Not Again? at the Masur Museum 07/2/2014 to 10/11/2014 In a way Not Again?! is a homecoming for Greely Myatt. His second solo exhibition took place at the Masur in 1979. Since then he and the Masur have grown a great deal. Not Again?! is also a fitting metaphor for thinking about Myatt’s studio practice. He is interested in the cyclical nature of life and symbols. Myatt often gives found objects and well worn cultural cues new life while making art. His subject matter varies drastically from a painstakingly realistic depiction of an ice cream cone dropped mid-lick to an esoteric examination of how the Underground Railroad used quilt patterns to communicate in code. As a result viewing this exhibition is like life itself and runs the gamut from humor to tragedy; sometimes simultaneously (if you like ice cream). Specific subject matter aside, Myatt is most interested in communication as the theme within his work. He constructs art much like an author writes a sentence. In a sense, his materials provide a vocabulary and the means of fabrication becomes the punctuation that holds his work together; giving it a particular emphasis or sensibility. His titles often convey specific ideas about a work of art’s intended meaning, but as with most things it is up for debate. When different elements of a particular work of art are examined, things can change.
The Stooges Brass Band 08/23/2014 Enjoy the musical stylings of The Stooges Brass Band with their blend of traditional NOLA Brass sounds, contemporary jazz, and hip-hop beats.
Revolution Park presents: Military & Law Enforcement Night at the Rev 08/23/2014 Racing action includes: Bandos, Thunderstock, Factory Stocks, Legends, Compacts and Pro Late Models. Join the thrill of all things racing out at Revolution Park.
Where to Eat
- Greek & Lebanese
Athena 1700 N. 18th Street, Monroe Try their homemade chick pea hummus or spinach pie to start and then choose from salads, gyros, lamb chops, mousaka, shawarma or distinctive kabobs.
Trio's 2219 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe A popular meeting place among the hip local crowd.