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Portraits from Week 42

We’re excited to share with you the forty-second week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Patricia Gay, Jan Ramsey, Sunny Norman, Angela Gregory, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, and Judy Watts. Patricia Gay, by Saegan Swanson “Patty is one of the country’s strongest voices for preservation in the broadest sense. She knows all of the facts and figures, as… Read more »

Portraits from Week 41

We’re excited to share with you the forty-first week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Henry Charles Ramos, King Milling, Sweet Emma Barrett, Mary Doullut, Carol Wise, and Homer Hitt. Henry Charles Ramos, by Gabriel Flores “Mr. Ramos was no mere vendor of drinks. With the pride of an artist, he demanded a properly appreciative clientele. He scorned the… Read more »

Portraits from Week 40

We’re excited to share with you the fortieth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Clay Shaw, Rev. Fred Luter, Oscar Isentrout, Mary Louise Christovich, Becky Zaheri, and Brother Martin Hernandez. A Portrait of Clay LaVerne Shaw, by D. Lammie-Hanson  “Clay Shaw was a gentleman and a gentle man. Alas, we are in all too short… Read more »

Portraits from Week 34

We’re excited to share with you the thirty-fourth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Stocker Fontelieu, Chris Owens, Alden McDonald, Karen Gadbois, Bob Merrick, and John T. Scott. Stocker Fontelieu, by Michael McManus “He was theatrical, but, then, he WAS theater.” — Frank Gagnard, a retired Times-Picayune critic, in a 2009 interview with NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune… Read more »

Portraits from Week 23

We’re excited to share with you the twenty-third week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Becate Batiste, Suzanne Mestayer, Paul McIllhenny, Alvin Batiste, Pere Antoine, and Millie Charles. Becate Batiste, by D. Lammie-Hanson “Even at the parades with floats and costumes that cost millions, why, if the folks heard the sign of the Indians —… Read more »

Portraits from Week 22

We’re excited to share with you the twenty-second week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including John Schwegmann, Terence Blanchard, Andrew Higgins, Nash Roberts, E. J. Bellocq, and Diana Lewis. John G. Schwegmann, by Connie Kittok “Schwegmann — or Schwegmann’s, as New Orleanians invariably call it — was never a trendy supermarket, never the kind… Read more »

Portraits from Week Seventeen

We’re excited to share with you the seventeenth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Jerry Romig, Sidney Bechet, Louis Charles Roudanez, Quint Davis, Lauren Thom, and Harold Battiste Jr. Jerry Romig, by Sean Randall “Dad’s passion never changed because he never stopped being a fan. … I remember him getting so excited after… Read more »

Portraits from Week Sixteen

We’re excited to share with you the sixteenth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Austin Leslie, Lolis Edward Elie, A. Baldwin Wood, Adrien de Pauger, Sister Mary Frances Buttell, and John Gendusa. Austin Leslie, by Alexandra Kilburn “It was just good old Creole food, good old-time New Orleans food. And he was good,… Read more »

Portraits from Week Eleven

We’re excited to share with you the eleventh week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Emeril Lagasse, James Booker, Ron Foreman, Moon Landrieu, Dutch Morial, and Margaret Haughery. Emeril Lagasse, by Connie Kittok “I invited Emeril into the kitchen (at Commander’s) and asked him what he thought of all the aromas wafting about. ‘Well,… Read more »

Inside the Artist Studio of Alexandra Kilburn

“Above all I am inspired by the under appreciated strength of women and expressions of femininity in all its forms; I like to combine that power with botanical illustration to bring us back to the earth.” – Alexandra Kilburn