Alvar Arts performance series

Interactive Art Series at Bywater’s Alvar Library
Monthly performances and presentations by neighborhood artists

On Tuesday, October 15 from 7pm – 9pm, the Alvar Branch Library, 913 Alvar Street, hosts the first in an eight month long series of artist and community interactions. The series debuted in 2006 and continues to showcase painters, sculptors, photographers, musicians, writers, artisans, and performers. Open to the public, the soirée-style event includes a presentation, question and answer session, and light refreshments.

Starting the season off will be a latin jazz trio, Trio Lobo, featuring Bywater resident Andy Wolf on bass. The schedule will also include mosaic artist Laurel True (November), Luke Brechtelsbauer playing Celtic harp music (December), Debbie Anderson Rusher, a bead artisan (February), Cynthia Scott, mixed-media/installation artist and member of Staple Goods gallery in St. Roch (March), St. Roch resident Scott Heron and friends performing an original piece (April), Bywater musician Andy J. Forest and friends (May), and Mid-City Cajun storyteller B.D. Blanchard (June).

With the exception of the first performance, shows are held the third Thursday of each month. Future dates will be November 21, December 19, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15 and June 19. The series is funded by the New Orleans Public Library with the generous support of the New Orleans Public Library Foundation.

The library is located at 913 Alvar Street, between Burgundy & N. Rampart streets. All events are free and open to the public.



Is it a conjuring, a channeling?

Storyteller B.D. Blanchard will use spoken word, song, his Cajun heritage and unusual self-created musical instruments in his performance of “A visit with old Uncle John”. A book and CD signing will follow the performance.

The event starts at 7pm. Open to the public. Snacks and library services provided.

October 15 - Trio Lobo
November 21 - Laurel True
December 19 - Luke Brechtelsbauer
February 20- Debbie Anderson Rusher
March 20 - Cynthia Scott
April 17 - Scott Heron & friends
May 15 - Andy J. Forest Quartet
June 19 - B.D. Blanchard
  Alvar Arts performance series
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Don't miss these free soireés - come out and join neighbors and friends for unique presentations and performances, with a little wine and cheese thrown in!

For more information please call the library at 504-596-2667.