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Ogden Museum of Southern Art Elects New Officers to Board of Trustees and Establishes First Acquisition Fund in Honor of Chairman Emeritus

Ogden Museum of Southern Art is pleased to announce that its Board of Trustees has elected a new Board Chair, Jessie Schott Haynes, Managing Director of The Helis Foundation in New Orleans.  Haynes, also an attorney, began her term on January 1, 2022. Additionally, Cleophus Thomas, an Anniston, AL attorney began his term as Treasurer at that time. They will join previously-installed Vice-Chair, Geoffrey Snodgrass, a New Orleans attorney and private investor, and Secretary, Justin Woods, Clerk of Court for the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals…

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Asante Salaam Named Director of The Helis Foundation John Scott Center


New Orleans, Louisiana (Dec. 21, 2021) — Multidisciplinary artist Asante Salaam will serve as the inaugural director of The Helis Foundation John Scott Center at the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH). Named for artist, activist and humanist John T. Scott, the center will present more than 50 original works by Scott in 6,000 square feet of interactive exhibition space. The center will open on the ground floor of the LEH’s historic Turners’ Hall headquarters in downtown New Orleans in the spring of 2022…

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Two New Murals Join Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation, a Project of Arts Council New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (October 7, 2021)— The Helis Foundation and Arts Council New Orleans continue their collaboration on downtown New Orleans’ growing mural project with the announcement of Unframed 3.0. As the third installment of Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation, a project of Arts Council New Orleans, local New Orleans artist Ayo Scott and internationally-renowned artist Sanford Biggers will create two prodigious murals for New Orleans’ signature collection of large-scale murals…

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OffBeat: “Evenings With Enrique Concerts Return To New Orleans Botanical Garden”

The Evenings with Enrique concert series returns this fall to the New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park beginning October 6 at 5 p.m. Every subsequent Wednesday through October 27, New Orleans residents and visitors can stroll through The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden and enjoy live Latin music from 5 to 8 p.m. and sculptures by renowned artist Enrique Alférez. Food and beverages are available for purchase from Kitchen in the Garden Eats. The event is free for Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation…

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Where Y’At: “Evenings with Enrique’ Concert Events Are Returning to City Park”

Midweek can be a drag at times, but your Wednesdays are about to get better.

Returning this fall at the New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park on October 6 is “Evenings with Enrique.” Spend your Wednesdays strolling through The Helis Foundation’s Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden, located at 5 Victory Ave., while listening to live music and marveling at sculptures by renowned artist Enrique Alférez.

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Five New Sculptures to be Added to Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition This Fall

NEW ORLEANS (September 16, 2021)- As New Orleans’ public art installations continue to evolve, Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition presented by The Helis Foundation (PCSE) remains a staple within the Central Business District. The outdoor, public exhibition, spanning Poydras Street between Convention Center Boulevard and South Claiborne Avenue, is the south’s leading rotating sculpture exhibition. The Corridor expands with the addition of five new sculptures by local and internationally-renowned artists, kicking off with New York-based Carmen Herrera’s Untitled Estructura (Red) on September 20 and continuing with installations throughout the fall…

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