Local artist recognized with key to the parish for Courthouse artAug 19th, 2013 | By Candace Griffin | Category: news
The next time you’re at the Parish Government Complex be sure to check out the newest work of art in the Parish President’s lobby.
Local artist Nora Danos recently created a pastel painting, which skillfully depicts the old courthouse in Pointe-a-la-Hache and decided to present Parish President Billy Nungesser with a print of her artwork.
Danos, who resides in Belle Chasse, had plenty of Parish landmarks to pick from, but decided to go with the old courthouse because
of its historic significance and the way that it resonates with residents.
“I could have chosen something like Fort Jackson,” said Danos, “but it doesn’t have as much meaning as this courthouse.”
Parish President Billy Nungesser loved the print so much that he offered to display it in the building.
“We’re going to be hanging this in the complex,” said Nungesser, “And it will certainly be hanging with pride.”
Danos was an elementary and special education teacher in the Plaquemines school system for 10 years, but decided to retire into a life of art. She paints with all mediums, but has recently discovered her love of pastels, and was elated that one of her artworks has gotten so much recognition.
“I can’t believe this little painting is getting so much attention,” said Danos. “It’s a beautiful feeling.”