Michalopoulos Studio
527 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117
James Michalopoulos 

Hours: Thursday — Sunday: 11AM – 4PM 

Prospect.4, the fourth iteration of a citywide exhibition that opened November 16-19, 2017, it found inspiration in the lotus plant. This aquatic perennial takes root in the fetid but nutrient-rich mud of swamps so that its beautiful flower may rise above the murky water. The flower’s grace is inextricably connected to the noisome swamp, just as redemption exists in ruin and creativity in destruction. Viewed as a symbol of spiritual enlightenment in Buddhism and Hinduism, the lotus suggests the possibility of overcoming arduous challenges. It reminds us that, from the depths of difficulty and desolation, art brings the invisible to light. 

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