International and New Orleans Artists Help Raise Money for Renovation of Interior of St. Vincent de Paul Church (Blessed Francis Seelos Parish) Destroyed By Fire

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National and New Orleans artists get together for exhibition at New Orleans Palma Gallery, curated by Steven Forster.

National and New Orleans artists get together for exhibition at New Orleans Palma Gallery, curated by Steven Forster.

The Palma Gallery announces the opening benefit party on Saturday July 2, 2005 of "A Blessed Event" benefiting the restoration of St. Vincent de Paul Church where a tragic fire in 2003 destroyed the interior of the historic St. Vincent de Paul Church located at 3053 Dauphine Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70117.

The St. Vincent de Paul Church was constructed in 1866 (parish founded in 1838) and is now named Blessed Seelos Parish in honor of Fr. Francis Xavier Seelos. The exhibition was curated by Steven Forster.

New Orleans has been described as the most religious city in America and the invitational exhibition reads like a who’s who in the New Orleans and national art scene with works by Elizabeth Bick, Skip Bolen, Emery Clark, Sandra Russell Clark, Adrian Deckbar, Steven Forster, Alexa Georges, William Greiner, Chris Guarisco, Ronna Harris, Carol Leake, Charles Perrone, Walter Powers, Jr., Josephine Sacabo, Richard Sexton, Elizabeth Shannon, Mario Villa, Bev Wainer and Paulette Whiteman. The show runs through July 23rd. Gallery Hours Mon. - Fri. 11 A.M. - 3 P.M., Sat. 12 P.M. - 5 P.M.

For more information contact:

Tony Clesi

Palma Gallery

828 Howard Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70113

504 598-2276.

http://www.palmagallery.com/

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