Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Life Draw at Artspace

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Life Draw is a figure drawing opportunity for artists of all skill levels and mediums to take place in the most creative of places... artspace. Every two months a new cycle will begin involving 5 nude model opportunities. The schedule will be announced before the session begins on our website artspaceshreveport.com

Artists can preregister for the whole cycle (5 classes) for $75, or purchase select sessions for $20/session based on their needs. Thursday evenings from 6:00pm-8:oopm will be nude models. Register here.

Artists are expected to bring their own drawing/painting materials and mediums. There will be a selection of chairs, tables and easels to accommodate the different drawing styles. Parish Taceaux will be open next door for drinks and food.

Register here

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Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Life Draw at Artspace

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Life Draw is a figure drawing opportunity for artists of all skill levels and mediums to take place in the most creative of places... artspace. Every two months a new cycle will begin involving 5 nude model opportunities. The schedule will be announced before the session begins on our website artspaceshreveport.com

Artists can preregister for the whole cycle (5 classes) for $75, or purchase select sessions for $20/session based on their needs. Thursday evenings from 6:00pm-8:oopm will be nude models. Register here.

Artists are expected to bring their own drawing/painting materials and mediums. There will be a selection of chairs, tables and easels to accommodate the different drawing styles. Parish Taceaux will be open next door for drinks and food.

Register here

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Nov
1
3:00 PM15:00

Transformation : Rcnstrctn Exhibition Closing

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Five young artists from Shreveport, LA have used photography, oil, acrylic, SFX makeup, and watercolor to transform and capture themselves and others in order to RECONSTRUCT society’s views of sexuality, privilege, and individuality. Each of their works is a collection of personal transformations. This body of work explores the relationship between our perceptions of one another and the invisible stories that may underpin who we are. They have aimed to RECONSTRUCT common depictions of regular folk in order to remind us that, underneath our facades, we carry stories of all sorts.

EXHIBITION DATES:
September 10 - November 7

CLOSING RECEPTION: 
Wednesday, November 7 5:00-7:30 PM
(During the November Artwalk)
Drinks and light refreshments will be served!

ARTIST BIOS:

STEPHANIE FERNANDEZ
Stephanie Fernandez is a psychedelic/surrealist/horror/drag SFX makeup artist, canvas artist, and photographer located in Shreveport, LA. Her art is born from an untraditional beauty that lives in her dreams that can only be represented through explosions of color and the macabre. A concoction of horror motifs, drag make up influences, psychology, and feminism come to inform Stephanie’s psychedelic transformations. For her, her work is the physical manifestations of the fears and inequalities that plague our lives. They are creepy, anxious feelings framed in color that fall snugly into the niche between special effects cosmetics and fine art.

KEI THOMAS
Kei Thomas is a photographer inspired by contrast, drama, femininity, and exploration. He has always enjoyed capturing and collecting things that have felt special to him. As a portrait photographer, he says that he feels most like a collector. He is of the belief that unique interpersonal moments are every bit as collectible as items more tangible. Whether these moments are forged by chance or crafted from scratch, they must preserved.

JOCO
Johnathan Courter, AKA Joco, is a multidisciplinary artist from Shreveport, Louisiana. He attended 4 years of the BFA program at Louisiana Tech University with a focus on photography; there he discovered his interest in oil painting. Since school, Joco has been exploring oil paint and experimenting with the abstraction of colors and textures; drawing inspiration from music, movies, fellow online artists & his own emotion filled subconscious.

AIDEN POLING
Aiden Poling is a native of Shreveport and an active member of the SBC theatre scene, both onstage and off. Although much of his life is dedicated to the stage, he is an avid visual artist as well, and earned his BA in both Theatre and Studio Art after graduating from Centenary College in 2017. Having always been drawn to the human form, his artwork has a tendency to lean towards portraiture and figure studies as subject matter. Aiden hopes to expose snippets of the unseen aspects of the human experience through his artwork--the raw parts of ourselves that we often leave guarded and hidden, the facets of our personalities that sometimes don’t make sense-- and make them visible for all to see.

KARMEN REED
Karmen Reed is a young Shreveport artist who primarily works with watercolors. She likes to feature family, friends, and empowering painting of men and women like herself.

