4th Annual New Orleans Loving Festival | Loving Day

4th Annual New Orleans Loving Festival

When and Where is the Celebration?

Date and Time: 
06/06/2014 - 6:00pm to 06/12/2014 - 7:00pm
Stella Jones Gallery & Antenna Gallery
New Orleans
State (if you are in the U.S.A): 
United States

Celebration Details

On campus (or hosted by a campus organization)?: 
Hosted By: 
New Orleans Loving Festival
Ticket or RSVP Requirements: 
None required

Festival Schedule:

SAMANTHA WALL indivisible
Gallery Opening & Reception
Friday, June 6th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Stella Jones Gallery
201 St Charles Ave #132
New Orleans, LA 70170

Indivisible is a collection of portraits of multiracial women from Portland, OR and New Orleans, LA, where Wall spent a month as an artist-in-residence at the Joan Mitchell Center. She photographed and talked with women who, like her, must navigate multiple ethnic identities. The conversations revealed their shared experiences as multiracial women and the drawings are the residue of their time together.

Wall is the recipient of awards from the Oregon Arts Commission, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Ford Family Foundation and Regional Arts & Culture Council. Her work has been widely exhibited, most recently at Fairbanks Gallery at Oregon State University, LxWxH Gallery in Seattle, Washington, and the Art Gym at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon.

Free Admission
On view June 6th through July 6th

MIXED MESSAGES.4 Group Art Exhibit
Gallery Opening & Reception
Saturday, June 7th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Antenna Gallery
3718 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70151

James Edward Bates
Janet Boyd
Luisa Dantas
Jeri Hilt
Soraya Jean-Louis McElroy
Nathan Pietrykowski
José Torres-Tama
Jave Yoshimoto

Free Admission
On view June 6th through July 1st

Three New Orleans Writers Capture The Coming Of Age In America's New South.
Wednesday, June 11th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Antenna Gallery
3718 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70151


ADDIE CITCHENS is a Mississippi native, and New Orleans based writer of literary fiction. She has been featured in the Oxford American’s Best of the South edition, in Calloloo journal, and others.

JERI HILT is a former lecturer of African Studies and International Development issues at Tennessee State and Dillard Universities. She has also worked with research, development, and teaching projects in South Sudan, Kenya, Burundi, and the United Kingdom. Hilt, a Louisiana native, currently teaches literacy intervention at an elementary school in New Orleans.

AMBATA KAZI-NANCE is a writer and teacher living in her hometown New Orleans, LA with her husband and son. She writes for Azizah magazine and Grow Mama Grow, a blog for Muslim mothers.

J.R. RAMAKRISHNAN'S journalism has appeared in Style.com, Harper’s Bazaar, Chicago Tribune, and Grazia, amongst other publications. Her fiction has appeared in [PANK]. A graduate of the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies and Columbia School of Journalism, she arrived in New Orleans by way of Brooklyn, London, and Kuala Lumpur, her original hometown. She is director of literary programs for the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.

KRISTINA K. ROBINSON is a native New Orleanian and graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana. She has taught Literature at Dillard University. Her poetry appears in The Baffler and The Xavier Review. As well as other writing in (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race and on media outlets, such as, Racialicious, Room 220, and Breakthrough Magazine.

Free Admission & Refreshments
Funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from Poets & Writers, Inc. New Orleans.

Thursday, June 12th
Of Many Colors: Photo Exhibit, 1:00pm to 7:00pm
Ice Cream Social, 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Antenna Gallery
3718 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70151

We're celebrating the legacy of RICHARD & MILDRED LOVING, the interracial couple whose 1967 landmark civil rights lawsuit “Loving v. Virginia” ended all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States.

Join us for OF MANY COLORS, a photo exhibit of multiracial families. We'll have free ice cream and non-dairy frozen treats (first come first serve) and kids activities, music, a "We Are The 15 Percent" slide show, and a photographer on hand to take family portraits! We will also announce the winners of our Youth Essay Competition.

Admission is Free so bring your family and friends!
For more information visit www.lovingfestival.org or our Facebook Page.

The New Orleans Loving Festival is a Multiracial Community Celebration & Film Festival that challenges racism through outreach and education. The festival is an initiative of Charitable Film Network, a Louisiana state non-profit.

Amistad Research Center, Cox Communication, Creative Alliance of New Orleans, Cupcake Fairies, Defend New Orleans, The Joan Mitchell Center, Kleinpeter Dairy Farms, Southern Eagle Sales & Service, Press Street's Antenna Gallery, Stella Jones Gallery, Liz's Confections, Mixed Roots Stories, Mixed Marrow, Poets & Writers, We Are the 15 Percent, and Whole Foods Market.