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.
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.
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.