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
This week on Art Rocks!, we meet Shreveport artist Rachel Stuart-Haas, whose paintings evoke the obvious and the ethereal worlds of her female subjects. Rachel likes to imagine that each artwork captures the subject’s ability to exist in both worlds at once. Plus, opera directors often depend on their costumes to help convey the mood of their productions. We’ll show you what goes into the costume design process. Then, we’ll meet a man who plays Irish flute and combines it with Celtic music in an unexpected way. And as part of this week’s Louisiana Treasure segment, we’re reminded why sculptor Frank Hayden has such a lasting legacy in Louisiana’s capital city.
Art Rocks! airs Friday, February 24 at 8:30PM and Saturday, February 25 at 5:30PM and is hosted by James Fox-Smith, Publisher of Country Roads Magazine. Current and past ART ROCKS! episodes are also here: http://www.lpb.org/artrocks. Major production funding for Art Rocks! The Series is provided by Georgia-Pacific Port Hudson Operations. Special thanks to media partner Country Roads Magazine.