Looking to Learn NOCCA Opening
1,800 people visited the Ogden Saturday night during White Linen Night. Attendees donned their summer whites and danced to the music of Lightnin’ Malcom while they viewed the five new openings and took a break from the heat in the A.C. Saturday marked the official opening of the Education Gallery’s new exhibition Looking to Learn featuring the work of students from New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA). NOCCA offers its students a directed approach to exploring visual arts. Students are taught by both artist-teachers and visiting artists, exposing them to different art forms and keeping their minds open as they discover the type of artists they want to become. Looking to Learn is an ongoing education series curated by the Ogden that showcases student art, honoring the teaching of art throughout the area. A number of the NOCCA artists were present for the opening on Saturday night to see their work hanging in the museum. The exhibition will be up through September 2011.