October- December 2019
SRAC and the City of Shreveport with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and a cadre of other donors will bring Arturo Sandoval III and Samuel Borkson, Artistic Directors of the FriendsWithYou Art Collective, to create and oversee a series of projects throughout the 2019 year. Arturo and Samuel, working collectively since 2002, have a mission to spread the positive message of MAGIC, LUCK, and FRIENDSHIP.
The Artists work in a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, large-scale experiential installations, live performances, virtual reality and animation. Their reductive and simplified use of geometric abstraction always contains a whimsical touch. Alongside the body of works of Murakami, Jeff Koons, and Damien Hirst, FriendsWithYou is a new breed of artist, actively generating culture beyond the traditional art boundaries and reshaping the current contemporary art scene.
With the arrival of FriendsWithYou to Shreveport, a number of opportunities for local artists have opened up. Visit www.shrevearts.org or stop by artspace to grab an information packet on the residency opportunities starting this summer.