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10:07am

Fri November 21, 2014
Arts

Germantown Colony Museum reopens in Minden, 1800s artifacts preserved

Credit Friends of Germantown Colony Museum Facebook

Germantown Colony Museum in Minden, Louisiana, reopened Thursday after a year-long construction of a visitor’s center.

The new dogtrot-style building showcases German settlers who established a commune in North Louisiana beginning in the mid-1800s in a quest to avoid religious persecution.

Lynn Dorsey, executive director of the Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the $512,000 project ensures that artifacts will be preserved.

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9:05am

Tue November 18, 2014
Arts

Up-cyclers keep hundreds of mattresses out of Nacogdoches landfill

Wire home decor, made from mattress coils, are popular items made by Whitehouse, Texas, up-cycling duo.

The Nacogdoches City Council will consider an agreement Tuesday to recycle all of its mattresses that enter its landfill. The mattresses would go to a Whitehouse, Texas, couple who makes art out of the coils and sells it at Canton Trade Days in Canton, Texas.

Susan Hale is a furniture up-cycler. She is selling wreaths, Christmas trees, crosses and other home decor items out these reclaimed coils.

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10:01am

Thu October 23, 2014
Arts

Cirque de Shreve benefit honors Shreveport's circus ties

Attendees of a benefit for the Meadows Museum in Shreveport will see a historical display of artifacts connected to the Mighty Haag Circus.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Plans for a Shreveport museum’s fundraiser will rekindle a rich part of the city’s history: the Mighty Haag Circus.

The Algur Meadows Museum of Art benefit is called 

Cirque de Shreve. The affair will be held on the grounds of the winter home of a circus that traveled the countryside in the U.S. and Canada for 40 years ending its run in 1938.

Benefit co-organizer Sherry Kerr’s landmark home, Pine Wold Manor, sits on the property that once belonged to circus owner, banker and real estate mogul Ernest Haag.

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9:15am

Fri September 26, 2014
Arts

Bossier Arts Council poetry reading probes Communist Vietnam by Ruston author

Louisiana Tech University creative writing instructor Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith is out with a debut book of poetry published by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press. The 34 poems are based on the life experiences of Lý Loc. He’s the son of an affluent Vietnamese landowner who lost everything the day Saigon fell, April 30, 1975.

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9:28am

Tue September 16, 2014
Arts

Film festivals in El Dorado and Kilgore bring arthouse releases to rural areas

Credit El Dorado Film Festival

El Dorado’s first film festival opens Sept. 18 at the South Arkansas Arts Center. More than 30 films from 10 countries will be screened during the three-day festival. Audiences will decide on what film gets a $1,000 prize.

Festival coordinator Alexander Jeffery says this new event recognizes the art center’s 50th anniversary, and it is part of a movement to develop new cultural programs.

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