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Monday, February 4, 2008
For the Birds
We've been partying pretty heavy. Last night we were running from dance hall to dance hall to shake it to one great band after another. Imagine Lafayette Rhythm Devils, Balfa Toujours, Feufollet, Geno Delafose, Steve Riley. No wonder the Grammys had to create a new category just for these great musicians. And we've got two more days of Mardi Gras fun to go with parades, courirs, and dances day and night.
However, lest you think we are slacking from our true calling, I assure you we've been faithfully dragging ourselves out to the swamps in search of alligators, herons, hawks, nesting birds and more. Honest.
Susan Shaw is an internationally exhibited painter and photographer. Private and public collections include the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shaw is the recipient of two New York State Artist’s Fellowships and 2007/2009 residency fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center.
Kurt Hoss is a freelance photographer capturing the exuberance of
New York City for 35 years. A favorite project has been documenting life in south western Louisiana, culminating in two recent books, Going to Lafayette and Bosco Swamp.
Shaw and Hoss recently received an AVA gold award for video production, as producers of The Mermaid Parade.