Kara Crowley

Website:: https://www.artbykaracrowley.org/projects-7

New Orleans Native, Kara Crowley, is an artist who highlights the everyday locals of the NOLA, in order to preserve our culture and showcasing the importance of our black identity. Through the use of her portrait paintings and wood burning technique, she emphasizes on the aesthetics/accomplishments/hardships as an African American. She discovers unique ways to interpret her vision, through her wood panels and acrylic paint, as her medium. Kara’s time during YAYA Inc. (Young Aspirations – Young Artist) and at Xavier University of Louisiana molded her into the Visual Artist she is today. She served as a Board Member of YAYA Inc. to now the Director of Art Commissions, in order to advise, direct, and assist young students on important projects for the NOLA arts community. Kara continues looking for ways to nurture her own artistic practice through spaces such as Joan Mitchell Center, 912 Studio, CANO (Creative Alliance of New Orleans), Scale Workspace, and the Ana & Adeline Foundation.