Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

LUNA Fête Artists Discuss How Project "Viva New Orleans" Explores New Orleans and Mexican Cultures

December 5th, 2017
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Location
Newcomb Art Museum
Woldenberg Art Center
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

The Newcomb Art Museum, in collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico, will be hosting LUNA Fête artists Emma Lopez and Pedro Narvaez, who will be discussing their creative process and digital artwork of their project Viva New Orleans on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University.

LUNA Fête is a one-of-a-kind outdoor spectacle that intersects the worlds of art, architecture and technology. First presented by the Arts Council of New Orleans in 2014, the festival annually draws more than 50,000 attendees to downtown New Orleans.

Lopez and Narváez, the directors of AVA Visual Arts and Animation, a Mexican company specializing in projects focusing on projection mapping at an international level, will trace the transition from graphic design to projection mapping. Lopez and Narvaez believe that Mexico and New Orleans have a lot in common. Their project Viva New Orleans seeks to create a canvas where Mexico and New Orleans merge in perfect harmony using light, music and color to portray the best from both cultures.

This lecture will kick off a celebration of Mexican talent and creativity at the Newcomb Art Museum that will continue into 2018 with Newcomb’s next exhibition, opening in January, which features contemporary Mexican ceramics.

LUNA Fête, the multiday celebration presented by Pan-American Life Insurance Group, will take place December 6 – 9, 2017 in Lafayette Square and along Lafayette Street to Fulton Street. The festival features illuminated installations, digital sculptures, video-mapping projections and art animated by technology. The event is free and open to the public,

For more information on the artists and event, please visit the Newcomb Art Museum’s event page or read the story published by Tulane New Wave

Mexico + People
Amy George-Hirons
Language Program Director - Spanish & Portuguese