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SRAC Introduces New ArtistTrees and a “Ride”

The Caddo Common Park gets ArtisTrees upgrade as the enter Phase II of the construction and artspace reveals its newest exhibition that will take you on a “Ride” thanks to SRAC (Shreveport Regional Arts Council)!

Trees by Artists

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You’re invited to the celebration of three new LED “Artistrees” on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 5:00pm. The artist team of Bruce Allen and the late Jim Hayes feature electric blue metal trunks and yellow and amber LED lit leaves.

The artists spent months listening to community neighbors. Shreveport Common Executive Director Wendy Benscoter says, “The idea for the public art feature to be trees and even the choice of colors came from them. That’s Creative Placemaking at its best and there is more to come.” While you are at the confetti celebration, check out the construction on the new outdoor performance pavilion! The Caddo Common Park is located at 869 Texas Avenue.

Experience a Ride Like No Other

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On Friday, November 12 at 5:00pm, the opening of “Along for Ride” takes place. This unique exhibition comes from a father-son team. Mike and Larsson McSwain took off in the summer of 2021 and traveled through Louisiana, Texas, Colorado and New York trying to make sense of how Covid-19 stopped the world. Now you can see their sketches and artwork from their adventure that included canyons to freeway traffic.

Mike McSwain says, “I believe that this show is the embodiment of how two normal dudes can tackle today’s time, with all the uncertainty and weirdness, and turn it into a tale of love and respect for each other and for our collective brothers and sisters all around us.”

The show at artspace runs through January 15, 2022. Vaccines and masks are highly suggested.

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