Big Easy Film Festival. Frenchy is known as a regular fixture at concerts and Saints games, painting live in the midst of the [...]

The Gravy: In the Kitchen with George Schmidt

“Painters mix stuff together, and you’ll find a lot of painters who are cooks because it’s an extension of this, instead of colors you’re mixing flavors. I got myself Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, but French cooking is like a mist before the eyes while Italian cooking is like a pat on [...]