Member Preview & Artists’ Talks

Saturday, October 15, 5-6pm

Jessica Angel headshotAt the Member Preview for DECADE, Friends of 516 ARTS were given the opportunity to meet the artists and go on an informal walk-through of the show with artists talking about their work, including Jessica Angel (from Digital Latin America, 2014), Leticia Bajuyo (from Here & There: Seeing New Ground, 2009), Adrian Esparza (from Art at the Border: 21st Century Responses, 2013), Tom Joyce (from GREEN, 2006) and Aaron Noble (from Superheroes: Icons of Good, Evil & Everything In Between (2011), Heart of the City and Quantum Bridge, 2014-15). Nothing beats hearing the artists tell you about their work and answer questions in their own words, face to face. The audience learned about their artistic processes and got a glimpse into how their imaginations are given form by their highly individualized and inventive processes.

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Public Opening

Saturday, October 15, 6-8pm

Le Chat New516 ARTS welcomed back the celebrated Le Chat Lunatique, who played for our grand opening ten years ago. Their signature “filthy, mangy jazz,” starts with Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli and navigates through a wide range of genres, blending Western swing, classical, reggae, doo-wop, and more. Muni Kulasinghe, John Sandlin, Jared Putnam, and Greg Williams are Le Chat Lunatique. The festivities included refreshments from Tractor Brewing and Slate Street Café.




Images: Aaron Noble, Burden, acrylic on canvas; 60x72in, Jessica Angel, courtesy of 516 ARTS; Le Chat Lunatique, courtesy of the band