Born and raised in New Orleans, artist Ayo Scott graduated from Xavier University in 2003 with a focus on graphic design. Graduate studies at the Institute of Design in Chicago were interrupted in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina, after which he moved back to New Orleans, helped renovate damaged homes, started a design company, NOYO Designs, and gradually drifted from commercial graphic design to making his own art. “My subject is now focused,” he says, “on ways to celebrate the defenders of the spirit of New Orleans.”
11:15 a.m. to Noon
Capitol Park Museum, First Floor Auditorium
Together: An Inspiring Response to the “Separate-But-Equal” Supreme Court Decision that Divided America
with Phoebe Ferguson, Keith Plessy, Ayo Scott, and moderator Amy Nathan
12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Cavalier House Bookselling Tent
Book-loving volunteers are essential to the Louisiana Book Festival's success. Whether it's escorting authors, guiding visitors, selling refreshments, working with children in the Young Readers Pavilion or other fun and rewarding assignments, the Louisiana Book Festival wants you to join the volunteer team.