Waldwick artist Andrea Mistretta’s “New Orleans Tri-Centennial Salute” painting is front and center at The Louisiana State Museum’s new exhibition, “We Love You New Orleans.” It will be on display until December 2019. The exhibit is held in The Cabildo, one of America’s most historic buildings. It is where the Louisiana Purchase was signed and is situated in heart of the French Quarter. Mistretta’s more than three decade long association with New Orleans is told in her award-winning book “Mardi Gras Parade of Posters.”
As a lover of history, including that of her own hometown of Waldwick, New Jersey, Mistretta has been invited by The Waldwick Community Alliance to be its guest volunteer curator. She has helped curate two of The Waldwick Museum of Local History’s exhibits. “The Immigrants’ Experience: The Journey from Italy to Waldwick” in 2017, is currently represented at The Waldwick Public Library until the end of October 2018. The second exhibit she helped curate is “Trains, Planes & Automobiles” for 2018, now showing at The Waldwick Museum of Local History which is housed in the historic Waldwick Train Station through October 27. The museum is located at 4 Hewson Avenue in Waldwick.