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Michel Varisco
Dark Waters, 2009-2012
Facemounted archival chromogenic photograph
40 x 60 inches
Edition of 5

Jeanno Gaussi
We Saved the Dolphin, 2015
Archival pigment print
16 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches

Allison Stewart
River Bend #3
Mixed media on drafting film
64 x 42 inches

Allison Stewart
River Bend #8, 2012
Mixed media on drafting film
64 x 42 inches

John Brown
Sea - diptych, 2006
Silver gelatin prints
20 x 32 inches
 

Betsy Stewart
Bioverse No. 4, 2012
Acrylic and sumi ink on canvas
84 x 48 inches

Mary-Ann Beall
Avant/Apres diptychs 1 - 4, 2015
Monoprint on bamboo paper
17 x 23 inches each

Rodolfo Choperena
Aquamarine, 2012
C-Print on Fujiflex paper
48 x 48 inches
Edition of 3

Jeffrey Pitt
Lost in Translucence, 2015
Alcohol ink on gesso board
36 x 24 inches

Jeffrey Pitt
Time To Make a Stand, 2015
Alcohol ink on gesso board
36 x 24 inches

Judy Jashinsky
Dream or Nightmare: Chicago 2050? Winter, 2015
Mixed media on Arches paper
26 x 20 inches

Judy Jashinsky
Dream or Nightmare: Chicago 2050? Fall, 2015
Mixed media on Arches paper
26 x 20 inches

Judy Jashinsky
Dream or Nightmare: Chicago 2050? Summer, 2015
Mixed media on Arches paper
26 x 20 inches

Judy Jashinsky
Dream or Nightmare: Chicago 2050? Spring, 2015
Mixed media on Arches paper
26 x 20 inches

Joan Belmar
Constellations #1, from Territories series, 2015
Acrylic, ink, and gouache on Yupo paper
45 x 60 inches

Richard Dana
Before Water, 2015
Computer generated digital print on canvas
22 x 40 inches
Edition of 3

Mansoora Hassan
The Wanderers: Dedicated to those who strive for freedom, 2015
Mixed media
20 x 30 inches

Jenna Bonistalli
Butterweed River, Gonzales, 2015
Thread, Paper (abaca)
26 x 20 x 4 inches

Jenna Bonistalli
Butterweed River, Barataria, 2015
Thread, Paper (abaca)
26 x 20 x 4 inches

David Carlson
Confluence, 2014
High definition video
4 min. 03 sec. running time
Variable size

David Carlson
Flow, 2014
High definition video
3 min. 32 sec. running time
Variable size

David Carlson
Cyrcle, 2014
High definition video
3 min. 43 sec. running time
Variable size

David Carlson
Water in the Sky, 2014
High definition video
14 min. 03 sec. running time
Variable size

Eglon Daley
Port of Call Black River #3, 2015
Acrylic on canvas
49 x 49 inches
 

Take Me To The River

Octavia Art Gallery | New Orleans

May 30 – June 20, 2015

Take Me to the River | New Orleans
Community Outreach Project and Artist Collaboration: May 19 – 28, 2015
Exhibition at Octavia Art Gallery: May 30 – June 20, 2015
Opening reception: Saturday, May 30, 5 – 7 pm

Mary-Ann Beall     Joan Belmar     Jenna Bonistalli     John Brown     David Carlson     Rodolfo Choperena
Eglon Daley     Richard L. Dana     Victor Ekpuk     Jeannette Gausi      Mansoora Hassan     Judy Jashinsky
Jeffrey Pitt     Ruza Spak     Allison Stewart     Betsy Stewart     Michel Varisco

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER (TMTTR), an artists’ collective nonprofit organization, is collaborating on a unique project with Octavia Art Gallery, KID smART, and five prominent regionally based artists. The project includes an outreach program with 24 second grade students, an art collaboration between TMTTR artists and New Orleans based artists, and an exhibition at Octavia Art Gallery.

TMTTR was founded in 2001 by an international collective of 16 multimedia artists who depict water as a subject of beauty and global importance. The group's mission is to raise awareness and appreciation for water as a vital natural resource in every community around the world. Member artists do this by portraying water-related themes and issues in exhibits and accompanying outreach projects with at-risk people in each community. TMTTR's exhibits and programs open opportunities for local, national and international cooperation in addressing global water challenges.

In keeping with the custom of all TMTTR projects, the artwork in the exhibition at Octavia Art Gallery references water. In addition to the collaborative work the TMTTR and New Orleans artists created together, work by each participating artist will also be exhibited - incorporating painting, photography, mixed media, video and assemblage work.

To learn more about TMTTR, watch their recent video here.