Blink and you might miss it, but look up and you might see a goddess--or many goddesses, at a two story wall sculpture rendered in laser cut aluminum in the CBD. Like a Fellini vision of a multicultural Mount Olympus above the Singha Thai Cafe, this makes sense in the only city where classical deities like Iris and Athena are still widely venerated--every Mardi Gras! Featuring the ancient full figured fertility deity, the Venus of Willendorf, in blue plexiglass flanked by old and new goddesses like Ishtar, Kali, Lady Liberty, Wonder Woman, Frida Kahlo and the voodoo spirit La Sirene, it was organized by gallerist Angela King and created by artists including Katrina Andry, Janet Walker Baus, Elizabeth Conway, Sus Corez, Elizabeth Eckman, Carolina Gallup, Nancy Gonsalves, Elena Reeves, Steph Smith, Diana Souza and Heidi Tullman. Originally a P.3+ project that drew Mayor Mitch Landrieu and voodoo priestess Sallie Ann Glassman to its opening, it remains up through February.
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