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Meet Caddo Parish Poet Laureate and spoken word artist, Poetic X. He believes poetry is for everyone because it has an illuminating power to make us reflect on and connect with parts of life that might otherwise pass unnoticed. Plus: Emily Reid of Reno, Nevada paints vibrant animal portraits; the MassArt Art Museum in Boston showcases contemporary, ever-changing exhibitions; and Virgil Taylor of Detroit, Michigan creates wearable art inspired by the ancient Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. This week on Art Rocks!

Caddo Parish Poet Laureate, Poetic X


Hosted by James Fox-Smith of Country Roads Magazine, LPB’s weekly series spotlights artists, performance, culture, literature, history, and the impact of art in our world. It features Louisiana stories, as well as segments from PBS affiliates across the country.

Art Rocks! Season 9

Art Rocks! - Episode 903

Meet Caddo Parish Poet Laureate and spoken word artist, Poetic X. He believes poetry is for everyone because it has an illuminating power to make us reflect on and connect with parts of life that might otherwise pass unnoticed. Plus: Emily Reid of Reno, Nevada paints vibrant animal portraits; the MassArt Art Museum in Boston showcases contemporary, ever-changing exhibitions; and Virgil Taylor of Detroit, Michigan creates wearable art inspired by the ancient Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Art Rocks! - Episode 902

Meet talented mixed media artist, Candice Alexander, of Lake Charles. Her colorful, fleur-de-lis themed work has been long sought-after and widely-collected far beyond her Louisiana home. After two hurricanes amidst a pandemic, it was Alexander’s strong connection to her community and her unwavering tenacity that resulted in her most successful year to date. Next, photographer and diver, Andreas Franke takes the plunge into underwater exhibitions in order to address the plastics awash in the world’s oceans. Plus, inspired by 18th century design and science fiction, sculptor Cindy Wynn turns scrap metal into decorative works of art, and Art Battle Sarasota pits painter against painter in a fast-action competition that vies for votes from spectators.

Art Rocks! - Episode 901

Meet puppeteer, Clay Achee of Baton Rouge, who discusses his digital-first collaboration with LPB, Ziggy’s Arts Adventure, an educational puppet series about a 9-year-old alien who travels to Earth in search of art. Next, quilter Cynthia Lockhart of Cincinnati, Ohio has a goal of inspiring hope with needle and thread; Billy the Squid and the Sea Cow Drifters make music that combines rockabilly and outlaw country in Key West, Florida; and comic strip creator Brian Crane of Sparks, Nevada tells us about Pickles.


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