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2012 artspace exhibitions
These exhibitions opened in 2012.

January 2 - February 18, 2012
Spontaneous Emissions
 - mainspace
by Pat Sewell - "My paintings largely happen:  their underpinnings unannounced until their emergence, but sufficiently potent once at play in design that they leave me a sense that I am not in charge so much as along for the ride."


January 19 - February 18, 2012
RemArcable Art (the Arc) -
minute gallery
The Arc Caddo-Bossier Foundation is honored to be able to share with our community the wonderful talents and abilities of individuals with disabilities.  This art exhibition features five remArcable Louisiana artists in the "minute gallery".

Artists:  Lynette Fontenot, Mike Hilburn, Harry Castor, Carolin Brown, and Leo Lee.


February 17 - March 13, 2012
ONE WOMAN SHOW:  RACHEL STUART-HAAS -
minute gallery
"Art that rewards sustained viewing has an element of mystery or inexplicability to it. Rachel Stuart-Haas’ painting, The Creative Process, is a seductive demonstration of this, with its sensuously rendered vision of a slender woman and two young children. They exist in an atmospheric place, where one soft passage of color segues into another. The woman is dark and phantom-like; the children pale, almost spectral. One child reaches for a cup, surely symbolic as much as it is literal, which the woman grasps -- and you are left wondering whether the creative charge, embodied by that object, is running stronger in the direction of the child or the adult. Perhaps it moves both ways. Whatever is the case --and this painting is surely ripe for multiple interpretations -- the image is executed so well that you just keep looking."
Robert Pincus, Ph.D. (Art Critic)


March 30 – May 12, 2012
BORDERLANDS: JOURNEYS FROM DESTRUCTION TO CREATIONmainspace
Wayne Martin Belger - “The tools I create and work with are pinhole cameras. With pinhole photography, the same air that touches my subject can pass through the pinhole and touch the photo emulsion on the film. There’s no barrier between the two. There are no lenses changing and manipulating light. There are no chips converting light to binary code. With pinhole what you get is an unmanipulated true representation of a segment of light and time, a pure reflection of what is at that moment. With some exposure times getting close to 2 hours, it’s an unsegmented movie from a movie camera with only one frame. 


March 30 – May 12, 2012
ALCHEMICAL DREAMS II - minute gallery
Alternative-process photography from Jason Pliler


April 5 - May 5, 2012
CHRISTOPHER MOORE:  ART OF WAR - coolspace
The art of Weapons is thought provoking as well as whimsical look at weapons in everyday life and death.  The show will encompass over 60 works of art in sculpture, plate steel wall hangings, as well as paintings.  


May 17 - June 16, 2012
COLORISM - coolspace
Artists: Zama Dexter & Randy Hedgecock
Color is the tool of the expression and communication of these long-time friends.  artspace is bringing together these two artists to colorize coolspace with cityscapes, landscapes, interiors, still life, figure studies and abstract paintings.


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June 1 -  August 11, 2012
JUXTAPUTT-PUTT
- mainspace
Artists, designers and architects answered an open call to create green-themed holes, pitching ideas destined to challenge players’ senses as much as their games.  Over 35 designs were submitted and we selected designs by these local artists:  Bruce Allen, Wade Easley, Dorothy Kristin Hanna, Micah Harold, Jim Hayes, Ryan McCutcheon, Travis Jore, Mattie Lofton, Mike McSwain, Christopher Merckle, and Ryan Shulze!  read more…

The adventure began at the Caddy Shack where visitors picked up a colorful PUTTER and BALL…then took the challenge of beating the “JawBreaker” before it clamped down on the ball, or finding a way through “Alice in Putterland“, don’t get caught in the “Mousetrap” or lost in the “8 Bit Dungeon“…and this was only the beginning!!  Wind a way through the maze of putting greens on a marvelous adventure…with lots of laughter, probably some embarrassment (it was a little tricky at times), and a ton of FUN!


June 21 – July 21, 2012
THE PLEASURE OF LIFE - coolspace
artist:  Henry Goodrich
"The pleasure of life is according to the man that lives it, and not according to the work or the place." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


August 16 - September 15, 2012
COMMON SEEN - coolspace
A Photography Exhibition curated by Neil Johnson

"We drive through a part of our city and we see things. We walk through the same area and see so much more. We walk through the same area purposefully with a camera and we see minute details.  Everyone sees the world through different lenses, different eyes. Vive la difference! This group of photographers thoroughly enjoyed the “photo safari” on May 5, 2012. We met in the pre-dawn light and then spread out to discover and capture images within the boundaries of Shreveport Common. These fleeting images, many depicting neglect and ruin, others presenting beauty here and there, will never be seen again. The Shreveport Common of May 2012 will be totally unrecognizable in a few short years when Shreveport Common truly enters into its own. But these images will remain as tangible memory.  The scenes will disappear and yet will have been captured for posterity by these discerning eyes pressed to viewfinders. It is important to capture the present—for the future. Especially when change is coming, seemingly as fast as the sun rose that morning in May. It takes vision to plan and build a Shreveport Common. It takes vision to look forward—and sometimes backward. Viewers of these images in the future will surely appreciate their present more with the help of images of their past."  - NEIL JOHNSON


Photography included in the Exhibition is by Neil Johnson, Nadine Charity, Dawn M. Cook, Julia DeLeon, Byron Gates Jr., Derek Groves, James E. Groves, Ondrea Hall, Casey Jones, Bill Laird, Lynn Laird, Jasmin Trujillo, Jose Raul Trujillo and Kathryn Usher.


August 16 - September 15, 2012
ALONG THE WAY - coolspace
artist:  Blair Thrall
"In life's journey there is so much to appreciate.  I'm just trying to capture a little of it along the way."


August 24 - October 20, 2012
LA PLUS BELLE POUBELLE - THE FITCH BROS
- mainspace
Doug and Chris Fitch, assisted by three local artists –  Jeormie Journell, James Marks, and Julie Glass, created an alternate Nature — one made to express the nature of waste.   La Plus Belle Poubelle revealed that Art can be an “economy of means in a mean economy” with a 95% post-consumer content recycled landscape created for our mainspace from August 24 through October 20, 2012.

“La Plus Belle Poubelle / Economy of Means in a Mean Economy” refers to the esthetic potential of discarded objects. In this economy, trash is not only a valuable resource, but there is real beauty to be found in it, as well.


September 20 – October 27, 2012
ARTBREAK 2012 WINNING SHOWCASE EXHIBITION
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coolspace
This exhibition features the award winning ArtBreak artworks!  ArtBreak is the South's largest Student Arts Festival featuring performances, literary and visual artworks by students in Caddo and Bossier Parish schools.


October 26, 2012
ARTSCARE:  VooDoo on the Bayou


November 15 -  January 26, 2013
THE MAKING OF RISE OF THE GUARDIANS
- mainspace
“The Making Of…GUARDIANS” Exhibition looked at the evolution of each character from concept to literary interpretation to animation. 

As Artistic Director of artspaceWilliam Joyce was able to provide a unique glimpse into the characters from his original illustrations and the translation into animated prints from DreamWorks 2012 “Rise of the Guardians” major motion picture.  
William Joyce shares, “There’s a lot of stuff in the film that’s fed the book series in ways I didn’t expect and made it all together stronger and more interesting. It was a delight to work on both the books and the film.