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SRAC Curator of Critics, Los Angeles award-winning journalist Robert L. Pincus Ph.D., brings together a panel of Critics to answer artists’ and art patrons’ questions.
San Diego Critic and Chemical Bank Award-Winning journalist Robert L. Pincus, Ph.D., has served as SRAC’s Curator of Critics and overseen an innovative visiting critics program for Critical Mass since 2012. This program includes individual critique of local artists’ work and stresses the importance of professional critique to the local artists. Pincus thinks this year’s double-sized exhibition of “Best of Show” art is the perfect time to build upon the Artists’ understanding of the importance of critique with a unique, open-forum workshop for artists and art patrons to “Ask the Critic – Ask Them Anything and Everything.”
Pincus goes on to say, “CRITICAL MASS has become a remarkable ongoing commitment to creating a dialogue about art in Northwest Louisiana. When I tell people outside of Shreveport about this program, they marvel at its success, at the level of commitment of SRAC to the regional community of artists from every discipline. What if this year, we took it to another level, and invited the artists to hear the critics/writers (Lauren Smart, Gabriel Shaffer, Greg Bownderville, Emily Wilkerson, Leigh Camacho Rourks, and me) talk about what they would most like to convey about the value of critical writing and critiquing. Then we could turn it around and ask the audience to ask the critics those things they have never had the opportunity ask or simply had never gotten around to asking the critics.” “Ask the Critic—Ask Them Anything and Everything” will take place Friday, September 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Central ARTSTATION 801 Crockett St. in downtown Shreveport and is FREE to the public and all Northwest Louisiana artists.