SHREVEPORT, Louisiana – The exhibition, which opened on Thursday night, featured dozens of snowflakes hanging from the ceiling, creating a festive atmosphere. The snowflakes were made by professional and amateur artists who submitted their designs to the Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC).
“We juried them and picked the ones that we thought would make a great exhibition. We paid the artists, they fabricated them, and now they’re hanging here behind me and will be here through December,” said Casey Jones, the marketing director for SRAC.
The snowflakes are made with a variety of materials, including paper, textiles and metal. Some of them are inspired by nature, while others are more abstract or whimsical. Jones said the exhibition is a way to celebrate the creativity and diversity of the local arts community.
“It’s really cool to see how different artists interpret the same theme. Some of them are very intricate and detailed, some of them are very simple and elegant. Some of them are very colorful, some of them are very monochromatic. It’s just a really fun and unique exhibition,” he said.
The exhibition also features a gift shop where visitors can buy snowflakes, ornaments, jewelry and winter décor made by local artists. Jones said the items are affordable and make great gifts for the holidays.
In addition to the exhibition, SRAC has a full schedule of upcoming winter events at Artspace, including a silent disco, cookie competition, tuba concert and “snow queen” children’s dance and ice cream sundae party. Jones said the events are designed to appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds.
“We want to make Artspace a place where everyone feels welcome and comfortable. We want to offer something for everyone, whether it’s art, music, dance, food or fun. We want to make Artspace a destination for the community,” he said.
SnoGlo will run until December 31 at Artspace, located at 708 Texas Street in downtown Shreveport. The exhibition is free and open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the exhibition and the events, visit http://www.artspaceshreveport.com.