Galeria Alegria

Promoting Louisiana One Bead At A Time

The technique is new - 95% of Mardi Gras beads are recycled - all beads are individually cut - and molded into shape with regular adhesive

“It’s one thing to look at a map, but it’s whole other experience to actually create a map,” says Sara Smith, Wilson art teacher.  “And you need the basic skills: you have to be able to count, sort, glue and paint. The reward isn’t just the completed project, but it’s the process as well.”

School Exhibits


Here is a list of your testimonials
Rudolph Matas Elementary School, Stephan Wanger, Taste of Louisiana, Mardi Gras bead mosaics

2011 - Taste of Louisiana by R. Matas Elementary School

 

In August of 2010 Stephan together with the Rudolph Matas Elementary School with over 450 students created an exhibit called "Taste of Louisiana" that explores the artistic vision of Stephan Wanger. The 12 piece exhibit was created to inspire students that big goals can be achieved by working together, as well as raising awareness for the importance of recycling. 
"Taste of Louisiana" is made out of recycled Mardi Gras beads, and together with Tama Distler (the school's art facilitator), Stephan and the students worked an entire school year, sixteen hours a week to accomplish the exhibit. "Taste of Louisiana” is included in Stephan's traveling exhibit "Bead Town" with the purpose to promote the State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans and its culinary treasures.

In August of 2010 Stephan together with the Rudolph Matas Elementary School with over 450 students created an exhibit called "Taste of Louisiana" that explores the artistic vision of Stephan Wanger. The 12 piece exhibit was created to inspire students that big goals can be achieved by working together, as well as raising awareness for the importance of recycling. 
"Taste of Louisiana" is made out of recycled Mardi Gras beads, and together with Tama Distler (the school's art facilitator), Stephan and the students worked an entire school year, sixteen hours a week to accomplish the exhibit. "Taste of Louisiana” is included in Stephan's traveling exhibit "Bead Town" with the purpose to promote the State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans and its culinary treasures.

 

Amount of Exhibit: 12 pieces - Size: 4'H x 4'W - Not for Sale

Completed, Metairie, LA


Andrew Wilson Charter School, Louisiana Pick Your Passion, MArdi Gras Beads, Stephan Wanger

2012 - Louisiana: Pick your Passion by Andrew Wilson Charter School 

New Orleans’s Andrew H. Wilson Charter School’s  “Louisiana: Pick Your Passion," more than 500 students, in grades kindergarten through 8th grade, have collaborated on this giant undertaking under the direction of Stephan Wanger. Breathtaking in its simplicity and intricacy, the project literally takes tons of unwanted Mardi Gras beads and transforms them into 4'Hx6'W dazzling mosaics, depicting a variety of state, city and neighborhood flags, and maps. Along the way, Wilson students learn valuable lessons in conservation, mathematics, Louisiana history, art, cooperation, and persistence.

Amount of Exhibit: 12 pieces - Size: 4'H x 6'W - Not for Sale

Completed August 2012 - New Orleans, LA


Butta, Sci Academy, Stephan Wanger, MArdi Gras Beads

2012 - Reflections From Louisiana - by the Sci Academy

 

Reflections from Louisiana
12 pieces 4'H x 8'W to be created in the Fall of 2012 – by the SCI-Academy of New Orleans East featuring “Concerns that Matter”
Reflections from Louisiana
12 pieces 4'H x 8'W to be created in the Fall of 2012 – by the SCI-Academy of New Orleans East featuring “Concerns that Matter”

 

Amount of Exhibit: 12 pieces - Size: 4'H x 8'W - Not for Sale

Completed December 31, 2012 - New Orleans, LA


2012 - Louisiana Book Gardens - by the Audubon Charter School

 

Louisiana Book Gardens
Little Free Libraries to be created in the Fall of 2012 – by the Audubon Charter School featuring large birdhouse-shaped libraries that will invite people to “Take a Book. Return a Book”
Little Free Libraries to be created in the Fall of 2012 – by the Audubon Charter School featuring large birdhouse-shaped libraries that will invite people to “Take a Book. Return a Book”

 

Amount of Exhibit: 6 pieces - Not for Sale

Completed December 31, 2012 - New Orleans, LA