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Found Objects, Lost Lives And The Powerful Art of Mitchell Gaudet

Mary Rickard
A piece from Mitchell Gaudet's 2018 exhibition, "Shooting Gallery."

Artist Mitchell Gaudet is known around New Orleans for several things, not the least of which is the dazzling glasswork he’s created at Studio Inferno since 1992. Perhaps a lesser known fact about Mr. Gaudet is that he’s a veteran who was on active duty during Operation Desert Storm. His unique view of the world through the lens of an artist and a veteran led him to confront the issue of gun violence in New Orleans. In this edition of NOLA Life Stories, Mr. Gaudet describes this arc of his artistic career. He begins by explaining how his collection of religious artifacts took him in a new direction.

This NOLA Life Stories interview was conducted by Mark Cave for The Historic New Orleans Collection and produced for WWNO by Sarah Holtz.

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