Thursday, August 07, 2014

Artists: opportunity to talk with national media arts writers at Artspace Shreveport on Fri, Aug 8

Tori Bush, indie arts writer from New Orleans, joins a national panel of critics at Artspace on Fri, Aug 8, 9:30 am, for conversations on how to get art news more thoroughly into the airways. It's the aim of Shreveport Regional Arts Council's Pam Atchison to let artists and the community see where arts coverage is - across the country - and where it might go. The conference is called Conversations on Criticism.

Having participated in the Thurs sessions I can vouch for the articulacy and thoughtfulness of the panelists. From Seattle is NEA rep Michael Killoren, from Los Angeles, book critic David Ulin, from Dallas, arts writer Michael Granberry (he broke the story on the massive sun reflection beamed by the 42-story Museum Tower into the Nasher Sculpture garden) and San Diego author and dance critic Anne Marie Welsh. The panel is led by San Diego art crtitic Bob Pincus. They will be joined by Shreveport Times editor Alan English.

Atchison's target audience is art makers. Her goal is to help artists see how to use the media to best advantage.

Sessions begin at 9:30 am. The cost was $40 on the first day, which includes snacks and lunch. Half price on the last day? Not sure. But if you're an impecunious artist, ask for a scholarship.

See the symposium schedule at

Conversations on Criticism at Artspace Shreveport.

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