KENNER, LA (WVUE) - Two new pieces of artwork were installed in the median of Power Boulevard today between 37th and 39th streets.
The steel sculpture called "Winking Cardinal 2016" was made by Jeffie Brewer of Nacogdoches, Texas. "Consolations - Lessons Learned" was created by local artist Wayne Amedee. It is 8-feet high, 7-feet-2 inches wide and weighs 1,000 pounds. It is made of automotive painted aluminum.
The artwork was donated by Henry and Pat Shane. The City of Kenner says it is part of its 2030 plan to beautify and improve major corridors.
"Pat and I had promised a donation of 20 sculptures to the City of Kenner," said Henry Shane, an architect and developer. "We are currently considering the possibility that we will raise the number of our donated sculptures to 25 rather than the 20 that we previously promised."
Acting Mayor Michael Sigur said the sculptures will give citizens a sense of pride. "As we get more and more sculptures installed, Kenner is establishing a unique identity that can only benefit the city," Sigur said.
Currently, Kenner has 15 pieces of public art on display in high-profiles areas of the city.