Brother Martin High School took the wraps off a one-of-a-kind painting Saturday night. New Orleans artist Terrance Osborne was commissioned by the school to paint something that embodied the school’s image, character and beliefs. A giclee of the unique painting was presented to the public at Saturday night’s “Celebration of the Crest” at the Marriott hotel on Canal Street.
The original painting, titled “The Tradition Continues,” is already hanging inside of Brother Martin on Elysian Fields. The giclee, a high-resolution reproduction, was featured during the Live Auction part of the evening. I was asked to be the guest auctioneer when its moment in the spotlight came. The giclee sold for $2,700.
I met Terrance at an event several months ago and hatched the idea of him doing a commissioned painting for Brother Martin after seeing he had done them for Jesuit, Dominican and St. Augustine high schools. We had to get in on the action. I put Terrance in touch with school officials, several donors stepped up and the painting happened. It was great seeing it all come to fruition Saturday night.
Thanks to Terrance for doing a fantastic job.