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Friday Nights at NOMA: Music by the Dirty Rain Revelers | Artist Perspective with Cristina Molina and Jonathan Traviesa

Fri, June 1st, 2018 at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday Nights at NOMA opens the museum’s doors for many interesting activities throughout the year: live music, movies, children’s activities, and more. Regular admission prices apply—NOMA members are FREE—but there is no extra charge for programs or films. All galleries and Café NOMA remain open till 9 pm.

  • 5 – 8 pm: Art on the Spot family activity table
  • 5:30 – 8:30 pm: Music by the Dirty Rain Revelers
  • 6:30 pm: Artist Perspective with Cristina Molina and Jonathan Traviesa in conjunction with the exhibition Carlos Rolón: Outside/In


Based in New Orleans, the Dirty Rain Revelers are the unified, musical expression of husband-and-wife team, Matthew and Melissa DeOrazio. Their music is a blend of Roots-Rock, Americana, and Blues. To date, they’ve recorded three albums, performed at regional  festivals, toured annually from the Southwest to the East Coast to the Midwest, built a home recording studio, established their own music publishing company, and performed 3 times on CBS’s NCIS: New Orleans.

Melissa and Matthew are regular volunteers and members at the local community-based/supported radio station, WWOZ, believing in being a part of the grassroots process of supporting music that they and their peers make in Louisiana. They also have their own radio show on local community-based/supported radio station WHIV, (We Honor Independent Voices).  Their show, Surya Revelers Medicine Music, airs Wednesday nights, 10pm-midnight.


Cristina Molina is a visual artist who creates video installations that include still imagery and sculptural forms. Molina’s nonlinear, hypnotic works centralize female protagonists within historical, mythical, and autobiographical narratives. Her work has won national awards for its immersive quality and inventive use of technology including the National Association for Latino Arts and Culture project grant funded in part by the Ford Foundation and Surdna Foundation. She is employed as an assistant professor of new media and animation at Southeastern Louisiana University.

Jonathan Traviesa is a photographer and artist who has been living in New Orleans since the late 1990s. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in New Orleans, Chicago, New York, Madrid, and Tokyo. Traviesa is a founding member of The Front gallery and released his first book, Portraits, with a concurrent exhibition at The Front during October and November of 2009. Traviesa received the New Orleans Photo Alliance’s inaugural Michael P. Smith Grant Award, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art exhibited a selection of his portraits from the book.


Fri, June 1st, 2018
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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