Friday, Jun 15, 6-9 PM

Friday Nights at NOMA: Music by Mykia Jovan | Artist Perspective with Carlos Rolón

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, the Museum Shop, 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 Mykia Jovan 6 pm: Gallery tour of Carlos Rolón: Outside/In with Curator Katie Pfohl 6:30 pm: Create Late (Advance registration required) 7 pm: Dreaming About America and Color TVs: A Lecture by Artist Carlos Rolón ABOUT MYKIA JOVAN An innovative new face to the New Orleans vocalist scene, Mykia Jovan studied under the artists at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts before taking the stage at local groove spots like the Blue Nile, Le Bon Temps, the Dragon’s Den and more. She often appears with producer/guitarist/singer/songwriter Elliott Cohn and his Cosmic Sweat Society. This 23-year-old chanteuse shifts styles with the speed and grace of a seasoned performer, mixing jazz with classic soul with jam rhythms to produce a musical experience like no other. ABOUT CARLOS ROLóN Artist Carlos Rolón (b. 1970), previously known as Dzine, is the American-born son of Puerto Rican immigrants. His works question the concept of luxury and craft while exploring questions of identity, integration, and aspiration. NOMA is hosting his solo exhibition, Carlos Rolón: Outside/In through August 26, 2018. He attended Columbia College, Chicago, with a concentration in painting and drawing. Rolón has been recognized for his elaborately crafted paintings, ornate sculptures and works that come out of American, Latino, and uniquely based subcultures. The work often addresses his biography by melding memory and the imaginary with carefully crafted, hybrid works that are playfully situated between the contradictory worlds of conspicuous consumption and urban artifact. Rolón illuminates how the masculine can become delicate and the how the baroque can be minimal. The artist often channels this approach with site-specific installation work, vivid large-scale paintings and ornate sculptures in various materials expanding on ideas of self-reflection and imagined luxury. The works ultimately produce a hybrid language of social practice, painting and sculpture inviting the viewer to engage in discourse and discussion.