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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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12:15pm

Wed September 25, 2013
Arts

Millard's Crossing in Nacogdoches seeks origin of 'TJR' trunk

If the TJR trunk is at least 160 years old, it could have belonged to Thomas J. Rusk, an early political figure in Texas who died in Nacogdoches in 1857.
Credit KTRE

Researchers at Stephen F. Austin State University are tracing the roots of a cowhide trunk that could have belonged to Thomas J. Rusk, an early political and military figure in Texas. The trunk’s lid bears the initials TJR. It’s one item in a massive collection at Millard’s Crossing Historic Village. Executive director David Young said the trunk was purchased by Nacogdoches native Lera Millard Thomas who was a compulsive collector and an early preservationist. She created a living history village on her family’s land called Millard’s Crossing in the 1970s.

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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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