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CURRENTS 2011 opens at at Crescent City Brewhouse Dec. 5

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The New Orleans Photo Alliance, in conjunction with the Crescent City Brewhouse, is pleased to present, “CURRENTS 2011,” a NOPA members showcase. This portfolio-based exhibition, curated by Richard McCabe of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, will feature works by twelve members.

The exhibit will be on view at the Crescent City Brewhouse in the French Quarter from Monday, Dec. 5 through Monday, Jan. 2.  The opening reception takes place on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, from 5-7 p.m. Complimentary draft beer and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

The exhibit is a highlight of PhotoNOLA, New Orleans’ festival of photography, an event coordinated by the Photo Alliance, in in partnership with galleries, museums and other venues citywide.

NOPA members with work in the exhibit include: Renee Allie, Susan Barnett, Laura Burlton, Charles Franklin, Carolyn Hampton, Maria Levitsky, Hannah Neal, Don Norris, Valorie Polmer, Mary Quin, S. Gayle Stevens and Warren Thompson.

The Crescent City Brewhouse, the French Quarter’s only microbrewery, is located at 527 Decatur Street in New Orleans.

Juror McCabe, the Curator of Photography at Crescent City’s Ogden Museum, said: “I am always amazed at the quality and diversity of the work that is promoted and nurtured through the Photo Alliance and PhotoNOLA. As a curator, the Photo Alliance has become a great resource for familiarizing myself with the work of photographers not only here in New Orleans, but from around the U.S. and the world.”

McCabe chose 69 images for the members showcase, from twelve artists whose work he saw as reflecting the wide range of styles, techniques, and subject matter seen in contemporary art photography.

A preview of select images from “CURRENTS 2011” is available at the PhotoNOLA website.

Image: Carolyn Hampton, “The Blooms Are Heavy,” from “CURRENTS 2011”