My show this weekend.


Saturday, September 5th • Blake Haney / Wonder Around

Works on film shot with Mamiya 645 and Holga cameras in New Orleans, New York and Brazil. Framed using Plexi mounting and aluminum backing. Prints also available.

Work will run through September.

Refreshments provided.

CANARY Gallery • 329 Julia St
Gallery Hours - Wed-Fri 2-5 or by Appt:
(504) 208-3882

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Zack Smith @ Canary on White Linen Night

Zack Ad - 2

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Whence and Omnibus are now CANARY. Big plans for 2009/10.


As of March 1, 2009, Whence & Omnibus have merged to form The Canary Collective. As long-time collaborative companies, we are very excited to be officially teamed up. We know that our future is bright together and we look forward to many years of new and exciting projects. Be looking for the launch of our full portfolio & website soon.

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Please try and make some of these events this weekend. Should be inspiring.



The Canary Gallery, 329 Julia Street

Mitch Paone and Bryce Wymer present "Many Outlets"

New York based artists Bryce Wymer and Mitch Paone have come together with a body of work depicting explorations of social realism. Oils, resins, and collage are utilized throughout the
collection. Yet all works hold down a subtle neo-classical tone, with a heavy eye for design.

Bryce Wymer is a visual artist currently living in Brooklyn, New York. His works address human social progression. He is also the creative director at a motion graphics studio in New York called Digital Kitchen. Personal works available at

Mitchell Paone is a multi-faceted creative who moves in between the disciplines of Graphic Design, Typographer, Fine Art, Film and Music to invokes thought and emotion. Mitch currently works  commercially as an Art Director & Graphic Designer for a variety of advertising agencies and creative production studios worldwide through the moniker of Dreamers Ink Aesthetics. In
his spare time he is either working on fine art endeavors or is performing with his jazz funk fusion band Non-Static which includes some of New York City’s finest jazz musicians.


Following the opening Mitch and Bryce will be performing at DBA Frenchman Street from 10:30 onward into the night. Please make it out to see the final piece of the creative outlets both of them share with each other.

DBA Frenchman, 10:30


FRIDAY, MARCH 6th, 7:30-9PM
@ Satchmo’s Lounge, Loyola University Danna Center


AIGA lecture featuring Bryce Wymer (, & Mitch Paone (

The focus of the lecture is breaking down the creative process of design influenced film, broadcast and commercial media.

Secondly, the lecture will represent the broad range of creative endeavors including music performance and production, film, photography, illustration, graphic design, and typography and
its collective influence on Mitch & Bryce’s commercial work output.

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Dan Fox opening at Canary.

Dan Fox opening at Canary.

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Welcome to the world Eliza Nola Hirsch. 8 lbs, 1 ounce.

The Canary family just got bigger. Congrats Erica and Ben.

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Amazing new show up at Canary.

Amazing new show up at Canary.

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January Canary Gallery Event


The Collective Conscience: "la portes du spirit"

Group Show at The CANARY Gallery

Featuring Heidi Domangue and Nicholas Ciglio

The CANARY Gallery is pleased to present new works from two very exciting new artists, Heidi Domangue and Nicholas Ciglio.

Heidi Domangue made her CANARY Gallery debut in the October 2008 group show "South of I-10. Artists Along Louisiana's Main Drag", showing her intaglio prints, and mixed media collage prints. Her work was often printed and silkscreened using hand crafted paper, and sewn by hand to create even deeper textures.

Her new works for this exhibit shows her creating more textural pieces, but adding a 9 piece hand tinted photo-collage to the mix. Also within the show is the striking large format stretched and woven painted fabric piece.

Nicholas Ciglio is making his first gallery appearance on Julia St. with his new series, which is a section of a larger series entitled "Blessed be the Reconstruction". This series is centered in creating blessings for the reconstruction on old Katrina flooded wood from gutted houses.

A filmmaker and educator from California, Ciglio moved to New Orleans in June of 2006 to focus is artistic intentions on social relevance in the wake of Katrina. His first public piece in New Orleans was the popular public mural of then recently passed, Kufaru Mouton, on Frenchmen Street entitled "Kufaru Katrina Mural". He is currently a featured artist at L'art Noir New Orleans on St. Claude and has been working as an art educator/filmmaker at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School in the Lower Ninth Ward since November 2006.

Opening Night:
Saturday, January 3rd, 6-10pm


The CANARY Gallery started accidently.

A year ago Whence: the studio decided it was time to merge with
another studio called Omnibus Creative. The marriage was necessary
for what was in store for 2009. Along with Dirty Coast Press,
the launch of our new project was going to make
the local scene even more exciting, yet take a great deal of work.
This merger created an umbrella brand for all our projects: The
Canary Collective. With this new brand came new team members and
a new space. It is this new space where the CANARY Gallery
was born.

In 2009 we have big plans. The launch of new projects, an expanded
Dirty Coast (new designs, new products, new designs and maybe a
new store), and more expansive shows and events at the gallery.

We thank everyone for your support in 2008 and into 2009. It will
prove to be a very interesting year.
Buckle up.

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Friday December 12th 2008



The event is the inaugural performance for this company, featuring work and performances by Maritza Mercado-Narcisse, Anna Morris, Nicole Boyd-Buckles Meredith Early, and Lisa Keskitalo. The audience will be able to see last year's acclaimed piece, "Belles," and new pieces from the city's best female choreographers and dancers. The event allows the audience to move around the dance pieces and view the work as "moving sculptures" which occur simultaneously in separate parts of the gallery space.

MARITZA MERCADO-NARCISSE at [email protected]
or call 504.237.0461

December 10, 2008 in CANARY | Permalink | Comments (1)

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:[email protected]

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