Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Hogwartian after-school arts program, Renzi Center, will benefit from art auction at Turner Art Center gallery; auction closes Sat, Feb 3
"This is like Hogwarts School, Shreveport;" that's how Chuck Loridans, artist and writer, thinks of Renzi Center. Loridans is a veteran teacher of cartooning for Renzi. Charles Madden, far right, has been creating multi-panel, storytelling cartoons (Vanisher Boy) since Renzi opened, 1999. Also creating lines and stories: Pat Mason (Knotzie Animals) and Ashland Adger (Diego, the Surfing Cat). Cedric Demming, standing, is a Loyola student-volunteer at Renzi. Murals in the background are by Madden.
Renzi Center, located at 435 Egan St, was co-founded by the Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows and the late Donna Service, artist, parent and teacher.
This week art lovers are stopping by the Centenary College art department gallery in Turner Art Center to bid on art in a show that celebrates the life of Donna Service. Proceeds of the art will go to Renzi Center, says Doyle Jeter, artist and organizer.
The auction will close Sat, Feb 3, at 9 pm. The reception will take place from 6 to 10 pm, says Bruce Allen. Please see art from the show at ShreveportFaces.
Turner Art Center: 10:00- 7:00 Mon through Thurs, 10:00- 4:00 on Fri and 1:00-5:00 Sun.
Bruce Allen: 869-5260.
Renzi Center: Amy Bryant, 222-1414