Tuesday, February 14, 2006

See Patrick Long's folk art documentary, All Rendered Truth; see ArtSpace calendar of Folk Art Funktivities

Originally uploaded by mikerosebery.

Cool reminders from SRAC's calendar:

Saturday, February 18
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Black Heritage Festival Celebration
Join SRAC for a festive day in Vivian at the Black Heritage Festival
Celebration or enjoy a Folk Film Fest at artspace. The Shreveport Federal Credit Union, SRAC and the Black History Parade Association of Vivian are co-producing the 2006 Black Heritage Festival Celebration in Vivian, Louisiana. The festival includes an 8:00 am community breakfast at Vivian Elementary/Middle School and a M.C. "5-cents" Jones Art Exhibit and Auction from 9:30 am-11:00 am at the Vivian Library.

10:30 am-12 noon and 2:00 pm-3:30 pm at artspace
Jerry Davenport
Make - and take - a whimsical whirligig in a children's workshop that
commemorates the festivity of Folk Art with veteran Art-in-Education artist,
photographer, and ArtSmart Resident Artist, Jerry Davenport.

1:00 pm
All Rendered Truth
Screening of All Rendered Truth, a feature-length documentary by Shreveport
natives Patrick Long and Scott Blackwell that traces and showcases the lives
and artistic environments of self-taught Southern Folk Artists.
Thursday, February 23
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zack L. Woodard
And...for the Children
Jerry Davenport
$5.00 covers both activities

Learn how to carve a block of wood into a piece of art. Zack L. Woodard,
President of the North Louisiana Woodcarvers Association has made a life of
woodworking for over twenty-five years, beginning with his first carved
realistic duck. Woodard is known for his unique carved faces, human forms,
birds of prey, songbirds, fish, animals, stylized pieces, and birdhouses.
Carved works by Woodard are available for sale in the giftspace at artspace.

While the adults use the sharp tools, Jerry Davenport will teach the younger
folks to make - and take - a whimsical whirligig commemorating the festivity
of Folk Art.

Friday, February 24
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
"Fiddlin' Friday"
Bill Kirkpatrick & Mary Grimsley

Listen to "old timey" tunes with new twists performed by fiddlers Bill Kirkpatrick and Mary Grimsley who are consistent award winners in the Louisiana State Fiddling Championship. Bill Kirkpatrick was born in 1928 and is a longtime resident of Shreveport, where his working hobby is being a member of the "Louisiana Hayride String Band." They play old time country music breakdowns and waltzes, western swing, and Cajun music. Mary has received a number of first place awards, including the Louisiana State Championship. She has played venues from the Louisiana Folklife Festival to the New Orleans Jazz Festival. Mary learned to play by ear growing up in a family where her mother played piano, her father played bass, and both grandfathers played fiddle. She often played with her husband, the late Tex Grimsley, fiddler and fiddle maker.

The rendering of Artspace above is by photographer Mike Rosebery. He writes "Charles Goldthwaite and I will have a photo show here in March 16-April 27, 2006." See more of Rosebery's excellent work at MikeRosebery's PhotoBlog.

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