Praise for New Orleans, LA
Alison Gavrell, Coordinator for the City of New Orleans, successfully raised participation by over thirty percent from 2012. Their Eighth Annual NAP Reception was held on November 22nd and Scott Hutchenson, Advisor to the Mayor on Cultural Economy, was in attendance to celebrate with the artists.
The reception, complete with refreshments, was a festive occasion and allowed attendees ample time to peruse the art and take pictures.
Alison received many thanks and positive reviews and commented that the event, “is extremely valuable to the employees and the citizens that frequent City Hall. It humanizes city employees and reveals a hidden aspect of their lives to those whom may only see them as officials or enforcers. … It allows the employees to share a part of their souls with the public.”