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UNFRAMED PRESENTED BY THE HELIS FOUNDATION, A PROJECT OF ARTS COUNCIL NEW ORLEANS, BRINGS THE VIBRANCY OF NEW ORLEANS ARTS DISTRICT FROM THE GALLERY WALLS INTO THE STREETS.

As New Orleans’ largest signature mural collection, Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation will generate economic benefit for artists, stimulate pedestrian traffic in the area, and reinforce New Orleans’ position as a national and international destination for contemporary art.

General info 2019 murals

Progress shot of Etam Cru painting their mural.

On Saturday, June 1, 2019 five new murals were unveiled throughout the Arts District New Orleans as part of Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation, a project of the  Arts Council New Orleans. Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation is the first multi-mural exhibition of large scale artwork in Downtown New Orleans.

Of the initial mural commissions, two were dedicated to local artists who competed in an open call for artists led by the Arts Council New Orleans that garnered hundreds of submissions. The selection committee also nominated international artists to complete two additional murals. The final mural was the result of a youth-led process in partnership with Young Artist Movement.

 

The inaugural Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation exhibit includes:

- Etam Cru (Poland): 600 O’Keefe St.
- Team A/C (New Orleans): 746 Tchoupitoulas St.
- MOMO (New Orleans): Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St.
- Brandan “B-Mike” Odums in partnership with Young Artist Movement (New Orleans): 636 Baronne St.
- Carl Joe Williams (New Orleans): 827 Tchoupitoulas St.

MOMO (New Orleans): Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St.

 

Image by Crista Rock

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Text “Unframed” to 56512 for locations of the murals and more information!

 

Muralist selections were made by the Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation selection committee comprised of:

 

Andrea Andersson, The Helis Foundation Chief Curator of Visual Arts at the Contemporary Arts Center
Brandan B-Mike Odums, Artist and Curator of Studio BE
Chris Alfieri, Esq., Arts District New Orleans Resident and President & Board Chair, Prospect New Orleans
Danielle Del Sol, Executive Director, Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans
Leslie-Claire Spillman, Director and Curator at Soren Christensen Gallery and Board Member of Arts District New Orleans
William Andrews, Director of The Ogden Museum of Southern Art

 

As New Orleans’ largest signature mural collection, Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation helps generate economic benefit for artists, stimulate pedestrian traffic in the area, and reinforce New Orleans’ position as a national and international destination for contemporary art.

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Brandan “B-Mike” Odums in partnership with Young Artist Movement (New Orleans): 636 Baronne St.

 

VIDEO by Crista Rock 

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