Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Steal Velvet Elvis' Idea

Please Steal Velvet Elvis' Idea
Why isn't someone gigging this in Shreveport? We need our own Velvet Elvis in SB Land.

The West Edge Artists' Co-op has organized an art happening in honor of the King's birthday at the Municipal Auditorium on January 8, 2009.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

What Does Your Mardi Gras Costume Look Like?

Blanc et Noir Marching Society
Join a krewe this Carnival season. Two of the best outfits in SB Land are Blanc et Noir Marching Society and Krewe of Highland.

Fat Tuesday is February 24 in 2009.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Picture of the Day


Ho Ho Harrison
Originally uploaded by I Am Jones Designs.
Picture of the Day is "Ho Ho Harrison" by Casey Jones who also happens to be the uncle of Harrison Keith Jones.

After the holidays are over send us your Pictures of the Day. Here's to a docu-fantastic 2009 in SB Land!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

SB Land Ain't Got None

Louisiana Cultural Vistas Shreveport NO
12
is the number of times Shreveport is mentioned in the Winter 2008-09 issue of Louisiana Cultural Vistas (the magazine of the Louisiana Endowment of the Humanities). The publication focuses on the state's culture, arts and history.
How many times is New Orleans mentioned? By page two we'd counted 20. We didn't have the heart to wade through the remaining 94 pages. If you'd like you can go here and count for yourself.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Remember the Reason for the Season

Rudolph's Nose
War on Christmas? Please. KTBS and CW 21 KPXJ we don't care what you say as long as you are polite about it. For the record, we say Feliz Navidad around here.

P.S. The reason for the season? Shopping. This is America where spending will save the world. Reverend Billy does not agree with that statement.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Give the Gift of Local Art

Art-La-Tex Open Air Art Show Market December 08-2

Ralph and Alice started the market earlier this year. It was even featured on Trudeau's blog and can be found on the listed on the Shreveport Bossier Fun guide.

P.S. The sold out Christmas in the Sky is Saturday also. Many times art from local artists can be found there but that money goes to SRAC. The money you spend at the market goes directly to the artist.

P.P.S. Where would you be more likely to find the next Clementine Hunter, M.C. "Five Cent" Jones or Howard Finster? Downtown. Open air. Bring cash. Make deals. Go home happy and warm and fuzzy and do a winter dance around the cheerful glow of your newly acquired piece of art.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

SB Magazine Photo Gallery

Page 77 SB Magazine
Back in October we encouraged folks to enter the annual SB Magazine Photo Contest. It's in their December 08 issue now on the stands (the Haynesville Shale's on the cover). They've put more photos on their website.

Monday, December 1, 2008

December on the Red

December on the Red
We love the drawing! It warms us down to our freezing crawfish pincers when we see SB Land art.

December on the Red started in October and wraps up in January when the Toy Train Extravaganza closes its run at Sci-Port. Get ready for tasty holiday treats like Christmas in the Sky and the Sugar Plum Fairy Luncheon. If you missed Rockets over the Red you'll want to dive to Oil City this weekend for the Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival. Eggnog for everyone...if your not driving you can even make it a frozen eggnog daquiri from Tony's Discount Beverage on Line Avenue.