Arts http://redriverradio.org en Yu Museum in Shreveport moves ahead, campaign underway to fund seven exhibits http://redriverradio.org/post/yu-museum-shreveport-moves-ahead-campaign-underway-fund-seven-exhibits <p>A dramatic transformation of a 1950s former YWCA building in downtown Shreveport is moving forward. The 36,500 square-foot building, vacant since 2010, was left in rough shape. It will house the Marlene Yu Museum and be the headquarters for the Rainforest Art Foundation.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:29:18 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 42942 at http://redriverradio.org Yu Museum in Shreveport moves ahead, campaign underway to fund seven exhibits ArtBreak celebrates 30 years of promoting arts education http://redriverradio.org/post/artbreak-celebrates-30-years-promoting-arts-education <p>A student art festival that began 30 years ago at the Municipal Auditorium as a political statement to support art education in Louisiana public schools is bigger than ever today. Organizers of ArtBreak held a press conference Monday to herald the seven-day festival that is expected to attract 50,000 families over one weekend.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:01:52 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 42893 at http://redriverradio.org ArtBreak celebrates 30 years of promoting arts education 'Origami dragon guy' to give demonstration at Bossier Arts Council http://redriverradio.org/post/origami-dragon-guy-give-demonstration-bossier-arts-council <p>A Hot Springs, Arkansas, still life artist who builds origami dragon scenes as the basis for his paintings will give an artist workshop Monday at the Bossier Arts Council Annex in Bossier City.</p><p>Bastrop, La.-native <a href="http://www.danielmarkcassity.com/">Daniel Mark Cassity</a> will show other artists how he accomplishes his glazing technique. Cassity says it’s a long, slow process that requires immense patience.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:33:22 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 42842 at http://redriverradio.org 'Origami dragon guy' to give demonstration at Bossier Arts Council Shreveport cellist to tour with National Youth Orchestra http://redriverradio.org/post/shreveport-cellist-tour-national-youth-orchestra <p>Shreveport cellist Eliot Haas, 17, has been selected to play in the <a href="http://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/National-Youth-Orchestra-of-the-United-States-of-America/">National Youth Orchestra of the United States</a>. About 1,000 students applied for Carnegie Hall’s prestigious summer program for teenage musicians.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:57:03 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 42217 at http://redriverradio.org Shreveport cellist to tour with National Youth Orchestra Carthage expands museum showcasing Texas country music legends http://redriverradio.org/post/carthage-expands-museum-showcasing-texas-country-music-legends <p>Carthage, Texas, plans to nearly double the size of its Texas Country Music Hall of Fame that opened in 1998. Groundbreaking for the $1.1 million expansion is set for Wednesday.&nbsp;</p><p>Tommie Ritter Smith runs the museum and is president of Carthage's chamber of commerce. She says it’s been a challenge to display memorabilia from all 50 current inductees.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:30:15 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 41566 at http://redriverradio.org Carthage expands museum showcasing Texas country music legends