Foundation Installs First of 2 New Sculptures Along Poydras Corridor

NEW ORLEANS – The Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition presented by the Helis Foundation has announced the addition of Allison Janae Hamilton’s “Love is like the sea…” on Poydras Street between Tchoupitoulas and Constance streets, across from Mother’s Restaurant. A George Dunbar sculpture will be installed later this summer. The outdoor, public exhibition spans Poydras Street between Convention Center Boulevard and South Galvez.

“Access to the arts brings vitality to a community,” said Jessie Schott Haynes, managing director of the Helis Foundation, in a press release. “Public art contributes to a community’s identity, cultivates a sense of pride, and enhances the quality of life for residents and visitors. The Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition now showcases 14 incredible artists’ unique works.” 

Hamilton has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Storm King Art Center, the Studio Museum in Harlem, MoMA PS1 and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, among others. Courtesy of the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York, Hamilton’s “Love is like the sea…” is a monumental sculpture featuring three columns of stacked tambourine forms cast in bronze. 

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PCSE is a collaboration between the Helis Foundation, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways. Through the years, the exhibition has featured more than 40 sculptures on Poydras. The Helis Foundation is the exhibition’s sole funder, which currently has 14 sculptures on view.

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