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Portraits from Week Seven

We’re excited to share with you the seventh week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Mr. Okra, John Kennedy Toole, Marie Laveau, Cosimo Matassa, Sister Stanislaus Malone, and Karen DeSalvo . Mr. Okra, by Jeff Morgan “When I was small, I used to hear my daddy and his friends. He did it all up… Read more »

Portraits from Week Six

We’re excited to share with you the sixth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Tootie Montana, Pete Fountain, Paul Prudhomme, John Minor Wisdom, Dorothy Mae Taylor, and Blaine Kern. Tootie Montana, by Sean Randall “I do it because it’s in my blood. My daddy did it, and before him my great-uncle did it…. Read more »

Inside the Artist Studio of Queen Hope Parker

QUEEN HOPE POETIC ART. Queen Hope Parker was born and raised downtown New Orleans. She is a Registered Nurse and Doula. Her grandfather was a visual artist, Father a chef, Grandmother seamstress. It’s no wonder her path lead her to where she is now.

Portraits from Week Five

We’re excited to share with you the fifth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Archbishop Philip Hannan, Edwin Hampton, Ellis Marsalis, Francis Xavier Seelos, Mahalia Jackson, and Thomas Jefferson. Archbishop Philip Hannan, by Alexandra Kilburn “I could feel these people had a certain morale. I knew these people would come back.” — Archbishop… Read more »

Portraits from Week Four

We’re excited to share with you the fourth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Buddy Bolden, Al Hirt, Eliza Jane Nicholson, A.P. Tureaud, Dr. Alton Ochsner Sr., and Judah Touro. Buddy Bolden, by Jeff Morgan “(Bolden was) the most powerful trumpet in history … the blowingest man since Gabriel.” – Jelly Roll Morton (excerpt from Nola.com)… Read more »

Inside the Artist Studio of Connie Kittok

Fun. Soulful. Connection. Fun, soulful, and connection are three words Connie Kittok, a Louisiana Contemporary Folk Artist uses to describe her work. She uses recycled material as her canvas for a richer texture and features oil varnishes and acrylics along with gold leaf to highlight.

Portraits from Week Three

We’re excited to share with you the third week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Leah Chase, Isaac Delgado, Fats Domino, Dave Dixon, Ruby Bridges and John         McDonogh.   Leah Chase, by D. Lammie Hanson “This was the only white-tablecloth restaurant for black people. My husband would not spend a penny in any restaurant but here…. Read more »

Portraits from Week Two

We’re excited to share with you the second week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville, Al Copeland, Andrew Jackson, General Russel Honore, Avery Alexander and Drew Brees.  A portrait of Jean – Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, by Maddie Stratton “We are working at New Orleans with as much… Read more »