Downtown Shreveport is definitely the place for visual art in August. Four exhibits will be up for the month and they run the gamut of styles and themes.
Faces of Shreveport Common– Central ARTstation, 801 Crockett St.
At Central ARTstation, 801 Crockett, catch the ‘Faces of Shreveport Common.’ Sixteen artists from Shreveport Regional Arts Council’s ARTIST UP! program used their art to capture the faces of the “Uncommon, Creative, Cultural Community” of Shreveport Common. Featured artists include:
Dawn Ash, Kevin Langley, Laura Noland Harter, M’Lissa Harkins Smith, Maggie Molisee, Tina Rhea Sheffield, Ginger Simmons Garfield, William Beier, Erica Branch, Michael Miller, Cathy Smith Cobb, Cindy Magee, Aline Donnelly, Jennifer Anne McMullen, M.C. Rollo, Dan Wasserman, Ryan Knowles and Whitney Tates
The ASG Art Collective Show- Lake St. Gallery, 413 Lake St.
The Lake St. Gallery , part of The Agora Borealis at 421 Lake Street, features “Connections” by the ASG Art Collective through August 17. The ASG Art Collective was founded in the Fall of 2018 by Joanna Gifford, Willow
Lanchester, Jessica Sanders, and Lilah Sheperd Ward. Each member of ASG Art Collective works primarily within two fields, ceramics and components. Although their work is highly individualistic, arising from their own research into form and philosophy, the interactions between their works embodies their desire to spur conversations amongst viewers and the art world at large.
It is open Tuesday- Friday 10:00A.M. – 5:00P.M. or by appointment.
Joanna Gifford: joannagiffordstudio.com
Jessica Sanders: jessicalsandersart.com
Lilah Sheperd Ward: lilahshepherdart.com
Still: Works of Neil Johnson- artspace, 708 Texas St.
40 years of photographer Neil Johnson’s ‘non-paying’ works are on display at artspace, 708 Texas St. These photos are the ones taken in Neil’s non-paying, non-work moments – taken for pure love of the medium. Johnson’s paths may seem to go in different directions, but, in the end, what has energized and driven him throughout his life is photography – teaching it, experimenting, writing, and living it.
Faces: Encountering the Spirit, Norsworthy Gallery, 214 Texas St.
Janet Gaines is the artist for Faces: Encountering the Spirit at the Norsworthy Gallery, 214 Texas St. Gaines is an accomplished portrait artist and her works will include both human and animal subjects. Her show will be up throughout the month of August.