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posted Jun 2, 2017, 12:07 PM by Emily Chaisson
Arc Uptown Center hosted their Grand Opening in May. The center was transformed from a children’s learning center to a community center for adult participants in Arc programs. City officials, community leaders, Arc neighbors and friends were invited to tour the center and learn more about the different programs and activities Arc is involved in.

Guests were entertained with live music by Katheryn Rose Wood and Elliot Slater. Wood is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter covering genres of RnB, pop, and Americana/folk. Slater, is a local guitarist known for performing rock and funk music. InterAct NOLA, Arc’s theatre troupe, also perform some songs from their musical anti-bullying campaign, “Spread the Word to End the Word,” alluding to the “R” word, retarded.

In addition, artist Troy Guilbeaux of Guilbeaux Gallery lead a live art mural during the opening. He, along with several Arc participants, finished a large New Orleans cityscape mural Guilbeaux created for the center.
New Orleans artist Troy Guilbeaux’s talent is on permanent display at the new ArcGNO Uptown Center. Guilbeaux, along with several Arc participants, completed a city scape mural on one of the walls.

ArcGNO Executive Direct, Stephen Sauer; Councilwoman Susan Guidry; Val St. Amant, Associate Director, Individual Options;  Tom Barnes, Director, Individual Options.

ArcGNO participant Herman Smith with musicians Kathryn Rose Wood and Elliott Slater.
ArcGNO participants Participants Gregory Holly and Ryan Rovaris working on decorating koozies.