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Thu May 9, 2013

Louisiana's digital encyclopedia gives QR codes to hundreds of artist entries

Credit Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has added a new feature to its expanding digital encyclopedia of Louisiana history and culture -- KnowLA. The LEH is distributing downloadable QR codes to museums statewide. The barcode can be printed and mounted alongside artwork. By scanning it with a smartphone, it takes the viewer from the static piece of art into the rich, interconnected encyclopedia entry.  LEH president Michael Sartisky said there are 276 artist entries in KnowLA -- all of them with QR codes – from folk artist Clementine Hunter to Shreveport illustrator Bill Joyce.

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Fri April 5, 2013

LSU Shreveport professor named Humanist of the Year

LSU Shreveport political science professor William Pederson has taught for 38 years.

A veteran political science professor from LSU Shreveport will receive the Humanist of the Year award from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities at an April 6 ceremony in Darrow, La. William "Bill" Pederson has taught at LSUS for 34 years and founded the International Lincoln Center for American Studies. It’s the only center of its kind that showcases President Abraham Lincoln’s legacy outside America. In the Lincoln tradition, Pederson showed humility about receiving the award.

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Thu November 8, 2012

La. 'History of Art' tour stops in Shreveport

Creole in a Red Headdress, Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans, circa 1840
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Supporters of the arts will convene tonight in Shreveport to recognize the publication of a book that documents Louisiana’s contribution to art, since Colonial times. The book, “A Unique Slant of Light: The Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana,” features 276 entries on Louisiana artists and hundreds of images.

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Fri March 16, 2012

Shreveport photographer to receive humanities award

Shreveport-based photographer Neil Johnson will receive the 2012 Michael P. Smith Documentary Photography from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.