Second Story Gallery 

The Second Story Gallery announces the exhibition Perseverance, featuring the work of nine New Orleans artists who, isolated in their studios, responded to the COVID-19 pandemic through their art production. The public can meet the artists at a free opening reception, Saturday, June 13 from 6 to 9pm. The exhibition will run from June 13 to August 31 with gallery hours from 9am to 7pm, daily.

Artists and the creative community have been at the forefront of the renewal efforts for New Orleans to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Cynthia Ramirez, who originated the exhibition, said, “We as New Orleanians are experts at perseverance. Following every disaster that is thrown at us, we persevere. We have to continue to follow the guidelines set by the CDC so that we can stay safe and control COVID-19.


second story gallery members

Ron Bennett

Amy Bryan

Moira Crone

Natori Green

Sara “Sahara” Hollis

Gina Laguna

Charles Lovell

Darlene marcello

Cynthia Ramirez

Leona Strassberg Steiner

for inquiries about becoming a second story gallery member, contact:

Contact: Charles M. Lovell

Cell: (575) 770-0095


The Second Story Gallery was founded in 2012, part of the post-Katrina explosion of art galleries and artists’ spaces in the St. Claude Arts District. Staple Goods, The Front, Good Children Gallery, Antenna, Parse, and Level Artist Collective are other artist collectives that showcase the city’s dynamic contemporary art scene.