Thursday, March 16, 2006

Irish music, gourd art, braiding, making toys, folk films; Artspace activities continue at 710 Texas St

Artspace Folk Art exhibit activities in the immediate offing . . .

Th, Mar 16, 7:30 pm
"Irish Twist"
Shreveport Symphony Orchestra woodwind quintet
$15 adults, $5.00 students: 222-7496.

Fri, Mar 17, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Patrick's Day fun with the Conly's Irish Band
The Conly's have been performing traditional Celtic music in the Shreveport-Dallas-Houston-Jackson
area for over twenty years. It's Bill Conly on guitar,
mandolin, bodhran, bazooki and lead vocals, Bob Jordan on lead guitar and banjo, and Betty Waddoups and Keith Waddoups on flute, penny whistle, bodhran and snare.
Cash bar.

Sat, Mar 18, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Folk games & toys; artist, Jane Heggen
Bring the kids for "old timey family fun" with marbles, jacks, checkers, and make your own clothespin jar.

Sat, Mar 18, 10:00 am - noon
Fine Art Gourd Masterpiece Workshop with artist
Susan Breeland

Learn the process of curing, carving, and painting a gourd into a unique piece of art with Susan
Breeland. Breeland's gourd creations are available for purchase in giftspace.

Thur, Mar 23, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornrowing with Njeri Camara
And for the children... Braiding rugs with Jane Heggen
$5.00 covers both activities

Learn the art of braiding "cornrows" from a veteran cornrow queen and community activist Njeri Camara. who began braiding hair at the
age of 16.

Fri, Mar 24, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
"Folk Film Festival"

* All Rendered Truth by Shreveport natives Patrick Long & Scott Blackwell.
* The debut of a documentary showcasing the local Shreveport folk art scene by Shreveport artist and storyteller, Robert Trudeau.
* End the night with the encore presentation of the William (Bill) O. Cook film, Honeysuckle.

See more of Breeland's gourd art at

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