Mon October 1, 2012

Marshall poet embraces October's introspective tendencies

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  • Here's the Poem 'When October Comes" from Notes on Paper by Damon Falke.

Marshall, Texas, playwright and poet Damon Falke turns his attention to the change of seasons in his poem, "When October Comes." It opens a book of poetry titled "Notes on Paper," published by Shechem Press. Falke says he has a forthcoming work of fiction, "By Way of Passing," due out next year.


Fri September 14, 2012

Biography gives fresh insight into artist Clementine Hunter

A new biography of the late folk artist Clementine Hunter offers a fuller portrait of her life, from domestic servant at Melrose Plantation in Natchitoches Parish to artistic fame as a widely-collected painter and muralist. Coauthor Tom Whitehead says he draws from the many visits he had with Hunter that went on for nearly two decades. Whitehead will sign copies of "Clementine Hunter: Her Life and Art" at Barnes and Noble, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Fri September 7, 2012

Natural history museum opens in Lufkin

The Naranjo Museum of Natural History is an outgrowth of 40 years of archeological pursuits by Lufkinite Neal Naranjo. He built a 10,000 square-foot museum on Highway 59 south in Lufkin that will showcase his fossils and artifacts that once filled up his home. The ribbon cutting and grand opening is set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8.


Mon August 27, 2012

Norton Art Gallery set to display Vietnam War photos

Vietnam War combat correspondent Bob Spangler of Longview, Texas, stands in a gallery that features 80 select photos he took during his tour in the 10th Public Information Detachment.

The R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport will display 80 photos of Vietnam soldiers, taken by combat correspondent Bob Spangler of Longview. The exhibit opens Tuesday and runs through Oct. 14. The Norton's oral history project has amassed hundreds of interviews with veterans over the past decade.


Tue August 21, 2012

Shreveport artist turns junk into whimsical birdhouses

Brian Carlisle holds one of his birdhouse creations at Timeline Antiques in Shreveport.

Shreveport designer Brian Carlisle looks forward to trash pick-up day and the unusual discarded treasures he might find along the side of the road. He retrofits found objects and turns them into birdhouses, bird feeders and furniture through his hobby/side business at