Gene Koss, Arc, installation view, Hibernian Memorial Park, New Orleans
The opening of Forging Strength: The Art of Labor,a new sculpture garden at Hibernian Memorial Park, will take place on Friday, January 17 at 10 am at the Celtic Cross Monument in New Orleans, located on the neutral ground between West End and Pontchartrain boulevards. (map)The guest of honor for the kick-off is Irish Consul General Claire McCarthy, making her first trip to New Orleans since her appointment to the Irish Consulate in Austin, Texas, last fall.
Artists featured in the exhibition include Earl Dismuke, Erica Larkin Gaudet, Hernan Caro, Gene H. Koss, Mia Kaplan and Tara Conley. The exhibit provides artistic representation of the immigration experience and supports the mission of the Irish heritage park to honor the contribution of the Irish in the Crescent City.
For more information contact Louisiana Hibernian Charity board president Jim Moriarty 504.616.3999.
Funding for the Hibernian Memorial Park sculpture project was provided by the Emigrant Support Programme of Ireland, with additional support from the Louisiana Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Hash House Harriers, the Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club and Roubion Shoring and Construction.