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Gambit: “The Magnolia Ball at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art”

The 2018 Magnolia Ball is 9 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, June 9 at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. The event will honor the exhibit The Whole Drum Will Sound: Women in Southern Abstraction, on view through July 22. The party also features live music and DJ sets from some talented locals, such as The Original Pinettes Brass Band and DJ RedStylez. There will be food and cocktails from 20 vendors, including Chais Delachaise, Marjie’s Grill, Meauxbar, Saba and Taceaux Loceaux, and both snacks and libations are included in the price of admission. ..

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WVUE-TV: “Life-saving NOPD officer inspires training program to benefit hundreds”

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) – A New Orleans police officer’s admission that he couldn’t swim after a recent water rescue may have opened the door for him and others to learn a skill that could save lives.

The officer has signed up for swim lessons, and a local oil company has pitched in to provide swim lessons to up to 200 first responders.

“I like just being in the water. It makes your skin feel good,” said Treyshawn Hurley, who is defying the odds as the CDC says African Americans are six times less likely to know how to swim when compared to other races – a big problem in New Orleans…

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WGNO-TV: “New giant golden seahorse sculpture arrives on Poydras Street”

International Sculpture Day is coming up on Saturday and to celebrate New Orleans now has a new seahorse sculpture on Poydras Street between St. Charles Avenue and Camp Street.

News with a Twist Reporter Kenny Lopez talked with the artist, Ashley Pridmore, about her new art installation.

“This sculpture is called, St. Kampos, and it is kind of a seahorse, kind of a sea monster, a sea beast,” Pridmore said…

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Collage in Context: Exploring Robert Rauschenberg’s Legacy for Contemporary Art

Wednesday, April 25*
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle
*Art for All: The Helis Foundation Free Days at the New Orleans Museum of Art every Wednesday for Louisiana residents

This program celebrates NOMA’s 2013 acquisition of Robert Rauschenberg’s monumental fabric collage Melic Meeting (Spread) by inviting artist Ebony G. Patterson (b. 1981, Jamaica) to speak about Rauschenberg’s continued resonance for contemporary artists such as herself who work with fabric, found objects and collage…

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WWNO-FM: “Inside The Arts: Giant Seahorse Heads To CBD, ECLIPSED Opens, Musaica Season Finale”

This week on Inside the Arts, a look at St. Kampos. The giant skeletal seahorse becomes the newest addition to the Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition presented by the Helis Foundation. The newly commissioned work by emerging artist Ashley Pridmore celebrates International Sculpture Day. Ashley Pridmore stops by for a chat.


Read additional text and listen to the interview on the WWNO-FM website

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“Evenings with Enrique” Every Wednesday in April at New Orleans Botanical Garden

Every fall and spring, hundreds of visitors enjoy food, drinks, and live music amongst the beautiful grounds of The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden. By popular demand, the New Orleans Botanical Garden has reprised the series and will extend its hours to 8 p.m. every Wednesday during the month of April beginning Wednesday, April 4, to celebrate “Evenings with Enrique.” Throughout the year, every Wednesday is free to Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. 

Located inside New Orleans City Park, the New Orleans Botanical Garden is one of the few remaining examples of public garden design from the Works Progress Administration and showcases the Art Deco influences of three renowned talents of the era: architect Richard Koch, landscape architect William Wiedorn, and Mexican-American artist Enrique Alférez…

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