Nature and Art On Display at Tulane University's A Studio in the Woods

April 5, 2007

Mike Strecker
Phone: 504-865-5210

There will be a lot of activity in the normally peaceful wooded wonderland of A Studio in the Woods, 13401 River Road in Lower Coast Algiers, during its Spring Open House April 15 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The open house will offer an opportunity for the public to visit the artists' retreat, view work by recent A Studio in the Woods resident artists Jason Chaffin and Elizabeth Underwood and learn about the post-Katrina recovery of the bottomland forest via tours by botanist Dave Baker.

"We continue to be amazed by the recovery of the forest," said A Studio in the Woods founder Lucianne Carmichael. "With the burgeoning spring growth - including Louisiana irises - it is more astounding than ever. And the work that has been produced by artists who have had an opportunity to come home is testament to the connection between nature and art."

The highlight of the day will be the unveiling of a piece titled A Studio in the Woods by artist Larry Nevil at 2 p.m. A choreographed performance by Monique Moss, another recent resident artist, is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Additionally, Tulane University architects and students will be on hand to discuss New Orleans' first fully green sustainable building, which they have designed and will soon erect on the site.

A Studio in the Woods, a program of Tulane University, located in 7.66 forested acres on the Mississippi River in New Orleans, is dedicated to preserving the endangered bottomland hardwood forest and providing within it a peaceful retreat where visual, literary and performing artists can work uninterrupted. For directions or more information, visit, or call 504-392-5359. 

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