A Morning at the Joan Mitchell Center / by Cybele Gontar

This Wednesday, we attended the first Community Coffee of the season at the Joan Mitchell Center. The Joan Mitchell Center is an artist residency center here in New Orleans with a mission to “support local, national, and international contemporary visual artists…{by} offering both time and space for artists to create work in a contemplative environment.” The Joan Mitchell Center feels like an idyllic artist oasis, the breeze is soft, the birds are chirping, and there are butterflies galore. What is so special about JMC, however, is their dedication to the New Orleans community. They host regular events (like the Community Coffee we attended) to serve the broader community of New Orleans, creating a welcoming, inclusive gathering place for artists (and everyone!) throughout the city. 

We loved getting to meet and mingle with the new residents as well as the Joan Mitchell staff and other local artists, curators, and community members. There will be more of these events as the season progresses - and we cannot wait to attend! The next one will be October 10thwith open studios!