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“Evenings with Enrique” Returns for October 2020

“Evenings with Enrique” Returns to the New Orleans Botanical Garden  in The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden Event Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesdays in October

WHAT: The New Orleans Botanical Garden (NOBG) will extend its hours to 8 p.m. every Wednesday during the month of October beginning Wednesday, October 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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Three New Orleans Students Selected Winners in ‘Unframed’ Downtown Mural Art Project

Student artwork to provide inspiration for new mural located in downtown Arts District

NEW ORLEANS (Sept. 23, 2020) —Three New Orleans students were recently named winners of a citywide art contest as part of Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation, a project of the Arts Council New Orleans. International School students Akayla Bailey, Darriel Brooks and Encore Academy student Xzivion Strong were selected by local artist Jessica Strahan to help provide inspiration for her new mural design, which is planned to be painted within Legacy Park in the New Orleans Arts District this fall…

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WGNO-TV: “Kids head to school at Louisiana Children’s Museum”

NEW ORLEANS– The buses rolled in and these little learners are starting their school year, but where they are learning is not their typical school.

Pre-K and Kindergarten students from Langston Hughes Academy, a First Line School will be attending classes at the Louisiana Children’s Museum through December.

Because of Covid, the Louisiana Children’s Museum is closed, but they decided to open their doors for these students to learn in a new environment.

The reason the students are learning at the museum is because this will help with social distancing at the school’s main campus…

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MyNewOrleans.com: “Three New Orleans Students Selected Winners in ‘Unframed’ Downtown Mural Art Project”

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Three New Orleans students were recently named winners of a citywide art contest as part of Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation, a project of the Arts Council New Orleans. International School students Akayla Bailey, Darriel Brooks and Encore Academy student Xzivion Strong were selected by local artist Jessica Strahan to help provide inspiration for her new mural design, which is planned to be painted within Legacy Park in the New Orleans Arts District this fall…

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ADORE: “A-List 2020: Jessie Schott Haynes”

Name: Jessie Schott Haynes

Neighborhood: Black Pearl

Profession: Managing Director & Attorney, The Helis Foundation

Describe what you love about what you do: I love working closely with non-profits, particularly those who are making a tremendous impact through a focus on arts and culture. At The Helis Foundation, we believe that ensuring community access to art of all disciplines is critical. It’s exciting to witness the energetic efforts of our arts leaders as we work to ensure that arts opportunities in New Orleans are diverse and innovative, particularly as we continue to face the current global crisis…

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Ogden Museum of Southern Art Announces Winners of 2020 “Louisiana Contemporary” Exhibition

Image credit: Don’t Catch You Slippin’ Up, Wedno Brunoir, Acrylic and spray paint on laser cut wood mounted to panel

New Orleans, LA (September 3, 2020) — Ogden Museum of Southern Art announced today the winners of the 2020 edition of Louisiana Contemporary, presented by The Helis Foundation, on view at Ogden Museum September 5, 2020 – February 7, 2021. Louisiana Contemporary is the Museum’s annual juried exhibition, and this year features 55 works by 56 Louisiana artists from a total of 1,388 works submitted by 363 artists…

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