This poster of the community mural celebrating the city’s 300th anniversary was designed by local artist Jerome Ford. Through a series of pop-up painting activities, some 100 people from around the community worked on the commemorative mural along with Ford. The mural, titled “Tree of Life,” features icons and symbols representing the city’s culture and heritage intertwined with the roots and branches of an oak tree

Opelousas Tree of Life Mural (Poster)


    Project Staff & Consultants

    Melanie Lee-Lebouef

    Amisha Thibeaux

    Kaia Winfrey

    Jennifer Ritter Guidry

    Carola L. Hartley

    Sarah Sterling

    Julia Fontenot

    Jameelah Pickens

    Brad Chavis

    Herman Fuselier

    Project Contributors

    Etha Amling, Cabbot Ballard, Laura Barber, Doris Barrow, Alton Broussard, Ronald Carrier, Lena Charles, Joe Citizen, Marty Cosgrove, Lucius Doucet, Patrick Fontenot, Herman Fuselier, Wesley Guidroz, Carola Hartley, Rebecca Henry, Eva Iford, Florella Inhern, Slyvia and Charles Morel, Bob Morrison, Estelle Perrault, Charles Renaud, Lee T Roberts, Seth Robin, Martin Roy, Jr., Paul Scott, Anthony Standberry, Goldman Thibodeaux, Susan and Joe Urban 

    Special Thanks to the University of Louisiana Division of Archives

    *Funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services


    Celebrate 300 Opelousas Tricentennial Project will be a milestone celebration of events and programs that reflect the diverse cultural heritage of our area. 


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