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FOX 8: Heart of Louisiana - Poydras Street Sculptures

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It’s an art show that provides a pleasant distraction from traffic on a busy New Orleans Street. The Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition began 7 years ago and has displayed nearly three dozen sculptures during that time.

The sculptures are rotated. Most stay about two years and are replaced by up to a half dozen new pieces a year.

Ashley Pridmore is one of nearly 20 artists who have their sculptures featured along Poydras Street in New Orleans’ Central Business District. Her work is a mythical-looking, bronze seahorse she calls Saint Kampos.

The ongoing exhibition is a partnership between the City of New Orleans Parks & Parkways, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The Helis Foundation and Sculpture for New Orleans. Some of the sculptures were commission, especially for Poydras Street.

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