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Bayou Artist

By Meagan Russell
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Feb 25th, 2015
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Exploring the artistic world of Margaret Moses. From her tranquil studio, she creates stunning works of abstract art that are a natural balance between man and nature. ARTICLE BY MARY NAPOLI | PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRAD ARENDER The path to artist Margaret Moses’ studio is tranquil and calming.  The do...
By Meagan Russell
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Jan 30th, 2015
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DALLAS-BASED DESIGNER MIL BODRON MAINTAINS A FLOURISHING CAREER IN TEXAS, BUT HIS ROOTS LIE IN THE NORTHSIDE OF MONROE. article by Mary Napoli Interior photography by Timothy Kolk Bodron’s firm, Bodron + Fruit, has been well respected and in high demand in the Dallas-Forth Worth area and beyond for q...
By Meagan Russell
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Dec 29th, 2014
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article by Mary Napoli | photography by Martin G Meyers He wanted her 35mm plastic camera. She wanted his hat. So, they made the trade. His 12 year-old sister walked away with a light blue, straw hat that had originally belonged to their grandfather. Ten year-old Frank Hamrick walked away with the to...
By Meagan Russell
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Dec 1st, 2014
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In the wings with Bayou Artist Corey Trahan who dishes the magic of performing, teaching and the challenge of resurrecting an iconic community theatre article by Michael DeVault | photo by Brad Arender Not so long ago, Corey Trahan was in Bangkok, Thailand, pondering his future. The performer and edu...
By Meagan Russell
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Oct 28th, 2014
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There Are Many Roles That Describe Joey Slaughter: Teacher, Creator, Counselor, Father. He is an Active Member in the Community and and a Presence in the Arts. article by Ann Bloxom Smith | photography by Brad Arender Connections, communication, consistency. Connections, communication, consistency. A...
By Meagan Russell
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Sep 25th, 2014
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While she was a natural-born dancer, Dianne Maroney Grigsby didn’t always plan on dance as a career. As it turned out, dance found her. Lucky for us Grigsby’s passion is our reward through her choreography set on area companies. article by MichaelDeVault | Photography by Brad Arender She’s tall...
By Meagan Russell
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Aug 25th, 2014
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Family, Talent and the Kennedy Mystique article by Michael DeVault & Mary Napoli | photography by Brad Arender John and Doug Kennedy stood over the table, lifted the frame of the silk screen press, and waited for the print to set. It was 1989, and neither of them quite knew what to expect. At the...
By Meagan Russell
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Jul 24th, 2014
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Monroe’s own rock band returns home for a benefit concert article by Mary Napoli | photos by Joli Livaudais Kevin Griffin’s distinctive falsetto voice fills the Monroe Civic Center.  At sound check, the arena is nearly empty, save a few crew members and close friends, and BetterThan Ezra is war...
By Meagan Russell
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Jun 26th, 2014
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A Portrait of Joli Livaudais article by Michael DeVault | photo by Jenny Ellerbe The first impression of Joli Livaudais is calm. She approaches people with the same measured ease with which she approaches a camera on a tripod. Even in a hurry–and as a professional photographer who’s done ...
By Meagan Russell
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May 21st, 2014
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Out of the spotlight and in the wings, the actress-playwright is taking on motherhood, Hollywood, a famous spouse and Buster Keaton…all without breaking a sweat. This month’s BayouArtist is Vanessa Perkins. article by Michael DeVault If Vanessa Perkins Stewart was unaware of Buster Keaton’...