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Tamara Kaye Severin: Pink Lemonade: A Jubilant Survivor’s Inspirational Story About Overcoming Life’s Challenges and Emerging Triumphant!

Jul 30 2014 5:30 pm
Jul 30 2014 7:00 pm

Wednesday, July 30th

5:30-7:00PM

 

At the age of forty-five with no family history of breast cancer, author Tamara Kaye Severin received the staggering news that she had malignant tumors in both breasts. A busy wife and mother, she was used to being independent and doing it all herself. She soon learned, however, that would not be the way to beat cancer.

Tamara shares her three-year struggle to accept the things she cannot change (her health), to change the things she can (her healthcare), and the wisdom to seek out the best treatment available, regardless of the obstacles encountered along the way.

Tamara Kaye Severin discusses and signs her book, Pink Lemonade: A Jubilant Survivor’s Inspirational Story About Overcoming Life’s Challenges and Emerging Triumphant!. Come enjoy some cookies and pink lemonade while Tamara tells of her journey.

This book is available in hardcover (25.95). 

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

 

 


 

Location: 
Street:
Garden District Book Shop
Additional:
2727 Prytania Street
City:
New Orleans
,
Province:
Louisiana
Postal Code:
70130-5968
Country:
United States

Rolland Golden: Rolland Golden: Life, Love, and Art in the French Quarter - At the Garden District Gallery, 1332 Washington, New Orleans 70130

Aug 1 2014 6:00 pm
Aug 1 2014 8:00 pm

Friday, August 1st

6-8PM

At the Garden District Gallery 

 

In the early twentieth century, the French Quarter had become home to a vibrant community of working artists attracted to the atmosphere, architecture, and colorful individuals who populated the scene (and who also became some of its first preservationists). Louisiana native Rolland Golden was one of these artists to live, work, and raise a family in this most storied corner of New Orleans. With 94 black-and-white and 54 color photographs and illustrations, his memoir of that life focuses on the period of 1955 to 1976. Golden, a painter, discusses the particular challenges of making a living from art, and his story becomes a family affair involving his daughters and his beloved wife, Stella.


Golden's studio sat in a patio on Royal Street, around the corner from Preservation Hall where old-time musicians played Dixieland Jazz. Golden sketched and painted many of them in a visual style that encompassed realism and gradually developed into abstract realism. Golden recalls work that he did in historic preservation, sketching architecture for publications such as the Vieux Carré Courier, and he discusses his studies with renowned regionalist painter John McCrady. The artist frankly discusses his experiences with the display, representation, and sale of his work, presenting a little-explored and yet crucial part of a working artist's life. The memoir concludes with Golden and his wife traveling to the premiere of his exhibition in Moscow, having been selected by a Russian envoy as the only American artist to have a one-man touring exhibition in the former Soviet Union. Among the nearly 150 black-and-white and color illustrations are never-before-seen photos and sketches by the artist.

This book is available in hardcover ($35.00).

Rolland Golden signs his book, Rolland Golden: Life, Love, and Art in the French Quarter.

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

 

 


 

Location: 
Street:
Garden District Gallery
Additional:
1332 Washington
City:
New Orleans
,
Province:
Louisiana
Postal Code:
70130
Country:
United States

Bob Rogers: The Laced Chameleon

Aug 30 2014 1:00 pm
Aug 30 2014 3:00 pm

Saturday, August 30th

1-3PM 

 

Mademoiselle Francesca Dumas is a quadroon (one-quarter African American) and concubine of a New Orleans banker, Joachim Buisson. Courted by moneyed white men, she leads a sheltered life of elegant gowns and lavish balls until a bullet shatters her dream world. While awaiting the arrival of the Union Navy among a throng gathered atop a Mississippi River levee April 25, 1862, Francesca’s lover is shot dead by her side. Rain soaked and blood-stained Francesca vows revenge.

The grieving Francesca is evicted from Joachim’s house by his family who refuses to honor the lovers’ plaçage (concubinage) contract. Francesca’s life becomes intertwined with a homeless hungry white woman and her children when she shares her last Confederate dollars to buy food for them. Her investigation of the woman’s plight lands her work as a spy for Major General Benjamin Butler’s army occupying New Orleans. As Francesca struggles with her identity to make principled choices between another plaçage arrangement and independence, an acquaintance is murdered and her best friend, Emily, is kidnapped.

Bob Rogers discusses and signs his book, The Laced Chameleon.

This book is available in paperback ($16.99).

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

 

 

Location: 
Street:
Garden District Book Shop
Additional:
2727 Prytania Street
City:
New Orleans
,
Province:
Louisiana
Postal Code:
70130-5968
Country:
United States
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