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Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition Presented by The Helis Foundation Bus Tour

/// April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition Presented by the Helis Foundation and Ogden Museum of Southern Art invites you to tour New Orleans through the art of renowned local artist Anastasia Pelias.

Please join us for a guided bus tour highlighting Anastasia Pelias’ public art works, including her studio, concluding in the Arts District New Orleans for first Saturday gallery openings.

Please note that the tour begins at Ogden Museum of Southern Art. This event is open to the public, but registration is required. Space is extremely limited so reserve your spot today.

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About Anastasia Pelias

Anastasia Pelias was born in New Orleans, LA to a Greek immigrant mother and a first generation Greek-American father. She received her BFA from the Newcomb College of Tulane University in 1981, and her MFA from the University of New Orleans in 1996. Pelias has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions at galleries and museums nationwide, and has been featured in publications including Hyperallergic, New American Paintings, Artnet news, ArtDaily, Forbes, Pelican Bomb and New Orleans Art Review. Her work appears in the permanent collections at the New Orleans Museum of Art; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans; the Mobile Museum of Art, Alabama; Newcomb Art Museum, New Orleans; the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, and in private and public collections worldwide.

Pelias’ work has been featured in notable exhibitions including The Whole Drum Will Sound: Women in Southern Abstraction at Ogden Museum of Southern Art in 2018, and Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women in Louisiana at Newcomb Art Museum in 2019 and at the Ford Foundation Gallery in 2020. In 2018, Pelias was commissioned by the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, TX to to make a site-specific sculpture and painting installation. In 2020, Pelias was commissioned by the Domain Companies to create a 54 foot mural at the Odeon Building in New Orleans. In 2020 she was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist Residency. Pelias was a selected artist in the Prospect.5 Triennial, 2021-22, where she exhibited a site-specific multi sensory installation involving sculpture, a painted landscape, sound and scent.

Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition presented by The Helis Foundation (PCSE) is the South’s leading outdoor, rotating public sculpture exhibition located in the heart of downtown New Orleans spanning Poydras Street between Convention Center Boulevard and North Galvez Street.  Since 2013, PCSE has featured over 40 sculptures along the Poydras Corridor, showcasing the work of renowned local, regional and international artists.  The vision of PCSE is to increase accessibility to interesting and inspiring sculpture for the residents of and visitors to one of New Orleans’ most highly trafficked thoroughfares.

PCSE is a collaboration between The Helis Foundation, Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways.  The Helis Foundation is the exhibition’s sole funder.

As the South’s largest rotating public sculpture exhibition, with fourteen installations currently on view, Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition presented by The Helis Foundation reinforces New Orleans’ status as a leading international destination for the visual arts; creates economic and programming opportunities for a diversity of artists; and beautifies and provides visual interest to the heavily-trafficked vehicular and pedestrian artery connecting the Arts District, Central Business District and historic French Quarter.

/// Event image:  Anastasia Pelias’ Viva (and the whole garden will bow)


April 6
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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