Interview date: 1.29.15
Sandra Stokes is helping to organize "The Benefit to Save the Muralsâ€ť fundraiser sponsored by Friends of New Orleans Lakefront Airport. The murals were painted by famous Spanish American artist, Xavier Gonzalez, to celebrate the opening of the New Orleans Lakefront airport in 1934. In 1964, when the Lakefront Airport terminal building was renovated, workers covered over the buildingâ€™s beautiful Art Deco features, including Gonzalez' murals. The recent 2012 restoration uncovered and restored most the Art Deco ornamentation; however, the paintings required extensive work and were not restored. The Save The Murals benefit will support restoration efforts for the seven existing paintings, with plans to eventually recreate the eighth mural. The benefit will take place from 6-8pm on February 9, 2015, at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport. For tickets and more information, visit friendsofneworleans
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