Local Photographer Organizes Humanitarian Project

Art for Art’s Sake is rolling this week-end and one of NOLAFemmes favorite sisters is participating in a photo show on Magazine Street. New Orleanian Laura Bergerol is a world-renown professional photographer who contributed to our Katrina Photo Project this year with several of her beautiful and haunting photos of homes in the city. Laura and Boise based photographer Stacy Ericson created Images Without Borders in the wake of the Haitian earthquake in an effort to supply humanitarian aid through their talent as photographers. They enlisted other photographers to join the cause and now you can view and purchase their stunning photographs this week-end at a showing at The Shop of  the Two Sisters, 1800 Magazine Street during Art for Arts Sake.  All proceeds with be donated to Doctors Without Borders, less the cost of printing, and are limited edition prints that will be retired after purchase.

Laura was kind enough to give NOLAFemmes access to the photographs in the show so we could share a few of them with our readers. So, if you’re out and about for this event Saturday evening, be sure to stop by The Shop of the Two Sisters to catch Laura’s show between the hours of 6 and 9 p.m.  Here is a listing of participating Magazine Street merchants.

Old World Casting Co.

Recently a friend and I were talking about garden ornaments and he suggested I go to  Old World Casting Co. on Magazine Street where, he said, beautiful ornaments and statuary could be found at great prices. So I headed over there and was very excited to find a huge array of garden ornaments including fleur de lis’, crosses, gargolyes and many other lovelies. I snapped a few pics and chatted with the owner, leaving with the only and final “There are fairies at the bottom of the garden” ornament for a mere $5.00. ( See it in the slideshow below & weep, late-comers! )

He has a huge selection of fleur de lis’  and crosses in a host of styles – there’s bound to be one to fit every desire.

This is a shop I’ll return to again – a fantastic find for gifts for others and yourself at prices that will delight everyone.

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Old World Casting Co.
4712 Magazine Street