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Oct
20
8:30 AM08:30

Shreveport Common Scrawl Crawl: A Writing Marathon

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Shreveport Common Scrawl Crawl:  A Writing Marathon

Saturday, October 20  8:30am – 8:30pm

Experiment. Push your boundaries. Spark your creativity. Join the Shreveport Writing Marathon!

REGISTER HERE. https://shrevearts.wufoo.com/forms/z1hmxh6p0c5kba2/

Write your way across Shreveport Common in coffee shops, galleries, parks, historic buildings and cemeteries—anywhere a small group can sit, write and share their work. Writing Marathons are all about writing in the moment, writing for the joy of it, and finding inspiration in the architecture, history, people, and places! Writers/participants will gather for a brief overview of the day and a continental breakfast at artspace before setting out in small groups. Participants write about anything they want in any form they wish: memoir, fiction, reflections, essay, poetry, or quick descriptive impressions and share their writing with each other without criticism. The day will end with food and drink in a celebration at artspace that evening. 

Saturday October 20
8:30am - 8:30pm
artspace
708 Texas St., Downtown Shreveport
Must be over the age of 15. You must commit the full day to writing.
Registration is $25/participant before Tuesday, Oct. 16,
and the price will increase after that date.

Saturday October 20 Schedule
8:30am Continental Breakfast
9:00am Orientation by Ashley Mace Havird, Caddo Parish Poet Laureate
10:00am 1st "Writing Stop"
11:00am 2nd "Writing Stop"
12:00pm Brown Bag or Food Truck Lunch and Write in Oakland Cemetery
1:30pm 4th "Writing Stop"
2:30pm 5th "Writing Stop"
3:30pm 6th "Writing Stop"
4:30pm Break
6:30pm-8:30pm Margaritas, Munchies, and Read Around at artspace

For more Info visit
shrevearts.org/scrawl/ 
or contact Haley at 318.673.6500

Hosted by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council
and Caddo Parish Poet Laureate Ashley Mace Havird

REGISTER HERE. https://shrevearts.wufoo.com/forms/z1hmxh6p0c5kba2/

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Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Life Draw at Artspace

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Life Draw is a figure drawing opportunity for artists of all skill levels and mediums to take place in the most creative of places... artspace. Every two months a new cycle will begin involving 5 nude model opportunities. The schedule will be announced before the session begins on our website artspaceshreveport.com

Artists can preregister for the whole cycle (5 classes) for $75, or purchase select sessions for $20/session based on their needs. Thursday evenings from 6:00pm-8:oopm will be nude models. Register here.

Artists are expected to bring their own drawing/painting materials and mediums. There will be a selection of chairs, tables and easels to accommodate the different drawing styles. Parish Taceaux will be open next door for drinks and food.

Register here

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Oct
11
5:30 PM17:30

Oktoberfest Crafts and Craft Beer Night

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Crafts & Craft Beer Night
COST:$30 
MUST BE 21+ ID’s will be checked at the door.
Buckle your lederhosen, and let us pour you a Bier. This round of Crafts and Craft Beer is centered around the German holiday known as Oktoberfest. Join artspace as we personalize a beer mug with paints while we taste pints. You will taste 6 Oktoberfest beers, and when it's all over, you will take home 6 beers with you! All for one price.

Purchase your spot here.
http://artspaceshreveport.com/giftspace-online/oktoberfest

Craft beers provided by Eagle Distributing Company/Budweiser.

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Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Life Draw at Artspace

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Life Draw is a figure drawing opportunity for artists of all skill levels and mediums to take place in the most creative of places... artspace. Every two months a new cycle will begin involving 5 nude model opportunities. The schedule will be announced before the session begins on our website artspaceshreveport.com

Artists can preregister for the whole cycle (5 classes) for $75, or purchase select sessions for $20/session based on their needs. Thursday evenings from 6:00pm-8:oopm will be nude models. Register here.

Artists are expected to bring their own drawing/painting materials and mediums. There will be a selection of chairs, tables and easels to accommodate the different drawing styles. Parish Taceaux will be open next door for drinks and food.

Register here

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Aug
30
to Oct 13

Collectors' Eye Exhibition

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Exhibition Opening
Thursday, August 30 at 5 PM - 8 PM
Artspace Shreveport   708 Texas St, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

This exhibition offers a unique glimpse into the collectible art of several who collect from locals across Northwest Louisiana. A few of the artists to be featured include Christine Bailey, Mark Burt, Marilyn Couch, Bertha Harris, Ron Smith, and Mike Torma. The work being shown exemplifies the high caliber of Art being produced across this 10-Parish region and available to anyone interested in becoming a collector.

