Calandro’s Supermarket isn’t just a great stop for gourmet groceries this week. On Feb. 3, local colorist artist Terrance Osborne will visit the Perkins Road location of the store for a meet-and-greet and poster signing.
A native of New Orleans, Osborne’s art is as vibrant as the city itself, full of movement and color in a kaleidoscope of experience. His work has been used by several organizations, including the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club, Nike, and Barq’s Root Beer (for which Osborne filmed an interview and time-lapse video, available here), and his designs have landed on posters for both the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and the Congo Square New World Rhythm Festival. Look closely into the Congo Square posters, and you may even discover the initials T + S—those belonging to Osborne and his wife—hidden somewhere in the paintings.
Thanks to his mentor and fellow artist, Richard Thomas, who Osborne met as a teenager, Osborne has been selling original work since age 16, and continues to influence his three children to pursue their creativity. His wife Stephanie is also an artist, a painter, drawer and sculptor who also designed mosaics for their home. Inspired by other color-obsessed painters like John Singer Sargent, Vincent Van Gogh and James Michalopoulos, Osborne is one local artist to keep an eye on—and to talk to in person!
Stop by Calandro’s on Perkins between 4 p.m.-6 p.m. to pick up a signed poster and learn more about Osborne’s rise in the art world, all from the man himself.