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Shreveport Regional Arts Council

11:32am

Thu September 4, 2014
Arts

'Dr. Blood' returns to his Shreveport haunts

Credit Shreveport Regional Arts Council

No bother the summer-like heat, artspace in downtown Shreveport is preparing for Halloween and bone-chilling artscare events with a new exhibition featuring the return home of Dr. Blood.

The handiwork of Shreveport native Drew Hunter, Dr. Blood debuted at the Louisiana State Fair in 1975 as the host of a haunted house that had a 10-year run at the fair.

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12:00pm

Wed August 6, 2014
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: SRAC Conversations on Criticism

Aired Wednesday, August 6 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett talks with Meg Fournier, Artspace Exhibition Director and Casey Jones, Marketing Director for the Shreveport Regional Arts Council about “Conversations on Criticism,” a symposium and art show presented by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council. The Opening reception is tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Art Space in Downtown Shreveport, with multiple events through the rest of this week. For more information call the Shreveport Regional Arts Council at 318.673.6535 or visit Art Space on line. 

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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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10:18am

Thu January 30, 2014
Arts

Artist builds skateboarder-friendly sculpture in Shreveport Common

Skateboard legend Steve Olson stands next to a mock-up of his "skateable sculpture" to be unveiled Feb. 15 in Shreveport Common.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Skateboarding icon Steve Olson is in the midst of a six-week artist residency with the Shreveport Regional Arts Council. The Los Angeles-based artist is crafting a "skateable sculpture" that will be installed in downtown’s Shreveport Common.

“It’s going to be unbelievable, and you’re going to have the first 'skateable sculpture' in Shreveport of this kind," Olson said, his mad scientist hair at home in a gritty downtown Shreveport studio where the sculpture is taking shape.

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9:55am

Fri December 20, 2013
Arts

Shreveport's Bucket List Chalkboard inspires profound thoughts

The Bucket List Chalkboard in Shreveport captures the dreams of people who step up to the art installation and contribute their beliefs.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

At the close of 2013, it’s a good time to check in on the Bucket List Chalkboard in Shreveport. The giant chalkboard with a bold yellow frame has three words across the top: “Before I die…” People step up on a platform, pick their chalk color, and write or draw what they feel. 

Plain Dealing, La., artist Megan Davis-Taylor designed and built the chalkboard through a grant from the Shreveport Regional Arts Council. It’s been traveling around Shreveport Common since September.

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