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2017 artspace exhibitions
These exhibitions opened in 2017.

January 28 - March 18, 2017
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Every year on Mardi Gras, the sparkling beads, jangling of tambourines, and chants of “Creole Wild West” announce to the world that the oldest Mardi Gras Indian tribe is still “masking” in New Orleans. Now Big Chief Howard Miller and his tribe bring their hand-beaded and feathered “suits” to Shreveport January through March 2017 as artists in residence with the Shreveport Regional Arts Council. Mardi Gras Indians are, above all, artists. Their elaborate beadwork and sewing, the intricate rhythms of their music, and the closely kept traditions of their heritage are woven into the fabric of a culture unique to New Orleans. 

February 1 - March 18, 2017
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Fantasy Dolls, Haiku Elvis and feathers, flowers and veils—this was the “ stuff,” the heart of the art of three of Northwest Louisiana’s most beloved artists:PAULA HALLMAN, CARLOS COLON AND JANE RYDER.  Join the Shreveport Regional Arts Council to celebrate the lives and art of three of Northwest Louisiana’s best loved Roster Artists.

Carlos Colon was Caddo Parish Poet Laureate and publisherof more than 1,000 poems and 12 chapbooks.Carlos has often been credited with creating the literary community in Northwest Louisiana.  Paula Hallman was a skilled painter and sculptor, known best for the long-necked, mostly female fantasy dolls she created.  Jane Ryder created with feathers, flowers, veiling and a design style that captured the eye and imaginations of world-wide celebrities and movie producers as well as people in her adopted home of Shreveport.

April 6 – June 3, 2017
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Experience Northwest Louisiana’s finest visual and literary artists. Over 130 artists will be on display competing for a $2,000 prize for Best In Show for Literary and for Visual! This year’s Visual Art Critic is Robert Pincus, Ph.D., and the Literary Critic is David Kipen.

April 6 – May 13, 2017
ARTIST STUDIOS @ artspace- mainspace

Kathryn Usher Eric Francis, Lisandra T. Di Liberto Brown, Sarah Joy Lewis, Sherry Tamburo, Robert Trudeau, James Marks  
The next big step in the advancement of the arts in our region is the advancement of artists' studios. An artist's studio is where the magic happens — the conjuring place for new art. An artist's studio is usually a private sanctum but during April Culture Crush, the public has the opportunity for a rare sneak peek.

SRAC awarded several local artists the opportunity to create their own studio space in artspace to create, work, demonstrate and sell their art to the public.

April 13 - May 13, 2017
 - coolspace

Priscilla Adams, local screenwriter, director, and producer will be exhibiting her work including three film trailers, movie posters, documentary materials, and DVDs. Opening Night will feature a screening of her short film “High School Honeys.”

June 2 - August 9, 2017
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THE ART OF THE GUITAR…nobody illustrates it in bolder “living color” than “The Master of the Telecaster,“ James Burton. From vivid pink paisley to flaming red hot, Burton’s guitars and his unmistakable riffs and soft bending sounds have defined rock ‘n roll for more than six decades and have made him one of the world’s greatest musical legends. So get ready to see Burton burn up the fret board because it’s gonna be a hot time in the city that art built this summer when Shreveport guitar legend, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and Grammy award winner James Burton opens his guitar collection to the public in a never-before-seen exhibition.

June 2 - ?, 2017
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area Guitar Collectors bring their one of a kind Guitars for display. Some are pure celebrity--autographed by stars like Mick Jagger--and others are delightfully “artistic” such as the mosaic tile Art Guitars or the Cigar Box Guitar that really plays!