Thursday, March 02, 2006

Clementine Hunter: 18 of her works on display at Artspace; gallery talk Sat, mar 4, 2:30

Clementine Hunter
Originally uploaded by trudeau.
At Artspace this week, activities inspired the Folk Art exhibit:

Thursday, Mar 2
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tillie Linscomb
And for the children....
Big Loom Weaving
Jane Heggen
$5.00, both activities

Tillie Linscomb, cowgirl, rodeo competitor, and tatting extraordinaire will offer two tatting workshops.

Fri, Mar 3, 6:00 pm - 8:00
"Where the Red Fern Grows"
Filmmaker, Jim McCullough, Jr.

Do you know "Where the Red Fern Grows"? Do you know that a Shreveport filmmaker produced this quintessential right of passage film? Come and meet filmmaker Jim McCullough, Jr., who is best known for his work on the family
classic, "Where the Red Fern Grows." He also wrote the "Four Hat Solution" on creative problem solving, "The Heart Attack Myth," and "Why God is Democrat: In Her Own Words."

Sat, Mar 4, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon & 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Hands-On Activity: Pinch Clay Pots with Stuart Orchard
Stuart is an Arts in Education Residency Artist in Caddo Schools and through the ArtSmart after school Educational program.

Sat, Mar 4, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
"Gallery Talk: Clementine Hunter Artworks"
Thomas N. Whitehead

Take a stroll through 18 original works by Clementine Hunter with the
region's foremost authority on the life and works of Hunter, Thomas N. Whitehead, co-author, "Clementine Hunter: The African House Murals."

Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
"Folk Art Is..."
Dr. John Vlach

Internationally acclaimed for his work in folk art and architecture, especially African American material culture, John Vlach is a professor of
American Studies and director of the Folklife program at George Washington University. His ten books include Plain Painters: Making Sense of American Folk Art, The Afro-American Tradition in Decorative Arts, By the Work of Their Hands: Studies in Afro-American Folklife, Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery, The Planter's Prospect: Privilege and Slavery in Plantation Paintings, and Barns.

Sat, Mar 4, 6:00 pm - Reception
7:00 pm - Honeysuckle Film Fest

Bring your family, friends, and kinfolks! Join William (Bill) O. Cook, author; Candy Peavy, Producer; D. J. Harmon, Composer; Richard Folmer,
Narrator; and the cast and crew of the original Shreveport production, Honeysuckle.
Honeysuckle is a filmed version of the live musical production, Honeysuckle, which was staged at Shreveport's Performing Arts Center in 1998. The
production chronicles the dramatized the autobiography of professional dancer, William O. Cook, as "Cotton," a young boy who grew up in rural NW La in the early 1940s. He lived in a plantation setting that had not changed much since the Civil War days. Racial issues and personal
triumph are celebrated through music, dance and hilarity.

Sun, Mar 5, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday Gospel Lunch
Ever Ready Gospel Singers
$25 - Advance Reservations

Peach Tea, Soul Food and soulful Gospel Music by the famous Ever Ready Gospel Singers. This style of music is called Southland Gospel and is distinguished by blended four part harmonies over foot stomping, hand slapping and sometimes a guitar "rapping" in the background. The vocals
flow in an intricate diversity that ranges from hallowed tones to majestic power.
(Advance reservations; $25 for lunch and entertainment.)

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