Dec 052010
 

Art lovers had much to celebrate Saturday night, with the opening of exhibitions tied to PhotoNOLA and to Prospect 1.5 along Magazine Street Uptown.

PhotoNOLA, now in its fifth year, is an annual celebration of photography coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance that features exhibitions and events during the first two weeks in December. Prospect 1.5, a series of exhibitions that grew out of the Prospect.1 exhibition in 2008, will run until the middle of February.

Attendees look at "Cosmic Territory" a Cibachrome print by Christy Speakman at The Machine in the Garden at Octavia Gallery Saturday evening. The opening was part of Prospect 1.5 New Orleans, a fifteen-week program of exhibitions, symposiums, and public events taking place November, 6, 2010 through February 19, 2011. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)



Attendees look at "Shore Birds" by Ralph Bourque at Prospect 1.5, The Machine in the Garden at Octavia Gallery Saturday evening. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Artist Ralph Bourque talks with Stephanie Patton, both of Lafayette, at Prospect 1.5, The Machine in the Garden at Octavia Gallery Saturday evening. "These pieces came out of a different body of work about the subconscious," Bourque said, "but after the BP oil spill, my work took on a different meaning." (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Attendees enter Octavia Gallery too see Prospect 1.5, The Machine in the Garden Saturday evening. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Attendees look at photographs at Louisiana & Trees: Life Entwined at Sibley Gallery Saturday evening. The opening was part of PhotoNOLA 2010. "If I had $13,000 to spend on art, I would," said Rajvee Bhalakia, of Pittsburgh (not pictured). (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The work of photographer and curator Wanda Boudreaux at Louisiana & Trees: Life Entwined at Sibley Gallery Saturday evening. "It's one thing to have in my mind how things fit together," Boudreaux said, "but it's another altogether to see them connect in the flesh." (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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