Friday, Jun 8, 5-9 PM

Friday Nights at NOMA: Music by Carmela Rappazzo

New Orleans Museum of Art
Getting there
1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans, LA

Friday Nights at NOMA opens the museum’s doors for many interesting activities throughout the year: live music, movies, children’s activities, and more. Regular admission prices apply—NOMA members are FREE—but there is no extra charge for programs or films. All galleries and Café NOMA remain open till 9 pm. 5 – 8 pm: Art on the Spot family activity table 5:30 – 8:30 pm: Music by Carmela Rappozzo 6 pm: Artist Perspective: Master Metalworker Darryl Reeves in Conversation with Jonn Hankins in conjunction with Carlos Rolón: Outside/In 7:30 pm: Screening of Always for Pleasure ABOUT CARMELA RAPPAZZO Carmela Rappazzo grew up in upstate New York with a love for the Great American Songbooks at an early age. In New York City she attended ‘Theatrium’ and became involved in off-off Broadway Theater and appeared in a few independent films, later training with Eric Morris. Rappazzo moved to Los Angeles in 1992, working with such notable film directors as Rob Reiner, Wolfgang Petersen, Jonathan Lynn and Ken Kwapis. She performed in the Los. Angeles jazz scene with the Jon Mayer trio and recorded “Black and White”, a straight ahead standards record with them. After appearing in many of the local clubs she recorded her second album with Paul Smith, Jim DeJulio and Joe LaBarbera. This project, “Regarding Frank,” was a tribute record to Sinatra and his Capitol years of the 1950s. ABOUT DARRYL REEVES AND JONN HANKINS Darryl Reeves is a third generation metalworker and owner of Andrew’s Welding and Blacksmith Shop in New Orleans’ Seventh Ward. He is a master trainer for the New Orleans Master Crafts Guild, training apprentices in advanced ironwork, including welding and blacksmithing. Reeves, who apprenticed under noted master blacksmith and furrier William “Buddy” Leonard, is well known for his creative contemporary steel and brass staircase railings and furniture, and is revered for his restorations of antique ironwork at historic sites. His public commissions include the restoration of the ornate fence at the Presbytère in Jackson Square, fabrication of a new identical fence for its sister building, the Cabildo, and the disassembly and reconstruction of the massive gate at the Chalmette National Cemetery, which dates to 1872. Jonn Ethan Hankins is the founding director of the New Orleans Master Crafts Guild. He previously served as Executive Director of the New Orleans African American Museum, Development Director of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Foundation, and Principal Development Officer for Corporate and Community Affairs at the New Orleans Museum of Art. At NOMA, he directed, “Raised to the Trade: Creole Building Arts of New Orleans,” an award-winning exhibition and oral history research project that documented two centuries of families of master craftsmen who built and still maintain New Orleans’ unique architecture. ABOUT ALWAYS FOR PLEASURE Always for Pleasure is a 1978 documentary film by Les Blank about social traditions in New Orleans. The film has footage of musical events, Mardi Gras Indians, a jazz funeral, various second line parades, cooking and eating red beans and rice and a crawfish boil. Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day 1977 are captured, and local musicians perform and are interviewed, including Kid Thomas Valentine, Allen Toussaint, Danny Barker, Blue Lu Barker, Irma Thomas, the Neville Brothers and Professor Longhair. (Not rated | 1978 | 58 minutes) Watch the trailer: