Not Again? at the Masur Museum 07/2/2014 to 10/11/2014 In a way Not Again?! is a homecoming for Greely Myatt. His second solo exhibition took place at the Masur in 1979. Since then he and the Masur have grown a great deal. Not Again?! is also a fitting metaphor for thinking about Myatt’s studio practice. He is interested in the cyclical nature of life and symbols. Myatt often gives found objects and well worn cultural cues new life while making art. His subject matter varies drastically from a painstakingly realistic depiction of an ice cream cone dropped mid-lick to an esoteric examination of how the Underground Railroad used quilt patterns to communicate in code. As a result viewing this exhibition is like life itself and runs the gamut from humor to tragedy; sometimes simultaneously (if you like ice cream). Specific subject matter aside, Myatt is most interested in communication as the theme within his work. He constructs art much like an author writes a sentence. In a sense, his materials provide a vocabulary and the means of fabrication becomes the punctuation that holds his work together; giving it a particular emphasis or sensibility. His titles often convey specific ideas about a work of art’s intended meaning, but as with most things it is up for debate. When different elements of a particular work of art are examined, things can change.
ARK-LA-MISS Fair 09/20/2014 to 09/28/2014 This year marks the 39th Anniversary of the Ark-La-Miss Fair. The Fair is loaded with things for all ages including agricultural exhibits, midway rides, live entertainment, and a wide selection of food and exhibitors!
Meals From Around the World 09/23/2014 to 11/25/2014 Meals from around the world features various menus from across the globe by Chef Pat Nolan & Chef Eli Carle. Seating is limited and you must make reservations. BYOB.
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SHOPat Pecanland Mall, the largest shopping mall in North Louisiana, and famous Antique Alley, with classic antique shops and trendy boutique stores.
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DISCOVER local heroes like General Claire Chennault and his Flying Tigers at the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum. Meet Joseph Biedenharn, the first bottler of Coca-Cola, and his daughter Emmy-Lou at the Biedenharn Museum & Gardens, where you can still buy a cold bottle of coke for just a nickel. Take a walk at the beautiful Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge.
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