Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures
This Thursday night, July 13, there will be a little taste of Mardi Gras in July at the Odgen Museum of Southern Art. I am a member of a local group of crazy women called the Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures. We protect endangered pleasures like afternoon naps, martini lunches, sex after marriage, and, lately, living in New Orleans. We started a Mardi Gras Luncheon-and-Marching-Parade group five years ago and all of the (now over 100) women make their own bustiers out of Mardi Gras Beads. You can’t imagine how fabulous they are until you see them. Richard Gruber, the director of the Ogden Museum, has had the good taste to recognize our work as bona fide honest-to-god art, and he is putting us in a museum!
The Beaded Bustier Exhibit opens with a reception on Thursday night at the museum on Camp Street, across from the CAC, at 6:00. I will be there wearing my 2006 creation, “Perpetual Blues Machine.”
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street