The Gentilly Resilience District is a combination of efforts across Gentilly designed to reduce flood risk, slow land subsidence, improve energy reliability, and encourage neighborhood revitalization. (Courtesy of Roadwork NOLA)
The city hosted a celebration of art and infrastructure on Saturday (May 15) at Gatto Playground. Not far from London Avenue, the event focused on the themes of water, remembrance, adaptation and ecology. Local artists Langston Allston, Courtney Egan, Brendon Palmer-Angell and Ashley Pridmore led hands-on activities so children and adults could explore those themes and their own creativity. The St. Anthony Green Streets design team, the Arts Council of New Orleans and city representatives shared information on the St. Anthony Green Streets and Public Art projects in the Gentilly Resilience District.
Sculptor Ashley Pridmore works with children as they express themselves with clay. (Courtesy of Roadwork NOLA)
Photographer Jose Cotto, left, chats with Gentilly resident Nettye B. May at Saturday’s event. Cotto took portraits of neighborhood residents for their personal use and for an upcoming temporary display at Gatto Playground. (Courtesy of Roadwork NOLA)
City representatives were on hand to discuss roadwork and other infrastructure projects. (Courtesy of Roadwork NOLA)
Arts Council representatives were on hand to discuss the public art projects. (Courtesy of Roadwork NOLA)