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Bayou Artist

By Nathan Coker
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May 1st, 2024
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article by April Doughtyphotography courtesy of Tim Breaux Tim Breaux’s journey to becoming a full-time painter is different from a lot of artists producing work today. Breaux actually managed to make it through his entire formal education, from kindergarten through college, without ever taking an ar...
By Nathan Coker
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Apr 1st, 2024
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article by Starla Gatsonphotography by Kelly Moore Clark From an outsider’s perspective, Lindsay Carraway’s home workspace probably looks like a mess. Not that she necessarily cares. Life is too short to let others’ opinions hold so much weight, she declares. The Vicksburg native’s home on Bayo...
By Nathan Coker
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Feb 29th, 2024
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article by STARLA GATSONphotography by KELLY MOORE CLARK Montgomery owns Clay & Canvas Art Studio,  located at 115 Cotton Street in West Monroe, where she teaches a variety of art classes to children and adults. Though Clay & Canvas is relatively new — the studio opened its doors in May 2023 ...
By Nathan Coker
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Jan 31st, 2024
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article by Starla Gatsonphotography by Kelly Moore Clark Like her artwork, Haven Harrod has a calming energy. Her voice is quiet and soft as she answers questions between sips of iced coffee, mirroring the less intense colors — sage green, slate gray, and white, for example — that often show up in he...
By Nathan Coker
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Dec 1st, 2023
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article by STARLA GATSONphotography by KELLY MOORE CLARK Loretta Owens heard life begins at 40. She wondered if the saying was true, but taking someone else’s word for it wasn’t good enough. Instead, she wanted to find out for herself. That’s how she ended up in M. Douglas Walton’s art class as a 40-...
By Nathan Coker
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Nov 1st, 2023
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article by STARLA GATSONphotography by KELLY MOORE CLARK Ask high school-aged Stacy Thomas Medaries what she thought she’d be doing with her life, and the Monroe native probably would have guessed she’d be popping corn and tearing ticket stubs at the Pecanland Mall movie theater forever. At the time,...
By Nathan Coker
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Sep 29th, 2023
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article by STARLA GATSONphotography by KELLY MOORE CLARK Whether you spotted her slinging lattes and cappuccinos at the café where she baristas or selling her creations at a local art market, you could probably tell at first glance that Melissa Stroud marches to her own drumbeat. “I think a lot of pe...
By Nathan Coker
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Sep 1st, 2023
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article by Starla Gatsonphotography by Kelly Moore Clark The moon is high in the sky, the kids are tucked in, and the dishes from dinner have been washed and put away. For many, these things signal bedtime, especially if putting in hours at work preceded them. But for Emily Morris, they mean it’s tim...
By Nathan Coker
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Jul 31st, 2023
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article by Starla Gatsonphotography by Kelly Moore Clark If you asked JaCera François how she felt about moving back home to Ouachita parish after graduating college, she would probably tell you she wasn’t so sure about it. But now, four years later, the Monroe native believes she...
By Nathan Coker
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Jun 30th, 2023
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article by Starla Gatsonphotography by Kelly Moore Clark It’s no secret that energy is a common theme of Hooshang Khorasani’s art. He declares it in the first line of his artist statement — “Energy in nature and the world around me, in moving colors that show power, in the inner life o...