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Public Invited to Celebrate Newest Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition Installations Sept. 24


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WHO:

Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition Artists Lonnie Holley, Earl Dismuke, Phil Proctor, and Kennedy Yanko The Helis Foundation, Ogden Museum of Southern Art General Public Invited

WHAT:

Meet the Artists’ public reception & free concert featuring PCSE artist Lonnie Holley. To celebrate the installation of five new sculptures along the Poydras Corridor, The Helis Foundation and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art are hosting an artist meet and greet open to the public. The evening program will conclude with a concert from sculptor, artist, musician and creator Lonnie Holley.

About Lonnie Holley

Since 1979, Holley has devoted his life to the practice of improvisational creativity. His art and music, born out of struggle, hardship, but perhaps more importantly, out of furious curiosity and biological necessity, has manifested itself in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, performance, and sound.


In addition to her installation of “Power Tower,” a new sculpture on the Poydras Corridor, Benglis, a Louisiana native, will also present ELEPHANT NECKLACE, an exhibit at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Visitors to the Ogden Museum are encouraged to view Benglis’s presentations in both its Fifth Floor Gallery and on the Poydras Corridor.


WHEN:

Tuesday, Sept. 24 5–6:30 p.m. – Meet the Artists Reception 6:30–8 p.m. – Musical Performance by Lonnie Holley

WHERE:

Ogden Museum of Southern Art 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

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About The Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition presented by The Helis Foundation

The Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition presented by The Helis Foundation was founded in 2013 as an initiative of non-profit organization, Sculpture for New Orleans, and has quickly become the South’s leading rotating public sculpture exhibition. Sculptor Michael Manjarris founded Sculpture for New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina with the mission of lifting the spirits of the people of New Orleans through public art and providing local and regional artists the opportunity to show in a public venue.


A unique example of a public-private partnership, Sculpture for New Orleans, The Helis Foundation, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and The City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways work together to bring interesting and inspiring sculpture to the residents of and visitors to New Orleans.


The Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition presented by The Helis Foundation has installed over 35 sculptures by artists of local and international acclaim on Poydras Street between Convention Center Boulevard and South Galvez.


For more information, text “Poydras” to 56512.

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