Monday, February 9, 2009

Artist and Sense of Place: Natalie Keller Barnes

Now in its eighth year, the Ogden's educational program, Artists and Sense of Place, brings together children from New Orleans area schools with local artists. Eudora Welty is often credited for first turning the phrase "sense of place," and it is in that rich Southern context in mind that the program was titled. Under the direction of our Education Coordinator, Kate Barron, and with the help of docent Ellen Barkin, the students are paired with artists to explore, through art, the influence of situation and geography on their lives. The second artist-in-residence of the 2008 - 2009 cycle was local artist, Natalie Keller Barnes. To read more about Barnes' project with the kids from Maggiore Elementary in Kenner, please visit the February issue of New Orleans Magazine at Photo by Cheryl Gerber.

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