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Aug
30
to Oct 13

let's use our words - The Art of Joshua Chambers

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Exhibition Opening
Thursday, August 30 at 5 PM - 8 PM
Artspace Shreveport  708 Texas St, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

  • “let’s use our words” exhibition by Critical MASS 6 Visual Best of Show Artist Joshua Chambers in MainSpace @artspace. This exhibition from the top visual artist chosen from hundreds across ten Northwest Louisiana parishes will include large-scale paintings on panels and a collection of 7.5” x 9” pieces each illuminating a different letter of our popular and familiar ABCs.

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Aug
30
to Oct 13

Don't Look Away - The Poetry of Katie Bickham

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Exhibition Opening
Thursday, August 30 at 5 PM - 8 PM
Artspace Shreveport   708 Texas St, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

“Don’t Look Away” exhibition by Critical MASS 6 Literary Best of Show Artist Katie Bickham on the Mezzanine at artspace. This exhibition will feature five never-before-seen poems by Bickham displayed alongside illustrated representations commissioned by Bickham from Northwest Louisiana Artists Jazmin Jernigan, Kelly McDade, Lilly Thompson, Susan Abney and Paige Powell.

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Jul
12
to Aug 11

A Distance Nearer Home by Melanie Parent

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Artist Melanie Parent was afraid to step out of her front door, afraid to see what lay beyond her driveway, what was happening down her road.  She struggled with fear and anxiety and barely left her house for several years.  Her husband gave her a camera, and with it came the courage to use her Art to reframe the world of her Northwest Louisiana home in a way that she hopes will help others see this part of the world differently—warmer and more honestly.  On Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Parent invites you to muster the courage to step in to distant places nearer your Northwest Louisiana Home—abandoned farm houses, forgotten front porches, snow in the deep ruts of a field, even empty grocery store aisles—and join her at ARTSPACE at 708 Texas St. in downtown Shreveport for the opening of, A Distance Nearer Home.

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May
31
to Jun 30

Getting There by Julie Crews

Exhibition Opening
Thursday, May 31  -   5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Getting There is a very different solo show for Julie Crews, whose previous exhibitions have often included the “things” of her everyday life as a mother of five—children’s toys, dum dum suckers or a rack of clothes from a shopping trip. Intimate glimpses into her personal life! This is an exhibition dominated by portraits and the landscapes or the roads that lead to them.

“”I hope this exhibition of tiny portraits of people who intersect my life will help people reflect on the relationships in their lives; help people think about the head space and the heart space that we devote to one another,” said Crews. “These paintings are about spending time at the canvas with individuals on my terms and finding out what those persons say within me,” added Crews.

Getting There by Artist Julie Crews opens Thursday, May 31 in CoolSpace upstairs at artspace and runs until June 30, 2018.

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May
31
to Aug 11

Artists Studios @ artspace Exhibition

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Most Artists “live their work,” but we all need balance in our lives—a LITTLE SPACE or separation between work and all the rest. An Artists’ studio is where the magic happens--the conjuring place for new Art. This Summer, the Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) has awarded six artists another opportunity to create their own studio space in artspace to create, work, demonstrate and SELL their art to the public.

featuring: John Daniel • Kirsi-Marja Hardy • Madeline Marak • Paige Powell •Sherry Tamburo • Mike Torma
May 31 - August 11, 2018

Experience artists as they work in a collaborative, yet individual setting, in artspace to both demonstrate and experience how working in a downtown artist studio environment can be.

Exhibition Opening
Thursday, May 31
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Tunes by Twang Darkly
Cool nibbles & cash bar
Free Admission!!!

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Apr
7
to May 7

The Big SCENE! featuring the Texas Avenue Makers Fair

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It’s Back! The team-up of the Texas Avenue Makers Fair, the Shreveport Regional Arts Council and SPAR return to bring you the BIG SCENE! This year the Legendary Lou Wells will curate live music performances all day!  Artists have signed up to "Create in the Common" artworks that will be produced live.  Join us for Makers Fair shopping, Food Truck Eating, Live Music listening, Wild Bird Watching and Holiday in Dixie Parading all in one day of free fun!
 

