Hurricane Katrina continues affecting Louisiana. This time it's downtown Shreveport and those winds are blowing great things into the building with the Uneeda Biscuit sign on it.
InspireWorks(a software development company) came to Shreveport in October of 2005 to set up a fun after-school digital day camp for school children from age 5 to those in 12th grade. Jim Tagliareni, the founder of InspireWorks, said it was a way for him to contribute to folks affected by the hurricane.
InspireWorks is now creating a more permanent center in Shreveport at 711 Milam. Mischa Farrell is the architect.
"I found bliss early. It was reading or thinking in the spread out trunk of a pink flowered mimosa tree in our front yard.
I made my freest art back then. When I was a little kid alone in my room, I danced to music from a tiny record player. I had a built up platform in the bottom of my closet, so I would push the clothes back on either side and dance away in funky costumes I found around the house. Now when I create art, I am seeking to go back to my bliss." Usher May 24, 2010