New Orleans, LA – One of New Orleans’ newest Downtown developments, The Odeon at South Market, is proud to display a diverse range of artwork anchored by both local and female artists, including a large-scale mural facing Loyola Avenue. The vibrant 53-by-24-foot mural was painted by native New Orleanian Anastasia Pelias.
The Odeon’s namesake is one of the main inspirations behind its artwork, named after ancient Greek and Roman buildings dedicated to musical performances. Pelias’ mural, created using Morflex and acrylic paint on an aluminum composite panel, aligns with the theme. Pelias, an interdisciplinary artist who paints intuitively to music, listened to a soundtrack curated by The Odeon’s staff as she painted to create a visual manifestion of the music.
Local interior design firm Farouki Farouki curated the building’s art collection around this “music visualized” narrative, and their French Quarter-inspired color palette sets the scene for a beautiful space to house the art.
“Featuring the work of local, female artists was key to creating meaningful spaces throughout The Odeon, and we’re especially proud to share this collection during Women’s History Month,” said Amy Gray, Domain’s interior design manager. “Being located in a vibrant city full of diverse artists, we purposefully partnered with these talented creators in an effort to compliment the modern design elements.”
The Odeon’s collection features mainly female artists, including several from the Greater New Orleans area and Louisiana. Local artist Maggie Boggs was commissioned by The Domain Companies for four of her ethereal paintings at The Odeon, with two in the lobby, one in a guest suite, and another in the two-bedroom model unit.
Four colorful paintings by Erica Lambertson reside in the fifth floor corridor of the building. The pieces were inspired by the work of New Orleans-based photographer Akasha Rabut, who captures the American South in her pieces. Located on the fifth floor are two paintings from local artist Anne Blenker.
Based out of Lafayette, La., Preservation Press’ work can also be viewed inside The Odeon. The hand-pressed flower artwork is displayed in one of the model apartments and a guest suite. The work of Toni Point, who resides in southern Louisiana, is located in a second guest suite.
Other notable artists on display in The Odeon include regional, national, and global creators: Anna Koeferl, The Heidies, William Luz, Marc Gabor, Gail Tarantino, Vincent Weber, Amy Gray, Angus Martin, Floyd P. Stanley, Laura Naples and Karen Gayle Tinney — many of whom contributed to the building’s musical narrative.
The Odeon at South Market is the tallest building constructed in New Orleans in over 30 years. The 30-story, 414,000-square-foot building includes 271 studio, one-, and two-bedroom market-rate apartments and penthouses, 200 parking spaces, and 12,000 square feet of retail space being leased through New Orleans-based Corporate Realty.
Editor’s note: Click here for selected images of The Odeon’s artwork.
About The Odeon at South Market
The Odeon at South Market is a mixed-use, market-rate multifamily project in Downtown New Orleans. At 30 stories, it is the tallest building constructed in the city in over thirty years. It includes 271 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments and penthouses, 200 parking spaces, and 12,000sf of retail space, targeting food and beverage, fitness services, and soft goods businesses. Residents enjoy unmatched views; an entire floor of dedicated amenities (including an outdoor pool deck and lounge); furnished guest suites; a resident lounge and media area; and a fitness and wellness center. www.odeonnola.com | @odeonnola
About South Market
The South Market neighborhood encompasses a burgeoning five-block area in the heart of Downtown New Orleans. The first mixed-use, transit-oriented development Downtown, South Market combines luxury apartments with some of the city’s best retailers, restaurants, and entertainment. Once complete, the $500M South Market will include 1,000 luxury apartments and condominiums, 200,000 square feet of retail space including a 40,000sf full-service gourmet grocer (Rouses Market), and 1,300 garage parking spaces. www.southmarketnola.com | @southmarketnola
About The Domain Companies
Founded in 2004, The Domain Companies is based in New Orleans and New York and specializes in the development and management of unique, mixed-use properties in core urban locations. Domain creates high-quality properties that stand apart through innovative design and exceptional management, enhancing the communities in which they build. Domain’s projects include the new construction and preservation of affordable, mixed-income, and luxury housing; the acquisition and repositioning of distressed housing; historic restoration; brownfield redevelopment; seniors and special needs housing; and hospitality, retail, and commercial development. www.thedomaincos.com | @domaincos