Book Release: Simon of New Orleans [fr]
On October 20th 2016, the Consulate General of France in Louisiana and the River Road Press will celebrate the publication of a book about the French-Louisianan artist, Simon Hardeveld. The book, titled Simon of New Orleans, presents and celebrates the artist’s story, having become symbolic of the Crescent City.
A private reception will take place at the Consular residence to officially anounce the book release. The author, Yvonne Peret, Simon Hardeveld as well as numerous other individuals within the literary and artistic community of New Orleans will be present. The Consul General of France, Grégor Trumel, is proud to have written the preface of the book.
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Contact: Scott Campbell, Publisher
Metairie, LA 70001
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2016
Simon of New Orleans
Written by Yvonne Perret
with Forward by Gregor Trumel, Consul General of France in Louisiana
Simon of New Orleans is a celebration of the exuberant, sumptuous, energetic work of French artist, Simon Hardeveld, synonymous with his adopted hometown. It is difficult to wander around New Orleans without stumbling across the explosions of color and whimsy that are the trademarks of a Simon piece. In fact, the scope of his work is unparalleled.
Private collectors snap up pieces as soon as the paint is dry; he painted an entire news set for New Orleans ABC affiliate; and one cannot travel throughout the City of New Orleans without seeing Simon’s artwork everywhere. Though always New Orleans-centric in nature, Simon’s work is increasingly finding its way to national and international venues.
Simon has endeared himself to locals and tourists alike, and they have responded to the unpretentious wit that is the hallmark of his art.
With roots deep in the Cajun and “y’at” cultures, Yvonne Spear Perret has been writing about the unique culture of New Orleans for over thirty years through features published in the Times-Picayune, New Orleans Magazine, Gambit, USA Today, and the Christian Science Monitor.
Her first full-length book, Y’at Wit: Chicken Gumbo for the New Orleans Soul, rejoices in the lighter side of life in Louisiana. Perret turns to the youngest yats with her book The Little Float that Could, a local twist on the classic children’s tale. The Little Float that Could brings the magic of Mardi Gras to the children of New Orleans.
Perret is a graduate of Tulane University and a former high school teacher and principal at Isidore Newman School. She has raised three children and resides in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie.
River Road Press, New Orleans
River Road Press LLC was founded in 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana with a focus on children’s books, history, Southern culture and food. River Road Press is a boutique publisher, committed to publishing the highest quality books, and encourages collaboration and artistic partnership with its authors, illustrators, photographers, and artists.
Rio Grande Valley ABC, The Little Float That Could, USS Alabama: Hooray for the Mighty A!, Ten Gators in the Bed, Bugs on the Rug, Gumbo Ya Ya, and Strange True Stories of Louisiana were its debut titles in 2015. River Road Press 2016 Fall releases include Simon of New Orleans and a debut children’s book, Fred the New Orleans Drummer Boy, by Cowboy Mouth drummer and lead singer, Fred LeBlanc.
For photos, images, review copies, interview requests, author appearances, or more information about Simon of New Orleans, River Road Press, or its other titles, phone (504) 722-8139, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit River Road Press at www.riverroadpress.com.
- Book Release : Simon of New Orleans (PDF - 247.5 ko)
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|Saturday, October 1||10:00 - 4:00pm||Yvonne||New Orleans Baby and Child Fest|
|Saturday, October 1||4:00 - 9:00pm||Simon||Art for Art’s Sake|
|Tuesday, October 18||TBD||Scott||Scott Campbell Taping "Out to Lunch" WWNO 89.9FM|
|Thursday, October 20||6:00 - 8:00pm||Everyone||Private Party at French Consul Residence|
|Sunday, October 23||TBD||Yvonne and Simon||Po Boy Festival - Blue Cypress Book|
|Saturday, October 29||All Day||Everyone||LA Book Festival, Baton Rouge|
|Thursday, November 3||5:30 - 7:30pm||Yvonne and Simon||The French Library|
|Thursday, November 10||6:00 - 7:30pm||Yvonne and Simon||Garden District Bookshop|
|Saturday, November 12||TBD||Yvonne and Simon||New Orleans Book Festival, City Park|
|Saturday/Sunday, November 26-27||10:00 - 4:00pm||Everyone||Holiday Artks Market in Palmer Park|
|Saturday, December 3||All Day||Cott, Marci and Simon||Lycee Francais March d’Hiver|
|Saturday, December 3||9:00 - 12:00pm||Yvonne and Simon||McGhee School|
|Monday, December 5||5:00 - 6:30pm||Yvonne and Simon||McGhee School|
|Saturday, December 18||1:00 - 3:00pm||Yvonne and Simon||Barnes & Noble- West Bank|
Cover Photo: Paul Perret