Monday, July 07, 2014

Towering puppets to march through Shreveport Common in Wayne White art parade on Sat, July 12, 5:30 pm

The Wayne White Puppet Parade will roll on Sat, July 12, 5:30 pm, in Shreveport Common, says Shreveport Regional Arts Council. Re-scheduled 2 weeks ago due to rain, the UnScene parade will feature dancers, drummers, stilt walkers and bands. The audience is encouraged to join the throng as the art and train of artists marches on Texas Ave and circumnavigates the streets around Central Artstation.

In the puppet population will be Elvis, Hank Williams, Bonnie and Clyde, Annie McCune, Cora M. Allen, the Cajun alligator and additional personalities.

While there, see the Shipping Container Galleries on Texas Ave, featuring the work of Nicola and Qean Balllard, painter Jormie Journell and sketcher Robert Trudeau. Catch E.E.M. United and Emily Daye’s “Racing Hearts” installation. There will be food trucks, too. The parade is free and appropriate for the whole family.

Above is a typical Wayne White puppet - constructed by White alongside a team of local artists - featuring a Gothic Steamboat cruising into an extensive and humidity-laden cypress swamp.

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