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Calling all Northwest Louisiana Visual, Literary, and Performing Artists

Critical Mass 6

  • Joel Rodgers

Shreveport is rich with history, but we’re also loaded when it comes to local artists.

If you, or someone you know is a local artist who’d like to get their name out there, check this out.

Artspace Shreveport and Shreveport Regional Arts Council is hosting Critical Mass 6.

CRITICAL MASS 6 is the invitational exhibition welcoming all Northwest Louisiana Visual, Literary, and Performing Artists to exhibit one work of Art that will be reviewed by an established, published, professional Critic who will select one work in each field for an upcoming “SOLO SHOW”. The Critics will provide one-on-one review of each artist’s work, and will provide additional digital portfolio review for each participating artist via a scheduled appointment.

Applications and entries are due: 4:00 pm, Saturday, February 10.

CRITICAL MASS 6 Performing Arts Showcase: Thursday, March 1, 6:00 pm, Central ARTSTATION; Best of Show Award and Review presented Friday, March 2 at ARTSPACE

CRITICAL MASS 6 Visual and Literary Exhibition opens: 5:30 pm, Friday, March 2; Best of Show Awards presented: 7:00 pm, Friday, March 2

Critics’ Review of Visual & Literary Exhibition and Performance, along with Digital Portfolio Review: Saturday, March 3, 9 am – 12:00 noon; by Appointment

CRITICAL MASS 6 EXHIBITION DATES, Saturday, March 3 – Saturday, May 5 (9 weeks) on two floors of ARTSPACE.


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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at

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