"Celebrate New Orleans" at the Cameron Art Museum
Nov. 1-3, 2013

Closing Exhibition Weekend 3-Day Party
Exclusive Season Premiere of
Episode 1, Season 4 of HBO’s Treme

Including a Host of Performers, Celebrities and Last Chance to See
the Alonzo V. Wilson Exhibition from Treme
in Beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina

Schedule Of Events:

Celebrate New Orleans
Closing Exhibition Celebration with HBO
Friday, Nov 1 , 7-11 | Tickets: $100
Purchase Admission at the door

NEW: See Alonzo's suits donned by New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians Bo Dollis of the Wild Magnolias and Walter Harris, Flag boy of the Seminole tribe in a stunning display of pageantry!

The evening includes the world famous Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans Band and blues and jazz singer Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen, CAM showcases nine leading musicians to bring the Big Easy alive for listening and dancing! HBO Treme celebrities, Clarke Peters (Albert Lambreaux), Rob Brown (Delmond Lambreaux), executive producer Nina K. Noble and costume designer Alonzo V. Wilson join in the celebration.

It wouldn’t be a celebration without good food. You’ll be able to feast on authentic New Orleans fare in Mardi Gras-inspired surroundings during this unforgettable night. This celebration of New Orleans is from 7:00 pm to 11 pm. Tickets are $100 and include enjoy complimentary beer and wine for this celebration. There will also be a cash bar.

Clark Peters Alonzo V. Wilson at CAM Rob Brown

Left to right: Clarke Peters (Treme’s Albert Lambreaux), Alonzo V. Wilson costume designer and Rob Brown (Treme’s Delmond Lambreaux)

Celebrate New Orleans Saturday Events
Saturday, Nov 2 | Tickets $50
Purchase Admission at the door.

Saturday, November 2 at the CAM opens with an Exclusive season premiere of Episode 1, Season 4 of HBO’s Treme screens at 5:00 pm. Panel discussion with HBO Treme executives, cast and crew with a live music performance follows. The CAM Café will be cash bar and remains open until 9:00 pm with light refreshments. Tickets for this Saturday event are $50

Celebrate New Orleans Sunday Events
Sunday, Nov 3

The “Celebrate New Orleans” three-day party continues with Sunday Brunch from 10:00 am -- 3:00 pm in the CAM Café featuring New Orleans specials. Reserve your table by contacting the CAM Café directly at 910.777.2363. At 3:00 pm a final guided exhibition tour of WELL SUITED: The Costumes of Alonzo V. Wilson for HBO’s Treme led by costume designer Alonzo V. Wilson.

For a preview of Alonzo V. Wilson tour of the exhibition WELL SUITED The Costumes of Alonzo V. Wilson for HBO’s Treme see it here: Youtube.com

About the HBO Series Treme
The HBO series Treme (pronounced Truh-may) depicts post-Katrina New Orleans with a specific focus on one of the city's oldest neighborhoods named for the series, Treme--an important nexus of African-American history, music and culture. Treme the series is from David Simon (also created The Wire) and Eric Overmyer (writer-producer of Homicide and Law & Order). For more information on Treme the series and a teaser for the upcoming fourth season: Click Here

About Well Suited
The Costumes of Alonzo V. Wilson for HBO’s® Treme
On View thru November 3, 2013

Well Suited includes costumes designed by Wilmington, North Carolina native Alonzo V. Wilson for HBO’s award-winning series Treme. The series takes its name from Tremé, one of the oldest neighborhoods in New Orleans that continues to be an important center of the city's African-American and Créole culture. The series begins four months after Hurricane Katrina as the residents of New Orleans, including musicians, chefs and Mardi Gras Indians, try to rebuild their lives, their homes and their unique culture in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane.

This exhibition emphasizes fourteen exquisitely crafted Mardi Gras Indian suits from Treme, and also includes Mardi Gras costumes from select characters, as well as design sketches, film excerpts, video interviews with cast and costumers and behind-the-scenes photography. Wilson inscribed layer upon layer of narrative into the beadwork of the suits. Ogden Museum of Southern Art curator Bradley Sumrall describes, “Through interviews, house visits, observations of the Mardi Gras Indians at practice, Wilson approached the task before him respectfully well-informed. One of the most impressive aspects of his work with the Mardi Gras Indians was his ability both to give back and borrow from tradition. He readily shared his beading and archival practices with the community.”

Select costumes from Wilson’s work on Treme were included in the Fifth Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design Exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in 2010. In 2013, Wilson’s designs for Treme garnered him a second nomination from the Costume Designer Guild Awards for Outstanding Contemporary Television Series.

Read more about the exhibition: Exhibitions On View

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