Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Pushing the regional boundaries: Shreveport Artist Fellowship recipients named by Pam Atchison, Shreveport Regional Arts Council

Centenary College's Escaped Images; co-director is Renee Smith-Chevalier.

New neighborhood plan, new theater, national dance recognition: the boundary-pushing Shreveport Artist Fellowship awardees were named by SRAC's Pam Atchison last week. Among them were Ron Hardy, multi-disciplinary artist, who produced and performed on a couple of music CD's last year, produced the Leadbelly Arts Fest and developed a plan to restore historic Allendale, among many activities. Fellowship winner Renee Smith-Chevalier took the Centenary dance troupe Escaped Images to Kennedy Center via her choreography.

Patric McWilliams established Shreveport's first professional Equity company, River City Repertory Theater; McWilliams won the Fellowship in theater. Dorsey Summerfield, Jr, performer and professor for Southern University Shreveport, established a new curriculum in recording arts. Painter Randy Hedgecock was the Fellowship recipient in visual arts and poet Dorie LaRue was the Literary Fellow.

Please see photos at ShreveportFaces.

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