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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Blanton Museum of Art

Floodwall creator Jana Napoli contributes a video she made about Floodwall and the story behind it to a new exhibition called Workspace: In Katrina's Wake, currently on view at the Blanton Museum of Art. The Blanton is located on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin and the show is on view through May 25, 2008. Click here to watch the video or click here for more information about the exhibit.


Saturday, March 22, 2008

New Orleans Memory Project

Floodwall was listed on the New Orleans Memory Project website along with other NOLA artists' pre- and post-Katrina projects. Click here to view the site.


Friday, August 24, 2007

Dancinggirl365 Blog Photos

Please check out this blog to see some great photos of the Floodwall exhibition in Baton Rouge, LA. Thanks DancingGirl!


Saturday, July 28, 2007

More Web Listings

Floodwall was listed on the following blogs and websites:


Monday, July 16, 2007

Wonderful Review on "Turdpolisher" Blog

A big THANK YOU to the ironically-named "Turdpolisher" blog for the wonderful review and photos, some of the best taken of the Baton Rouge exhibit.


Sunday, July 15, 2007

Alex V. Cook Floodwall Review

The blogger, Alex V. Cook, posted a wonderful review of the Floodwall Baton Rouge exhibition. Click here to read it and see some photos of the show. Thanks, Alex!


Saturday, July 14, 2007

Floodwall Web Listings

Floodwall and its exhibitions are listed on the following blogs and websites (in no particular order):
Thanks to everyone who posted listings, reviews and photos!


Tuesday, May 15, 2007

New York Was Great

All the press coverage was very exciting. Thanks to Ken Beasley and Rob Blackman from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council all 355 drawers returned to New Orleans safely where they now rest at the Oreck Building downtown.

Currently we are working on raising funds for our next exhibit scheduled to open July 13th 2007 at the Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge. The Floodwall fund raiser party at Last week was quite the soiree of music and dancing. The Loose Marbles really gave us their best. Check out this article about this unique jazz band.

That evening guest also enjoyed two new cocktails created by New York-based NOLA native Art Thompson, "Blue Tarp" and "Storm Surge." Try them at home!

Blue Tarp

  • 1 shot of clear rum in a highball or collins glass full of ice
  • Top with ginger beer (not ginger ale. okay, if you really can't find ginger beer...)
  • Add a splash of blue curacao, just enough to give it a blue hue
  • Garnish with a paper umbrella and enjoy.

Storm Surge

  • 1 shot of añejo tequila
  • 1/2 shot of Cool Brew® or chilled espresso
  • 1/2 shot of simple syrup
  • Add ice, shake and pour into a small rocks glass
  • Garnish with a fresh cilantro sprig and enjoy.

We send an enormous thank you to all of the donors and volunteers whose invaluable contribution made the event a success.

Meanwhile drawer owners continue to contact us to be interviewed. Slowly but surely they are coming out of the woodwork. With the help of the mayor's office in mid-May we will expand our search for drawer owners to the greater Baton Rouge area.


Thursday, May 3, 2007

May 3, 2007 - A Benefit To Support FLOODWALL


Food | Music | Drink

Thursday, May 3 6-9PM
509 Royal Street

$25 Donation


Sunday, April 22, 2007

In The Press

CNN News visited the Floodwall project for an in depth story about the vision and purpose of this project. Jana Napoli shared her experience of collecting the drawers and why she feels so connected to the memorial wall she is creating.

The Associated Press internet news website published a story and video about Floodwall. asap.ap.org is AP's new multimedia service featuring original content collected by a diverse team of AP reporters and editors who produce material with a fresh voice, style and presentation.