Immortelle: Group show featuring 6 paintings by Gayle Madeira

Tonight, Friday October 7, is the opening reception for a group show entitled “Immortelle” including six paintings by Gayle Madeira.
The reception is 6-9pm and the show continues through November 27, 2016 (see full details below).

Immortelle is the feminine form of immortal in French, but also refers to the practice of object based mourning traditions. Immortelles were placed on grave sites, often a beaded wreath or dried flower wreath, in remembrance of the deceased, but also as a symbol of the fragility of life and our desire to immortalize those we have lost. You can find immortelles in the form of everything from funeral fashion to modern day plastic flower wreaths with teddy bears and all.

The memento mori tradition, a latin phrase meaning “remember you must die”, takes form cross-culturally and is often linked to the shift, whether purely seasonal or with some spiritual element. In art, mementos mori are artistic or symbolic reminders of mortality.

time-running-out“Time Running Out” by Gayle Madeira – oil on linen panel, 11″ x 14″

All six paintings by Gayle Madeira being shown in “Immortelle”


A group show to benefit Big Class

Exhibiting Artists:
Katie Barroso, Kelwin Coleman, Emma Fick, Esme Franklin, Sierra Kozman, Jenna Knoblach, Gayle Madeira, Nikki Crook, Julianne Merino, Lee Morais, Nina Nichols, Ankeen Rose, and Jamie Winn

Opening Reception:
October 7th, 6 – 9pm

Exhibition up through November 27, 2016

1109 Royal Street, New Orleans LA

25% of proceeds to benefit: Big Class

As the first breaths of Allhallowtide drift through the New Orleans air, the Foundation Gallery invites the community to celebrate Immortelle, a group exhibition to benefit Big Class and the opening of their Haunting Supply Company.

The opening reception will be held October 7th from 6 – 9pm and will include a live performance from Spiritwalker featuring Amzie Adams, Dave Gear, and friends. 25% of all proceeds will benefit Big Class and their newest venture, The Haunting Supply Company. Big Class’s mission is to cultivate and support the voices of New Orleans’s young writers, ages 6-18, through creative collaborations with schools and communities.

An Arts and Activism Fundraiser to benefit Big Class will be held on November 17. Further details TBA!

About The Foundation Gallery
Located in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans, The Foundation Gallery showcases the work of local and regional artists. With bimonthly shows and other art events, the gallery strives to support artists and activism in our community and beyond. Through The Heymann Foundation, the gallery aims to support local and national non-profits by donating 25% of the proceeds from each sale made in the gallery and shop.

Gallery Hours:
10am – 6pm Daily

By Appointment on Tuesdays

For more information about the gallery, contact or 504-568-0955

To see more paintings by Gayle Madeira, visit her website at

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