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Bayou Artist

By Meagan Russell
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Jan 1st, 2022
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FOR MICHELLE HARVEY, DANCE  HAS ALWAYS BEEN PART OF HER LIFE. SHE STARTED TEACHING IN HIGH SCHOOL AND WOULD LATER OPEN HER OWN DANCE STUDIO BEFORE RETURNING TO WORK WITH LINDA FORD AT LINDA LAVENDER SCHOOL OF DANCE AND THE TWIN CITY BALLET COMPANY.  ARTICLE BY STARLA GATSON PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE...
By Meagan Russell
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Dec 1st, 2021
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ARTICLE BY STARLA GATSON PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Stefan Nodarse aspired to be a comic book artist, but his career in art took several turns before landing in printmaking. As an alumni of the University of Monroe’s art program, and a Master’s graduate of Indiana State University, the Oak Grov...
By Meagan Russell
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Dec 1st, 2021
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ARTICLE BY VANELIS RIVERA AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK As I made my way among the cluster of trade show booths displaying an array of artisanal handiwork at Downtown Monroe’s October Art Crawl, the chill air carried the sounds of an electric guitar. A musician clad in a black cape pierced the...
By Meagan Russell
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Nov 3rd, 2021
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Article by STARLA GATSON | Photography by JERON STRICKLAND | STRICKLY US  Black female politician and author Shirley Chisholm once declared, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” The Congresswoman’s guidance has been echoed and shared countless times over the decades, e...
By Meagan Russell
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Oct 1st, 2021
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JODY DOZIER STARTED CREATING LEATHER GOODS AS A HOBBY, EXPERIMENTING AND CRAFTING HANDMADE GOODS. FAST-FORWARD, DOZIER HAS CREATED HIS BUSINESS, WALDEN LEATHER CO., AFTER TURNING OUT HIGH-QUALITY AND FUNCTIONAL LEATHER PIECES. ARTICLE BY STARLA GATSON   PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK You never know...
By Meagan Russell
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Aug 1st, 2021
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article by STARLA GATSON photography by KELLY MOORE CLARK It didn’t take long for Maggie Jones Boudreaux’s artistic vocabulary to begin developing. Given the fact that she grew up under the influence of both a mother and grandmother who were artists and makers, the Ruston native’s appreciation for ar...
By Meagan Russell
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Jun 30th, 2021
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Born to be a Blacksmith, Goodson knew he was  going to take up the trade long before he even had the tools or knowledge to do it. Photograph by Kelly Moore Clark \\ Article by Starla Gatson It wouldn’t be surprising if the image that popped into your head after reading the word “blacksmith” was of [&...
By Meagan Russell
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May 28th, 2021
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ARTICLE BY STARLA GATSON and PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Perhaps you know the recently-wed Shoemaker by her maiden name, Groce, and the business she owns and operates called Unveiled Radiance. This year marks her tenth as a business owner and photographer, a milestone she herself can’t believe s...
By Meagan Russell
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Apr 29th, 2021
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Daryl Triplett believes God created him to create, and he declares that the scenery around him inspires him to keep going. “I get up in the morning and just know I’m here and that He gave me another day and allowed me to see all of these things and experience them.”  written by / STARLA […]...
By Meagan Russell
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Mar 29th, 2021
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article by STARLA GATSON     /    photography by KELLY MOORE CLARK While many artists might shudder at the thought of an empty canvas, likely wondering if the work is good enough before the brush has even touched the piece of tightly-woven fabric, Rhenda Saporito loves the blank space for the very sa...