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Mar 7, 2012 7:39 AM by AP

Sculptor chosen for Orleans evacuation art

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Massachusetts sculptor, Douglas Kornfeld, has been chosen to create a work of art that will be reproduced in various sizes and placed at 17 key points around the city of New Orleans - marking evacuation points where people who need transportation out of town can gather when hurricanes threaten.

The "EvacuSpots" project is a joint effort by The Arts Council of New Orleans and a volunteer group known as Evacuteer.org.

The aim is to create and install attractive, memorable landmarks where people needing rides out of town should gather if a mandatory evacuation is called. Kornfeld's design, as seen on the Evacuteer.org and Arts Council websites, resembles a simple line drawing of a figure with an arm reaching skyward, as though it is waving for a bus or taxi.

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