Artist James Michalopoulos transforms an older brewery space into a topsy-turvy funhouse
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By Keith Marshall, New Orleans Home & Garden
It's hard to miss the strikingly unconventional residence of artist James Michalopoulos. Just off Frenchmen Street in the Marigny, the facade of the one-time commercial structure is an industrial confection of trompe l'oeil elements, from wooden shapes that mimic structural bolts to blocks of bold colors suggesting the solidity of stone.
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By John D’Addario, The Advocate, New Orleans
When you close your eyes and picture New Orleans in your imagination, there’s a good chance it looks like a painting by James Michalopoulos.
Artist in Residence – James Michalopoulos and his family thrive on the creative energy in their funky, livable, lovable home in Faubourg Marigny.
By Morgan Packard, New Orleans Magazine
As a rum maker I’m passionate about the fermentation and distillation process, and I’ve set out to make an incredible rum. The drive is great and the hard work is fruitful. Old New Orleans Rum’s 20th anniversary King Creole has just been named the highest rated rum in America and equal to the best in the world according to the American Beverage Tasting Institute. What is the most fun part of your job? It’s a wonderful thing to make something that’s beautiful or poignant. It’s a great feeling to release something that will give others continual pleasure. What makes it less cool? Time pressures to stay up and complete a work, and the pressures to expand the business aspects.
The Indescribable Wow
By Jackie Borchardt, New Orleans Homes at Lifestyles
Frenchmen Street hosts a nightly party for hipsters, tourists, and anyone else thirsty for good music and a lively vibe. Local musicians, artists and luminaries feel at home in the scene – and it is home for artist James Michalopoulos, who sometimes strolls around the block, glass of wine in hand, to get some fresh air and inhale that energy.
by Rich Collins, Gambit, New Orleans
James Michalopoulos is seriously out of breath. It’s 5:30 p.m. on a Wednesday evening, and the painter is finally able to break away from the action at his Chartres Street studio for an interview.