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Bayou Artist

By Meagan Russell
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Jan 28th, 2020
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FOR LOCAL ARTISTS LINDA SNIDER-WARD AND ROBERT “BOB” WARD, ART HAS BEEN A BINDING FORCE IN THEIR MARRIAGE FOR 26 YEARS. IT BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER INITIALLY AND HAS CONTINUED TO REINFORCE THEIR BOND. ARTICLE BY APRIL CLARK HONAKER AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK For artists and arts enthusiasts, t...
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Dec 30th, 2019
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Bayou Artist MOLLY ENGEN captures people on large-scale, colorful canvases. Her artwork captures the emotions of her subjects in a spiritual and purposeful way. ARTICLE BY APRIL CLARK HONAKER AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK According to recent research from the Pew Research Center, 68% of adults...
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Nov 30th, 2019
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article by APRIL CLARK HONAKER | photography by KELLY MOORE CLARK Megan Smith enjoys the idea of sharing joy and love with others through her work. She considers her pieces love letters – not in the traditional sense – but in that every piece has a little bit of her soul poured into the clay. [&helli...
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Oct 31st, 2019
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With a renewed sense of purpose, Shelly Nealy has poured her heart into becoming a full-time, professional artist. Article by April Clark Honaker | Photography by Kelly Moore Clark Sometimes in life people have to rediscover their purpose. For artist Shelly Nealy, this has certainly been true. As a k...
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Sep 30th, 2019
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From hand-painted textiles to brightly-hued murals, Ashley Alford-Dollar is making a colorful splash in Northeast Louisiana. Monroe artist Ashley Alford-Dollar grew up in Baton Rouge, but at 19, she left Louisiana to pursue her dreams in New York. She had always wanted to leave home after high school...
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Aug 30th, 2019
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Whitney Caskey graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Studio Art. It was her love of the arts that drew her to tattooing and ultimately her career at University Ink. Article by April Clark Honaker | Photography by Kelly Moore Clark Actor Johnny Depp has over 30 tat...
By Meagan Russell
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Jul 29th, 2019
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ASHLEY GREER, THIS MONTH’S BAYOU ARTIST, ATTRIBUTES LOVE AS A KEY INGREDIENT IN HER CREATIVE PROCESS. article by April Clark Honaker | photos by Kelly Moore Clark Like many who are born to be artists, Ashley Greer was often discouraged. “I’ve had a lot of people tell me to drop art,” she said. They w...
By Meagan Russell
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Jun 30th, 2019
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Tim Hayes discovered painting long before becoming an architect. In the structure and organization of his work, viewers can see the connection to architecture. ARTICLE BY APRIL CLARK HONAKER | PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK The relationship between an artist’s personal history and his or her work i...
By Meagan Russell
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May 28th, 2019
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From Disney to Monroe, Jay Davis has evolved in his artistic journey. Whether he’s creating by hand or wielding his computer skills, Davis believes it’s important to balance the influence of life and imagination. ARTICLE BY APRIL HONAKER PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK JAY N. DAVIS was t...
By Meagan Russell
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Apr 29th, 2019
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From Vietnam to Hollywood, John Marsala’s career has taken him around the globe and Back to the Future. His retirement brought him to North Louisiana where he is now lending his talents to the Strauss Theatre Center. ARTICLE BY APRIL CLARK HONAKER | PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANDREW BAILEY Retired Hollywood prop...