The Helis Foundation, the group responsible for filling Poydras Street with eye-catching sculptures, recently opened a sculpture garden within the City Park Botanical Gardens celebrating a New Orleans artist.
The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden is named for the Mexican-American artist who lived in New Orleans from 1929 until his death in 1999. His works can be seen around New Orleans, including his aluminum relief on Charity Hospital and sculptures and bridges in City Park and he created through the Works Progress Administration.
The 8000 square-foot garden features 14 sculptures and casts of works by Alférez, many purchased from his daughter.
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