Close Quarters is a quarterly conversation with one or two interdisciplinary artists, designers, or craftsmen. Sometimes at the artist’s studio, these events allow for close, hands-on examination of work and engaging dialog. For our fall 2016 Close Quarters, we will be visiting with Natasha Noordhoff and Bernie January Jr. of Heartsleeve design + screen printing studio.
Close Quarters: Heartsleeve
October 13, 7-9pm (presentation starts at 7:30pm)
Mid City Art Studios, 4436 Toulouse Street, New Orleans
Bernie January Jr.
CO-FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Bernie January is co-founder of the Heartsleeve design + screen printing studio. He is lead designer, illustrator, and crazy ideas advocate for all things Heartsleeve. Born and raised in South Louisiana, Bernie has been formally trained in multiple artistic mediums, starting at the age of four. He’s a former Chemistry and Physics teacher, Teach for America alumnus, previous Program Manager of Green Light New Orleans, a New Orleans-based environmental non-profit, and a current Design Mentor for the Young Creative Agency, an apprenticeship program developing young, local creatives into creative digital media professionals. View portfolio.
CO-FOUNDER & CAUSE DIRECTOR
Natasha Noordhoff is co-founder of Heartsleeve, and she is Heartsleeve’s lead screen-printer. A graduate of Tulane University, Natasha is the current Development Director for Gulf Restoration Network, an advocacy non-profit working to organize Gulf residents and protect coastline communities. She is also a member of the local Gulf South Rising initiative, a regional movement highlighting the impact of the global climate crisis on Gulf South communities. Natasha puts the heart in Heartsleeve by developing relationships with new and existing Cause Partners and collaborating in meaningful ways that support their work to put Louisiana communities first.