Zeitgeist Cometh

MCNO is very excited to welcome the Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center to Mid-City. Here’s a press release from Rene Broussard that spells out the details:

As you all hopefully know by now, Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center has moved out of its home in Central City that we have been sharing with Barrister’s Gallery for the last eight years.
While our new home in Mid-City is being renovated, Zeitgeist will be programming films and other events at Tulane University in the two auditoriums they have in the School of Architect Bldg. (Richardson Memorial, 2nd Floor, main lobby). Special thanks to Ana Lopez and Reed Kroloff.
One auditorium seats 200 and has an enormous screen, about 50 feet wide and a massive digital video projection system. The other auditorium seats 100 and has fixed stadium seating, very nice.
The building is right on St. Charles Avenue. Parking is free and open after 7:00 p.m. and on weekends. You don’t have to be a student to park on campus after 7:00 p.m. There is parking on St. Charles and in the front loop, plus there is a large parking lot directly behind the building that you can enter from Freret St.
We will have our exotic concessions, but sorry, no alcohol. Good news: Tulane students, faculty & staff will be admitted free to all events on campus, but of course, donations are still greatly appreciated.
Barrister’s Gallery/Andy Antippas is moving to a new gallery space below his home at 2331 St. Claude Ave, where he will be having monthly exhibitions starting in March 24 with Myrtle von Damitz III. Barrister’s will also regularly continue to curate its larger group exhibitions with Zeitgeist in our new space
Introducing Zeitgeist’s Canal Space Cinema!
Through the help of Jennifer Weishaupt and the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization, I have found an amazing space that I am extremely excited about at 2940 Canal St. & South Gayoso (because I am o so gay!), half way between Jeff Davis & Broad. It is the old Moler Beauty College. It is a former public library built with money donated to the city by Andrew Carnegie. It is right across the street from Warren Easton High School and the Regional Transit Authority and one block from Chickie Wah Wah . The building is about to be renovated. I am currently negotiating a lease agreement for the
entire ground floor.
There is a big empty lot behind the building that the owner, Andy Boldon, has offered to pave, line, fence and install security lights that will accommodate up to 30 cars and create a covered private walkway from the parking lot to the front entrance. Customers will be able to exit directly into the parking lot at the end of events.
It will easily seat over 100 and I will be purchasing several couches for the front rows and then have my metal, cushioned chairs up on risers. It will have a small, permanent stage. It will be handicap-accessible with both central air and heat. It will also have plenty of room for our box office/concessions as well as an expanded gift shop featuring DVDs/CDs/books/jewelry and auyurvedic/wellness supplies. I also hope to collaborate with NOVAC and L.I.F.T. Productions to have a digital video editing suite and video library and offer regular classes and workshops during the days. It will have ample gallery and installation space.
Visual artist/Curator Gary Oaks will be coordinating all of our visual art exhibitions and we hope to have exhibitions bi-monthly. The space will also be available for a modest rental fee during the daytime for meetings, classes or other events.

Visit the Zeitgeist website at www.zeitgeistinc.net

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