What Would You Do Wonder Woman by Gia M. Hamilton was featured in the zine Radical: Sparking a Self-Care Revolution (Issue 7, July/August 2018), edited by Leah Oviedo. To download your copy, simply visit Leah's Patreon (and hopefully make a contribution of any amount).Read More
YEP and Ace Hotel present "Queens of New Orleans". This is an exhibition following the calendar project of the same name by Youth Empowerment Project and Three Keys. The Queens of New Orleans calendar showcases twelve queens in our community, many of them mothers, caretakers, advocates – roles often minimized in our society. This exhibition celebrates these queens and the hope for a future where women, girls and female-identifying persons have the agency and power to live as freely and as magnificently as they please. It will be ongoing until June 30.
The official opening event was held Friday April 23 2017. The first segment was a panel discussion entitled "Inside Voices" about black women leading in digital and physical spaces. Panelists included: Whitney Mitchell, Carla Williams, & Shanti Broome.
Following the discussion was a photography experience hosted by DeOrin Payme called Visual Alchemy. Based out of New Orleans and spanning all over the world, it is a sensory journey for all to take part. Originally from California, DeOrin has been creating with the medium of photography since childhood and professionally, since 2009. He relocated to New Orleans in 2012 after visiting and falling in love with the culture of the city.
The goal of Visual Alchemy is to capture the beauty of nature and the cultures of the world, while telling stories in order to bring empathy with the subjects.
And we’re back! We are so excited to share that we will be hosting our artist talk series Roll Back, Say That featuring the south-side Chicago braiding queen, Shani Crowe on January 28th in New Orleans! Stop by at 1:00 p.m. for a live art presentation of her “Braids” series and an intimate discussion moderated by the cultural practitioner and entrepreneur, Gia Hamilton.
If unfamiliar, Shani Crowe is the designer of Solange‘s epic head piece look during her live performance on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Having a deep appreciation for her culture and the royalty of her roots, Shani uses her hair braiding techniques to honor her heritage and celebrate Black feminine beauty.
We’re inspired and filled with excitement to share with you the work and voice of the phenomenal Shani Crowe in just a few weeks!
We will be hosting our artist talk series ROLL BACK, SAY THAT featuring the New Orleans native, Lorna Williams and her “in’hərənt lore” show with moderation by the cultural practitioner and entrepreneur, Gia Hamilton in an intimate setting of 50 people. The figurative artist, Lorna Williams, has showcased her work through the country, displaying her collection of pieces made from a variety of materials. With bold expression, Lorna is known for using materials seen frequently throughout the day such as, tree branches, paper, clay, feathers, bones and so on using her own body as inspiration.
We’re already inspired and filled with excitement to share with you the work of two phenomenal artists and visionaries on November 5th! In the mean time, Lorna Williams work as well as her long list of raving reviews can be found on her site.
Streamed live on Oct 7, 2016
Video & Sound, Intermedia, and the MFA in Visual Studies programs are excited to present a lecture from Gia Hamilton, Director of the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, LA on Friday, October 7 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Mediatheque at PNCA. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Hamilton’s talk will focus on the intersectionality of her work.
In “Gris Gris Lab: Magic making in communities,” Hamilton examines community work through the lens of art, food, healing and education in her incubator space Gris Gris Lab. Hamilton looks at the genealogy of her work as a practitioner healing a body- each space, project and community are carefully listened to, cared for, and responded to using a variety of tools, in this instance the curator embodies the role of caregiver in the most holistic sense and explores safe space, intimacy in public spaces, and tool kits for sustainability.
Watch as director Gia Hamilton leads a tour of the Joan Mitchell Center, a $12.5 million artist retreat that will open in the 7th Ward on Saturday (Aug 22). Select artists from New Orleans and across the country will soon be working and living on th
Watch as director Gia Hamilton leads a tour of the Joan Mitchell Center, a $12.5 million artist retreat that will open in the 7th Ward on Saturday (Aug 22). Select artists from New Orleans and across the country will soon be working and living on the poperty
Gia M. Hamiliton Curating at The Joan Mitchell Center of for Community Coffee 5.13.15. Filmed by: Upendo na Kushindana for Interworldfilmz.
Panel Speakers: Russ RuBert, Jamie Bennett, Moy Eng, Gia Hamilton
From October 1-4, 2014, approximately 250 sculptors and sculpture enthusiasts from all around the world gathered in New Orleans, Louisiana for the ISC’s 24th International Sculpture Conference: Sculpture, Culture, and Community. The event brought together ISC members, non-members, artists, arts administrators, curators, city planners, educators, art supporters, and students
Gris Gris Lab (pronounced Gree-Gree) redefines the concept of magic in contemporary society and examines transformational living, intentional community and creative expression as a powerful means to healing. Gris Gris Lab offers dynamic programming, non traditional healing services, space rental and creative consulting services.