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InGraved Cemetery Tour (For Artists)

Artists of all media are invited participate in InGraved, a coolspace exhibit, by creating work inspired by 100 years of history, haunts, and hallowed architecture of Forest Park Cemetery. Participating artists are eligible to win cash prizes from $250 - $1,000!! Artists will have a private tour of Forest Park Cemetery with historian John Prime and will have access to 100+ acre cemetery grounds for a day of inspiration and creation. Lunch provided.

• Artists must be registered on the NWLA Directory at
• Work submitted must be created between 8/13/17 and 9/30/17

• Performance work must be 10 minutes or shorter
• Literary work must be submitted in a format that can be displayed on a wall.
• Visual work must be smaller than 6’ x 6’ x 6’; larger works may be accepted at artspace’s discretion

Important Dates:
• Plein Aire Inspiration day at Forest Park Cemetery - Sunday, August 13, 2017, 9:00am-3:00pm
o John Prime will give a tour of Forest Park East Cemetery. John will cover the architectural aspects of the cemetery, notable artists buried there, the plane crash at the lake that took the lives of many of the political and other leaders of Shreveport significantly changing the future of Shreveport, etc. 
You are not required to participate on this date; however, to participate, you must use Forest Park Cemetery as your inspiration for a new work.

• Submit the work to ARTSPACE: August 13 - September 30, 2017
Work due no later than 4:00 pm, Saturday, September 30, 2017

• Opening Night and Presentation of Prizes: Friday, October 13
• Exhibition Dates: Saturday, October 14 - Saturday, November 4

About Forest Park Cemetery:

About John Prime and the tour: 

• John wrote for The Shreveport Times for 40 years. In his words: "I can honestly say I have never worked the same day the same way twice, chasing stories that for many people would constitute a satisfying bucket list. That includes driving a restored World War II tank with a local history and railroad buff, flying a 12-hour mission in a Barksdale B-52, drinking a Foster's lager backstage at Hirsch Coliseum with John Cougar Mellencamp, visiting Lead Belly's grave with Robert Plant and Allen Ginsberg, covering the training of local troops headed to war and, more sadly, covering the loss and funerals of more than a dozen of those fine people since the start of the Global War on Terror."

• John has taken his love and writing into the research and communication of history focusing on the history of Shreveport and the surrounding areas. He has done extensive research on the history of Forest Park Cemetery and many of the people buried there in preparation of a yet to be published book celebrating the first 100 years of the cemetery. Our 100 year anniversary is next year, 2018. I am sure the artists will find his tour very interesting.

• John has agreed to start the tour of the cemetery at 9AM. The length of the tour will depend on the questions asked and the discussion that he has with the group during the tour. I would expect that the tour will be done well before the picnic lunch you are planning. John has agreed to stay through lunch to answer any questions and engage in discussions any of the artists want to have.