We’re excited to share with you the twentieth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Bo Dollis, Henriette DeLille, Sydney Besthoff, Bill Borah, Enrique Alferez, and Doc LaBorde.
Bo Dollis: Wild Magnolia, by Gabriel Flores
He was the modern musical face of the Mardi Gras Indian culture that broke through to the outside world. … Bo wasn’t an angry Indian. He was a joyous Indian. Bo had this joy about the whole culture. He had this joy about the fact that he was leading it, and he could sing it. That infused what he was singing.” — Jazz Fest organizer Quint Davis (excerpt from Nola.com)
Henriette DeLille, by Saegan Swanson
“Henriette Delille showed extraordinary courage and virtue in choosing to love God and to serve his people, particularly those most in need. Her legacy lives on through the ministry of the Sisters of the Holy Family and has already been recognized worldwide.” — Archbishop Gregory Aymond, in 2017 (excerpt from Nola.com)
Sydney Besthoff III, by D. Lammie-Hanson
“They’re like my children. I’ve had them a long time. I’ve spent a lot of time staring at them and thinking about them. I miss them.” — Sydney Besthoff, talking in 2003 about the 50-plus sculptures he donated for his namesake New Orleans sculpture garden (excerpt from Nola.com)
Enrique Alferez, by Alexandra Kilburn
“He had a penchant for pulling the leg of officialdom. He just loved all that (notoriety); he really loved it. … He was sort of an enfant terrible.” — Luba Glade, a longtime friend of Enrique Alferez (excerpt from Nola.com)
Bill Borah, by Sean Randall
“We all know that eternal vigilance is the price we must all pay for democracy. We have also learned that is also the price we must pay if we desire to protect and preserve the quaint and distinctive character of this city that we all love.” — Bill Borah (excerpt from Nola.com)
Alden “Doc” Laborde, by Saegan Swanson
“The conversation about education in Louisiana is no longer about who to blame for our failures, but about making sure each child learns and each school succeeds and recognizing their improvement. Leslie Jacobs changed that conversation; Leslie Jacobs changed the way public education in Louisiana works.” — Gov. Mike Foster (excerpt from Nola.com)
Where Y’Art is the proud partner of Nola Media Group, the producers of Nola.com / The Times-Picayune for its 300 for 300 project, marking the tricentennial of New Orleans, running through 2018 and highlighting 300 people who have made New Orleans, New Orleans.