Tarriona “Tank” Ball has seen success after success with her band Tank and the Bangas, New Orleans’ favorite hometown group. She stepped into the national spotlight when they won NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest. She toured the country. Traveled the world. Performed with her heroes. Made a lifetime of memories.
But nothing compares to the excitement, the joy, the one-of-a-kind feeling of coming home to New Orleans.
See New Orleans through Tank’s eyes. Explore the city that she loves. Meet two local artists and NOLA natives that she admires: Ayo Scott and Gus Bennett.
Gus Bennett Talks About His Creative Process
Most of my creative process comes from my background as a musician. I was a drummer, so I took that rhythmic pattern that I learned from drumming and applied it to photography. It’s all in the approach. It’s how I walk up to people, introduce myself, talk to them, and take their picture.
Ayo Scott’s 3 Favorite Places to See Art in New Orleans
I would suggest Stella Jones Gallery downtown and Studio Be over in the Bywater. And right across the street from there, between Royal and Dauphine on Homer Plessy Way, there’s a mural that I did called “These Are Times” about the live and legacy of Homer Plessy.
But don’t stop there. Visit Ayo’s website for more of his awe-inspiring paintings. See Gus Bennett’s intimate, genuine New Orleans portraits on his Instagram page. View the city through the lens of all our featured local artists. Hear their stories, share their experiences.