Winners have been announced for the Third Annual Art Competition and Exhibit held earlier this month at Destrehan Plantation

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 4, 1999

L’Observateur / May 4, 1999

In the category of paintings under glass, Mary Raymond took first place for “Fantasy II”; Bonnie Burke, second place, “Hattie”; and Betty Bordelon, third place, “Albino Gator.” Honorable mentions went to Elouise Logan for”Indian Children,” Polly Johnson for “Pitot House,” and Mae Niolet for “Pecking Order.”In the category of paintings not under glass Nancy Giordiano garnered a first place for “Hydrangeas;” Audrey Giordano, second place, “Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop;” and Barbara Louque, third place, “Amaryllis.” Honorablementions went to Marilyn Vicknair for “Swamp Shadows,” Robert Noonan for “Artist,” and Janine Ward for “Rubber Duckie.”Mara Landrum took first place in photography for “Cranberries.” Otherwinners in the photography category were Andrea Coates, second place, “Jade Antoinette,” and Vernon Insley, third place, “Laura Plantation.”Honorable mentions in photography went to Robert Freeman for “Joyful Youth” and Marie Goodfellow for “Lake Pontchartrain Lighthouse.”Ger Berg won a first place in sculpture for “Vandal,” Jeb Donaldson took second place for “Devil in Suspension,” and third place went to Eddie Landrum for “Indian Coil Pot.”Show Judge Shirley Peel said the show gave local artists the audience they deserve and the public the chance to see what a wealth of talent there is in the River Parishes.

The competition and exhibit is sponsored by the River Region Arts and Humanities Council.

*** The deadline to apply for the St. John Parish Head Start Summer Day CareProgram is May 14. Applications for children from birth to 12 years of ageare now available at the St. John Parish School Board Office, St. John ChildDevelopment Center, St. John Community Action, St. John HousingAuthority and West St. John Elementary School.The program begins June 8 and runs through Aug. 5. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4p.m. each weekday.For more information call the St. John Parish School Board at 1-800-296-1106, ext. 222 or the St. John Child Development Center at 535-2713.*** LaPlace Chapter 3757 of AARP is sponsoring a “55 Alive” mature driver course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 20 and 21 at the Acuri Center, 1020Cambridge Drive, LaPlace.

This driver improvement course is for people 50 years and over. It is opento the public. The eight-hour course is split into two four-hour sessionsand costs $8.

Most insurance companies offer premium discounts from 5 to 10 percent for two or three years after completion of the course. If you areinterested in taking this course call Al Arabie at 652-7839.

*** The Catholic Charismatic Renewal Office of New Orleans will sponsor a free Men’s Prayer Breakfast on May 8 from 8-10 a.m. at St. Benilde Schoolcafeteria, 1901 Division St., Metairie. The speaker will be father RaymondCarr, S.M., pastor of Holy Name of Mary Parish. Open to the public. For moreinformation call 818-1368.

*** Applications are new being taken for the next Beginning Experience weekend to be held May 14-16 at Regina Coeli Retreat Center in Covington.

Beginning Experience is a positive and spiritual program designed to help separated, divorced and widowed people make a new beginning in their lives. It is sponsored by the Family Life Apostolate of the Archdiocese ofNew Orleans.

For an application please call 889-2062 or 725-0802.Back to Top

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