Monday, March 29, 2010

NYC artist Marjorie Kouns' giant lampshades to bring zing to Texas St; opening party on Th, April 15

Marjorie Kouns' Lampshades
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A public art display entitled Shades of Shreveport will add shimsy to Texas St from April 15 to June 13, says Julia Foley.

The Shades of Shreveport exhibit will comprise the installation twenty of the original Marjorie Kouns lampshades from the 'Well-Lit Chess Pieces' (NYC) public art project.

The giant lamp covers - 6 to 8 feet tall - will be installed over the street lights in the 700 block of Texas Street in downtown Shreveport.

New York-based artist Marjorie Kouns artist is a native of Shreveport whose work is shown worldwide. Her current work focuses on connecting the public to art by encouraging active participation in the creative process.
“I get excited to see how the creative mind works in others by giving them the opportunity to try their own hand at this task,” says Kouns.

Shades of Shreveport opening reception after you file your taxes on Th, Ap 15.
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