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LoveArt Connects Photo

LoveArt Connects

The Art Station’s new idea, LoveArt Connects is taking the area by storm. It debuted at Chaleureux in Ponchatoula but quickly spread to New Orleans, Covington and now Baton Rouge! A huge...

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Kim Zabbia at Ariodante Photo

Kim Zabbia at Ariodante

Kim's next exhibit at Ariodante Contemporary Gallery, 535 Julia Street, New Orleans will be NOVEMBER, 2017 with the opening reception, 6-9 pm, November 4. Can't wait that long? Then visit the...

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SpeakArt 2017

It’s SpeakArt time again when the Art Station invites prestigious artisans to talk about their work, whether it’s musical, literary or visual. This free series of talks is sponsored by the Friends of the Art Station, the non Profit group whose goal is to enrich community culture with behind-the-scenes look at super talented people.

Four SpeakArts are scheduled, one each month, the first beginning in just three weeks with Musicians Dana & Dillon Morse on Thursday, January 19, from 7-8 pm. Entitled “Growing an Artist”, Dana and Dillon’s presentation will include songs and stories of their own experiences, highlighting the importance of cultivating an environment that will produce and nurture a lifelong love for the arts. Married twelve years with two little boys, Dana and Dillon have been involved in music and Christian ministry their entire lives. Dillon is a licensed arborist and guitarist. Dana has taught piano lessons at SLU, LSU and privately for 20 years.

On February 16, Photographer Phillip Colwart reveals his inspiration, influences and methods in creating simple, fun, story-telling images. Entitled “Found Items; Sights Sought”, Phillip will enchant the crowd with photos and anecdotes of his work from paid assignments to personal art. Phillip specializes in weddings, portraits, head shots and commercial work, and in between paid assignments he documents Mardi Gras Indians and Mardi Gras subcultures in New Orleans.

March 16 will bring in the extensive knowledge of Blacksmith John Perilloux. The master of forged iron furniture and sculpture, John will present a brief history of blacksmithing in the US and how it has evolved over time from a utilitarian necessity into a modern art form and popular hobby. He will also touch on what happens locally in the blacksmithing community. John has been working with iron full-time for over 23 years. Inspired by nature, John creates furniture in ways that interpret nature itself as the first architect, engineer, and artist.

The last SpeakArt for this spring will be Thursday night, April 20, as Potter Denise Austin presents “Coffee/Clay/Community”. As a former owner and operator of six coffee houses in New Orleans and a well-established presence at the weekly Hammond Arts Market, she will share insight into her process and how it all got started. Denise weaves the story of how coffee and clay can complement one another and serve as a gathering influence in a community.

Mark your calendars now for all four of these special nights of Art Enrichment: Thursdays, 7-8 PM, Free to the public and everyone is invited. The Friends of the Art Station will be providing light refreshments and wine.
(Photos by Phillip Colwart)



The Retail Side of the Art Station offers every supply we teach and MORE!
BRUSHES (always 2 for 1)
CANVASES AND PANELS (always 20% off)
WATERCOLOR (Winsor Newton, Daniel Smith)

ACRYLIC (Golden, Pebeo)

9th Annual Art Station Invitational Exhibit-November10, 2016











It’s been 9 years since the Art Station cut the ribbon and opened this terrific hub for creative thinking. The community has not been the same. As you know, every year the Art Station celebrates by staging its annual exhibit of the finest bodies of work created there this year. The free opening reception is always sponsored by the Friends of the Art Station.

This year, the Art Station’s featured Painters were

  • Denise Fajoni
  • Anita Tully
  • Rosemary Ydarraga
  • Lisa Kluka
  • Charlotte Reso
  • Joe DeCuir
  • Mary Sue Adams
  • Catherine Hoffer
  • Vicky Fannaly
  • Cricket Ayala

The featured Clay Artists and Potters are

  • Barbara Burns
  • Lucille Griffin
  • Cindy Weber

Join me in honoring all of these artists at their opening reception, Thursday, November 10, from 6-8 pm at The Art Station. Come enjoy the light refreshments, the music, but most of all, the opportunity to meet the artists and pat them on the back for a job well done. The work will be for sale (hint: Christmas presents!) and all of the proceeds go directly to the artists.

The exhibit will remain on exhibit during retail hours: Friday, November 11, and Tuesday, November 15, from noon to 5:00.