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Mardi Gras After the Apocalypse

Second Saturday opening March 12, 6-10                                                       Student Readings & Reception: Thursday March 17, 6-7pm                                           
Daily hours: Tuesday- Friday 11-4 by appt, Saturday and Sunday 12-5                           3718 St. Claude Ave. 

Since 2013, Antenna has helped to foster the growth of Big Class, an organization dedicated to cultivating and supporting the voices of New Orleans' writers ages 6-18 through creative collaborations with schools and communities. For the last three years Big Class has operated the Open Studio after-school program in the downstairs reading room at Antenna HQ, and this Fall the program will move with Big Class to a new dedicated space. For Mardi Gras After the Apocalypse, artists of the Antenna Collective and beyond celebrate this three year collaboration by developing work inspired by the stories of students in the Big Class Open Studio Program, each imagining what Mardi Gras would look like after the end of days.

Featured Big Class Writers:
Keith Love, Kentrell Love, Eron Morgan, Big Charles Johnson, Charlecean Johnson, Alaila Young & Amaya Smith.

Featured Artists: 
Amelia Broussard, Jane Cassidy, Amanda Cassingham-Bardwell. Vanessa Cento, Ernest Littles, Natalie McLaurin, Rontherin Ratliff, Jacob Reptile, Bob Snead, Ashley Teamer, & Carl Joe Williams

Image by Jane Cassidy based on writing by Amaya Smith. 

Image by Jane Cassidy based on writing by Amaya Smith.