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RiverBeats: “5 New Sculptures Unveiled On Poydras Street This Week”

CHANCES ARE YOU’VE DRIVEN DOWN POYDRAS STREET WITHIN THE PAST 6 YEARS. And if you have, you’ve seen tons of art exhibits lining the median. These wonderful color pieces have been a fixture on the street for over half a decade.

Yesterday the exhibit grew even larger as 5 new sculptures were installed. Known as The Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition, the sculptures are presented by The Helis Foundation in partnership with Sculpture for New Orleans, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and The City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways…

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The Times-Picayune/Advocate: “Five new mod sculptures on Poydras Street are ‘greatest drive-by art exhibit'”

As Poydras Street commuters have surely noticed, five eye-catching new sculptures have appeared recently along the street’s neutral ground. One was created by an internationally renowned Louisiana artist, who also happens to be a 1970s feminist firebrand. Another was designed by one of the country’s best-known self-taught artists.

The artworks are the latest additions to “The Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition Presented by the Helis Foundation.” The ongoing exhibit of modern art on Poydras Street was begun by Michael Manjarris, co-founder of the Sculpture for New Orleans project that helped beautify the cityscape during the post-Katrina recovery period…

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“Evenings with Enrique” Returns October 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 will extend its hours to 8 p.m. every Wednesday during the month of October beginning Wednesday, October 2 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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