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Times-Picayune: “New museum, meeting place celebrate influential New Orleans artist John T. Scott”

The late John T. Scott was probably the most influential New Orleans artist of the 20th century. His monumental abstract sculptures can still be found across the cityscape, and the generations of artists he taught, in his 42 years as a Xavier University professor, are carrying his legacy forward.

Scott’s role as a star of the local art scene was already well established by 1992, when he was anointed with a “genius grant” from the John D…

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WWNO: “Looking for something to do? This program offers free admission to art museums for state residents”

If you’re looking for a new summer activity without making a dent in your wallet, “Art for All” might be perfect for you. The program from the Helis Foundation is offering free admission to art institutions on select days for Louisiana residents. The Helis Foundation’s managing director Jessie Haynes tells us more about where and when Louisianans can access these free art exhibits.

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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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