Mr. Rodney Asevedo of Mereaux had a special presentation for Principal Chief Dardar and the UHN Tribal Council at the April 12, 2014 Council Meeting. He created and presented his original fence board painting of the tribal logo to be displayed in the UHN food booth at the upcoming New Orleans and Jazz Festival. Mr. Asevedo also handcrafted the custom stand where it will be displayed at the Settlement School Museum in Golden Meadow at the close of Jazz Fest.
Principal Chief Dardar recently saw a smaller version of his painting at the Los Islenos Center's Festival that was a gift for his Tribal Councilman Pete Billiot. Mr. Dardar commented that he would love to have a bigger one for the Tribe's Jazz Fest booth. Within a few short weeks, Mr. Rodney made that a reality.
Mr. Rodney Asevedo, 64, is a tribal citizen who has lived in St. Bernard Parish his entire life. He is now retired from a lifetime of work in the building trades; however, he says woodworking has always been a passion. He now spends his time crafting with wood through construction, carving and painting. His work is very detailed oriented and he has a thoughtful eye for color.
The UHN is honored by this gift and so pleased to have such a talented and gifted artist among our tribal citizens.