This is a FREE event that goes from 10:00am - 5:00pm on the 800-900 Block of Texas Avenue.

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Mar
2
to May 5

Critical MASS 6

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Exhibition Opening:  
Friday, March 2
5:30 PM - 8 PM

Critical MASS returns with over 150 entries of Visual and Literary art in our annual exhibition. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Critical Mass 6 combines critique, creativity and community building through an explosion of art, entertainment and literature. Nowhere will artistic energy be greater March 2 through May 5, 2018 than on two full floors of artspace in downtown Shreveport when Critical Mass 6 debuts with art from almost 150 visual and literary artists from across Northwest Louisiana (NWLA).

Critical Mass is an annual, Open Invitational Exhibition and Critic Series. It is designed to advance professionalism in the Arts in Northwest Louisiana through a system of formal critique. Nationally acclaimed critics are curated by Robert L. Pincus, Ph.D., who is a contributor to Art News, Art in America, and The Wall Street Journal. Each critic reviews visual and literary art and names a “Best of Show” winner in each category. Each winner receives a $2,000 cash prize to support a solo Exhibition/Presentation produced in artspace several months later.

Critical Mass 6 is a pivotal part of a deliberately planned Arts Ecosystem in NWLA. Beginning in 1976, SRAC starting working to form an intersection—a link—among art programming in the region. This ecosystem starts with Arts in Education for ECE through K-12 with the ArtBreak Festival and continues with the development of a NWLA Artist Directory, an Artist Entrepreneurial Training series, arts markets, artist commissions and quarterly UNscene events which pair national artists with regional artists for innovative creativity.

Alicia Eler will serve as Visual Arts Critic for Critical Mass 6. Eler is visual art critic/arts reporter for the Minneapolis “Star Tribune” and is the author of The Selfie Generation: How Our Self-Images Are Changing Our Notions of Privacy, Se, Consent, and Culture. Her cultural criticism and reporting are published in the Guardian, GLAMOUR, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine, CNN, LA Weekly, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, New Inquiry, Hyperallergic, Aperture, MAXIM, Art21 Magazine and Artforum.

Ann Fisher-Wirth is this year’s Critical Mass 6 Literary Arts Critic. Fisher is a poet and professor at the University of Mississippi and has many books to her credit. Her newest book is entitled, Mississippi, and features her poems with photograph by Maude Schuyler Clay. Fisher is also the coeditor of The Ecopoetry Anthology.

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Jan
20
to Feb 17

ON THE WALL

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Artists Lisandra T Di Liberto BrownEric Francis and Wil Brown have been chosen to take on the walls of artspace in an exhibition titled On The Wall. This is the first exhibition where artists are painting large-scale artworks directly on the walls of the mainspace floor of artspace. 

Beginning Thursday, January 11, the public is invited to watch the artists' work in progress from the window Parish Taceaux.

“On the Wall” at artspace is open all day (Jan 20), noon to 6:00 p.m., and golf carts will take you to and from the Central ARTSTATION and artspace. 

Celebrate with Downtown Shreveport on January 20, 2018, from noon to 6:00 p.m. with a walking or golf cart tour of the 20 framed blankets. Return to ARTSTATION and the Engine Room to hear performances from “AS IS” and “UNTIL” by Nick Cave, enjoy food truck offerings and hot cider. Then meet the artists and tour the newest artspace exhibition opening of “ON THE WALL” beginning at 4:00 p.m. The framed blankets are a permanent installation throughout the Shreveport Common neighborhood and can be toured complete with audio performances of the history and creation of the blankets on your own anytime by downloading the FREE Shreveport Common App. UNcommon, UNparallelled, and UNSCENE!

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Jan
11
5:30 PM17:30

Artist Gathering

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Mark your calendar for THURSDAY, January 11, 5:30 pm, at the Central ARTSTATION, to learn more and get connected to the next opportunities provided through the Shreveport Regional Arts Council!

Opportunities Include:

$1,000 TRAVEL GRANTS FOR SHREVEPORT ARTISTS

CRITICAL MASS 6, the invitational exhibition welcoming all Northwest Louisiana Visual, Literary, and Performing Artists

POET LAUREATE APPLICATION for PARISH OF CADDO

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