Artist Ted Ellis giving commissioned artwork to Mayor Broome

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Louisiana Black History Month starts next month and ahead of that celebration, Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is receiving commissioned artwork from artist Ted Ellis

According to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, “in recognition of the rich history of African-Americans in Louisiana, nationally acclaimed artist and Louisiana native Ted Ellis is touring Louisiana to present renderings of a commissioned artwork to mayors in five of Louisiana’s largest cities, including Baton Rouge.”

The presentation is happening on Tuesday, January 22 at 1 p.m. 

These individuals are scheduled to speak at today’s event:

  • Sharon Weston Broome, mayor-president of Baton Rouge
  • Ted Ellis, nationally acclaimed artist and Louisiana native
  • Tim Burke and Taylor Porter, Acadian Companies
  • Rod Teamer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Paul Harang and Bill Oliver, Ochsner Health System

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana said, “entitled “You Can Aspire to Be…,” the five-city tour kicked off yesterdaya on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and serves as a prelude to this year’s Louisiana Black History Month, which occurs each February. The tour, which is sponsored by Acadian Companies, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and Ochsner Health System, will wrap up with an unveiling ceremony at the Louisiana State Archives Building in Baton Rouge on Feb. 5 at 11 a.m.

Anyone interested in attending today’s event should make their way to the 8th Floor of City Hall which is located at 222 St. Louis St.      

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