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Friday Nights at NOMA: Music by James Singleton | Frances Swigart-Steg discusses Jim Steg: New Work
July 7, 2017 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.
- 5 – 8 pm: Art on the Spot family activity table
- 5:30 – 8:30 pm: Music by James Singleton
- 6 pm: Gallery Talk with Frances Swigart-Steg
ABOUT JAMES SINGLETON
James Singleton has been a steady presence on the New Orleans music scene for 40 years. He is ubiquitous as a sideman in the widest imaginable range of styles, a prolific composer, and an adventurous and forward-facing bandleader who constantly seeks “the unique moment and context.” He is a member of Astral Project and the James Singleton Quartet, and has performed with Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Banu Gibson, Helen Gillet, Lionel Hampton, Ellis Marsalis, Stanton Moore, Zachary Richard, David Torkanowsky, among many others.
ABOUT FRANCES SWIGART-STEG
Frances Swigart-Steg, wife of the late artist Jim Steg and an artist in her own right, will share her memories and discuss the artworks of her husband, considered to be New Orleans’ preeminent 20th-century printmaker. The retrospective Jim Steg: New Work spans the career of the artist, from his sketches as an art student and World War II soldier to his experimental works using a variety of media as a Newcomb College professor from the 1940s through the 1990s.
Friday Nights at NOMA is supported in part by grant funds from the Azby Fund; Ruby K. Worner Charitable Trust; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation; and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council of New Orleans.