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Bayou Artist

By Meagan Russell
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Dec 1st, 2022
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Article by Starla GatsonPhotography by Kelly Moore Clark Betty Crouch picked up pottery at 67-years-old. This hobby turned career has given Crouch purpose, something she was desperate for when she began devoting more of her time and energy to it over a decade ago. I’m a jack of all trades but a maste...
By Meagan Russell
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Nov 7th, 2022
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ARTICLE BY STARLA GATSONPHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY MONTI SHARP After spending more than three decades away from Monroe, Monti Sharp is ready to reconnect with his hometown. Besides, he says, there’s no place like it. Leaving Monroe was never what Sharp wanted to do, he explains. But it was necessary, as re...
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Oct 4th, 2022
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Douglas comes to her studio every day to work and experiment with her medium of choice: watercolor. She gets a few raised eyebrows from people who learn she is a watercolorist, as most call it the hardest medium to master. Article by Starla Gatson | Photography by Kelly Moore Clark Dianne Douglas sit...
By Meagan Russell
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Sep 7th, 2022
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article by Starla Gatson photography by Kelly Moore Clark “Art is too important not to share.” This quote comes from Brazilian artist Romero Britto, but it’s more than that;it’s a phrase in which 19-year-old Katherine Bonner fully believes. These words, displayed on her website homepage, su...
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Aug 1st, 2022
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article by Starla Gatsonphotography by Kelly Moore Clark Even though Daniel Myers has only been seriously pursuing his art career for about a year now, the West Monroe native has been a professional for years.  Myers has been a working artist since he was just eight years old, when Montessori school ...
By Meagan Russell
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Jun 30th, 2022
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ARTICLE BY STARLA GATSON AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Gentle, delicate, feminine, and peaceful are just a few of the words that have been used to describe the work that Khalilah Maryam Al-Amin Kersey — KMAK, for short — makes. These words also describe Kersey herself, the young artist reveals...
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May 29th, 2022
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ARTICLE BY STARLA GATSON | PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Many artists use their work to tell a story, and Whitney Trisler Causey is no exception. However, the stories told through her latest series of painted portraits aren’t entirely her own; they belong to her daughter, M’Lynn, and children much...
By Meagan Russell
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May 1st, 2022
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BETWEEN HER PARENTS INFLUENCE AND HER NATURAL AFFINITY FOR MAKING THINGS, PURSUING A CREATIVE CAREER SEEMED LIKE A NATURAL CHOICE FOR MADELINE MARAK. ARTICLE BY STARLA GATSONPHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK It’s no surprise that Madeline Marak’s career is centered around art. As the Shreveport native...
By Meagan Russell
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Mar 31st, 2022
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STARLA GATSON    |     KELLY MOORE CLARK Leslie Ratcliff uses acrylic paints to depict the sights of her little Tensas Parish town, hoping to share just how beautiful St. Joe really is. She is a mother, wife, teacher and creator – she hopes to teach her students and children to see the world [&hellip...
By Meagan Russell
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Mar 1st, 2022
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Carter Carroll is a videographer and documentary film director who makes a living capturing stories through his camera lens. ARTICLE BY STARLA GATSONPHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK It wasn’t unusual to find a young Carter Carroll with a book in his hand. He, like many other elementary-aged children,...