All visitors to the New Orleans French Quarter are familiar with the brightly colored "Lucky Dog" hot dog vendors. Shown here is a salesman patiently awaiting the next sale. Many readers of "A Confederacy of Dunces" are also familiar with the carts, for the main character, Ignatius J. Reilly, was a Lucky Dog Vendor working for Paradise Vendors, Inc.
It was not long after World War II that brothers Stephen and Erasmus Loyacano first wheeled their unique vending carts out onto the streets of the Crescent City. By 1949, the brothers decided to market the popular invention. They attended a national convention, and when hundreds of delegates asked for information, the brothers decided to forget about sales and go into leasing or...
Cheri Randolph was awarded a degree in Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans with a concentration in the study of Art History. She credits printmaker, Calvin Harlan , a UNO professor, as being quite influential in her composition techniques as well as painter, Ida Kohlmeyer with a better understanding of color. Pictorialism would best describe her current work, stylistically. Cheri has expressed her artistic talents in a variety of ways including; wheel-thrown pottery, quilting, vintage clothing restoration, interior decorative painting and photography. She is a resident of both the Houston Heights and historic New Orleans Uptown.
A favorite quote is, "The bird of time has but a little way to flutter - and the bird is on...
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