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1900 Lafayette St Ste 2A
Gretna, LA 70053

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Cinco de Mayo at Nola Cantina!

Look out! PWAT Gretna is coming to the Quarter! Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us at Nola Cantina. This fabulous restaurant and bar is welcoming us to teach a fun painting class while we party the day away. Come enjoy the day's many festivities and paint along with our talented artists. Check out our online calendar to register with the passcode NOLACANTINA. This is one fiesta you won't want to miss! Our painting class begins at 3:30 Sunday, May 5th but you'll want to be there early! For more information, call our office at 504-361-0574.

Category: Event Highlight

Special Guest Artist Jason DuMouchel

The Weirder the Better

Jason DuMouchel was born in Tampa,Florida on February 26, 1970 (Year of the Dog). According to certain zodiac assessments I have the following characteristics:

· deals with unknown situations very well

· very flexible

· likes almost every change

These are all true.

    Born of Cuban and French heritage, Jason has a love of French and Spanish culture. Surrounded by a family of actors, artists, dancers and other creative spirits, Jason’s creativity and individuality was highly encouraged as a child. He spent a lot of time making things, inventing characters and being his weird self. He also had (and still has) a great love of sports and competition. He particularly enjoys sports that tend to push the individual such as surfing, water skiing, skateboarding, running and tennis. His future dreams were focused on these sports until 10th grade. This was the year he made his first serious strides in both Art and Theater. From that point on, he never considered anything other than being an artist or actor. Throughout his high school experience, he won various awards in sport, theater and art. None of which he kept.

    Jason attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University for his first year of college intending to pursue acting. He decided however, that actors cannot really perform their craft without other people involved but artists could make art anytime. So he decided to pursue visual art instead. After a summer at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and a brief hiatus back in Florida, he transferred to Skidmore College in Saratoga New York and graduated in 1994. Jason then went about pursing his art career and raising his 1st son Jackson. After various odd jobs which included working in kitchens, waiting tables, sales, and working on oil rigs, he landed in New Orleans in 1998 where he worked in galleries until the year 2000 when artist Michael Meads and former HC teacher hired him as the drawing and painting teacher. Jason found a new love in teaching. Being in the studio and working with young artists is something that Jason takes great pleasure in and from which he derives fantastic inspiration. In 2002 Jason married the beautiful Mignon. Like filet. But she is not a steak. She is his muse and savior. Fast forward past 2005 when something happened that jumbled life up a bit.

    Jason and the beautiful Mignon now have four crazy boys. Everest 6, Gryphon 11, Sebastian 14 and prodigal son Jackson is now 25 and starting his own design studio. Mr.DuMouchel is in his 10th year back at Holy Cross and loves every minute of his time in the studio with the students that he is lucky enough to teach. Live Now.


Fun and Odd Facts about Jason DuMouchel

Loves Pink and Lime Green

Loves physical labor

Doesn’t care about money

Is in no way a neat freak but likes to organize the refrigerator

Loves all kinds of music

Loves Rainbows

Opens bags of chips upside down

Enjoys the writing of Charles Bukowski and Hunter Thompson

Makes odd noises and voices at random moments

Loves the beauty of imperfection

Had pets with the following names in order of memory

Amos, Strutter, Hooper, Herbert, Sabrina, Doc, Winston, Balthus,

Spitfire, Oviedo, Cash, and Henry.


Lousiville, Ky. – Butchertown Art Fair, June 2013 (Seeker – Horses)

New Orleans Exhibition History


DuMois Gallery, 2010 to 2014

The Seeker Series, January-February 2013

Harvest, October 2010

Fly, March 2010

Opening Exhibit, January 2010

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, (gallery artist from 2001-2005)

Docs Gallery, (gallery artist 1998-2000)


Holy Cross School, New Orleans, La. – Teacher of 2d and 3d art, grades 5-12


Facebook: Jason DuMouchel Art




Category: Artist Profiles