NOMA Exhibit Opening This Saturday at St. Tammany Art Association

St. Tammany Art Association announces its 6th annual exhibit in partnership with the New Orleans Museum of Art. This year’s exhibit, entitled: Views from New Orleans: Contemporary Art from the New Orleans Museum of Art, will feature works by well known regional and national artists from NOMA’s permanent collection. STAA will host an opening reception during Covington’s Second Saturday Art Openings on September 12 at 6:00pm – 9:00pm. The exhibit will be the feature artwork at STAA during Fall for Art on Saturday, October 10 and will be on display through October 31, 2015.


This exhibition presents unique works of eleven artists who have achieved regional, national, or international acclaim, including pieces by George Dunbar, Ida Kohlmeyer, Clarence John Laughlin, Shirley Masinter and Noel Rockmore to name a few.

Architecture in its modern conception could not exist in the absence of the human hand. Architecture and human being serve one another — buildings are conceived, designed, and built to protect us, and we have the ability to manipulate, renovate, and repurpose them. The human eye finds beauty and complexity in the contours of structure—from realism to abstraction—through line, volume, space, and dimension.

However, the exploration of three-dimensional space transcends art and architecture. We place sentimental value on structure and location by imbuing narrative, significance, and history to the façade and interior of a building. Architecture in this exhibition represents the fallen ideals of culture, suggestions of socio – economic strife, nostalgia, and the tragedies that befall manmade landscapes due to neglect and natural disaster. Here, artists have represented cityscapes in a range of styles: recognizably, abstractly, fantastically, and as preservationists.