Portait of Cherice Harrison-Nelson

Cherice Harrison-Nelson

Cherice Harrison-Nelson is an educator, narrative visual and performance artist, and arts administrator.  As co-founder/curator of the former Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame, she coedited 11 publications and coordinated numerous exhibitions and panel discussions focused on West African-inspired cultural expressions from New Orleans. She has produced a documentary, music CD, original plays, and the award-winning short film, “Keeper of the Flame.” She has received a Fulbright Scholarship, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Teacher of the Year, Mayor’s Arts Award, and 2016 United States Artist Fellowship.