NEW ORLEANS – ESOM Art, art gallery led by local couple Tony and Tracey Mose, has organized a summer block party along Magazine Street taking place Aug. 3 from 5-9 p.m. “The summer block party is a way for businesses on Magazine Street to cross promote, while encouraging visitors and residents alike to shop local,” says Tracey Mose, owner and artist at ESOM Art. “We have 20 businesses participating, so it will be a fun night to go out on Magazine Street.”
In addition to ESOM Art, the other participating businesses are: Alex Beard Studio; Art & Eyes; Cazador Art Gallery; Current Crop Roasting Shop; Dunn & Sonnier; ErgoFit; Fancy; Glasskin; Jillian Mac Fine Art; Kiehl’s Since 1851; LiBird Studio; Nirvana Indian Cuisine; Nola Boards; Rambo Flesh Art; Sotre; Sullivan Gallery; United Apparel Liquidators; West London Boutique; and Zana Brown Studio.
Each of the participating businesses will offer their own specials and add-ons. For example, at ESOM Art, Tony and Tracey Mose will have a DJ, and complimentary Champagne and cocktails. The artists are in the process of creating new art especially for the event, ranging in size from 18×24 to 48×60.
On view will be Tony’s new “On Figurative” series. Tony has a deep love of fashion, which informs his work daily. His figurative work develops intuitively as the brush, paint and canvas speak to whether a figure is more abstract or realistic. As such, the figures take on their own form with differing headdresses, cloaks and expressions as Tony’s own emotions are translated into each painting. His figurative work asks the viewer to develop his or her own narrative about each piece.
Meanwhile, Tracey will be showing her “Urban Expressionism” series. The artwork expresses emotion through structural objects with an emphasis on the past and present living harmoniously together in truth. Her process involves the layering of urban structures photographed throughout New Orleans, revealing color, texture and artistic nuance.