What We Do

BAR NONE is a multidisciplinary arts initiative based in New Orleans, LA.
BAR NONE offers incarcerated people, formerly incarcerated people, and their family members, opportunities for healing through the arts.

Your donation allows incarcerated families another opportunity.

Our Mission

Transcending Incarceration Through The Arts.

BAR NONE is a multidisciplinary arts initiative based in New Orleans, LA. BAR NONE offers incarcerated people, formerly incarcerated people, and their family members, opportunities for healing through the arts.

We utilize art’s unique ability to stimulate emotional health, personal growth, and supplementary financial gain. We offer art workshops, music production classes, artist residencies, and opportunities to exhibit and sell artwork. We facilitate critical community dialogue on the intersection of art and prison abolition.

Our ultimate goal is to improve quality of life and emotional health among populations directly impacted by our criminal legal system.

OUR TEAM

Tuere Jones, M.Ed

Excecutive Director
Youth Advocate. Educator. Artist. Organizer. Facilitator. Planner.

Ms. Sheila

Residency Director
Native New-Orleanian Artist. Activist. Organizer

LaVonna Varnado-Brown

Development Coordinator
Multidisciplinary Artist. Organizer.

Sunni Patterson

BAR NONE Ambassador
Poet, Teacher, Artist, and Visionary Sunni Patterson combines the heritage and tradition of her Native town New Orleans with an enlightened modern world view to create music and poetry that is timeless in its groove.

Kelsey Tvedt Scult

Special Projects Director
Kelsey, a multi-disciplinary artist, received her B.A. from Oberlin College in Studio Art and Africana Studies. Her work explores the process of intergenerational trauma, de/reconstructing whiteness, vulnerability, violence and love.

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