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Visual Arts department members aid in downtown artification project

December 12, 2008

Loyola University New Orleans’ visual arts faculty member Alan Gerson and visual arts junior Caitlin Clifford were invited to produce artwork for the New Orleans Downtown Development District’s Artification Project. Their works were selected from 127 entries in a blind-jury process.

The artification project, a joint endeavor of the Downtown Development District and the Regional Transit Authority, turned 14 city transit shelters into outdoor galleries of contemporary art.

The project, which was installed on Nov. 1 to run in conjunction with Prospect.1, stretches along the Canal Street neutral ground, from the Mississippi River to Claiborne Avenue, and will remain in place for the next three years.

Gerson’s work, “Dinosaurs, Aliens, & UFOs,” can be seen near the corner of Canal and Dauphine streets. The original work is currently on display at the Lemieux Gallery, 332 Julia St.

Clifford's work, titled “French Lace,” can be viewed near the corner of Canal and Rampart streets.

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