Artspace Holiday Kickoff
Kick off this 2013 Holiday season at artspace PRESENTS in mainspace @ artspace on Friday, November 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. artspace PRESENTS is the biennial Holiday Gallery exhibition featuring original artworks created by artists from the ten parishes of Northwest Louisiana, readied for holiday purchase. Artworks will include a diverse mixture of holiday ornaments, specialty food products, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and more created by professional artists.
artspace PRESENTS shares its opening with with OBJECT, is an art exhibition by Adam Volker and Joe Bluhm featuring the vibrant artwork of these two local-based artists best known for their imaginative work creating games, books and films through animation, illustration and storytelling in the entertainment industry. OBJECT will focus on Volker and Bluhm’s talents in fine art and painting. Listen to live music from deejay John Durbin, and become living art at the Body Painting station!
OBJECT runs from Friday, November 8, 2013 through Saturday, January 11, 2014. Admission to artspace PRESENTS and the coolspace opening of OBJECT is free and open to all ages.
There’s more… Preceding the Opening Reception of artspace PRESENTS and OBJECT, the Shreveport Regional Arts Council and the City of Shreveport with Mayor Cedric B. Glover will present the 2013 City of Shreveport Fellowship Awards. These Fellowships are to recognize and celebrate the Artistic Excellence of Shreveport Artists in each of six art disciplines with a $2,000 cash award. The award ceremony is November 8 at 5 p.m. with a special musical performance from Costas Dafnis, the 2012 City of Shreveport Music Fellowship Award recipient.
artspace PRESENTS will provide a festive one-stop shopping experience full of one-of-a-kind gifts. Holiday shoppers will receive a 10% discount and free gift-wrap on the November 8 Opening Night! Enjoy the festive evening with holiday music by The Matthew Davidson Band and holiday-themed nibbles and cocktails at the cash bar.
artspace PRESENTS is a juried exhibition of thirteen Artists who have been selected to present and sell their art work. The Artists to be featured are:
Brian Buckner, Susan Duke, Cheryl Gianforte, Paula Hallman, Talbot Hopkins, Jim Hudelson, Hooshang Khorasani, Chris McCaa, Contina Pierson, Danielle Richard, Jane Ryder, Su Stella and Lauri Wallace.