Arts

9:35am

Mon September 23, 2013
Arts

Rodrigue Foundation set to create more art-infused schools in Louisiana

Jacques Rodrigue, executive director of the George Rodrigue Foundation, stands in front of his father's famous Blue Dog painted on a Steinway Piano.
Credit 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.

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9:16am

Fri September 20, 2013
Arts

'Cane River Murals' music suite picked up by London label

Northwestern State University director of bands will conduct the Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra for a studio recording of "Cane River Murals."

Northwestern State University's director of bands Jeff Mathews will go to Manchester, England, Monday to conduct the Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra in a studio recording of "Cane River Murals."

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9:00am

Wed September 18, 2013
Arts

Shreveport's Moonbot Studios boosts Chipotle's profile

Moonbot's "The Scarecrow" co-directors Brandon Oldenburg and Limbert Fabian bookend the miniature model built for Chipotle's animated short film project.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The new online animated short commercial for Chipotle Mexican Grill has gone viral -- more than 5 million YouTube views and counting. It has Shreveport creative firm Moonbot Studios to thank. Moonbot partner Brandon Oldenburg is surprised by how many people have checked it out.

“We’re abashed. We’re amazed by watching these numbers go up as far as the amount of views," Oldenburg said, during an interview at Moonbot's Shreveport office.

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11:59am

Wed September 11, 2013
Arts

Louisiana families read together in 'prime time'

Credit Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

The national family literacy program Prime Time is underway in schools across Louisiana. The program works to refine family reading habits and attitudes about books. The weekly 90-minute session held in the evening brings together elementary school children and their parents to listen to and discuss classic literature. Miranda Restovic, deputy director of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, said Prime Time brings parents into the fold of learning, and makes the school a more welcoming place for them.

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9:23am

Thu August 29, 2013
Arts

Bronze statue to honor Nacogdoches' prolific architect

The Roland Jones House in Nacogdoches was designed by architect Diedrich Rulfs. A bronze sculpture of Rulfs at work was installed in front of the home by Friends of Historic Nacogdoches, Inc.

A bronze sculpture will be dedicated Thursday in Nacogdoches honoring its prolific architect and builder Diedrich Rulfs. The German-born architect designed most of Nacogdoches’ elegant historic homes from the late 1800s to 1926. This is the seventh sculpture produced by the organization Friends of Historic Nacogdoches, Inc. President Jeff Abt said the sculptures are on a heritage walk that is a tribute to the people who made the oldest town in Texas what it is today.

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