French Quarter Festivals, Inc.
FQF 5 Years of Posters
The perfect edition to your French Quarter Fest collection, this bundle includes event posters from the past five events! Adorn your walls with the colorful artwork that will remind you of the fun times had at each event. The following are descriptions of each item included in this bundle;
2019 - French Quarter Festivals, Inc. proudly announces the 2019 French Quarter Festival poster artist, Ayo Scott. This year’s poster features a portrait of Soul Queen of New Orleans and regular Festival headliner, Irma Thomas. In the background are the Mississippi River and a glimpse of the Woldenberg Park sculpture, Ocean Song, a nod to the artist's father, John T Scott, and tie in to the event as the sculpture is prominently featured on the festival grounds. “French Quarter Fest has done a lot to keep local and regional artists’ careers alive, and I am honored to be on this year’s poster," said Thomas.
2018 - French Quarter Festivals, Inc. proudly announces the 2018 French Quarter Festival poster artist, Randy Leo Frechette “Frenchy.” Frenchy, a long-time New Orleans resident, draws inspiration from the City’s eclectic street and music scene, a theme evident in the 2018 poster. Famous for his paintings of live performances, Frenchy’s artistry-in-motion has previously been experienced at French Quarter Festival where, in an unofficial capacity, he has transformed the audio energy of the riverfront stages into visual works of art.
2017 - Tony Green was born in Naples, Italy in 1954. His family soon moved to the United States settling in Louisiana on New Orleans' West Bank where Tony spent his childhood. After studying Fine Arts in college, Tony Green continued to travel and study all over the world including two years in Brugge, Belgium and one year in Ghana, West Africa. In 1982, Green returned to Italy to continue painting and musical pursuits, setting up part-time residence in Venice, an annual tradition that still continues today. Green’s is greatly influenced by Europe’s masters of painting as well as its musical traditions, including that of the gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt.
2016 - Isabelle Jacopin’s paintings of musicians, streetscapes, and Mardi Gras Indians are summoned to life in loud bursts of bold color. In person, she is as lively and colorful as her pictures. A native of Brittany, Jacopin now divides her time between the small village of Le Buque in the Dordogne region of France and her French Quarter apartment. While in France, Isabelle works with the Musique New Orleans et Perigeaux festival, teaching local children how to make Mardi Gras Indian costumes and playing host to the Louisiana musicians who visit. Other than the occasional French landscape, New Orleans provides nearly all of the subjects for her work. Mardi Gras Indian portraits are finished in original bead and feather work; festival crowd scenes and Mardi Gras revelers are a frequent subject, as are the brass bands. Scenes reflected in tubas, such as the one in the 2016 French Quarter Festival poster, are a frequent motif in her work. “I know almost all the tuba players in town,” she says, “and they know me.”
2015 - For the 2015 poster, renowned local mixed-media artist, Tami Curtis, draws inspiration from New Orleans musical icon, Little Freddie King. The musician’s spirit and larger-than-life persona is captured through Tami’s use of vibrant color and spontaneous brush stroke techniques. In addition to creating posters for the 2008 Satchmo SummerFest, 2011 and 2013 French Quarter Festivals, Tami has created posters for the 2009 Bayou Boogaloo; cover art for the 2012 Blues Music Awards in Memphis (she was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis last May); cover art for 2014 Offbeat Jazz Fest Bible; 2014 Great American Blues Fest; named 2015 Legendary Blues Cruise Artist; and was the featured artist for the Louisiana Lt. Governor’s Global Economic Forum. Tami currently resides in New Orleans and operates the Tami Curtis Gallery at 5523 Magazine Street.