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9:29am

Wed April 16, 2014
Arts

Yu Museum in Shreveport moves ahead, campaign underway to fund seven exhibits

Real estate developer James Yu holds up new blueprints for the Marlene Yu Museum and Rainforest Art Foundation in downtown Shreveport.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A dramatic transformation of a 1950s former YWCA building in downtown Shreveport is moving forward. The 36,500 square-foot building, vacant since 2010, was left in rough shape. It will house the Marlene Yu Museum and be the headquarters for the Rainforest Art Foundation.

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9:01am

Tue April 15, 2014
Arts

ArtBreak celebrates 30 years of promoting arts education

Shreveport Regional Arts Council executive director Pam Atchison has ushered ArtBreak through 30 years of promoting arts education in schools.
Credit 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.

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9:33am

Mon April 14, 2014
Arts

'Origami dragon guy' to give demonstration at Bossier Arts Council

"The Kingdom: Invaded" is a work in Daniel Mark Cassity's Kingdom still life series.
Credit Daniel Mark Cassity submitted

A Hot Springs, Arkansas, still life artist who builds origami dragon scenes as the basis for his paintings will give an artist workshop Monday at the Bossier Arts Council Annex in Bossier City.

Bastrop, La.-native Daniel Mark Cassity will show other artists how he accomplishes his glazing technique. Cassity says it’s a long, slow process that requires immense patience.

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8:57am

Tue April 1, 2014
Arts

Shreveport cellist to tour with National Youth Orchestra

Eliot Haas of Shreveport will spend his summer touring with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States.

Shreveport cellist Eliot Haas, 17, has been selected to play in the National Youth Orchestra of the United States. About 1,000 students applied for Carnegie Hall’s prestigious summer program for teenage musicians. 

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8:30am

Tue March 18, 2014
Arts

Carthage expands museum showcasing Texas country music legends

Carthage, Texas, plans to nearly double the size of its Texas Country Music Hall of Fame that opened in 1998. Groundbreaking for the $1.1 million expansion is set for Wednesday. 

Tommie Ritter Smith runs the museum and is president of Carthage's chamber of commerce. She says it’s been a challenge to display memorabilia from all 50 current inductees.

“We just ran out of room! We’ve got to expand to continue honoring Texas country music legends. So, the city is adding on 3,000 square feet to our already existing about 4,000 square feet of display space," Ritter Smith said.

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