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 March 24:
Meet painter Ed Smith, whose passionate environmentalism is expressed in the gorgeous and color-saturated birds he paints—teeming multitudes huddled together in improbable profusion. Smith explains, “Moving here, I became very aware of the density of the landscape; there’s the feeling that if we, as humans, just stopped for a few years, nature would just swallow us up.” Although Smith credits the sheer life force of South Louisiana for making nature impossible to ignore, his work cautions viewers against taking it for granted. – excerpt Country Roads Magazine, March 2017
It has been 150 years since the story of Alice In Wonderland was first told. We’ll tell you how it came about and how it has evolved. Plus, as part of this week’s Louisiana Treasures segment, we visit a Conrad Albrizio mural that looms large at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum in Shreveport.
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.