OWNER

THE GRAND MALTESE IS THE ART CHILD OF LOCAL NEW ORLEANS ARTIST CHRIS JACOB.  CHRIS IS A WORKING PHOTOGRAPHER AND FILMMAKER WITH A MASTERS IN FOLKLORE AND ETHNOMUSICOLOGY AND A BACKGROUND IN ETHNOGRAPHIC FIELDWORK AND MEDIA PRODUCTION.  

THE NAME

THE NAME "THE GRAND MALTESE" COMES FROM THE DREAM OF A SLEEPING DRAG QUEEN AND THE SOCIAL WEB OF A WONDERFUL NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY IN NEW ORLEANS.  THE STORY ITSELF IS TOLD BEST IN PERSON...AS IT WEAVES TOGETHER MULTIPLE CHARACTERS OVER TIME INTO THE BODY OF A ILLUSIVE FORTUNE TELLER, THE GRAND MALTESE. INQUIRE WITHIN!

MISSION

THE GRAND MALTESE AIMS TO PROVIDE AN OPEN AND COLLABORATIVE ART SPACE FOR EXHIBITION AND PERFORMANCE.  WE SEEK TO BRING COMPELLING AND AFFORDABLE ART TO OUR WALLS AND TO ALWAYS REMAIN A GOOD NEIGHBOR IN OUR BYWATER HOME.