Arts Education

Aired Friday, November 6, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Tracy Pinkerton, the Executive Director for the Angelina Arts Alliance, about Mobilizing our Community with Kevin Reese, which takes place November 9 – 13. For more information visit online the Angelina Arts Alliance or Call 936-633-5454.

Kate Archer Kent

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.

Kate Archer Kent

The New Orleans-based George Rodrigue Foundation will open a grant application period in November for Louisiana schools that seek to join the A+ Schools Program and infuse the arts into every aspect of their curriculum. Foundation director Jacques Rodrigue spoke Friday in Bossier City as part of a TEDx event. Currently, seven schools in Louisiana are in the network. Rodrigue said his foundation couldn’t wait for the state to embrace this educational model. So his father, the artist known for the famous Blue Dog paintings, George Rodrigue, took the lead.