300 for 300 + Portraits from Week 31

We’re excited to share with you the thirty-first week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including L.H. Hayward Sr., Germaine Bazzle, Lester Kabacoff, Brandan Odums, and Thomas Dent, and Jim Henderson.

L.H. Hayward Sr., by Jeff Morgan

L.H. Hayward Sr., by Jeff Morgan

“What we produce we want to be proud of. It has our name on it, for one thing.” — Vince Hayward, of L.H. Hayward and Co., in a 2013 interview with The Times-Picayune. (excerpt from Nola.com) 

Discover more about Jeff Morgan and his creative process here 
Read the full story about L.H. Hayward Sr. on Nola.com

Germaine Bazzle, by Alexandra Kilburn

Germaine Bazzle, by Alexandra Kilburn

“Teaching was what I was supposed to do–the (music) gigs are what I could do. As far as I was concerned, I had the best of both worlds.” — Germaine Bazzle, in a 2015 interview with OffBeat magazine. (excerpt from Nola.com) 

Discover more about Alexandra Kilburn and her creative process here 
Read the full story about Germaine Bazzle on Nola.com

Lester Kabacoff, by Saegan Swanson

Lester Kabacoff, by Saegan Swanson

Very few people that I know of have contributed more to this city than Lester Kabacoff, not only in terms of physical developments that he initiated and completed but also in terms of his contribution to the improvement of the government and many of the private institutions that make the city what it is.” — Former New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu. (excerpt from Nola.com) 

Discover more about Saegan Swanson and her creative process here 
Read the full story about Lester Kabacoff on Nola.com

Be, by Jessica Strahan

Be, by Jessica Strahan

“I realized a long time ago that being an artist is more than just you. There’s how people respond to it. As an artist, I have a responsibility to influence people.” — Brandan Odums in an interview with the lifestyle publication goInvade. (excerpt from Nola.com) 

Discover more about Jessica Strahan and her creative process here 
Read the full story about Brandan Odums on Nola.com 

Thomas Dent, by Jeremy Paten

Thomas Dent, by Jeremy Paten

“Tom’s work was important because he was able to look at New Orleans culture and history as an insider and an outsider. Tom was both a son of New Orleans and a son of the South. He saw New Orleans differently from those whose families have lived here for generations. He saw it with affection and a critical eye.” — poet Brenda Marie Osbey, about her friend Tom Dent. (excerpt from Nola.com) 

Discover more about Jeremy Paten and his creative process here 
Read the full story about Thomas Dent on Nola.com 

Jim Henderson, by Jeff Morgan

Jim Henderson, by Jeff Morgan

“Nobody in sports broadcasting has more respect, is a better writer, anchor, play-by-play man than Jim Henderson. He has raised the bar for all sportscasters.” — Chris Wegmann, senior vice president and market manager for WWL parent Entercom, on the 2008 retirement of Jim Henderson. (excerpt from Nola.com) 

Discover more about Jeff Morgan and his creative process here 
Read the full story about Jim Henderson on 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.