H.O.S.T.S. Highland Open Studio Tours Sunday

September 9, 2018

Shreveport's oldest neighborhood wants to bring you a unique art tour on Sept. 9, 2018, noon to 4 p.m.

This is a food and art tour partnering with the Slow Roll (bicycle) Movement. Free admission and kid-friendly.

303 Kings Hwy - Ms. Bertha Harris's wants you to step back in time with her through her paintings. She shares her story through her folk art original works. Mrs. Bertha will be serving her mother's recipe for peach cobbler served with ice cream.

Celia Bordelon Car will be one of the guest artists. Car's eclectic work covers abstract to finely detailed depictions of nature. Her work carried by the 318 Art & Garden Gallery, Writer/poet/spoken word artist/author Poetic X- will share how he is taking Artisty to higher heights as well as his role in the Arts & Education Advocate. His books and CDs will be available for purchase.

240 Boulevard Street - Michele Marcotte, a lover of art, is opening her home for artist Jeff Babineaux and Yolanda Barnes. Jeff wants to read excerpts from his book, "Those Babineaux Boys." When you have a story with the word “boys” in it, you know it's gonna be good. He will also have his books for sale. Jeff will be teasing you with a recipe from his current cookbook. Yolanda Barnes will wow you with her eclectic and progressive style. Let her colorful abstracts draw you in!!

433 Dalzell - This is the residence studio space of Kathryn Usher and James Marks. Both artists have murals in downtown Shreveport. Kathryn has several blankets that were created during her artist residency with Nick Cave also displayed downtown. You will get to see pieces that were recently exhibited in a New York
gallery by Marks and Usher. Sherry Tamburo will share some new 3-D pieces out of wool, silk, and bamboo. Kathryn and James have perfected their own seafood gumbo. You will be sorry if you don't get you a taste!!

424 Dalzell - Darrel and Karen La Beau love opening their doors to the public. Jobean cards (Marci Gatlin Hicks) will have Louisiana College art. The latest craze is the sugar scrubs that Tori Ladd produces. If you don't have your jar yet, you are missing out! Lynn Laird's fine art skills will dazzle you as she makes her latest illustration come to life and leap right off the canvas. Keeping within the themes of Louisiana culture and food, Tracy McComic will have her Wired & Sassy handmade metal jewelry renditions of some of our favorite eats. This location will be serving up one of Karen's favorite recipes from her mom's collection, okra, tomatoes and shrimp, one of the oldest New Orleans Creole dishes which ties in the African and Hattian culture connections.

441 Olive Street - Douglas Cobb (Mad Cow Masks) -Take a dip into the darkest parts of your mind as Douglas Cobb brings to life things from your dreams and nightmares. Doug's masterful latex and leather craftsmanship will bring chills to your spine. His guest artist will be Alex Richardson. Seep into the grain of art with Alex's wooden canvas paintings. He mixes retro and new age styles with his rustic wooden canvas as often as he mixes in types of paint. Lite snacks and beverages will be served.

446 Olive Street - Lotus Studio. Experience the magic of the Lotus Studio as you are treated to a Gems of Cairo performance. Also, enjoy a drum circle jam. Fun for the whole family! Lite snacks will be served!

Contact Karen T. La Beau/Kathryn Usher at HostSundays@gmail.com or send a message on the Facebook page, Highland Open Studio Tours Sundays. Hope to see you soon!!!

H.O.S.T.S. Highland Open Studio Tours Sunday