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Kolaj Fest New Orleans is a multi-day festival & symposium about contemporary collage and its role in art, culture, and society, July 12-15, 2018.

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On the Cover: Beware by Lisa Barcy
(12"x9"; collage on paper; 2016)

Program Book

This Kolaj Fest New Orleans Program Book is a document of all things related to Kolaj Fest. In these pages, you will find a schedule and descriptions of sessions, bios and website information for artists and presenters, descriptions of evening events and special programs and some helpful information about getting around and being in New Orleans.

A printed copy is included in the Registration Packet that one collects at the Info Table when you check in. In the meantime, click the cover image to download a PDF version of the Program.

Schedule of Events

WEDNESDAY, 11 JULY

5:00PM to 7:00PM
SPECIAL EVENT
Early Arrival Meet & Greet
at Aloft New Orleans Downtown

THURSDAY, 12 JULY

10:00AM
DAILY COLLAGE CONGRESS
Welcome to Kolaj Fest New Orleans
at Aloft New Orleans Downtown

11:30AM
SPECIAL ACTIVITY
Kolaj Fest New Orleans Gallery Tour
departs Aloft New Orleans Downtown

12:00PM
COLLAGE MAKING
Ripping it Up: Scale, Influences, & Techniques with Janice McDonald
at Artisan Bar & Cafe

2:00PM
COLLAGE MAKING
From Collaging in a Vacuum to Collaging in Classrooms: A workshop with Daniel Lynds
at Artisan Bar & Cafe

3:00PM
SPECIAL EVENT
Revolutionary Paths
Exhibition Walkthrough

at Antenna Gallery

4:00PM
SPECIAL TALK
Firelei Baez:Road Map of Symbols
Talk by Mariah Morales
at Antenna Gallery

6:00PM
EVENING
Antenna::Signals
at Silk Road
$10 (free for Kolaj Fest Registrants & Antenna::Signals Subscribers)

FRIDAY, 13 JULY

10:00AM
DAILY COLLAGE CONGRESS
Collage Troubles & Triumphs
at Cafe Istanbul

11:30AM
SYMPOSIUM
Collage Artists Tackle Contemporary Issues
at Cafe Istanbul

FOCUS IN
Memories for the Future: How Collage Captures Images & Preserves Them For the Future
at Antenna Gallery

COLLAGE MAKING
Biblio Excavations and Collage Techniques with Ben DiNino
at Artisan Bar & Cafe

1:45PM
SYMPOSIUM
Curatorial Issues: Collage Exhibitions and strategies for showing collage
at Cafe Istanbul

FOCUS IN
Moving Cuts: Animation and Collage
at Antenna Gallery

COLLAGE MAKING
Quick and Dirty Collage
with Lucy Julia Hale

at Artisan Bar & Cafe

3:30PM
SYMPOSIUM
Beyond the Exhibition: Strategies for showing & selling collage outside of gallery context
at Cafe Istanbul

COLLAGE MAKING
Open Collage Making
Artisan Bar & Cafe

7:00PM
EVENING
An Evening with the Jealous Curator & The Fortune Collage Project, The Perceptive Reading of Paper Scraps with Charles Wilkin
at Cafe Istanbul
$10, Free for Kolaj Fest Registrants
PURCHASE TICKETS

SATURDAY, 14 JULY

10:00AM
DAILY COLLAGE CONGRESS
Uncollage: A New Word for a Particular Set of Collage Operations
at Cafe Istanbul

11:30AM
SYMPOSIUM
Materials & Sources, Part One
at Cafe Istanbul

FOCUS IN
Collage in College: Teaching, Creating & Researching an Indeterminate Medium
at Antenna Gallery

COLLAGE MAKING
I’m Sticking with You: Collage Making & Conversation with Mighty Joe Castro
at Artisan Bar & Cafe

1:45PM
SYMPOSIUM
Materials & Sources, Part Two
at Cafe Istanbul

FOCUS IN
Embodiment in Collage: Mind, Body and Remembering Trauma of Past Generations
at Antenna Gallery

