Arts

9:48am

Wed November 20, 2013
Arts

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet unveils tutu campaign

Ed Horton (left) and Alex "Ticket" Sanders of the Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks unveil the first in a series of photos titled "How do you tutu?" The photo is of Moonbot Studios co-founder Brandon Oldenburg by photographer Neil Johnson.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet is marking its 40-year history with a commissioned series of photos that asks -- how do you tutu? The campaign features popular men of Shreveport sporting tutus in creative ways. The ballet’s executive director Kate Pedrotty said at a Tuesday news conference that her organization is trying to rally community support in a unique way.

“We’ve had to become I think a little bit more creative in the way that we fundraise, and we’ve definitely tried to move away from a dependence on grants or other public funds that are available," Pedrotty said.

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9:56am

Fri November 15, 2013
Arts

Shreveport exhibit cultivates wisdom of age, documents stories of elders

Margaret Myles is one of 24 people featured in a new exhibit of northwest Louisiana elders. The subjects were photographed by Brian Lewis and the project was conceived by Dr. Bennett Sewell.
Credit Brian Lewis

Retired Shreveport pathologist Bennett Sewell will unveil his exhibition Sunday that is a departure from his found-object dog sculptures. The display of life lessons in northwest Louisiana features the photos and stories of 24 people who are older than 75. They've shared their personal stories and wisdom.

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8:44am

Fri November 8, 2013
Arts

'Object' painting show is debut for Shreveport digital artists

Shreveport artists Joe Bluhm and Adam Volker stand in front of one of the paintings in their show "Object" at artspace.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Two Shreveport digital artists open their first fine art show tonight at artspace in downtown Shreveport. The exhibit, “Object,” features mostly acrylic paintings by Joe Bluhm and Adam Volker. By day, the two are co-workers at Moonbot Studios. But outside of work, they’re finding an outlet on the canvas. Bluhm finds painting moves him in a different creative direction – that’s tangible.

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10:15am

Tue October 8, 2013
Arts

East Texas father-son painters on exhibit in Shreveport

Father-son artists Carlton Herbert, and his father, Frank Herbert, collaborated on an exhibit at Centenary College's Magale Library.
Credit Sara Holmes

A father-son painting exhibit is on display at the Magale Library on the Centenary College campus. Frank Herbert has taught art at Kilgore College in Kilgore, Texas, for almost 30 years. His son, Carlton, is pursuing his master of fine arts degree at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Carlton Herbert said they both draw from what they see around them to create their art – snapping pictures on their phone for reference – but the similarities end there.

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9:00am

Thu October 3, 2013
Arts

Filmmaker emotions run high on eve of LA Film Prize

Filmmakers in the running for the Louisiana Film Prize are beginning to assemble in Shreveport to promote their films during the weekend festival. Twenty short films are vying for the $50,000 cash prize. Memphis filmmakers Christopher Raines and Candace McGowen caravanned to Shreveport with a crew in June to shoot their film “5ive Courses.”  Now in the finals, McGowen said, she’s feeling a gamut of emotions.

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