This winter in 64 Parishes, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ quarterly magazine, our cover story is a profile of the work of artist and scientist Brandon Ballengee, whose Ghosts of the Gulf repurposes the remains of sea creatures as arresting and evocative art.
The issue also includes:
- A look back at the unexpected political career of former governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco by Jeremy Alford
- Katy Reckdahl’s deep dive into what repairing the Ninth Ward’s Bayou Bienvenue could mean—and what it would take to accomplish
- An explanation of Gretna’s old name, Mechanickham, with geographer Richard Campanella
- Sharlene Sinegal-DeCuir’s exploration of the canceled 1979 Mardi Gras, a victim of labor disputes between New Orleans Police and Mayor Dutch Morial
Plus stories by our partners at the Historic New Orleans Collection, Louisiana State Museum, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Shreveport Regional Arts Council, Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, and the Louisiana Architecture Foundation.
The current issue of 64 Parishes is available $5.95 plus shipping. Click here to order via email or call toll free in Louisiana 1.800.909.7990 or 504.523.4352 ext. 110.