KENNER, LA (WVUE) - Two new additions add to the move to beautify Kenner's largest intersections.
"Divine Assembly" is a 1,200 pound, 13-foot tall sculpture by Hunt Slonem. Slonem has other artwork on display in Kenner as well as in some of the most prestigious museums around the world.
The second sculpture "First Spelling Lesson" is a 1,000 pound, 13-foot tall sculpture by Henry Shane. It depicts a Campbell-looking soup can with alphabet letter blocks inside. Shane and his wife have already donated 15 sculptures to the city of Kenner.
"First Spelling Lesson" is Shane's first piece that he personally sculpted.
"We love artwork in the city of Kenner and we're very thankful to have a benefactor in Henry and Pat Shane too
in this case, Henry's talent as the artist for this very particular artwork," Interim Kenner Mayor Mike Sigur said.
Both pieces were installed Tuesday in the Power Boulevard median near 39th Street.
City officials say the beautification project is part of Kenner's 2030 plan. It's described as a series of nine projects that include public artwork. It is being funded in part by a refinanced tax millage.