Hemmerling Gallery of Southern Art, New Orleans

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The focus of the gallery is black southern culture.

The Hemmerling Gallery of Southern Art features the art of the late folk

artist, Bill Hemmerling. It showcases his limited edition giclees as well

as originals that have come back on the market since his death. Bill did

not paint on canvas but instead painted on recycled materials such as old

doors, screens, tin, wood, etc. He mostly painted with house paint

painting famous people, musicians, spirituality, and his most famous

collection of an african american woman named Sweet Olive.

Also featured in the gallery is Kalle, Hemmerling's apprentice. He paints

in the same style, but mostly children. Very uplifting.

Kip Hayes also paints on recycled materials and paints many of his farm

life memories from his childhood.

Agnes St Amand grew up working on a farm and is self taught. She paints

women of strength mostly in oil.

Sonja Evans also paints black culture.

Come by to visit us at 733 Royal in the New Orleans French Quarter.
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  • We vacationed in New Orleans for a week and a visit (strolling along Royal Street) to this art gallery was a highlight of our trip. The art work is very unique and charming. Carol Siekkinen, the...  more »
  • Amazing work. I stopped in my first day in New Orleans and couldn't stop thinking about the art. I went back to buy a piece and they were closed, so I came back the day before we left and they were...  more »
  • Excellent experience and story. The owner is a treat. A New Orleans treasure.
  • The perfect little gallery representing just a few artists. We were drawn in by the art. We went to the door sometime before 11 and the sign said they would open at noon. As we were turning around a cute voice shouted "I'm right here"! Eileen was filling in for Carol and had driven in to open the gallery. We waited while she turned the lights on and got opened up. What a treat. She knew/knows the artists personally and much about their lives, inspiration etc. I just loved the art and the subjects chosen by the artists. I also was intrigued by the use of found material as canvases. A thunderstorm came thru so we had an excuse to linger In the gallery speaking to Eileen. She pointed out the significance of certain subjects and tied some of the art to events in the artists lives. We left w only a small post card but hope to purchase something way more significant in the future. Perfect stop on Royal Street. Oh and Eileen gave great tips for visiting some other great restaurants and sites.

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