New Orleans visual artist Elizabeth Underwood started Art in Action a year ago as a means of reconnecting with her city and her people. Art in Action believes that the creative process can provide a way to heal from trauma, in addition to offering a bit of beauty and surprise to the world.
So far, Art in Action has sponsored 19 art installations in storm-damaged parts of the city. Art in Action's 20th installation, by Pittsburgh based visual artist Sean Derry, is on view from November 13 - 17 from 10 a.m. until nightfall.
Derry has transformed the front parking lot of the former Robért Market on the corner of Broad and Bienville Streets in Mid City with inflatable cars hand-sewn from recycled bed sheets.
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