Nov 20 Sunday
The Northwest Louisiana Community Tennis Association is requesting the donation of gently used tennis clothing and accessories that are no longer being used to their Love Twice donation program.
Players are encouraged to take their gently used, washed, and labeled tennis clothing and accessories to either of the drop off locations; Bossier Tennis Center or Querbes Tennis Center.
After the donations are made, other players can shop through what’s in stock. They can pay whatever they want, which in turn will go directly to the Northwest Louisiana Community Tennis Association. There are suggested prices: fashion items are $10, mid-level items are $5, and off brand items are $2. All donation and purchasing information can be found at https://bit.ly/love-twice.
The Love Twice program is beneficial for all Shreveport-Bossier tennis players. All proceeds from the Love Twice Donation Program will help the Northwest Louisiana Community Tennis Association improve all aspects of the local tennis community.
The Northwest Louisiana Community Tennis Association is a 501(c)3 organization whose goal to make a positive impact by providing support and resources in the development of tennis programs, leagues, and facilities as a healthy lifetime sport in Northwest Louisiana to all demographics and skill levels, and to offer scholarships to junior players and charitable assistance to tennis players in need within our locality. The NWLACTA will cooperate with the USTA and other associations and programs in the pursuit of these aims.
SAAC welcomes central Arkansas watercolorist and oil impressionist Bob Snider and his exhibition “Horses, Ducks and Other Paintings that Men Like” to the Price and Merkle Galleries October 5 – November 29. There will be an artist’s reception on Thursday, October 6 from 5:30pm-7:00pm.
Born in Smackover and raised in Camden, Bob was a double major in both art and business. “I was the only art major on football scholarship at Ouachita Baptist University but got a second major in business just as a backup plan.” He made the decision to follow the business path early in his career. Following two years as an officer in the US Army, Bob worked in the US Senate as a Special Assistant to US Senator John L McClellan and then had a thirty-year career as an investment banker for Morgan Keegan in Little Rock.
After a long career in business, Bob returned to his love of art as his lifetime passion. He started out in a water media class at the Arkansas Arts Center and had early success in early exhibitions with Mid Southern Watercolorists. “Being able to take at least two workshops at MSW taught by world-class artists jump-started my career.” It was at a workshop with Barry Thomas that someone asked him if he had ever tried oils. “So the next day she provided me with oils, brushes and a palette, and I approached the scene on the Arkansas River just like a watercolor. The painting sold the next week.”
Bob has taken and taught workshops in Italy, France and in various locations in the United States. Bob sells his paintings in local Little Rock galleries as well as in Colorado, California, Georgia, and Florida galleries. Additionally, he donates his art to various charities including the Arkansas Arts Center, the American Heart Association, CARTI, and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. “It took me a while to figure out that ‘my lane’ was to paint subjects that guys like. So I gravitate to horse racing, duck hunting, and fly fishing for the drama, action, and outrageous colors.”
for more about the artist visit his website at https://bobsniderfinearts.com
Nov 21 Monday
Nov 22 Tuesday
Abstract and expressionistic drawings by American artist Jennings Tofel are featured in an exhibition showing Nov. 22 through Jan. 20 in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.“Jennings Tofel: Drawing Genesis,” curated by Dr. David A. Lewis, professor of art history at Stephen F. Austin State University, will be shown in the upstairs Reavley Gallery of the art center, located at 329 E. Main Street.A closing reception is planned for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Cole Art Center. Admission to the exhibition and reception, which is sponsored in part by William Arscott and the Friends of the Visual Arts, is free. Gallery hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (936) 468-5500.
Nov 23 Wednesday