In the Community

Hiding in Plain Sight II: Must-See Murals in Central City

This week in Hiding in Plain Sight, we’re exploring the streets and street art of Central City. Central City and Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard (OCH) are both essential cultural icons of New Orleans. OCH, in the late 19th and 20th, centuries was a center of rapid commercial growth and was home to a diverse population, and during the… Read more »

Portraits from Week 44

We’re excited to share with you the forty-fourth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Jean Lafitte, Hap Glaudi, Raymond Myles, Cherice Harrison-Nelson, Sid Noel, and St. Frances Cabrini. A Portrait of Jean Lafitte, by Maddie Stratton “Patriot, pirate, smuggler and warrior, there is no character to compare with him except that of Robin Hood,… Read more »

Hiding in Plain Sight: 10 Must-See Murals Below Esplanade

We’ve scouted New Orleans to bring you a few must-see murals in the Marigny, Bywater and Treme neighborhoods. While scouting art, we wondered what the difference was between graffiti & street art. So, we asked New Orleans street artist, Jeremy Paten for his two cents. “If I had to describe the two, I would say that graffiti rejects established standards, encourages experimentation, and draws… 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 21

We’re excited to share with you the twenty-first week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Barthelemy Lafon, DJ Jubilee, Bunny Matthews, William Boatner Reily III, Smokey Johnson, and The Rev. A.L. Davis Jr. Map it Out, by Jessica Strahan “I have duly received your favor of July 15th and with it the Almanac of Orleans which… Read more »

Portraits from Week 20

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. …… Read more »