About The Auction
Antieau Gallery’s Art Auction To Benefit The Roots Of Music will run from March 20th – April 11th at 8pm. On April 12th, we will contact and announce the highest bidder.
To place a bid, email us your name, contact information, date and bid amount to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at the gallery at 504-304-0849. You can also submit a bid on our Contact page, filling out our “Contact Us” form.
The Roots of Music empowers the youth of New Orleans through music education, academic support, and mentorship while preserving and promoting the unique musical and cultural heritage of the city. The program fills a void in music education programs in New Orleans schools. Marching bands were once an integral part of New Orleans middle schools, but many schools discontinued their music programs for this age group after Katrina. The program provides music history and theory as well as instrumental instruction and ensemble performance preparation. They also provide academic tutoring, mentoring and homework assistance. They serve kids ages 9-14 from low-income households — and to reduce common barriers to participation for this population, they also provide our students with round-trip transportation and a hot meal 5 days a week, 12 months a year. Participation in The Roots of Music is free for all students.
To learn more about The Roots Of Music, visit their website: therootsofmusic.org
A Work Filled With Details
- The majority of Chris Roberts-Antieau’s artwork is fabric appliqué, a process of layering fabric that is cut, fused, and stitched together. She uses a mechanical Bernina sewing machine, manipulating her variety of fabrics through her machine by hand. Another technique found in her work is “thread-painting,” also known as free-motion machine embroidery. This is a process of layering different colors of thread and ‘drawing’ with the sewing machine, creating added elements like texture and dimension. She is also known for her found-object sculpture, incorporating her finds from antique shops and second-hand stores. Her sculptures range from her “Tragic Snowglobes” to her Deer Heads made with old pieces of taxidermy.
“Life is a path lit only by the light of those we love.”