Happy Earth Day folks. We sure love Mother Nature. You should too. Don’t liter and say no to plastic bags at the grocery store. Today we have the honor of presenting to your ears first the LATEST music from friendkerrek. His newest EP titled EARTH MUSIC HD is being streamed on our website before anywhere else. Come and rejoice with us the artistic work of upcoming beat maker friendkerrek.
For fans of lofi hip-hop, cult music, and beat tapes.
We selected this song by Adastra, an artist who we recently began working with, to share with you all today for the 13th. It’s been on repeat as we operate on the website remotely so we thought you might enjoy this song as well. This is the beginning of more music being curated as well as the art we feature. Thank you for your time. We hope you enjoy your day.
You might have seen some of Ida’s work at some of our art showcases. More so you probably have seen her work at galleries around Royal St. and Magazine St. in New Orleans. Or you might have noticed her work adorning the walls of exhibitions and studio tours.
Ida specializes in a specific archetypal pattern placement of gemstones, insects, and hand gestures. These oil paintings speak through your mind leaving you inside the world she’s created for you to interpret. Some may use the terms “photo realism” in describing her work.
Ida grew up in Massachusetts while spending time on the weekends in Maine facing rocky beaches and the upper Atlantic Ocean. As a child she was very fond of admiring insects. You know, being the “supposedly odd” little girl playing with bugs and sharing her findings. It’s through these experiences as a child she carried over that appreciation into her work now in adulthood.
Alters and Oceans was the presentation of the inner workings of her mind.
We arrived early to ask a series of questions, being huge fans of her work, we had to get the goods before the crowd began rolling in.
Tell us what’s up!
Ida: I grew up in New England, Massachusetts. I lived in Maine for a little while as I was really little. There were rocky beaches and tidal pools.
Are these beetles that you have seen or are they ones you imagine?
A lot of these are found and collected and from volunteering at the insect-terrarium.
How long have you been living in New Orleans?
I’ve been living in New Orleans for a little over seven years and It’s been about two or three years where I decided to begin painting full time.
I worked in the movie industry at first for quite a while. That took up most of my time and soon I looked down one day and realized I haven’t created a painting in like two years! I was miserable!
Do you plan to take art and make a living from this (because we’re sure you can)
Oh yeah yeah! It’s getting there, you know. I’m not rolling in it!
How did you get connected to getting the show?
The Ten Gallery is a collective I’m apart of. I’ve been apart of almost since I moved here. There’s about ten of us. Kind of where the name came from. Sometimes there’s fifteen. Sometimes there’s seven, but we all kind of pay monthly. Through this I am in charge of hanging my work, wine and snacks, you know.
Do you think there are like.. witches that collect your work?
How long does it usually take to work on a piece?
It depends! Sometimes it’s like a month or two (in reference to larger pieces)
During the day how much time do you dedicate to a piece?
I try to be in the studio from 8am to 5pm at least. I’m not working full-time, but I try to treat it like that. It’s important, it’s so easy to y’know, there’s no boss. You’re your own boss. There’s always something you can be doing. From start to finish. For oil paintings I can finish relatively quickly. I can knock one out in a couple of days. You know when you’re on a roll, you hit something and just keep going.
We began admiring her work and ended up lost in them. Transmission ended.
Despite the weather, her friends, fans, and new lovers of her work piled in sharing complimentary wine and discussing the immense detail in each piece.
We look forward to sharing more of her work as time goes on. We hope that her career blossoms to where more high end collectors begin understanding the magick that truly exist within these delicate pieces.
For more of Ida’s work here are a few links to connect with her ::
Three years is a long time. With these passing years a lot of growth has landed in the field of Portculture. We have been helping artists expand their reach, open doorways to new opportunity, and together we created a supportive family of artists who genuinely appreciate the dedicated artisans affiliated with this community.
Now as we make our way into the next new year, we are going to be reconstructing the inner workings of our project to provide a more improved experience when entering our realm. It’s an honor to say we have been growing in numbers with more contributors and members ranging from journalists, to photographers, and even print-makers.
We have been asked to join forces with a few organizations around New Orleans, so that called for more bodies under the brain. We’ll keep you posted on how that works out. If you are interested in being apart of our creative project feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have new tabs on the way, some include the promotion of our pal’s events around New Orleans as well as a store to collect art and gear.
We also have a new way to never miss a showcase we produce. Email your first and last name to email@example.com to be added onto an official Portculture mailing list. You will get notified in advance for upcoming gatherings and art exhibitions.
A lot of this is unreal. Thank you for supporting us. It’s certainly guiding us to where we need to be.
There is a never ending passion that burns inside of us as creators. Through our similarities we become this growing collective of dedicated artists. Our skills vary from visual arts, photography, musical performance and composition, to even event curation. We do this because we believe in art. There are no borders when you gather to appreciate the arts. This was all made more apparent through last three days. .
Thank you. Truly. Thank you from our entire family.
