Shreveport Regional Arts Council http://redriverradio.org en 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 Artist builds skateboarder-friendly sculpture in Shreveport Common http://redriverradio.org/post/artist-builds-skateboarder-friendly-sculpture-shreveport-common <p>Skateboarding icon Steve Olson is in the midst of a six-week artist residency with the Shreveport Regional Arts Council. The Los Angeles-based artist is crafting a "skateable sculpture" that will be installed in downtown’s Shreveport Common.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:18:35 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 39486 at http://redriverradio.org Artist builds skateboarder-friendly sculpture in Shreveport Common Shreveport's Bucket List Chalkboard inspires profound thoughts http://redriverradio.org/post/shreveports-bucket-list-chalkboard-inspires-profound-thoughts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At the close of 2013, it’s a good time to check in on the Bucket List Chalkboard in Shreveport. The giant chalkboard with a bold yellow frame has three words across the top: “Before I die…” People step up on a platform, pick their chalk color, and write or draw what they feel.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Plain Dealing, La., artist Megan Davis-Taylor designed and built the chalkboard through a grant from the Shreveport Regional Arts Council. It’s been traveling around Shreveport Common since September.</span></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:55:14 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 37781 at http://redriverradio.org Shreveport's Bucket List Chalkboard inspires profound thoughts Art critic series aims to raise profile of Shreveport-area artists http://redriverradio.org/post/art-critic-series-aims-raise-profile-shreveport-area-artists <p>The Shreveport Regional Arts Council has received a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to bring in a San Diego-based art critic to judge the works of local artists in an open exhibition. The art critic series is a two-year grant that will touch 300 visual artists.</p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:34:19 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 23529 at http://redriverradio.org Art critic series aims to raise profile of Shreveport-area artists