Monica Rose Kelly has art-directed and produced several collaborative public art installations, created with intentions to build community and instill a sense of pride in place. She has formed a new non-profit collective called People for Public Art, the mission of which is to fund, document and create new public artworks in the city of New Orleans and beyond.
Memorial for Bubba, Quinn, & Jose
The memorial for the victims of the 1031 Canal building collapse, known as “The Hard Rock Three”, was installed adjacent to the site of the disaster on 10/19/20, the 1 year anniversary. This work was created in collaboration with artist Antonia Zennaro and a large group of women volunteers through People for Public Art.
"The Spirit of Lower Mid-City"
“The Spirit of Lower Mid-City” public art installation was created in collaboration with artist Nik Richard. The project was made commissioned by the City of New Orleans’ Percent for Art Program and facilitated by Arts New Orleans. The art walk of (22) laser cut corten steel panels can be found on the neutral ground across from University Medical Center, on Galvez between Tulane and Canal.