Lila Heymann: Owner & Co-Founder
Glitter Box N.O. is the latest project for Lila and the Heymann Foundation. With a background in art history and social work, creating a space where community and making merge was a natural progression. More recently, Lila has focused her energy on femme focused artists, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits and Glitter Box has become the home for this endeavor.
Born in Lafayette in the Stone Age, Lila went to college in Baltimore and lived in New Orleans for many years before moving to Washington DC and eventually New York City. These days, Lila divides her time between New Orleans and Charlottesville, VA where she lives with her husband Harold Herz and their 9 year old son, Henry.
Alice McGillicuddy: Co-Founder & Curator
After working with Lila Heymann and the Heymann Foundation for many years as a curator and gallery manager for the Foundation Fine Art Gallery, Alice spearheaded the rebranding of 1109 Royal to the womxn-focused shop space, Glitter Box N.O. Inspired by community-focused art practices, a desire to learn about and support intersectional feminism in New Orleans, and the fundraising efforts of the Foundation, Lila and Alice co-founded this project in 2016 and have been honored to watch it blossom with the love and care of our community since.
After recently moving to the Scotland, Alice is excited to continue supporting the shop and curating from afar while exploring womxn maker spaces and communities in her new home. She hopes to further her work as a doula, deepen her understanding of intersectional feminism on a global scale, and explore the divine feminine through her own making practice.
Kate McCurdy: Shop Manager & Curator
Kate picks up all the bits and bobs around the shop. She keeps track of all the goodies that flow in and out, photographs our artists work, and seeks new ways to promote and connect our artists.
One of the founding organizers of the Lucky Art Fair, in her downtime she can be found facilitating Ladies in the Arts New Orleans (a networking group for all kinds of creative womxn), assisting local artists with their projects, dancing in the streets to celebrate body hair freedom with Krewe of Full Bush, or embroidering monsters and flowers onto her clothes.
Karin Curley: Content and Marketing Coordinator
Karin is the gal behind the emojis, managing Glitter Box N.O.’s social media accounts and other marketing efforts. She invites the Glitter Box community to reach out to her with questions, concerns, ideas and silly memes!
Born and raised in New Orleans, Mardi Gras is her favorite holiday and Jazz Fest a sacred family tradition. When she’s not spreading the glitter gospel she is assisting in marketing and sponsorship development for the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo and other local festivals, or diving into piles of beautiful vintage clothes at Ginaware Clothing & Costume, where she has worked for over 10 years.
Neisha Johnson: Product Artist
Born and raised in New Orleans, Neisha makes all the glitter box goods around the shop from screen printing to bedazzling and sewing. Neisha is a mom-to-be and a current dog mom. She has been working with Women With A Vision since 2016 and joined the Glitter Box team in 2018. In her free time she loves spending time with family and friends, cooking, yoga, learning new crafts skills and painting. She loves helping out in the community and giving back whenever she can.
Jillian Desirée Oliveras: Shop Assistant
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Jillian made New Orleans home post-Hurricane Maria in 2017. When not at the shop, they are probably behind a bar, a profession they love. Jillian joined the shop as a way to reconnect with their art roots (as a photographer) and the local community and wants to continue passing forward the beautiful energy that Glitter Box has provided to their life.