Honoring the African-American Experience
Sculptor Howard McCalebb, 1996
Louis Armstrong Center, Corona, Queens
This abstract sculpture honors jazz legend Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, who lived nearby in a modest home from 1943 until his death in 1971. The bright-green tubular sculpture evokes a horn and transposes the musician's lyrical expression in space. It is located in the entry court of a recreation and social services center also named for Armstrong.