A Conversation on "Dreams."

L. Kasimu Harris will lead a talk with Jabari Greer (New Orleans Saints), Micaiah Bethune (The Wild Life Reserve) and Kirk Estopinal (Bellocq) about their professional pursuits, failures and what they've learned in the of process making a dream into reality. This conversation will be relaxed, insightful and entertaining with questions and answers from the audience. This event is Tuesday, January 14 at Bellocq (936 St. Charles Ave.) and begins with a cocktail hour at 6p.m. and the talk at 7p.m.    

 

About The Exhibit

“Dreams Do Come True” is a solo photography exhibition by L. Kasimu Harris and also the title of one of his images included in the opening credits of HBO’s Treme, season four. The exhibit is at Bellocq located on 936 St. Charles Ave., at The Hotel Modern and includes additional events.  

The exhibit is an observation of Harris’ dreams where he explores presidential, and saintly dreams as well as imagery from his subconscious thoughts. A child of the 1980s, Harris thought electing a black President of the United States of America was as unlikely as the New Orleans Saints winning a Super Bowl. Harris began visually exploring the possibility of a black president in the summer of 2008, while reporting in Chicago.

The images from the opening credits of Treme were taken in early January 2009, during the Perfect Gentleman Social Aid & Pleasure Club’s second-line; themed “Dreams Do Come True.” Several of the photographs in the exhibition include Malcolm Jenkins, New Orleans Saints, safety, and his wife fulfilling their dreams beyond the football field. Another photo is of Jabari Greer, a defensive back for the Saints, indulging in his love of jazz. Greer and Jenkins were members of the Saints Super Bowl winning team.

Harris’ professional pursuits are also a part of the exhibit, including his attempt at shooting an album cover for Delfeayo and Ellis Marsalis and a constant drive to not ignore the unique images and moments of daily life.

This is the first exhibit in an ongoing photography series at Bellocq, a cocktail lounge named after John Earnest Joseph “E.J.” Bellocq was a professional photographer working in New Orleans during the early 20th century.

 

                                                   Important Dates

January 14, 2014 L. Kasimu Harris will lead a conversation on dreams with several people affiliated with the exhibit including Jabari Greer, New Orleans Saints, Micaiah Bethune, The Wild Life Reserve, and Kirk Estopinal, Bellocq, with a cocktail hour starting at 6p.m. and the talk at 7p.m.

January 23, 2014 Bellocq will host a closing party starting at 8p.m.  

January 26, 2014 Exhibit closes.

Bellocq opens daily at 5p.m.