1349 Maryland Ave., NE
Washington, District of Columbia 200002

As they say in New Orleans, “Laissez les bons temps rouler! Let the good times roll!” That is exactly what happened when Bedonna Wakeman, Eric Buchanan and Veronica Leandrez opened their show, “New Orleans: Spirit a’ Risen,” at Artful Gallery on Capitol Hill last Friday evening . Bedonna exclaimed that the musicians on her canvases seemed to come alive as Ginny Carr and Henning Hoehne played traditional jazz on keyboards and clarinet. Even when the gallery filled and the temperature started rising, guests were not deterred. Art and music combined to create an authentic New Orleans experience.

The “New Orleans: Spirit a’ Risen” show will be ending on Thursday, June 26th. There will be one final opportunity to meet artists Bedonna Wakeman, Eric Buchanan and Veronica Leandrez when they return to DC for a closing event on June 26th, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. To create an authentic New Orleans experience, Cajun Music by Karen Collins and Fred Feinstein (Squeeze Bayou) will accompany the show’s closing. Cajun-inspired food and drink will be available for all to savor.

If you love New Orleans, you won’t want to miss this show. If you have never been to New Orleans, discover what you’ve been missing. There are approximately 150 paintings on display, ranging in price from $100 to $5000. Private gallery visits can be arranged by calling Artful Gallery at 301-537-8713. Artful Gallery is located at 1349 Maryland Avenue, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002.

Official Website: http://www.artfulgallery.net

Added by Caevan on June 10, 2008

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