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FQF POSTER ARTIST VARION LAURENT INTERVIEW

  • Published in News
  • 17 Apr

Varion Laurent, artist of the official 2014 French Quarter Festival poster, was kind enough to answer a few questions from McGehee Middle School students and Hawker staff  in a recent email interview. The 2014 FQF poster  is of legendary New Orleans musician Dr.John. Mr. Laurent’s obvious passion for the city of New Orleans and amazing artistic talents make him the perfect choice for this honor......

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

  • Published in News
  • 09 Oct

10.9.08

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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