When it comes to an emerging art scene look no further than your own back yard, or city shall I say. This past year New Orleans has been booming with new art endeavors some experimental and some traditional. Back in October Prospect 2 was launched and put New Orleans back on the art scene. Prospect 2 was bombing with young, fresh new visual art and it also had is share of controversy among the curators. The CAC (pictured at left) explored a new adventurous spirit in 2011 as well. With a new art director and an abundance of fresh new artists ready to paint their way into 2012, the CAC will be a staple of the New Orleans art scene in 2012.
And we can’t leave out NOMA. Celebrating their 100th anniversary with eclectic new works, NOMA is moving forward into 2012 with an abundance of new energy swarming and new works sure to rock the face off of the New Orleans art scene. Some of my past blogs this year captured some of the fresh new art exhibited in Prospect 2 and NOMA, and most of the exhibits will be around in the New Year until about mid January. There were ups and downs with the economic crisis and some art organizations took the brunt, but the New Year is sure to bring new energy and life to New Orleans and art lovers everywhere! 2012 will be nothing short of a amazing year for art in all forms. Happy New Year!