Compliments to the Chef

On Jan. 6 the Hyatt Hotel hosted a party for Leah Chase to celebrate the legendary chef's 95th birthday. A lifetime of friends, fans and family gathered to mark the day.

A brush with greatness

The Octavia Art Gallery held an opening for an exhibition of the work of Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) a New Orleans native and important American abstract impressionist artist whose work ranks with that of Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning. The show will be up through Feb. 24.