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Bayou Artist

By Meagan Russell
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Jun 27th, 2018
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BAYOU ARTIST, AMY TATMAN BERNARD, IS NOT ONLY AN ARTIST, SHE’S ALSO PARTNERED WITH OTHERS TO LAUNCH AND GROW MORE THAN ONE SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS OVER THE YEARS. SHE’S USED THOSE BUSINESSES TO GIVE BACK TO HER COMMUNITY AND THE WORLD IN LIFE-CHANGING WAYS. ARTICLE BY APRIL CLARK HONAKER AND PHOTOGRAPHY ...
By Meagan Russell
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May 29th, 2018
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TO HER STUDENTS, PEERS AND FAMILY, LEAH REITZELL IS A POWERHOUSE OF ENERGY FOR GOOD. SHE’S A FULL-TIME TEACHER, MOTHER OF THREE AND WORKING ARTIST. HER LOVE, JOY AND TALENTS EXTEND FAR BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES OF A CANVAS OR THE WALLS OF A CLASSROOM. LEAH IS THIS MONTH’S BAYOU ARTIST. ARTICLE BY APRIL C...
By Meagan Russell
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May 1st, 2018
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EVEN AT A YOUNG AGE, JULIE CREWS WAS DRAWN TO THE CONTROL AND INDEPENDENCE SHE FOUND IN ART. NOW, AS A WIFE AND MOTHER OF FIVE, JULIE HAS TO BALANCE THE PUSH AND PULL OF HER WORK BETWEEN BEING AN ARTIST AND HER FAMILY LIFE. By April Clark HonakerPhotographs  | by Kelly Moore Clark As […]...
By Meagan Russell
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Mar 28th, 2018
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MEREDITH PARDUE CAN’T REMEMBER A TIME WHEN SHE WASN’T PAINTING. BORN AND RAISED IN MONROE, SHE MOVED FROM ONE COAST TO ANOTHER AND NOW CALLS AUSTIN HOME. PARDUE IS A CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ARTIST WITH WORKS IN PRIVATE AND NOTEWORTHY COaRPORATE COLLECTIONS. ARTICLE BY APRIL CLARK HONAKER AND PHOTOGRAPHY...
By Meagan Russell
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Feb 27th, 2018
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Rickey Pittman is an author, singer and songwriter. He writes literary fiction, children’s picture books and poetry, and is also a noted songwriter and storyteller. He hopes that the work he produces will have an impact on people – an emotional connection enough to get a person searching. article by ...
By Rachel Dolecheck
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Feb 1st, 2018
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ARTICLE BY KAY RECTOR AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRAD ARENDER MONROE ARTIST BUNNY HEWITT describes herself as a “moody painter.”  She paints only when she feels moved to create, filling her canvas with whatever images inspire her in the moment. While her artistic process may not be regimented or methodical, ...
By Katie Sloan
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Jan 8th, 2018
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Article by April Clark Honaker, Photography by Kelly Moore Clark BayouArtist, Leigh Buffington, is grateful to be a part of such a strong community of artists and art enthusiasts and plans to keep using her art to connect with others and continue growing that community. When Leigh Buffington was earn...
By Katie Sloan
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Nov 30th, 2017
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  Article by April Clark Honaker & Photography by Kelly Moore Clark Emery Thibodeaux has spent the last few years placing art in the public eye, from her joint project with One Mile of Love to Postcard Murals in West Monroe and Monroe, Emery is helping cultivate an appreciation of art in our...
By Katie Sloan
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Oct 30th, 2017
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  Article by April Clark Honaker and Photography by Kelly  Moore Clark Over the past year, Courtney Wentzel has found herself inspired by children’s portraits with an artistic eye, Wentzel’s gouge has carved countless images of local families. When Courtney Wetzel posted portraits sh...
By Katie Sloan
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Sep 25th, 2017
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Article by April Honaker, Photography by Kelly Moore Clark Ratcliff is a potter, painter and professor who has spent a career teaching others his craft. Now retired, Gary looks to nature to inspire him and hopes to produce work that is uplifting and positive. When Gary Ratcliff left his hometown of D...