happiness is all about the fall

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FALL  my favorite time of year.

I just wanted to touch base with all of you out there to let you know that this fall has been incredibly busy for me.   I just uploaded 15 images to fine art america.    its incredible to think that just about ten years ago I wasn’t showing anything, to today where I have over 100 works hanging in various venues throughout the city of New Orleans.

bulldogs

http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/mardi-claw.html?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=585614

click on the link above for the fine art america website.  or google fine art america mardiclaw.

in the meantime I’m showing at the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen uptown.   lots of day of the dead images there, with roosters chickens, and architecture.

from there you can find me at surrey’s 1418 magazine street  / 4807 magazine street

velvet cactus lakeview and baton rouge locations and melba’s on elysian fields.

my krewe will be out in force for the October first buggy parade in the french quarter.   october third for calacas y maracas where you can win a painting.  then oct 18th for prince of wales social aid and pleasure club, anba dlo, krewe of boo, anne rice ball, and then the day of the dead parade.

here’s to the fall, may you find a pumpkin spice latte in your future.

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