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February Artwalk; Black History Month, Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day–all wrapped into one fun evening

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  • Joel Rodgers

It’s a creative event that takes place the first Wednesday of each month. It’s the artwalk!

Downtown Shreveport’s monthly artwalk returns, with three celebrations wrapped into one fun evening! The Wednesday, Feb. 7 artwalk runs from 5-8 pm, is free to attend and all ages friendly. After 5pm, on-street parking is also free. The evening will feature two receptions, an exhibit opening, a dance performance, a new business open house, food and drink specials, a history talk, an opportunity to Sketch the City, and art and artists of all types and description!

 

Locations include:

708 Texas- ARTSPACE. On the Wall exhibit, featuring the work of Lisandra T Di Liberto Brown, Eric Francis and Wil Brown. The Inter City Row Modern Dance Company will also be performing a special dance created especially for artspace’ On the Wall exhibit!
708 Texas- PARISH TACEAUX. Enjoy a Parish Hurricane drink and Mardi Gras Taceaux specials.
624 Texas- THE LOFTS AT 624– Both the Lobby of the Lofts & the beautiful Mezzanine will be PACKED with artists and businesses opening especially for the Artwalk.
LOFTS LOBBY:
Kimberly Gable – woodwork
Paige Powell- graphic arts and purses
Mollie Mae Molisee-Vedis- multi-media art
Melissa June- string art and a new stock of ‘Mardi Dogs, Mardi Cats’
Faith Green- abstract painting
Susan Papp- jewelry
Rusty Carter- painting
Robert Trudeau- graphic creations, paintings, How to Mardi Gras books.
LOFTS MEZZANINE:
Join us for the opening of AT HOME ACADEMY! Photographer Neil Johnson will be their featured artist. Sign up for a drawing for a pair of Julie Glass earrings, savory/sweet samples from Southern Faire catering.
Other Artists on the Mezzanine:

Becky Homminga- Pottery
Tracy McComic, Wired & Sassy Jewelry- Louisiana-themed.
Ashley Beck-Painting
Jennifer Psalmonds- Abstract painting
Lauren Ross- celebrity-themed painting
Kevin Reynolds- BPCC student- his first exhibit! Wood painting.
Ross Lynn Foundation & One Great River feat. painting by Jim Huckabay
Other Businesses Open on the Mezzanine for ARTWALK:
Red River Acupuncture
Kathryn Gaienne Photography
Sweet Tee- local themed tees
RHINO AT THE LOFTS ARTWALK SPECIALS- Extended Happy Hour until 9 pm, 50% off beer, wine and liquor. 50% off ALL pastry items. Breakfast for Dinner- $7 (breakfast item + drink).
OTHER LOCATIONS-
710 Travis- MARLENE YU MUSEUM featuring a reception, three exhibits, History in 5 Talk with Liz Swaine and Sketch the City with architect Mischa Farrell.
610 Texas – SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART (SUMAS)- OPENING of Black History Month exhibit -Master Louisiana Folk Artist and Southern University graduate, Wendell R. Wilson.
601 Texas- CRYSTAL STAIRS RESTAURANT
Artists-Kristi Jones- Louisiana-themed paintings
Judy Doucet- acrylic painting
Betty Black- works by African-American artists such as 5 Cent Jones.
617 Texas- ROBINSON FILM CENTER ARTWALK SPECIAL- Happy Hour extended until 8 pm! Don’t forget their burger of the month!
711 Texas- JOSEPH GUIN SALON– amazing abstract works of Vanicka Terhune. Vanicka’s gallery and workspace is on the second floor of the salon.

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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 jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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