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Art is the Driving…

Dec 8 - 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

Celebration in the…

Dec 08, 2016 - Jan 01, 2017
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

Christmas New Orleans…

Dec 8 - 31, 2016
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Christmas New Orleans…

Dec 8 - 8, 2016
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Clarence John…

Dec 08, 2016 - Mar 25, 2017
A Louisiana native, Clarence John Laughlin (1905 - 1985) ranks among the most… more

Dave Ferrato Open Jam…

Dec 8 - 29, 2016
Dave Ferrato and Band Host a Thursday Night Open Jam Series! Any and all… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Dec 08, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Exhibition to feature…

Dec 08, 2016 - Mar 25, 2017
 The Historic New Orleans Collection will open its next exhibition,… more

Heart of the House

Dec 08, 2016 - Jan 08, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Heart of the House puts the spotlight on House… more

Hermann - Grima House…

Dec 8 - 8, 2016
The Hermann-Grima House will interpret holiday traditions through guided tours… more

Historic New Orleans…

Dec 08, 2016 - Apr 09, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection is gearing up for an exciting new… more

Holiday Home and…

Dec 8 - 31, 2016
Just in time for the holiday season, The Historic New Orleans Collection will… more

International House…

Dec 8 - 8, 2016
Join us Thursdays at Loa.  Inspired by the era-defining songwriters and… more

International House…

Dec 8 - 8, 2016
Join us Thursdays at Loa.  Inspired by the era-defining songwriters and… more

Jefferson Performance…

Dec 8 - 8, 2016
The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged) is a fast paced, hysterical, whimsical… more

Jonathan Weiss Dark…

Dec 8 - 31, 2016
Tour company Jonathan Weiss Tours will donate 15% of proceeds during the month… more

Leroy Jones with…

Dec 8 - 8, 2016
Join us for a performance featuring Leroy Jones with NHJP-DOTLO Rangers… more

Lilith in Loa…

Dec 08, 2016
From Laurel Canyon to the West Village, Nashville to New Orleans, the LOA Bar… more

Luna Fete: 2016

Dec 8 - 10, 2016
    LUNA (Light Up NOLA Arts) Fete returns this December to… more

Miracle on Fulton…

Dec 8 - 24, 2016
NOV 22 – DEC 24 Hourly Snowfall 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Gingerbread… more

Art is the Driving…

Dec 8 - 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

Airport to Restore Artwork and Improve Placement in Parabola

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Michelle C. Wilcut
Deputy Director and Chief Customer Service Liaison
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
504-303-7552

Airport to Restore Artwork and Improve Placement in Parabola

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 28, 2012 - The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is going to restore the "Louis Armstrong and his Heavenly All-Star Band - What you Loose on Earth Shall Be Loosed in Heaven" by renowned artist Richard C. Thomas. The piece is a tribute to New Orleans musicians and their legendary colleagues who created jazz, shaped it, made it a living art form and are still a part of its evolving development. The piece is currently stored until it can be restored and reinstalled above the escalators in Parabola lobby.

The artwork , which was commissioned in 1996 and measures 41 feet tall, is going to have some necessary restoration work performed so it can be reinstalled with much longer life expectancy. It is set to be reinstalled within the Parabola Lobby. The revamping of the lobby facade that is part of the modernization plan is designed to bring more natural light into the terminal and unify a facility that was built over a span of several decades.

"I'm pleased that the Airport is working with me to restore this large piece of artwork that is so indicative of this great City of New Orleans," stated Richard C. Thomas. "I am proud to have played a large role in the airport's art program and will be happy to see the mural in its new location upon completion of the terminal work."

Perez, APC Executive VP and COO Daniel Taylor said, "As the design firm responsible for the final phase of the terminal renovation, I am pleased that our design will still showcase the airport's art collection for the public to view while returning the unique architectural backdrop in the Parabola."

The current $356 Million capital program is set to be completed before Super Bowl and will enhance the aesthetics of the terminal buildings for years to come. The Armstrong Art Collection is valued at nearly $1 Million.

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