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‘Day of the Dead’ Altar at Evenings with Enrique 2020

Enjoy Free Admission to The Helis Foundation Enrique Aflérez Sculpture Garden ‘Day of the Dead’ Altar On View Wednesday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Nov. 1

Courtesy of The Helis Foundation, Louisiana residents can enjoy free admission to the New Orleans Botanical Garden Wednesday, October 28 through Sunday, November 1 to experience local artist Hugo Montero’s Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) altar inside The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden. Day of the Dead altars have typical elements such as artificial skulls and marigold flowers that can be traced all the way back to Aztec times…

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Biz New Orleans: Artist Begins Painting ‘Mythical N.O. Mural’ on Embassy Suites Building

Original article on BizNewOrleans.com.

NEW ORLEANS – Canadian artist Danaé Brissonnet has begun painting a “mythical New Orleans mural” on the exterior of the Embassy Suites Hotel on Julia Street in the New Orleans Arts District. Brissonnet’s design features an antique-style bestiary illustration of mythological animals and plants set in a narrative representation of New Orleans history. Featuring everything from Louisiana snapping turtles to Congo Square to oak trees and Mardi Gras, the fantastical mural will be a “visual feast of colors, symbolism, and hope.” The mural project is part of a program called Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation

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Mid-City Messenger: “‘Evenings with Enrique’ series returns to City Park’s Botanical Garden”

New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8 p.m. every Wednesday in October to celebrate “Evenings with Enrique,” a free event series in The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden beginning tonight (Oct. 7).

Each week this month, NOBG will safely welcome visitors to “Evenings with Enrique” for a special experience, viewing the sculptures under enhanced lighting and fire baskets suspended from the branches of the live oak trees. Guests are invited to purchase mojitos and food from the “Kitchen in the Garden.” Additional beverages will be available for purchase as well…

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Adore Magazine: “Evenings with Enrique Returns on Wednesdays in October”

Enjoy the cooler temperatures at the New Orleans Botanical Garden this month. Each Wednesday during the month of October, NOBG will extend its hours to 8 p.m. As always, admission on Wednesdays for Louisiana residents is complimentary, courtesy of The Helis Foundation.

The extended hours are part of Evenings with Enrique, a biannual series occurring in April and October on Wednesdays from 5 to 8 p.m. Guests can view the sculptures in The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden under enhanced lighting and fire baskets suspended from the oak trees…

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Country Roads: “Evenings with Enrique: See the New Orleans Botanical Garden vibrantly lit with colorful lights, fire baskets, and more in this lively series”

Every Wednesday in October, the New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park extends its hours and invites all to marvel not only at the garden’s luscious beauty and sculptures, but too see them enhanced under special lighting and fire baskets suspended from the oak trees. Kitchen in the Garden will be open and serving food and drinks for purchase every week, and on October 28 special guest Hugo Montero will join in to create a Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) altar…

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MyNewOrleans.com: “Botanical Garden Brings Back Evenings with Enrique – Wednesdays in October”

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The New Orleans Botanical Garden (NOBG) will extend its hours to 8 p.m. every Wednesday during the month of October beginning Wednesday, Oct. 7, to celebrate “Evenings with Enrique.” Throughout the year, each 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 artist Enrique Alférez…

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