This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by the Nathan Cummings Foundation, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Art4Moore Foundation, and the Sewing Machine Project.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

A Streetcar Named Inspired

Students took a break today from sewing to catch a sneak peek at a sculpture designed for A Streetcar Named Inspired, a community art project that seeks to place more than 200 streetcar shaped works of art by local artists across the metro New Orleans area. The project, which is spearheaded by the Young Leadership Council, will benefit the Downtown Development District's vision for a public art space at the corner of Canal and Basin Streets.

The streetcar the students got a chance to view prior to its installation at its public location was created by Augustus Jenkins (pictured) and Ayo Scott, both Xavier alums. Augustus is also currently an instructor in Xavier's Department of Art.

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