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2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival: Katrina: Through the Eyes of Children

May 2, 2013 on 9:32 pm | In Lucid Dreams | 1 Comment

October 2005, one month after the hurricane, teams of art therapists and volunteers began visits to Renaissance Village, FEMA’s largest trailer village, to assist the children with their trauma. The artwork that emerged out of the chaos and tragedy documents loss, anger and depression as well as the survivors’ hopes and dreams for the future. Katrina: Through the Eyes of Children is presented as part of an historical collection to honor and gain insight from the perspective of children.

This image by an unknown artist shows a triangle house. Note the snake in the water. There were images of snakes in many of the children’s drawings.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, often known as Jazz Fest, is an annual celebration, which started in 1970, of the indigenous music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana.

The 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was held on April 25-27 and May 1-4 at the Fair Grounds Race Course and featured headlining acts including The Neville Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffett, Tim McGraw, Santana, Dr. John, Al Green, Robert Plant and Irma Thomas.

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  1. Hi, I’m an admin for a group called Humid City, and we’d love to have this added to the group!

    Comment by Loki and Lex — May 2, 2013 #

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