The NOCCA Institute is proud to announce the grand opening of its newest project, 5 Press Gallery. The gallery focuses on artists with a connection to the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, including present and former faculty, visiting artists, and alumni. It is located in the new NOCCA Forum at 5 Press Street, where the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood meets the Bywater.
5 Press Gallery’s first show is Salutations, which opens with a silent auction and reception November 8 from 6pm to 9pm. Items that have surpassed their “buy it now” bids by 9pm will be marked sold. All other pieces will remain open for bidding through Sunday, November 16. Winning bidders will be contacted at the close of the show.
Artists participating in Salutations include faculty/former faculty Seth Boonchai, Terry DeRoche, Nikki Jackson, Jenny LeBlanc, Mary Jane Parker, Keith Perelli, Ann Schwab, and Michel Varisco, as well as alumni Nathan Arthur, Sally Caraway, Amanda Cassingham-Bardwell, Hannah Chalew, Emilie Gossiaux, Stephen Hoskins, Erica Lambertson, Jacob Martin, Bonnie Maygarden, Brandan Odums, Terrance Osborne, Megan Roniger, Ashley Teamer, and Carl Joe Williams.
Admission to both the gallery and the opening reception is free, and the public is encouraged to attend. Inaugural gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 6pm. Amanda Cassingham-Bardwell is the gallery director.
Stay tuned for the launch of 5 Press Gallery’s official website and calls for upcoming shows.
Above, from left: details from work by Carl Joe Williams, Ann Schwab, and Erica Lambertson.