Frank Hamrick, an associate art professor at Louisiana Tech University, said New Orleans is a great place for an artist because there are a lot of photo-based art displays.
They were on full display recently because he visited the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), a pre-professional arts high school, to lecture. The lecture was part of the Photo NOLA Festival, which is held each year in December at the Ogden Museum of Art.
The Ethel Mae Movers and Shakers went to the home of Sedonia Givens of Grambling on Jan. 16.
Givens is 96 years old and in good health. The visit by the youth group was done in order to convey to Givens how much they community of Grambling appreciates her service to all of the people whose lives she touched to make them better citizens with strong character.
“People stood united to protect this place. And officials paid attention,” said Dolores Blalock, a communications professor from California State University, who now lives on her family farm in Saline.