Category: Curator

As a kid,  I mailed off pictures of jets with thrilling advertising copy like FLY SAFE, FLY DELTA, fully expecting to see them in Life Magazine. So it was words and pictures from an early age.  Visual arts kept me going all my life with words sneaking in as mere accents but sometimes the words […]

In 1956, the days of truly live television, a big TV hit called Queen For A Day had three women pour out their tragic life stories and compete for the answer to their prayers, a queenly red velvet robe, a seat on a throne, a bunch of long stemmed roses, –not to mention a glittering crown. Usually they would […]

When Alison asked me to curate Nola Studiola for September I was flattered and very intimidated by the previous wonderful posts. I did what writers do and sat down for many days, and threw up all over the page with whatever words and thoughts arose. Eventually some themes emerged: books, words and pictures, what my […]

Hello, September! And hello, Carol Pulitzer, September’s curator! Artist and writer Carol Pulitzer writes about New Orleans people and places for NolaVie. Some of her  illustrations and super short stories and  can be seen  at  littletheatre1.com; her story Carmelita was a semi-finalist for the Walker Percy Prize in Short Fiction at Loyola University. Her illustrations have appeared in numerous magazines […]

Greetings, Studiola readers – hope wherever August finds you, you are finding ways to stay cool, enjoy the light that comes with the longer summer days, and finding time to tackle that pile of books you’ve been meaning to read… For me, a survivor of a hyper-academic childhood, summer has always been that magical time […]

It’s a great day for the last of May. The sun rose and set. The rains saturated the already damp earth. Ditches and rivers are stretching to max capacity, and bystanders wonder what will crest next. But even with all of the water and whatever ails you at this moment, it is a great day […]