ReBirth was a celebration of New Orleans' unique culture, held at the Stern Center at the College of Charleston on August 4, 2006. Over 15 artists donated paintings, photography, pottery, & jewlery. New Orleans Kid Camera Project had an exhibition of photography from kids in severely flood damaged neighborhoods in New Orleans. ReBirth Brass Band from New Orleans was supposed to bring the music for the evening, but unfortunately & to keep it short- they dicked us! Bandmate, Phil Frazier took our money and told us up until the very end that they were coming. It was about an hour or so before the event that we began looking for a back up plan. And, thanks to Ian Sanchez who called a whole "krewe" of other talented musicians he knew around Charleston, a band was cobbled together. The whole thing was amazing, because all the musicians came from different bands & never played together before & yet, they played New Orleans inspired music all night and the crowd was groovin' & everyone could feel the love. It was a true celebration of New Orleans.
Another amazing poster by Baird Hoffmire at Electric Paintbrush Studios