artspace announces Critical MASS 10 week
January 25, 2022

It has been ten years since artspace opened it’s 1st Critical MASS exhibition inviting all Visual, Literary and Performing artists from Northwest Louisiana to show their craft to the public, while bringing professional art critics from across America to provide feedback to the artists in the community.

The 2022 Collectible Artist Exhibition has been moved to Thursday, February 3 from 5:00 pm – 7:45 pm at Central ARTSTATION.

The featured Collectible Artists are Erica Branch (Visual), Lisandra Di Liberto Torres (Visual), Mary Dumars (Literary), Jennifer Hendry (Visual), Eric M. Hess (Visual), Hooshang Khorasani (Visual), Ellen Soffer (Visual), and Mike Torma (Visual).

This will be followed by a panel discussion about how audiences and artists benefit from one another, the benefits of committing as a Collector, and the responsibilities of Collectors. The conversation also includes the role of the critic in advancing the artists’ work and the collector’s collection.

The opening exhibition will take place on Friday, February 4th from 5pm until 8:30pm, at artspace in downtown Shreveport.

Experience over 100 works of art from Northwest Louisiana Artists. Professional Critics will review each Arts Discipline to determine which artist created the most compelling work of Art, one that merits a $2,000 commission to create a Solo Exhibition, Performance, and Literary Presentation.

RSVP HERE on Facebook.  The event is Free and open to the public.

5:00 p.m. – Doors open to begin seating for Awards Announcements
5:30 p.m. – Announcement of Awards—Visual, Literary and Performing Artists
6:30 p.m. – Public Reception honoring the Artists 

You can find a 10 year retrospective of the past winners upstairs in coolspace.

Artspace is requesting proof of vaccine or negative COVID test less than 2 days old for entry to this exhibition opening. You can visit artspace during the week without proof of vaccine. They do ask that people wear masks.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Paul Savage, Jr. is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana and is the owner, founder, & designer of Savage Creative Solutions. Savage Creative Solutions is a full-service, integrated marketing agency headquartered in Shreveport, LA with a growing national footprint across multiple industries. Savage is a local marketing and communication professional, entrepreneur, and accomplished author. His debut memoir, "Diary of A Testicular Cancer Survivor," has been featured on Amazon's best-seller list.

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