Art Rocks! is LPB’s weekly series, hosted by James Fox-Smith, publisher of Country Roads Magazine that explores the broad spectrum of art! The series spotlights artists, performance, culture, literature, history and the impact of art in our world. Art Rocks! features Louisiana stories as well as segments from across the country. Each week, the Louisiana Arts Calendar highlights current events throughout our state, and Louisiana Treasures – offering a glimpse of items, styles and themes that are unique to Louisiana. The series aims to capture your imagination, introduce you to new artists, and offer close-up views from communities around the country and our own backyard, places where art truly rocks!
Fridays at 8:30pm and encores Saturdays at 5:30pm
Coming April 1:
Meet Lafayette painter Jeromy Young, who has studied the techniques of Baroque-era masters for inspiration in creating masterpieces of his own. He shares some of his secrets and we see some of his commissioned portraits, as well as his still life and pastoral works. Artist Jera Rose Petal Lodge melds metal into wearable sculpture that broadens the definition of jewelry. "Louis & Keely 'Live' at the Sahara" is a musical that relives the story of the legendary music duo Louis Prima and Keely Smith, who took Las Vegas by storm in the 1950s and 60s. David Blondell, a sports artist combines his two passions by using his artistic skills to recreate some of sports most memorable moments. Plus, as part of this week’s Louisiana Treasures segment, we will introduce you to the dog that oversees the Shreveport art scene.
Art Rocks! is hosted by James Fox-Smith, Publisher of Country Roads Magazine. Current and past ART ROCKS! episodes are also here: http://www.lpb.org/artrocks. Major production funding for Art Rocks! The Series is provided by Georgia-Pacific Port Hudson Operations. Special thanks to media partner Country Roads Magazine.