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Enrique Alférez moved to New Orleans in 1929 and stayed and worked in the city for almost 70 years. The Zacatecas-born artist left a significant mark. Sculptures, fountains, monuments, and more of his creations are exhibited throughout different parts of town, like on the facade of the New Orleans Lakefront Airport and its fountain, Charity Hospital, the Poydras art corridor, and numerous pieces in NOMA, bridges, fountains and the Botanical Garden in City Park, among others places.
The Helis Foundation cherishes his essential legacy, preserving his art, publishing a book about his life, and supporting Evenings with Enrique, a series created in 2016 that honors his name and highlights Latin American art and music in New Orleans.
Evenings with Enrique provides Louisiana residents with a chance to enjoy the works of Enrique Alférez while walking through the Botanical Garden and enjoy music from local Latin bands, free of charge on Wednesdays in April and October.
Food and drinks are available, and the gift shop also offers Enrique Alférez: Sculptor, a book by Katie Bowler Young about the artist’s life.
For the full music lineup, visit thehelisfoundation.org.