Image by Zack Smith
It's music for your eyes! 3 Ring Circus and The Big Top Gallery present Tributaries: A Photographic Celebration of Music by renowned photographers Bob Compton, Zack Smith, and Radiators bassist Reggie Scanlan. 3 Ring Circus Productions celebrates the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival with a photography exhibition in honor of music and the people who play it. On display are photos from festivals, street scenes, and arena shows.

Zack Smith, Reggie Scanlan, and Bob Compton have traveled our rhythmic nation from New Orleans to Red Rocks capturing the pulse on film. Scanlan, who is perhaps best know as founding member and bassist of The Radiators, began taking pictures as a hobby and has developed into a professional with a keen eye. His unique position as performer and documentarian takes the viewer behind the scenes in the world of music.

Compton, who grew up in a different kind of L.A. (Lower Arkansas), has followed his heart and his lens to New Orleans and beyond. His still photos of New Orleans musicians are in collections all over the United States. Lafayette Louisiana native Zack Smith has used the lens to document the streets and stages of the city for the past four years. Smith contributes regularly to JamBase and Relix Magazine, and you may have seen his work featured at Centeroo during last year's Bonnaroo. His bromoil photographs add a more colorful in-depth look into the sounds that surround New Orleans, and add a painterly aspect to his musical imagery.

The exhibition opened Saturday, April 17 with music by Brian Seeger (Moore and More, Quintology) and Cassandra Faulkaner to a packed house. The celebration continues with a Jazz Fest Kick Off Party on Thursday, April 22 with music by the New Orleans Klezmer Allstars.

Exhibition Dates: Saturday, April 17 – Saturday, May 29, 2004
Jazz Fest Kick Off Party: Thursday, April 22, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m., With music by the New Orleans Klezmer Allstars.

Gallery Hours
Wednesday: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. or for an appointment, call 504.569.2700
Big Top Gallery
1638 Clio Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 569-2700

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[Published on: 4/20/04]

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