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The Helis Foundation Artist Talk: Teresita Fernández

Join artist Teresita Fernández for a discussion about her work, presented by The Helis Foundation. Fernández’s 60-foot mosaic mural Viñales (Mayombe Mississippi) is among the works on view in the expansion of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

Fernández’s work is characterized by an interest in perception and the psychology of looking. Her experiential, monumental works are often inspired by a rethinking of landscape and place, as well as by diverse historical and cultural references. Often referencing the natural world, Fernández’s practice emphasizes the connection between place and material by using gold, graphite, iron-ore, and other minerals that have loaded historical ties to colonization and the violence embedded in the landscape…

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“Woke Dreams” Event to Unite Artists, Community Activists & Thinkers on MLK Day

WOKE DREAMS, a free event, features live art-making by Jose Cotto and Les Femmes Feroces, panel discussions with community leaders, a curated DJ set by Raj Smoove, and complimentary admission to CAC galleries featuring works by Mickalene Thomas, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Meg Turner and more

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) and The Helis Foundation will present WOKE DREAMS, a reflective celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 from 12 p.m…

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SuperTalk Mississippi: “Mississippi ‘Dingbat’ featured in New Orleans’ Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition”

“For Mississippians traveling to New Orleans this holiday season, they can now view a piece of home on Poydras Street in downtown New Orleans.

Oxford native and artist Earl Dismuke now has a sculpture installed as part of the Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition presented by The Helis Foundation, the South’s leading rotating public sculpture exhibition. This fall, the exhibition added five new sculptures, including Dismuke.

Artist Earl Dislike joined Rebecca Turner on Good Things to talk about  his sculpture “Dingbat,” featured in New Orleans’ Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition.”

Click here to listen to the full interview on “Good Things with Rebecca Turner” on SuperTalk Mississippi…

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WWNO Inside the Arts: “Inside The Arts: Pianist Kenny Broberg, CAC Welcomes New Director And Painter Mickalene Thomas”

“This week on Inside the Arts, the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans [MASNO] welcomes back one of its own, world-renowned American pianist Kenny Broberg. WWNO’s Fred Kasten talks with the distinguished multi-competition medalist who will perform at MASNO’s Nocturne XVII Gala.

And, the Contemporary Arts Center kicks off its 2019 Visual and Performing Arts season with a new director and a series of exhibits highlighting women artists, headlined by internationally acclaimed Brooklyn painter Mickalene Thomas…

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Curbed New Orleans: “Peep the new art in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden and Poydras Street”

“It’s almost October, which means it’s time to revamp your look with new fall pieces—and two New Orleans sculpture gardens are doing just that. This month, the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden welcomed a new piece by contemporary Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, and the Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition saw the installation of five new sculptures.

Titled “The Sun,” the gilded bronze sculpture by Rondinone comes on the tails of the sculpture garden’s six-acre expansion, which opened in May 2019…

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