Avery Alexander

This week's ‪#‎statueoftheweek‬ is Reverend Avery Alexander. The Monumental Task Committee, Inc. recently restored and reinstalled the statue on the grounds of the new University Medical Center. Originally located in Duncan Plaza, Alexander was installed in 2002 and was sculpted by Sheleen Jones.

Lost Goddess

Enrique Alferez, one of the best known sculptors during the WPA period in New Orleans has many pieces throughout New Orleans City Park. "South Wind" or "Lost Goddess" was installed circa 1936-1937. ‪#‎statueoftheweek‬

Joanie on the Pony


Have you ever wanted to learn more about the gilded statue on Decatur?! Now’s your chance! This Saturday I’m going to be talking about Joanie on the Pony at Salon de Jeanne D’Arc (http://stjoankrewe.blogspot.com/)! And I’ll have copies of Statuesque New Orleans available for purchase and will personalize.

Where: Loyola University New Orleans Danna Student Center, Audubon Room, 2nd floor.
When: September 20th, 11:45 am – 12:15 pm

New Orleans Police Memorial

The New Orleans Police Memorial was dedicated on March 25, 1975. In honor of Deputy Superintendent Louis J Sirgo, the memorial lists the names of all police members killed in the line of duty since 1890.

Do you know a police member who is honored? Please feel free to comment below and share their story.

Statuesque Interviews

One of the most exciting things to happen when Statuesque New Orleans was published was being asked to speak about the book. In two of those instances, I was interviewed by the Arts Council of New Orleans. http://www.artscouncilofneworleans.org/


Below is a link to the videos. Enjoy!





Women of the Armed Forces

Women of the Armed Forces. Dedicated in May 1962 on Elks Place and designed by Camilla Mays Frank, this is the first military monument in the country dedicated solely to military women. Did you know there are at least 35 war related statues and monuments in Statuesque New Orleans?!