Experience amazing art this weekend with The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans and Old No. 77 Hotel. Separately, the two hotels are hosting visiting artists, and the public is invited to view their respective collections.
Between Thursday, June 10 and Sunday, June 13, Park West Gallery, the world's largest art dealer, will have three artists at the hotel showing off their collections. The artists—Michael Godard, Kre8, and Duaiv—are in town for a private auction, but locals and visitors alike can appreciate their works for free.
Michael Godard, dubbed the "Rock Star of the Art World" captivates his audience with colorful, playful artwork that has been shown all over the world and is on permanent display on board every U.S. Navy aircraft carrier and in the Officer's Lounge in the Pentagon. He dedicates much of his life's work to helping families fighting cancer and works closely with the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital after losing his teenage daughter to brain cancer in 2006.
Kre8 is an up-and-coming artist who comes from the graffiti and tattoo world. Visitors will delight in his unique and vibrant artwork that showcases his love for Surrealism.
Duaiv channels his inspiration from famous Impressionist artists like Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh. Classically educated in both art and music, the artist is known for his uplifting and colorful paintings.
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans is located at 921 Canal Street.
Chloe' DuPlessis is Old No. 77 Hotel's latest Artist in Residence and her nationally recognized exhibition, Negro Stories, has made its way to New Orleans to be on display at the hotel. A special showcase and reception will be held on Saturday, June 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and guests will have the opportunity to meet Chloe', a Louisiana native and alumna of The University of New Orleans.
Chloe' is a legally blind digital collage artist with more than 20 years of experience in intercultural engagement, advocacy, and arts administration. Negro Stories is her latest exhibition and first opened in January to widespread acclaim in Denver, Colorado. It examines American history and the concepts of collective trauma and healing, through the lens of racial discrimination.
Not only will her latest collection of work be on display, but she will create an original digital collage inspired by New Orleans' people, culture, and history, which will be presented on the evening of the showcase. Follow the artist in real time as she documents her residency experience through on Instagram (@duplessis.art and @old77_hotel).
Old No. 77 Hotel is located at 535 Tchoupitoulas Street.