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April Pie Of The Month: The “Almond Joyous”

For April’s Pie of the Month, NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students are doing their own take on an iconic American candy bar. The “Almond Joyous” features an almond shortbread crust, dark chocolate mousse, and coconut cream, topped with toasted almonds and coconut! The deadline for placing your order is Sunday, April 19…

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The NOCCA Institute Hosts A Ribbon-Cutting For The Chevron Forum

Today, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) and its nonprofit partner, The NOCCA Institute, joined representatives from Chevron, Emeril Lagasse Foundation, and other corporations, foundations, and individuals to mark the official opening of NOCCA’s Chevron Forum. The $28 million Chevron Forum project was spearheaded by The NOCCA Institute,…

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The NOCCA Institute’s 5 Press Gallery & NOCCA’s Ken Kirschman Artspace Present “39 Or So…”, An Alumni Show

39 or so… is an exhibition hosted jointly by The NOCCA Institute’s 5 Press Gallery and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts’ Ken Kirschman Artspace. The show celebrates NOCCA’s 40 years of offering tuition-free arts training to Louisiana’s high school students, and it features work by NOCCA alumni from a range of…

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March 20-22: The NOCCA Institute & New Orleans Ballet Association Present Unión Tanguera In The Full-Evening, Contemporary Tango Show “Nuit Blanche”

The NOCCA Institute & New Orleans Ballet Association present Unión Tanguera in the full-evening, contemporary tango show Nuit Blanche (Sleepless Night) “The performers are simply wonderful. The women are glamorous and shimmering. The men are virile and debonair.” — Broadway.com “…taking Tango to places you’d never expect to find it.” — The Village Voice CLICK HERE…

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March Pie Of The Month: Strawberry Limeade Crumble

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR PIE TODAY NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students are baking fantastic pies all year long. For March, they’re serving up one of our favorite spring treats, a strawberry pie — but this isn’t just any strawberry pie! Paired with homemade lime curd and prepared with a crunchy…

Homemade Veggie Galette by Flickr user Memphis CVB

February’s Pie Of The Month: Garden Galette With Fresh Herbs & Vegetables

NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students are baking fantastic pies all year long. For February, they’re getting into the Lenten spirit with a healthy, delicious Garden Galette, made with produce from The NOCCA Institute’s Press Street Gardens. Ingredients include roasted beets, turnips, shallots, garlic, fresh herbs, and shaved Manchego cheese, all served in…

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This Saturday, February 7: Paper Maché Mask Workshop With NOCCA Alum Jacob Reptile

Artist and NOCCA Visual Arts alum Jacob Reptile will host our first-ever workshop at 5 Press Gallery on February 7th, from 1pm-5pm. In this workshop, attendees will learn to use contact cement to start and finish a paper maché mask in four hours. This method allows for quick building because…

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March 28: Star Of SNL & Theatre Ana Gasteyer Performs On The Broadway @ NOCCA Series

Broadway @ NOCCA and Mark Cortale proudly presents Ana Gasteyer for one night only, with Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host.

The NOCCA Institute’s Big 4-Oh! Gala: May 17, 2015

NOCCA’s turning 40! We’re celebrating this milestone on Sunday, May 17 at The Big 4-Oh! Gala, hosted by Terence Blanchard and Robin Burgess. The evening will feature performances by GRAMMY Award-winners Pedrito Martinez and Terence Blanchard, plus Jee Yeoun Ko and Michael Pellera; food by New Orleans’ top chefs including Tory McPhail, Frank Brigtsen,…

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Creativity Coach & NOCCA Faculty Member Nikki Jackson Leads A Five-Week Class To Help You Reach Your Goals

NOCCA faculty member, acclaimed ceramicist, and Surdna Foundation fellow Nikki Jackson is offering another special five-week class on achieving your creative goals: CREATIVITY COACHING Wednesday nights at NOCCA (2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans) Five weeks, beginning February 25, 2015 Cost: $250 * Enrollment limited CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW Note:…

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January 6 – February 21: Twelfth Night at 5 Press Gallery

On January 6th, Twelfth Night opens at The NOCCA Institute’s 5 Press Gallery. Traditionally, Twelfth Night marks the beginning of the Carnival season, and appropriately, the work featured in this show explores themes related to celebration and excess. Several works are wearable art pieces originally created for Carnival walking krewes; other pieces…

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January Pie Of The Month: Peanut Butter & Chocolate Mousse

NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students are baking fantastic desserts all year long. January’s Peanut Butter & Chocolate Mousse Pie is a rich, creamy treat — a perfectly decadent way to celebrate the Carnival season. The deadline for placing your order is Sunday, January 25. Pies are $20 and can be picked…

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Wishlist: Art for Sharing

From November 22nd until December 29th, please join us at 5 Press Gallery for Wishlist: Art for Sharing, featuring affordable fine art, crafts, jewelry, and artist-made products. Works have been created by NOCCA affiliated artists, as well as great artists around our community, including Marcus Brown, Karin Burt, Hannah Chalew, Ursa Eyer,…

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The Holiday Edition Of The NOCCA Marketplace Is Now Open!

The holiday edition of The NOCCA Marketplace is officially open! Visit Shop.NOCCAInstitute.com to find gifts for friends, family, clients, and yourself, made by Culinary Arts students at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. Proceeds from sales support programs for students, faculty, and the community. Orders will be taken through…

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Emeril Lagasse Foundation & The Solomon Family Partner To Announce A Major Grant In Support Of NOCCA

Representatives from Emeril Lagasse Foundation, the Solomon family, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), and The NOCCA Institute, came together on Monday, November 10 for an exciting announcement.  Speaking on behalf of the Foundation and the family, respectively, Chef Emeril Lagasse and Gary Solomon Jr. revealed a partnership grant…