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Gambit: “Gambit’s 40 Under 40, class of 2017”

Jessie Schott Haynes, 37
Managing director, The Helis Foundation
www.thehelisfoundation.com; @jhaynes1979

Favorite restaurant: Peche
What do you do in your off time? Renovate her mid-century house
What is your hidden talent? “I never forget a face.”

Did you know Louisiana residents can visit the New Orleans Museum of Art for free on Wednesdays and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art on Thursdays?

Making sure the public knows about free museum days is a big part of Jessie Schott Haynes’ mission at The Helis Foundation, a group that promotes art in the community through grants, programming and exhibitions…

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Gambit: “Blake Pontchartrain: Sculpture for New Orleans outdoor art project”

Hey Blake,

I noticed that the sculptures of the two women in bathing suits on Poydras Street have been taken down. Is there any reason for this?

MITCHEL

Dear Mitchel,

Those amazingly lifelike sculptures of two female swimmers, perched on Poydras Street in just their swimsuits and caps, have caused many a downtown passerby to do a double take since they were installed in April 2015…

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