Jazz and and classical music filled the ReStore as the Metairie Park Country Day students played to a crowd of several hundred of their fellows students, parents, school and NOAHH staff, and other guests. As they enjoyed good food and wine, the attendees of the third ReStore Art Show also sampled the paintings and ceramic art works created by students from Metairie Park Country Day and Academy of the Sacred Heart. By the end of the night, almost all of the art had sold, and as the ReStore closed its doors, we knew we had just had our best art show yet!
All art created by the students followed the theme of “Home Dat,” with some of the works featured appeared in the styles and periods of art the students were studying. The art ranged from house portraits and household objects to abstract paintings and statues, and one–a table constructed by a group of students and teachers from Country Day–was made entirely of recycled materials, fitting in nicely with the ReStore merchandise. And while the student art remained the focus of the event, a donated giclee print byrenowned local artist and ReStore supporter James Michalopoulos was sold at silent auction for $850! All funds from the sale of student art is being shared between NOAHH and the students, and the funds raised through the auction go entirely to New Orleans Habitat!
The art reception was capped off by a few words from Country Day alumna and NOAHH board chair Katie Andry Crosby, who spoke to the guests about the ReStore, NOAHH’s mission and programs, and the art shows.
NOAHH’s mission to eradicate poverty housing includes supporting the next generation of New Orleanians and the culture of the city. The art shows are NOAHH’s chance to both support local arts and raise funds for our mission. Past art shows included work from students of NOCCA, Isidore Newman School, Louise S. McGehee School, and St. Martin’s Episcopal School, and NOAHH looks forward to our next show in the fall of this year!