You all made these three years completely worth it. It means the world to be able to host social events with our friends, family, and fans of this project. We plan to continue to deliver these experiences for years to come. Initially by design we wanted to become a new standard on how to discover new and incredible talent.
We embarked on a journey to celebrate three years of life. From Shreveport, to Lafayette, to New Orleans, the Portculture music and arts experience touched down in some of the most incredible places.
The Agora Borealis in Shreveport, Basin Arts Studio in Lafayette, and Breathing Waters Gardens in New Orleans were all brilliant hosts and locations for us. Thank you for allowing us to open a portal to celebrate the arts with you and your community. This was honestly a huge success. We are entirely too grateful for being given this opportunity. One of the coolest parts was supporting our sponsors Urban South Brewery and spreading their lovely product along Louisiana just in time of their 2 year anniversary.
This man is named Jacob. He is the president and founder of Urban South. Congratulations for your most welcoming and successful brewery. You have helped us more than you could possibly imagine.
This adventure was everything we could have asked for. We look forward to coming back and turning on the Portculture experience again to keep them growing and developing each time. We want to send love to all of the performing artists who shared the stages with us. This is certainly an experience you have to witness in person to fully understand and appreciate. Discovering new talent in the static of ads and the inconsistency of algorithms you might assume that the web and how to find new work is being programed.
We want to be a window into what’s new and completely worth your time.
To everyone who was apart of this and if you’re reading this right now, we can’t express how thankful we are to have you involved.
Thank you Katy Larsen, John Hampson, Landon Miller, The Intro, Jawuan Ford, Caveman Raveman Magician, Isaiah 2.0, Clare Cook, Clare Cook’s Husband, Channel 15 News Lafayette, NEFA Records, Phareaux, Pauly Steez, Weird Death, Slow Coyote, Gavin McQueen, Nuddie Piper, YDS, Proper Channels, Jay Tusko, Kip, Crivory, Alex D Kenny, Jacob from Breathing Waters, Jacob who cooked up the tacos at Breathing Waters, Friendkerrek, thestreetcorner, Hellboy.Hellboy, Rapbaum, E.T. Deaux, Pandamason, GloomyNation, Welcome Center, Evan Troxell, Jacob Landry, Midge, Urban South Brewery, and most importantly the friends, family, and fans who helped make these dates even possible. When you could have just been at home hanging out on Facebook or Twitter or being a thirst-bucket, instead you entered this realm with us. We owe you our love from now until the end of space time. Thank you for helping our dreams become a reality.
We honestly wish there was enough time in the day to write about each moment that happens within the different compartments of Portculture but that’s where we leave the option to follow the #portculture tag on any social network platform.
If you ever want to attend any of our showcases we would recommend emailing your first and last name to firstname.lastname@example.org
Located along the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana rests a dedicated society of crafts makers. Throughout the week beer masters get to work daily brewing up some of the finest beer being served up along the Gulf-Coast. It’s when once a month that other emerging talented crafts makers of the arts assemble along side these beer gods under one roof.
When this happens a portal opens up at Urban South Brewery, and we become the gatekeepers. Welcome to Portculture.
We are a society of artists and musicians helping build artistic value by showcasing some of the most talented New Orleans based artists and creators who find themselves inevitably mixed into our network. The greatest gift to the world we could possibly give is creating opportunity for the hard working artist. Portculture began by supporting the dedicated artist and it’s always carried this mission. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Portculture is a collection of talent. When you make your adventure to New Orleans, we hope you end up scheduling a day to visit the portal we are opening. The Portculture x Urban South art show weekends are turning out to become a majority of the public’s favorite Saturday to discover new artists. We are fulfilling our purpose and it really means a lot to the team and family behind this.
The next artisans show & market is taking place April 21st, 2018. This will be our fourth edition art show. This date is right between French Quarter Fest & Jazz Fest. We look forward to seeing the friends and family who are able to make it out. We imagine a ton of art collectors will be in town, so we hope this becomes a go-to during that time.
Portculture is the arts renaissance of the Gulf-Coast.
Thank you for allowing us to share the progress that’s been made for us at Portculture. We are a collective of dedicated artists building this organization from the ground up. It truly means the world that our message was shared over the airwaves in New Orleans. We really love the work we do and the growing artist family that supports us. Thank you WTUL for helping us become immortal.
Without you we wouldn’t exist.
Portculture is you.
Portculture is us.
(If you were unable to catch the frequencies, we plan to track down a link so that we can further promote the message and share the updates that are coming for us in the near future.)
It’s truly a honor to have been able to gather again at Urban South Brewery for the arts. We worked the entire day in partnership with Urban South’s beer release and presented a fresh showcase of visual art, taxidermy, glass blowing, brands, painters, and more. Thank you so much for our patrons and philanthropists of the arts. This creative community is the life blood for a future generation that decided to build and foster a community by setting foundation where expression and passion rule.
Together we are the arts renaissance of the gulf-coast.
March 24th is the next art show and we’re expecting this line-up of creators to really leave you in awe. Please rsvp and set a reminder here, or via facebook.