Friends of Faubourg St. Roch Project
Invited to Participate
Faubourg St. Roch Project & Arts Council of New Orleans
“Moments & Markings”,
First Community Workshop for the St. Roch Community Public Art Project
WHAT: “Moments & Markings” is the first community workshop for the
St. Roch Community Public Art Project. In conjunction with the
Faubourg St. Roch Project, friends of FSRP and the community
are invited to initiate this exciting new project and meet
JEFRË, the environmental artist selected in a national competition
to design the Art Walk located on the St. Roch Avenue Neutral Ground.
WHERE: St. Roch Avenue Neutral Ground
(Marais St. to North Roman St.)
located behind the historic
St. Roch Farmers Market and
neighbor to the Home Space Gallery
WHEN: Saturday, December 13, 2008
Workshop 1-2 p.m.
Temporary Installation 2-5 p.m.
Viewing and Reception 5-11 p.m.
WHO: Jefre Figueras Manuel, known nationally as JEFRË, is an
inventive public artist from Orlando, Florida selected in a
national competition to work with St. Roch neighborhood
residents to design the St. Roch Art Walk.
The winning entry is based on investigating the moments and
markings of the St. Roch community and embedding the
community history within six blocks of the Neutral Ground.
PURPOSE: The first workshop is designed to gather and collect
community data through a series of public art exercises.
The exercises include a visual preference survey,
creation of a historical timeline, photographic documentation
exercises and participation in a temporary public art installation
entitled “Marque d’eau – Watermark.”
The installation is in
collaboration with the
neighborhood and local school
children to recall the height
of the water level during
Hurricane Katrina as one
significant moment in
New Orleans history.
The temporary installation will be composed of 30 neon pink,
inflatable 6′ rafts that will be wrapped around the large oaks
along the Neutral Ground to demarcate the water line.
The installation will be internally lit and on display during
the duration of the evening.
For more information about the artist and the Faubourg St. Roch Project,
CONTACT: Denise Estopinal / Carey Jiran
The Estopinal Group