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Friday Nights at NOMA: Photographer’s Perspective with Jonathan Traviesa | Artful Palate cooking demonstration

August 9 at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday Nights at NOMA features an exciting lineup of programs in 2019: 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, the Museum Shop, and Café NOMA remain open till 9 pm.

  • 5 – 8 pm: Art on the Spot drop-in activity table
  • 6 pm: Artful Palate cooking demonstration with Chef Kris Padalino
  • 6:30 pm: Photographer’s Perspective with Jonathan Traviesa in conjunction with You Are Here: A History of Photography and Place


Café NOMA presents their eighth annual summertime Artful Palate series of cooking demonstrations at 6 pm with Kate Schwarloze, pastry chef from Brennan’s, who will prepare a browned butter and peach tart. Chefs from other restaurants in the Ralph Brennan Group will continue the cooking classes in weeks to come through August 23 with dishes inspired by their culinary mentors, in tribute to the exhibition Bodies of Knowledge.


Jonathan Traviesa will discuss his work on view in You Are Here: A Brief History of Photography and Place and the broader themes of the photography exhibition.

Traviesa is a photographer and artist living in New Orleans since the late 1990s. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in New Orleans, Philadelphia, Chicago, and New York. In 2005, The Times-Picayune voted his Katrina photo-sign installation best art show the year. He taught Photoshop at NOAFA from 2005-2010. 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. As part of the annual Photonola series of exhibitions across New Orleans, Traviesa received the New Orleans Photo Alliance’s inaugural Michael P. Smith Grant Award. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art also exhibited a selection of his portraits from the book. He most recent solo shows, “Beacons Abound” and “Kinda~Deathy”, opened in April 2011 and January 2012 at The Front, respectively. In 2012,he was commissioned by the Contemporary Arts Center to make a site-specific mural installation of one of his photographs, and, while currently pursuing an MFA at Tulane, he is making more site-specifice photo installations that incorporate additional framed elements. His work is collected privately around the United States and publicly in New Orleans by the Ogden and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Image credit: Jonathan Traviesa, Band Trailer, 2019, Gift of Charles Whited, 2019.28


August 9
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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