Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Drew Hunter, aka Dr Blood, returns to Shreveport with Library Macabre at Artspace; opening party Fri, Sept 10, 5:30 pm
Library Macabre: A Vision of Literary Fright, curated and co-created by Drew Edward Hunter aka Dr. Blood, is based on Hunter’s highly theatrical, visually elaborate haunted house experience, says Pam Atchison.
Hunter, a Shreveport-born and Shreveport-raised artist and creative spirit, wrote and designed the Dr Blood show and developed the character of Dr. B to serve as a host and media “spokesghoul”. The drippingly dark shows were staged at the Louisiana State Fair from 1975-1985. They won a cult following and are now considered classic. This month the demented Dr. Blood makes his Shreveport comeback.
Working with a team of local artists, artspace transforms into a multi-faceted, three-dimensional horror exhibition based on classic and modern literary tales. The eight Northwest Louisiana artists who helped create the themed sections of the exhibitions are: Mimi Webb (Interview with the Vampire); John Gillespie (Phantom of the Opera); Jason Pliler (Case of Charles Dexter Ward); Emily Daye (Mask of the Red Death); Su Stella (Dracula); Rena Brittenham (Cask of Amontillado); Donald Webb (It); Chuck Loridans (The Picture of Dorian Gray).
Richard Salkin and Tracy Chappell composed the original music to Library Macabre.
The Opening Reception (cover charge tba) is Fri, Sept 12, at 5:30 p.m. at artspace. The exhibitions run from September 12 through October 31, 2014 in Mainspace and Coolspace.