Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Unveiling of “It was my pleasure” by Anastasia Pelias

April 13 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm CDT

Arts New Orleans and Prospect New Orleans are thrilled to announce the unveiling of New Orleans based artist, Anastasia Pelias’ It was my pleasure, now permanently installed at St. John Park, on Saint Bernard Ave and Allen Toussaint Blvd, between New York St and Frankfort St.

This permanent work, originally debuted in the city of New Orleans as part of Prospect 5: Yesterday we said Tomorrow, will be part of the City of New Orleans Percent for Art collection.

Join us for a champagne toast and celebration honoring this occasion on Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 2pm-5pm at St. John Park, on Saint Bernard Ave and Allen Toussaint Blvd, between New York St and Frankfort St.

About the Artist

 Anastasia Pelias, a multidisciplinary New Orleans artist, creates site-specific installations that delve into personal history, familial relationships, and human rituals. The sculpture It was my pleasure is a reimagining of the tripod of the Oracle of Delphi, and draws inspiration from feminist narratives of spirituality and power, intertwined with ancient Greek mythology.

The permanent installation is intended as a meditative space for contemplation and for honoring divine feminine energy across space and time. In this work Pelias seeks to create connections between her native city of New Orleans and Greece, her family’s ancestral country of origin. 

Weighing 1,000 pounds and crafted from fiberglass, the sculpture was first unveiled at Capdevielle Place Park on October 23, 2021, the opening of Prospect.5 and remained on site until the end of P.5 on  January 23, 2022. 


Arts New Orleans, Prospect.5, and Anastasia Pelias worked with the Lake Terrace Property Owner Association and Lakefront Management Association (LMA) to have It was my pleasure permanently relocated to St. John Park, on Saint Bernard Ave and Allen Toussaint Blvd, between New York St and Frankfort St.


Learn more about Anastasia Pelias’ It was my pleasure here.

Arts New Orleans and Prospect NOLA

St. John Park

6250 St Bernard Ave
New Orleans, 70122
+ Google Map