COLLAGE MAKING
Assorted Tips & Tricks
A Collage 101 with Kevin Sampsell

at Artisan Bar & Cafe

3:30PM
SYMPOSIUM
Collage Communities: Societies, Projects, and Collaborations
at Cafe Istanbul

COLLAGE MAKING
Open Collage Making
Artisan Bar & Cafe

7:00PM
EVENING
Why Is That Dinosaur Holding a Vacuum & Other Stories from the World of Collage
at Kajun's Pub

SUNDAY, 15 JULY

10:00AM
DAILY COLLAGE CONGRESS
Great Collage Swap
at Aloft New Orleans Downtown

12:00PM
FOCUS IN
Strategies for the Medium: What Collage Needs, A Working Session
at Aloft New Orleans Downtown

ONGOING

In addition to a robust program of presentations, a number of special activities are taking place at Kolaj Fest New Orleans:

Collage Tanzkarte

The Seaside Fleet (New Orleans)

The Dystopian Reader

Revolutionary Paths: Critical Issues in Collage at Antenna Gallery

Self-Guided Gallery Tours

Made at Kolaj Fest New Orleans

The Great Collage Swap

Collage Making

Collage in Animation

Venue Locations

Info Table

Kolaj Fest New Orleans is a decentralized festival with events taking place primarily at six locations. A number of New Orleans galleries are hosting collage and we encourage you to visit them. Here is a list of the primary locations.

Aloft New Orleans Downtown
225 Barrone Street
www.aloftneworleansdowntown.com
The WXYZ Bar at the Aloft is where folks will gather on Wednesday evening Meet & Greet and on Thursday and Sunday mornings for Daily Collage Congresses.

Artisan Bar and Cafe
2514 St Claude Ave
www.artisanbarcafe.com
The home of The Collage Making Space.

Antenna Gallery
3718 St Claude Ave
www.antenna.works
Site of the exhibition, “Revolutionary Paths: Critical Issues in Collage”; Thursday’s special talk “Firelei Báez: Road Map of Symbols”; and Focus In sessions Thursday, Friday & Saturday.

Cafe Istanbul
in the New Orleans Healing Center
2372 St Claude Ave
www.cafeistanbulnola.com
Site for Friday & Saturday’s daily Collage Congresses and symposium sessions; and Friday’s “An Evening with the Jealous Curator”

Silk Road
2483 Royal Street
www.silkroadnola.com
Site for Antenna::Signals on Thursday evening. www.antenna.works/signals

Kajun’s Pub
2256 St Claude Ave
www.kajunpub.com
Site for Saturday evening’s “Why Is That Dinosaur Holding a Vacuum & Other Stories from the World of Collage”.

Kolaj Fest New Orleans is a decentralized festival and the Info Table moves around depending on the event. Here is a list of where the Info Table is at any given time. At the Info Table, you will find a staff person who can answer questions as well as copies of Kolaj Magazine and other fun items

Wednesday, 11 July

4:30-7PM
Aloft New Orleans Downtown

Thursday, 12 July

9-11AM
Aloft New Orleans Downtown

11:30-5PM
Artisan Bar & Cafe

6-8:30PM
Silk Road/Antenna::Signals

Friday, 13 July

9-11AM
Cafe Istanbul

11:30-5PM
Artisan Bar & Cafe

6-8PM
Cafe Istanbul

Saturday, 14 July

9-11AM
Cafe Istanbul

11:30-5PM
Artisan Bar & Cafe

6-8PM
Kajun’s Pub

Sunday, 15 July

9-11AM
Aloft New Orleans Downtown


REGISTER NOW

Registration to Kolaj Fest New Orleans gives you an all access pass to events and a welcome packet that includes the Kolaj Fest Book and other goodies. Registration costs $125.


Kolaj Fest New Orleans made possible through a generous gift from Laurie and Doug Kanyer.



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