We’re in the Mardi Gras spirit and pay a visit to Herb Roe, a painter who documents the “courir” or traditional pre-Lenten celebration of the Prairie Cajuns of Southwest Louisiana. The mythic qualities of his work place the participants into dream-like settings with his subjects costumed in vibrant splashes of color. Herb will tell us what inspired him to illustrate the ceremonies in more than 130 paintings and illustrations over the last decade. We then meet a string quartet and a ballet company, who have joined forces in Washington D.C. and are known for adding a bit of spontaneity to their collaborations. Plus, our Louisiana Treasures segment takes us to Rosedown Plantation, encompassing 374 acres in St. Francisville. It’s one of the most intact, documented examples of a domestic plantation complex in the South.