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2016 artspace exhibitions

These exhibitions opened in 2016.

December 1 2016 - January 14, 2017
- coolspace

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No other state in this United States can boast the unusual and varied landscapes that Louisiana celebrates. All one needs do is take to the road from our own piney hills and woods in the northwest corner of the state and begin the trek south to see fields of corn, soybean or cotton turn to dark cypress-shrouded bayous winding their way to grassy prairies, then wind-swept coastal marshes and finally to the gritty streets of inner city New Orleans.

Porter's art explores the landscapes along the Cane River and in the meadows, glades and wooded hills of Northwest Louisiana. She studies art at Louisiana State University, but says that she was most influenced by the French impressionists. Van Gogh's perceptions of light, color and form are clearly evident in many of Porter's landscapes such as her "Louisiana Cottonfields," which is reminiscent of Van Gogh's animated treatment of skies and clouds in his 1869 painting, "Wheatfield with Cypresses."

Schmidt's art is inspired by what she refers to as the farm country of North Louisiana, and she loves looking back on the art of America's Golden Age of Illustration, especially the works of Howard Pyle and N.C. Wyeth. She says that she gets constant inspiration in her daily live: dogs, cates, cows, horses, trees, fields, ponds, bayous, morning, light, afternoon light..."you get the idea."

January 14 –February 13, 2016

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Selfies—the President, rock stars, famous athletes and you and I have all become obsessed with self images on our cell phones. These icons of self reflection are the focus of Northwest Louisiana artist Amanda Roe’s most recent work “SELFIES: From Digital to Physical”

January 21 –February 13, 2016

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This exciting exhibition features the award-winning ArtBreak artworks! ArtBreak is the South’s largest Student Arts Festival featuring performance, literary and visual artworks by students in Caddo and Bossier Parish Schools.

February 26 - May 7, 2016
NICK CAVE:  SPOTTED - mainspace

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Since August, Shreveport has been getting to know Soundsuit artist Nick Cave—in raffia Soundsuits rustling along the Mardi Gras parade routes, creating elaborately beaded blankets alongside the residents at Providence House, VOA LightHouse, VOA McAdoo and Mercy Center, and dancing with students at Northwestern State University and the Inter City Row Dance Company. Now you can see this world-renowned artist in a new way—leaping, spinning, dancing and hopping across the silver screen in the premier of “Spotted,” a capsule exhibition of five films that have become a significant part of the work Cave does to push the boundaries of art and performance.

February 26 - April 4, 2016
CRITICAL MASS 4 - coolspace

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Nowhere will the artistic energy be greater in Northwest Louisiana than  at artspace and the Central ARTSTATION in downtown Shreveport, when more than 100 performing, visual and literary artists from ten parishes bring their best of show to the Shreveport Regional Arts Council’s (SRAC) 4th annual Critical MASS exhibition.

April 7 - May 7, 2016
OUTLIER - coolspace

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 Sometimes walls CAN talk, and Mollie Corbett’s photographic art exhibit OUTLIER is going to have the walls resounding openly, freely, and triumphantly with personal stories of sexual assault, including her own, beginning with an opening reception

May 20 - August 13, 2016

May 20 -?, 2016

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Mr. Morris Lessmore and his Fantastic Flying Books, “THE NUMBERLYS” and their world with no alphabet, and a favorite character named OLLIE are all coming together at Shreveport’s artspace this summer to welcome YOU and three famous animators to Northwest Louisiana to explore Phases: A Moonbot Retrospective. The public is invited to this very special retrospective exhibition celebrating five years of the life and art of Moonbot Studios.  In addition, you can catch a rare glimpse of the personal work by more than 20 Moonbot animation artists in a showcase entitled “The Art side of the Moon.”  Both exhibitions kick off with a FREE reception hosted by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council and honoring the team from the Oscar-winning Animation Studio Moonbot at artspace on Friday, May 20th at 5:30 p.m.  The exhibition will run through August 13, 2016.

July 21 - August 13, 2016
Romantic Monody- coolspace

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Devin Rachul McClintic
Devin Rachul McClintic is photographer, director and subject in her exhibit. “The mysteriously alluring images presented in the body of work entitled ‘Romantic Monody” describe dream-like visions of poetic melancholia, estranged intimacy and lamentable romance,” says McClintic. 

McClintic was awarded Critical MASS 4 Visual Best in Show by Gwynned Vitello, Publisher of the international art magazine Juxtapoz.

July 21 - August 13, 2016

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Ashley Mace Havird
When 11-year-old Etta McDaniel’s horse is struck by lightning, he not only survives but—along with Etta's shell-shocked grandfather, the family's African American housekeeper, and the widow of a Mohawk chief—initiates her into the world of "action and liability" as the Civil Rights Movement takes hold in Etta's rural South.

Ashley was awarded Critical MASS 4 Literary Best in Show by Robert L. Pincus Ph.D., former Los Angeles Times and San Diego Tribune critic.

November 19, 2016 – January 14, 2017
THE ART OF AS IS - mainspace

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artspace presents an exhibition of the beaded blankets and spirit sticks created during the eight month residency by resident artists, area professional artists, Providence House, Mercy Center, VOA Lighthouse, VOA McAdoo Center, sorority and fraternity groups, schools, and hundreds of community members!