We are pleased to announce that
our first Playhouse Raffle winner is
Lynn Swanson of New Orleans, LA!
100% of the proceeds from this project go directly to CASA Jefferson to support its mission to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect through volunteers who advocate for safe, nurturing, and permanent homes for foster children in our community.
From Jazz Fest posters to Nike tennis shoes, Terrance Osborne has done amazing things as an artist; however, never before has he been a part of a creation like this.
The CASA Jefferson Playhouse Raffle was a collaboration of four incredible artists: a painter, a woodworker, an interior designer, and a landscaper. These artists came together to share their passions not only to build a one-of-a-kind piece of art, but also to help rebuild the lives of abused and neglected children in our community.
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Terrance Osborne grew up in the inner-city of New Orleans. Being inspired by his diverse and colorful social surroundings, Osborne always held an undercurrent interest in art largely fueled by his mother and his older brother. Fascinated by color, Osborne worked with whatever materials he could get his hands on. Finally, in 1991, under the guidance of artist Richard Thomas, he was able to paint with the passion and expression that he had been so avid about.
Osborne graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from Xavier University in New Orleans, and for the following five years he taught in the public school system. Hurricane Katrina ended his job as an elementary school teacher, so he decided to dedicate his time completely to his art. Recently, Osborne’s work has become an internationally recognized item. Over the past few years, he has had noteworthy features in public media. Osborne was granted the honorary “Forty Under Forty Award” for his teaching and artistic contributions to the city of New Orleans. In 2006 Osborne was honored by New Orleans Magazine as one of the “Fifty People to Watch”.
In 2007 his Official Jazz & Heritage Festival Poster entitled “Rebirth” quickly became one of the most desired posters of the year. Osborne followed his first poster with two more – 2010 Uncle Lionel, “Say Uncle” and 2012 Trombone Shorty’s “Porch Song.” Over the years, Osborne partnered with Nike to design a poster and the first New Orleans Air Force One tennis shoe. His association with Nike led to a relationship with the NBA Hornets (currently Pelicans), for which Osborne designed the first official Hornets poster. He has also partnered with names like Harrah’s Casino, Hilton, Sean Payton, Archie Manning and Bub Brimberg, just to name a few. Be it art connoisseur or causal collector, Terrance Osborne’s art continues to be sought after internationally.
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Matthew Holdren has been building modern heirlooms and spaces with materials steeped in New Orleans history for the past four years. In this time he has grown his backyard furniture workshop into a design business that creates transformative custom interiors for clients' homes, as well as brand defining spaces for local restaurants and businesses. He has been honored to work collaboratively with local artists and to show at the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. His creations are built mostly from reclaimed material he personally salvages from New Orleans homes, and it is an integral part of his work to showcase their beauty.
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Maria Barcelona Interiors (MBI), a full service interior design studio, has earned a reputation as the designer of choice for homeowners, builders and developers of upscale residences in the greater New Orleans area and across the Gulf South region. It is the philosophy of MBI that the success of all of its projects stems from the close relationships and spirit of collaboration it establishes with its clients. MBI believes that the primary job of any designer is to refine and hone a clientʼs vision and style, guiding the process to its fabulous conclusion.
Ms. Barcelonaʼs signature polished yet comfortable approach to design has been featured in the New Orleans Times Picayune and Louisiana Home and Gardens, Living and Inside Northside magazines. She is a five-time recipient of the Sonata Award for excellence in interior design and she designed both the House of the Year and the Best Kitchen in the North Shore Parade of Homes Tour in 2013.
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Matthew Ponseti earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. He is licensed as a Horticulturist, Landscape Contractor, and Arborist and in Ornamental and Turf Management. Ponseti Landscaping specializes in serving the New Orleans Uptown, Lakeview and Old Metairie neighborhoods.
Matthew Ponseti designs and installs gardens, lighting systems and irrigation, along with hardscapes and sub-surface drainage. Many landscape companies can design a basic landscape; however, Matthew has set Ponseti Landscaping apart from the most others. His designs are specifically designed for each client in which Matthew creates a cohesive relationship between the home and the garden.
Ponseti Landscaping has been designing New Orleans Uptown, Lakeview and Old Metairie residential and commercial gardens for over 20 years, completing over a hundred complex landscaping jobs per year.
A huge THANK YOU to our sponsor!
Winn-Dixie is proud to support CASA in helping children find light in the midst of hard times.
We have been serving the New Orleans community for nearly sixty years and our local team is thrilled to continue building a relationship with partners such as CASA Jefferson. We are excited to team up on numerous projects, such as the Terrance Osborne Playhouse and the “Candles of Hope” birthday cake project. Together we have the opportunity to touch the lives of local children and make a difference in our community.