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This Weekend at CANARY

"Rien ne M'arette de Grandir"

The CANARY Gallery is pleased to present the first solo show by Belgian born photographer, Nathalie Dubois. Nathalie's self printed silver gelatin architecture photographs depict an artform in both the darkroom and on the city streets that are slowly becoming forgotten. The popularity of the digital capture and printing medium have overshadowed a still existing niche market of darkroom printers, and the neglect of the city has aided the deterioration of some of it's most beautiful buildings. Dubois learned the old way, and through the tutelage of renowned local fine art photographer, Victoria Ryan, honed her printing skills at the now defunct darkroom at New Orleans Academy of Fine Art.

Dubois' solo show "Rien ne M'arette de Grandir" opens at the CANARY Gallery at 329 Julia St on December 6th - from 6-10. This show is in conjunction with the New Orleans Photo Alliance opening of PHOTO NOLA.

Introducing the BYOP (bring your own popcorn) Before 1st Saturdays Friday Night Film Series at CANARY.

About: Before each 1st Saturday art opening we will screen films starting at 7pm on the dot and we shut down at 10pm. We will provide the film and the beer, you provide the salty sweets. Room and seating is limited so first come, first sit.

Here is a breakdown of just a few of the films we will be screening:
Tron, Mind Walk, Dreams, Koyanyqasi, Blade Runner, The 3rd Man, Beast Master, Slacker, Down by law, Drugstore cowboy, How to get ahead in advertising, Blue Velvet, etc.

What do all these films have in common you ask? They are all awesome.

Dec. 5th • 7pm • Koyaanisqatsi - Life Out of Balance (1982)

Prepare to experience a truly remarkable filma cinematic masterpiece so extraordinary that it regales the senses, stimulates the mind and actually 'redefines the potential of filmmaking (The Hollywood Reporter). Celebrated director Godfrey Reggio, innovative cinematographer Ron Fricke and Golden Globe-winning* composer Philip Glass have created a 'spellbinding [film] so rich in beauty and detail that with each viewing it becomes a new and different film (Leonard Maltin). Unique profound mesmerizing and thought-provoking (Boxoffice), Koyaanisqatsi contrasts the tranquil beauty of nature with the frenzied hum of contemporary urban society. Uniting breathtaking imagery with a hauntingly evocative, award-winning score, it is original and fascinating (People) one of the greatest films of all time


The New Orleans Photo Alliance is pleased to announce it's second annual PhotoGALA, a benefit party in support of the New Orleans Photo Alliance. Events will take place at the New Orleans Museum of Art on Thursday December 4, 2008 from 7-10pm. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door. The New Orleans Museum of Art is located at One Collins Diboll Circle, in City Park.

The PhotoGALA Benefit Party will feature a silent auction of contemporary photography including works by Jerry Ulesmann, Jack Spencer, Josephine Sacabo, Herman Leonard, David Halliday and many others. The night will feature entertainment by the Preservation Hall-Stars Band, along with special performances by the burlesque act, Fleur de Tease. Herbsaint, Dante's Kitchen and NOLA Bean will provide refreshments. Beverages choices include a vodka bar by Glazer's, beer and root beer from Abita Brewery, wine from Cork & Bottle, and specialty drinks from Old New Orleans Rum. In addition raffle draws throughout the night will offer guests the chance to win books, posters, restaurant gift certificates, hotel stays, and much more.


A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your Own Commercial-Quality Books

INSTRUCTOR: Chad Jennings, VP of Design at Blurb

Sunday, December 7, 2008
Canary Collective, 333 Julia St., New Orleans, LA 70130

This provocative workshop will provide a hands-on demonstration of Blurb's creative publishing platform as well as an introduction to the fundamentals of book design. Chad Jennings, VP of Design and founding employee at Blurb, provides a detailed step-by-step demonstration on how to make, publish, share, and sell commercial-quality books using Blurb's creative publishing platform.

Topics covered:
• Introduction and overview on Blurb's creative publishing platform
• How to use Adobe Photoshop to prepare your images
• Basic as well as advanced tricks using Blurb's free BookSmart software
• Color management and the Blurb platform
• Online marketing tools and our Set Your Price program
• How to create your own custom layouts in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
• Pacing and sequencing of your book, including effective use of white space
• An overview of typography and a breakdown of the photo book
format and it's typical contents
• Utilizing sample and inspirational books created by professional

This workshop is free and open to the public. Space is limited. To reserve a spot please email mailto:photoalliance@gmail.com


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