THE VELVET CACTUS

I have found a great new venue to showcase my art.   It also happens to be a wonderful restaurant.   The Velvet Cactus in Lakeview is among one of my favorite new hotspots.   A great patio area with all kinds of funky goodness, and hispanic overtones, with wonderful food, and eclectic mixed crowd.  From families to locals alike, this place satisfies all my needs.   you will find them here…. http://www.thevelvetcactus.com/

I would like to tell you that I have been quite successful with my day of the dead art here…   take some time out of your busy schedule and get yourself a margarita… the happy hour here?  makes everyone happy.  Watermelon mint?  YUM…

luckys

A PAINTING A DAY / crescent city brewhouse april first… five pm

Once a year I get the opportunity to show at the crescent city brewhouse on decatur street, and this year?   I get to show for april, WHICH includes french qtr fest, shore leave and both jazzfest weekends.    AGAIN , with Offbeat Magazine Photographer KIM WELSH, and Photographer RICK MOORE, we will grace the walls with our nola goodness.

LOTS of jazzfest shots, secondlines, and krewes…    for myself?   a painting a day.   here’s a taste of some of the works I have been working on.   mostly things I found after mardigras that inspired me, done festival style.

enjoy1888673_10151932537346428_2069876949_nthis is skinz n bonez rolling in okeanos.   what a wonderful day, and I must give P. Teel a shout out!   great picture.

1939991_10151934319031428_1194226368_nheres some box of wine.  this isn’t completed, but I don’t mind showing the process of painting.   each day I take shots of them as I work thru them.   truly divine madness ritual excess and crazy wisdom.

 

see you at crescent brewpub april first at five pm upstairs.

happiness is mardigras!

joangreetings all my skeleton friends, and skellie artists, and collectors!   twelfth nite is here, and the gras is on.    I am so excited for this season, since its late, and have been very busy with my krewe skinz n bonez working on throws.   we will be out and about all season long, and then on to super sunday and more.

in the meantime?  I have switched out some new works at A musing bike rentals, some very very affordable works.  and then come feb 8th, will be back at the OCH art market to take the day in stride with skinz n bonez and the wild tchoupitoulas.

as always, you can find more work at surrey’s 1418 magazine street and 4807 magazine street.

see you on the parade routes!

chewbacchus, Okeanos, krewe of dreux, mardigras day, and at the noomoon pre parade party for krewe du vieux.  all hail!

calacas y maracas and amusing bike rentals

just wanted to do a shout out to my friend gustavo at a musing bike rentals located at 1818 magazine street.  right now he has a few of my canvas on the wall, but soon will be donning many, and become a regular show place for me.    Gustavo?  you rock.

come OCT fifth to jimani to get your faces painted at four thirty BEFORE joining the Skinz N Bonez Pub Crawl.   the bars participating are arnauds, erin rose, mollys on toulouse, the kerry, house of blues voodoo garden, good friends, aunt tiki’s, spitfire, and R Bar.

put on your skellie face so you don’t feel outta place.   go to skinznbonez.com to donate for the crawl, and get your collectible lanyard.   CHEERS

in the words of marvin gaye…. whats goin on?

de la razahere we are going into my favorite month of the year, besides august.   I find myself invited to many new things, and the one I’m most excited about?  IS the OCH art market celebration of DIA DE LA RAZA.   they asked me to do the poster, which is above, without the verbage yet, and I was very excited.  I felt that Columbus, although not always viewed in a postive light, needed to be a parade person, with the OCH flag, and a typical dancing skeleton in front of zeitgeist!   I think it worked.   I am officially the featured artist this oct 12th, and look forward to sharing ideas, art, and more.   I will have a booth, and will add some fun things like drums, candles, tshirts, and of course paintings.   I hope you do come out.

other happenings?   I have recently hung new works at both surrey’s on magazine.  1418 and 4807.  In this show?  are day of the dead altars.   and they are looking good.    these are a taste of a very special altar party for day of the dead that will roll OCTOBER FIFTH, through the qtr with the womens bone gang SKINZNBONEZ.  the soul sweepers will be on hand to help clear the spirits as we roll a life size catrina through the qtr, with arnauds, good friends, erin rose, molly’s on toulouse, the kerry, spitfire, aunt tiki’s and the R BAR.   to attend this fabulous skeleton event?  one needs to visit www.skinznbonez.com and make a donation of ten dollars, which will go towards ARNO, and dog and cat rescue.   dress up in your finest day of the dead wear, and join skinz n bonez.

on October 19th, I will be out with the bone gang rolling in anba dlo.   I did a great poster for them a few years back, and will also be on hand with a booth.   Please stop in this fabulous celebration at the New Orleans Healing Center, and catch all the live music and krewes as they welcome Anba Dlo back to the st roch neighborhood.

October 26th brings the newly reformed Krewe Of Boo back to the quarter, rolling a first!   A GREEN PARADE.   thank you katrina brees for gathering up a storm that Brian Kern couldn’t turn down.

I also have new works up at A Musing Bike Rentals at their new location on magazine street.  Congrats to my good friends there.  make sure when your in town that you stop in for purchase or to rent one of their fabulous bikes, while you peruse some skeletons riding…  New Location is 1818 Magazine street.

in the upcoming months you will see me move into McClures BBQ.  More work at Dog Day Afternoon, and then a gallery on Royal street.

don’t forget to support the kidney foundation party either, come november at harrahs casino, where you’ll find a mardiclaw painting donated to raise money for the cause.

happy autumn  y’all.

MC

lil red roosterall the worlds a stage, and this month?  I’ll be working on more and more roosters and chickens.    I thank everyone who came out to the crescent city brewpub gallery opening.  special thanks to Kim Welsh, and Rick Moore, who also contributed, and are two of my favorite photographers in the city!

NEXT UP?  I will be at the Bayou St John Boat Parade with the Krewe Of Kolossos, and am being Crowned!   I am so excited!   A bonus?  is the fact that “Katrina Brees”, has gotten the parade community?  into going green, with her recent merge with the Krewe Of Boo, who will be returning this October to the streets of New Orleans, and throwing only GREEN throws.  no plastic beads!

HERE’S to The Krewe Of Kolossus, and the Bayou St John fourth of july boat parade!    expect only botanical throws, and if you get out and enjoy?  please be aware of the bayou, the animals, and make sure you leave no trash behind.  KEEP IT GREEN!

cheers!