Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Robert Bobby Darrow, Shreveport Little Theater, recipient of Scott Griffin Award; reception Thurs, Aug 7, 5 pm, Robinson Film Center

Bobby Darrow, executive director of the Shreveport Little Theatre, is the winner of the first annual G. Scott Griffin Award, says Paula Hickman. The award recognizes one local artist who has overcome adversity to make a contribution to the community in the execution of his art.

Darrow will receive a cash award of $1,000 at a reception held in his honor on Thursday, August 7 at 5 p.m. at the Robinson Film Center. During the reception, a special showing of “Dreamers and Gamblers: Spirit of the Pioneer Wildcatters,” Griffin’s documentary on the birth of the oil industry in our area. Other print work by Griffin will also be on display.

The late artist G. Scott Griffin was a multi-disciplinary, multi-media artist. From his childhood, Griffin coped with a visual handicap. Few people realized that he had to overcome adversity in the performance of his art.

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