October 20, 2005
The Pink Satin Suit

The Aurora Picture Show, located here in the Heights, has an event next week for Katrina and Rita relief that sounds interesting:

October 26: The Pink Satin Suit, A KAT Fund Benefit

Wednesday, October 26, 7pm
The Pink Satin Suit
A Documentary about New Orleans photographer Johnny Donnels
By Anastasia and Will Lyman
Benefiting KATFund

Nearly sixty years ago in New Guinea, a homesick New Orleans kid swore the Army would be the last employer he ever had. Today, Johnny Donnelsí photography is known all over the world. The last of the great Bohemians, Johnny himself is an icon of the French Quarter, where he runs a gallery filled with his own art.

Proceeds from this screening benefit KATFund, a grant-making fund established by the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, to provide financial support for visual artists in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama who were affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Red beans and rice donated by Treebeards.

Admission $5.

Aurora Picture Show
800 Aurora Street
Houston, Texas 77009
Tel. (713) 868-2101

You can also find this information on their calendar for next Wednesday. Don't know if I can make it - though the prospect of free red beans and rice will certainly tempt me - but if this sounds interesting to you then I hope you can. Thanks to Mark Yzaguirre for the tip.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on October 20, 2005 to Hurricane Katrina | TrackBack

Hello. I passed through New Orleans back in l986 and had an opportunity to visit Mr. Donnells gallery. My niece and I purchased two B/W framed photos.

I was wondering how he fared following Katrina.

Posted by: Gloria DeSieno on March 10, 2006 2:16 PM