Art Talk Monday: Community Variety Show

This week's Art Talk Monday is written by Klervae' Stinson, NCLAC intern and GSU Theatre & Performing Arts Senior. She is working as stage director for the Holiday Arts Tour Community Variety Show.  

Logo by Jake Dugard

City of Ruston, come help celebrate the arts with the North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) Holiday Arts Tour's first Community Variety Show! Held each November, Holiday Arts Tour is a celebration of the arts in north Louisiana.

Artists of many genres are hosted by local merchants for a weekend of arts, music and shopping. The Tour also includes free art-related activities for children, free musical performances by regional talent, a poetry reading and a variety show. The Tour promotes artistic discussion, exposure and sales through live demonstrations, performances and exhibitions.

This year’s theme is Create! The Community Variety Show will feature individuals from the community to come together to showcase all different types of art forms. The show will hallmark The Dixie Dancers of Ruston whom describe themselves as a group of Ruston ladies who perform their tap dance routines, for free, at various venues in and around Ruston; LG Dance Studio whose mission is to share the joy of dance; Percussive Arts Institute of Ruston (P.A.I.R.) which seeks to bridge the gap between popular and academic music and to advance the percussive arts; and Grambling State University Choir, whose repertoire includes a diverse range of music that spans many generations and cultures, including classical, gospel, and contemporary popular music. Ruston Community Theatre will give us a sneak peek of their Christmas production “Christmas Belles”.  The Dixie Dancers and LG Dance Studio will perform dance numbers, Percussion Arts Institute of Ruston and Grambling State University will be our musical performances, and Ruston Community Theatre will give us our theatrical performance for the afternoon. I am very excited to be a part of something that can bring our community together to not only showcase talent, but also to keep the arts alive in Ruston, LA. The show will be November 24, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. at the Dixie Center for the Arts, 212 N Vienna St. Ruston, LA and admission is absolutely free!

The 16th annual Holiday Arts Tour will be November 21-24, 2013. For more information and a complete schedule of the Holiday Arts Tour visit our official site, or call 318.255.1450.

Holiday Arts Tour is supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council.