Gentilly Fest celebrates and supports the rebuilding of still-recovering neighborhood

  • Published in News
  • 09 Oct


Like a lovesick man, artist Varion Laurent has it bad for New Orleans. Despite Hurricane Katrina washing away the 31-year-old's life's work, he is determined to stand by the city's side.

"Everyone's had one of those relationships where you love a woman who doesn't always necessarily treat you so good, but there's nothing else like her loving," said Laurent, who didn't pick up a paint brush for two years following the floods that swamped his house in the Sugar Hill neighborhood. "To me, New Orleans is that lady.".....

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