Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Party on Texas St 5:30 - 8 pm Thurs, Oct 20: art, food, crafts, trolley, Prevailing Winds Orchestra

TNT, October by trudeau
TNT, October, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

While there is a cornucopia of artisanal vendors waiting for those seeking unusual crafts in the 700 block of Texas St on Thurs, Oct 20, let me pitch my favorites to you . . .

- Su Stella, a woman with a sense of humor and huge work ethic and expertise in jewelry and pithy books.
- Poetic X, a spoken work artist of distinct skill and grace, Poetic is an award-winning speaker and spell-binding rhymer.
- Linda Gaston, a designer and painter of sinuous style; she made the parade sash that I've worn while second lining in recent years. It's a perfectly well-sewn and righteously-decorated piece of work.
- Tiffany Walker of T-Shemise Fashions has been a continual explosion in the world of custom clothing.
- Lynn Laird, a very active painter and designer. For a while she was the only local artist purveying the art of scrimshaw.

On the Thurs Night Trolley -

- Southern University Museum of Art Shreveport, or SUMAS. Filled with impressive African art plus work by featured regional artists, this 2-story art center is one of Shreveport's best-kept secrets.
- The Norsworthy Gallery is a jewel and owners Chris and Christine Bailey are thoughtful and gregarious hosts.
- Prevailing Winds Symphonic Band is composed of professional and top amateur musicians and performs marches and overtures that will make you smile.

Free. All Ages. Info at Artspace.

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