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Bayou Artist

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Jan 5th, 2016
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From the U.S. Air Force to his career as an attorney, this Bayou Artist has been developing his photography skills for over 50 years. article by Barbara Leader photography by Brad Arender Leaned against a wall in attorney Charlie Heck’s office an incredibly lifelike photograph of a brightly colored b...
By Meagan Russell
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Dec 1st, 2015
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A classically trained instrumentalist, vocalist and musical educator, Julian Jones, talks to BayouLife about his commitment to the community and encouraging arts education in North Louisiana. article by Mary Napoli | photography by Brad Arender Melodies flow from pianist Julian Jones’s finger tips as...
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Oct 26th, 2015
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As a new generation of dancers is keeping Bayou Artist Linda Lavender Ford on her toes, she takes the time to reflect on the value of performing arts, what makes a dancer dance, and the transformative power of ballet. article by Michael DeVault | photography by Brad Arender Every movement is studied,...
By Meagan Russell
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Sep 25th, 2015
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Bayou Artist: Joshua Mitchell article by Mary Napoli | photography by Martin G Meyers The pungent aroma of freshly cut wood fills Joshua Mitchell’s workshop.  It is a scent that often conjures memories and associations for many people. In this case, it’s the scent of creativity and productivity.  Mit...
By Meagan Russell
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Aug 28th, 2015
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The Artwork of Cliff Tresner article by Mary Napoli | photography by Brad Arender Artist Cliff Tresner is as complex and captivating as the artwork he produces.  He is a curious soul, perpetually searching and seeking.  He asks questions with his eyes and his hands, aggressively manipulating objects ...
By Meagan Russell
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Jul 24th, 2015
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article by Mary Napoli | photography by Brad Arender The buzzing grows louder as Aaron Jennings gently lifts the top off the wooden box.  Thousands of yellow and black bees are revealed, each in perpetual motion.  As Jennings loosens one of the four window pane like frames that stand vertically withi...
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Jun 28th, 2015
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Lou Davenport, this month’s Bayou Artist, talks to BayouLife Magazine about her love of art and family. She’s a creative character known for producing whimscial works of art, while being as entertaining as she is talented. article by Mary Napoli | photography by Brad Arender She peeks through a curta...
By Meagan Russell
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May 26th, 2015
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  “No one else has your voice; no one else has your fingerprints.  God made you to be completely unique.  Your handwriting is the same way.  It is one-of-a-kind, just as you are.” article by Mary Napoli | photography by Martin G Meyers Shannan Inman, Ruston resident and creative force behind Pa...
By Meagan Russell
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Apr 27th, 2015
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Portraits of Motherhood article by MARY NAPOLI | photography by MARTIN G MEYERS “IT IS ONE OF MY EARLIEST MEMORIES…that my mother made a specific place to put my artwork up in the living room on display–not on the refrigerator.  It was the first time I remember seeing my work hangin...
By Meagan Russell
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Mar 27th, 2015
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Monroe Native, Emory Nolan, is now a full-fledged New Orleanian with a keen eye for art. His talents are impressive, and his earnest desire to cultivate his skill is inspiring. article by Mary Napoli photography by Martin G Meyers Emory Nolan’s striking blue eyes are fixed on an abstract painti...