About the Event
As Mitch McConnell just said of Elizabeth Warren: “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”
In the spirit of persistence and creative resistance, The Front cordially invites you to celebrate Not My President’s Day at The Front on Monday, February 20, 2017 6-8 pm. Held in conjunction with the Bad Hombres and Nasty Women Performance Network, a nation-wide informal umbrella organization of artists responding freely and through a variety of platforms to the recent and unfolding political events in our country and hosted in a spirit of creative catharsis and solidarity, Not My President’s Day at The Front is a one-time event featuring new and improvisational outdoor performances, actions, interactions, protests, costumes, placards, puppets, and wearable art by local artists. All are welcome. Attendees are also encouraged to come in costume, with and without placards, but none are required. Admission is free. Bring your political ids, your wit and satire, and spirit of collegiality. Our regular exhibitions will also be on view in the galleries.
Guest artists include: Shannon Stewart, Ellery Burton, Sierrah Dietz, Kimmie Allen & Rick Snow; Artemis Antippas; puppeteer Sierra Kay; Jason Childers and David Hassell; Perry Leopard; Bennett Kirschner and others.
These are images of the performance “Tableaux Vivantes!” by Jason Christopher Childers and David Hassell. In this participatory performance audience members are invited to choose from a set of hand made props and pose in protest in the green screen backdrop environment. The piece was accompanied by and abstract soundtrack of vague protests and chants.
4100 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
The Front, an artist-run collective and not-for-profit gallery, fosters the development of contemporary art in the city of New Orleans through innovative exhibitions, lectures, screenings, performances, and other arts programming, all of which are free and open to the public.
- WWLTV: http://www.wwltv.com/news/politics/residents-react-to-trumps-first-30-days-in-office/410343492