Amy Kirk Duvoisin named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters [fr]
On Friday, July 21st, Mrs. Kirk Duvoisin was awarded as "Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" during an intimate ceremony among friends at the Residence.
Amy Kirk DuVoisin has lived in New Orleans since 2004 and is a prominent leader in the community. Many know her as "Captain Kirk", the founder of the Joan of Arc Project, LLC,which works to promote the story of Joan of Arc, the patron saint of New Orleans in the city with an annual parade to kick off Mardi Gras season, the Salon de Jeanne d’Arc, and other cultural events.
Among other endeavors, she has served on the board of the Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival, worked for the French Market New Orleans and the Louisiana Children’s Museum.
Upon conferring the medal to Mrs. Kirk-Duvoisin, Consul General of France in Louisiana reminded those present of her accomplishments:
"Because of your participation at a prominent level for the promotion and enhancement of French culture and history in New Orleans, and as you a friend of the arts and culture in this beautiful city, because you are a magnetic and dynamic leader, a partner of the consulate and a friend of my country, you deserve to be awarded as a Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters"
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