Cultural preservation through art and education since 2002
Tchoupitoulas St. Floodwall
The Tchoupitoulas St. Floodwall Project
The Tchoupitoulas St. floodwall project would extend from St. Mary St. near Wal-Mart up river to 9th St. NOIM’s lead artist Jamar Pierre has created an artist rendering titled Resilience that represents the 300th year anniversary of the founding of this great city of New Orleans. While we’re working on this mural and once it is completed, we will use this piece of art to teach elementary, middle, high school students and beyond the importance of the Port of New Orleans, our very rich cultural histories, and why it’s so critical that the youth of New Orleans never forget their city’s history. NOIM will illustrate and explain how relevant it is to remember and commemorate these cultural and historical gems and their uniqueness to individual communities as well as the entire city. Additionally, we aspire to extend this project every two-three years (depending on support received) into other communities’ public spaces around the city of New Orleans. For example, under overpasses and bridges, in or near public schools, at recreational facilities, public libraries, and down in the overflow canals and other floodwall locations. Moreover, in an effort to further extend our historical murals and education reach, we intend to continue these tricentennial based education lessons in most of the areas surrounding New Orleans such as: New Orleans East, the Lower 9th ward, Gentilly, and Lakeview.
Thank you for your support,
New Orleans International Muralists