Art Rocks! is LPB’s weekly series, hosted by James Fox-Smith, publisher of Country Roads Magazine that explores the broad spectrum of art! The series spotlights artists, performance, culture, literature, history and the impact of art in our world. Art Rocks! features Louisiana stories as well as segments from across the country. Each week, the Louisiana Arts Calendar highlights current events throughout our state, and Louisiana Treasures – offering a glimpse of items, styles and themes that are unique to Louisiana. The series aims to capture your imagination, introduce you to new artists, and offer close-up views from communities around the country and our own backyard, places where art truly rocks!
Fridays at 8:30pm and encores Saturdays at 5:30pm
A new season of Art Rocks! continues this Friday, September 30 at 8:30PM (encore Saturday, October 1 at 5:30PM) We meet Madeline and Dawson Ellis, a husband and wife team that have created a flourishing jewelry-making business called Mimosa Handcrafted. They are known for their Louisiana-inspired designs in gold, silver and bronze cast using the lost wax method. Find out how they went from careers in landscape architecture to growing a thriving Baton Rouge-based jewelry business. Next, learn how guitars help prison inmates rebuild their lives; meet a doll maker who shapes clay into collectible family heirlooms; and visit a woodworker in Colorado known for creating door carvings that celebrate native wildlife and mountain views. Plus, tour Monroe’s Chennault Aviation and Military Museum, this week’s Louisiana Treasure.