Friday, July 20, 2007
SRAC's Bonne Summers has a hit: hundreds of people take Thursday Trolley Tours of Shreveport art centers
Stacie Leng, Shreveport Regional Arts Council, aka SRAC, says it's one of the best attended summer programs since Neon Saturday Nights.
Jeff Everson and Andrea Master, of the Young Professionals Initiative of the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, were in their element. "We're part of the Art Mob," said Everson. "We're here to enjoy the tour as well as listen to Buddy Flett and check out the new sculpture in Artspace."
Matt DeFord, artist and art teacher at Northwestern State, Natchitoches, explained his casting process to Julie and Mike Miller.
DeFord's sculpture exhibit has a series of heads cast in plastic and iron.
Photography by Ernie McDaniels, a show that debuted at Artspace last month, drew many onlookers. His black and white work was competent and coherent. In one photo a group of teens at a concert gyrated with salacious intent. A family at the beach offered viewers a retro moment; the scene looked like a 50's snap by Ed Friedlander. There were carefully composed nudes and an affecting, frame-filling portrait of an African American boy.