We’re excited to share with you the twenty-eighth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Lin Emery, George Porter Jr., Archbishop Antoine Blanc, Anne Milling, C.C. Dejoie Sr., and Robert “Sonny” Vaucresson.
Lin Emery, by Alexandra Kilburn
“Sculpture is living, it’s vital, it’s changeable. Even when you walk around it, it can be something different. Drawing is a reflection and coordinating eye and hand, but sculpture is your mind and an idea.” — Lin Emery, in “Lin Emery” by Philip F. Palmedo (excerpt from Nola.com)
George Porter Jr., by Jeff Morgan
“I don’t know exactly. … If I had to sit down and analyze what funk is, I’d say funk is considered a little more syncopated than most music; it has a good pocket.” — bassist George Porter Jr. when asked to define funk in a 2003 interview with The Times-Picayune (excerpt from Nola.com)
Archbishop Antoine Blanc,
by Connie Kittok
“What times, in truth, were ever more fruitful in terrible events? But, also, what period ever deserved more to be humbled under the powerful hand of the Most High?” — New Orleans Archbishop Antoine Blanc, in his 1849 Lenten Pastoral, delivered during a cholera epidemic that killed more than 3,000 (excerpt from Nola.com)
Anne Milling, by Maddie Stratton
“I think your heart tells you a lot where to go, and where you can use your talents and abilities most effectively, and where you’re going to feel fulfilled.” — Anne Milling, in a 1996 interview with The Times-Picayune (excerpt from Nola.com)
C.C. Dejoie Sr., by Queen Hope Parker
“As long as we see racial injustice, economic exploitation, public corruption, unconstitutional policing and other practices and policies that violate the human and constitutional rights of men, women and children, we will continue to fight the good fight.” — Renette Dejoie-Hall, publisher of The Louisiana Weekly, in 2014. (excerpt from Nola.com)
Robert “Sonny” Vaucresson, by Connie Kittok
“I remember we took us out a few sandwiches wrapped in that aluminum foil. Sold eight-inch po-boys for 50 cents. And that was the beginning. Now, 25 years later, I can tell you that the Jazzfest is what helped Vaucresson’s become a USDA registered sausage plant that’s selling hot sausage, green onion sausage and our good, fresh andouille all over the world.” — Sonny Vaucresson, talking about his family-run sausage factory in 1994. (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.