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

January 13, 2013 on 10:39 am | In Message Dreams | No Comments

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 shows the hurricane–the black circle. The purple people are the artist and his sister. A brown baby is dead in the water. There are blue birds dead on the ground, and other blue birds are falling from the sky.

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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