“Sculpture for New Orleans” is an on-going sculpture exhibition placing monumental sculptures throughout New Orleans, from the well-traveled areas of Downtown, Uptown and the Garden District to City Park and the New Orleans Museum of Art. The Central Business District will be the starting point of the exhibition with James Surls’ monumental bronze and stainless steel sculpture, “Me, Knife, Diamond and Flower” in front of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
The concept of the project is to bring national and international attention to the visual arts and the artists of post-Katrina New Orleans. With the support of an international field of artists, the sculpture exhibition will give local artists a chance to assist and install artwork, as well as the opportunity to network with the visiting artists. In addition, the show will give the local artists a much-needed support structure. Plans are in place for artists to lecture at local universities, including University of New Orleans, Tulane and Xavier.
The field of sculptors will be of regional, national and international importance. Mark di Suvero, Louise Bourgeois, James Surls, Peter Lundberg, Deborah Masters and John Clement are only a few of the artists supporting the effort.
Mariposa Arts Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization.
The purpose of the Mariposa Arts Foundation is to assist the individual in the search for and identification of excellence in the arts by providing programs aimed at advancing contemporary art and art education. It is the goal of the Mariposa Arts Foundation to bring together members of the national as well as international community to participate in activities that will contribute to a greater understanding of modern art and the culture that it serves.