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Gallery Talk with Ellene “Joi” Whiley

Wed, December 21st, 2022 at 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Join us in the galleries each Wednesday for weekly talks with artists, curators, and other special guests. During these casual conversations, we’ll take a close look at different works currently on view at NOMA.

This week, join us for a discussion with artist and exhibition advisor group member Ellene “Joi” Whiley about Called to the Camera: Black American Studio Photographers in the museum’s first-floor Ella West Freeman Galleries.

Free with museum admission. Louisiana residents receive free admission to NOMA on Wednesdays courtesy of The Helis Foundation. When you arrive at NOMA, check in at the front desk for directions to the appropriate gallery.

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About Ellene “Joi” Whiley

Ellene “Joi” Whiley holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Spelman College and a M.A. in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans. She studied abroad at the LaCoste School of Art in South France. Joi has done advanced studio studies in New York at Parsons School of Design. In addition, she served as the 2004-2005 Romare Bearden Fellow at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Joi has exhibited her work at M.Francis Gallery, the New Orleans Museum of Art during “Artfully Aware”, Baton Rouge Shaw Center 4th Floor Terrace Gallery, and the New Orleans African American Museum. She is an experienced artist, art instructor, and arts administrator. Recently Joi has done workshops at the LSU Museum of Art, an arts lecture for the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, and served as a Teaching Artist for the New Orleans Museum of Art. Currently, Joi serves as a member of the “Called to the Camera” Advisory Group at the New Orleans Museum of Art. She is also blessed to work alongside her husband, Joseph Whiley, as co-owner of E. Joi Studio, LLC.



Education and outreach initiatives at NOMA are supported in part by the Zemurray Foundation; the Lois and Lloyd Hawkins Jr. Foundation; The Helis Foundation; The Gayle and Tom Benson Foundation; The City of New Orleans; IBERIABANK; The Wagner Foundation; Janice Parmelee and Bill Hammack; the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative, funded by the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation; Sara and David Kelso; Patrick F. Taylor Foundation;  Dr. Scott S. Cowen; The RosaMary Foundation; The Azby Fund; the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency; The Collins C. Diboll Private Foundation; Burkenroad Foundation; Marian Dreux Van Horn Education Endowment; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation;  Ruby K. Worner Trust through the PNC Charitable Trusts Grant Review Committee; The Harry T. Howard III Foundation; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.; Harvey and Marie Orth; The Bruce J. Heim Foundation; and Mrs. Bennett A. Molter, Jr. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. 


Wed, December 21st, 2022
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
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