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Ochsner Magazine: “Healing Art Garden Dedicated by The Helis Foundation”

Nature and art can be powerful tools for healing. An abundance of research has shown that exposure to nature and experiences centered on art can improve well-being and combat mental heath issues like depression, stress and anxiety. For people living with neurological disorders and undergoing difficult treatments, the healing power of nature has the potential to be even more potent.

Thanks to a generous $250,000 donation from The Helis Foundation, a healing art garden will be created in the courtyard of the new Ochsner Neuroscience Institute…

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WGNO: “Evenings with Enrique: New Orleans Sculpture Honors Mexican Artist’s Influence on the City”

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — A guy and a guitar are on stage. The stage is among the art in a New Orleans sculpture garden.

There’s an invitation for you to spend the Evening with Enrique. WGNO Good Morning New Orleans features guy Bill Wood says the guy with the guitar is not Enrique. He’s Fermin Cevallos, a New Orleans music man.

And that must make you wonder, well, who exactly is Enrique?

Enrique Alferez…

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Gambit: “Sanford Biggers unveils ‘JUST US’ mural at CAC”

New York artist Sanford Biggers has been busy despite the pandemic. Last year, he debuted a suite of works at New York City’s Rockefeller Center, anchored by a 25-foot cast-bronze statue called “Oracle,” which blends concepts of classical Greco-Roman sculpture and African art. There also were other sculptures, flags, multimedia works with photographs and video, and a large-scale mural inside the center.

The mural featured the words “JUST US,” set shadowed in a blue sky full of clouds…

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NOLA Adore: “New Orleanians Are Invited to the Unveiling of this New Mural”

If you’ve driven on Camp Street recently as you enter the Warehouse District, you’ve seen the stages of a new, expansive mural resembling a sky. On Thursday, January 20, Just Us by Sanford Biggers will be officially unveiled and the public is invited to attend the presentation.

“We’re excited for residents of and visitors to the city to enjoy this beautiful work of art by such a distinguished artist,” said Jessie Schott Haynes, Managing Director of The Helis Foundation, in a statement…

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River Beats: “Renowned Artist Sanford Biggers Makes His Mark on New Orleans’ Arts District”

Arts New Orleans and The Helis Foundation announce the unveiling of Downtown’s newest mural, Just Us by internationally renowned artist Sanford Biggers. The latest addition to the ongoing project in New Orleans’ Arts District, Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation, a project of Arts New Orleans, the mural is located on the west-facing wall of the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) on Camp Street. To commemorate the new work, an unveiling and panel will take place on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at the CAC…

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Internationally Renowned Artist Sanford Biggers Makes His Mark on New Orleans With New Mural in Downtown’s Arts District

Arts New Orleans and The Helis Foundation announce the unveiling of Downtown’s newest mural, Just Us by internationally renowned artist Sanford Biggers. The latest addition to the ongoing project in New Orleans’ Arts District, Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation, a project of Arts New Orleans, the mural is located on the west-facing wall of the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) on Camp Street. To commemorate the new work, an unveiling and panel will take place on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at the CAC…

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