"CIRQUE DE SHREVE" BENEFIT - Buy Your Tickets or Become a Sponsor Now

"Cirque de Shreve"

The Mighty Meadows Renaissance

Saturday, November 1, 2014
6:30 - 10 p.m.

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Shreveport’s legendary Mighty Haag Circus is returning to its original wintering grounds at Pinewold Manor.  Join us as we celebrate the legend of the Mighty Haag Circus and embrace the magical aura of vintage circus entertainment, festive music, and gourmet fare. Proceeds from the event and art auction will benefit the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art, whose mission is to support and encourage the advancement of art in Shreveport-Bossier and in the surrounding regions by establishing the Algur Meadows Museum as a center of art and culture in the South.

Members* of the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art can buy tickets for $75 each, while non-members can buy tickets for $100 each. Tickets purchased with a credit card include a processing fee. You can also feel the magic up close by becoming a sponsor as a "Ringmaster", "Strongman", or "Magician". Read our sponsor letter and see below to make your donation. Please note that reservations close on Wednesday, October 29. Find this event on Facebook and share the invitation with your friends.


Member Ticket 
($75 + $1.75 processing fee each)


Non-Member Ticket
($100 + $2.50 processing fee each)


Ringmaster Sponsor
($1000)
Includes:

- Four Tickets
- Meadows Friends Membership 
for 2014-2015
- Marquee recognition
- A special invitation to a cocktail party honoring famed photographer Keith Carter on November 7th (ahead of the opening at the Meadows Museum on November 8)
- The Circus Book, 1870s - 1950s, an exquisite hardcover art book by Taschen


Strongman Sponsor
($500)
Includes:

- Two Tickets
- Meadows Friends Membership
for 2014-2015

- Marquee recognition
- A special invitation to a cocktail party honoring famed photographer Keith Carter on November 7th (ahead of the opening at the Meadows Museum on November 8)


Magician Sponsor
($250)
Includes:

- Two Tickets
- Meadows Friends Membership
for 2014-2015
- Marquee recognition


Ticket requests and checks can also be mailed to:
Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art
Cirque de Shreve
P.O. Box 4386
Shreveport, LA 71134

(Make check payable to Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum; please note ticket or sponsor level in memo line. Pick up tickets at event.)


The Mighty Haag Shows - "Cirque de Shreve" Benefit November 1

ABOUT THE HAAG CIRCUS
The Mighty Haag Circus was owned by Ernest Haag and was one of the best known and loved southern circuses.  The show started in the 1890’s in Shreveport, Louisiana, as a wagon show.  A two-mile street pageant of elaborate, hand-carved tableau wagons, chariots, elegant band wagons, steam calliopes, elephants, bears, tigers, camels, giraffes, clowns, fine horses, and circus artists paraded down Texas street every year to their wintering quarters between Fairfield and Line Ave. The spectacle was free for all Shreveport viewers. 

The Mighty Haag Parade - "Cirque de Shreve" Benefit November 1

THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING FOR CONTRIBUTING THEIR SERVICES:

ANNUAL GALA to be held November 1, 2014

"Cirque de Shreve"

The Mighty Meadows Renaissance

Annual Gala to be hosted by the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

You are invited to the Annual Gala hosted by the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art. The "Cirque de Shreve" will be held Saturday, November 1, 2014.

Stay tuned for details and ticketing information. Renew your membership to the Friends of the Meadows Museum by making a tax-deductible donation here and sign up to receive email updates about this exciting event! 

"ART WORKS: Art and Artists on Film"

A Film Series Co-Sponsored by The Centenary Film Society and The Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College of Louisiana

 

Screenings will be held at the Robinson Film Center, 617 Texas Street in downtown Shreveport, with regular Film Center admission prices. Students, Faculty, and Staff of Centenary College, as well as members of The Friends of the Meadows Museum, will be admitted FREE to these screenings, so join or renew your membership now! The series this fall semester will focus on the medium of photography as a lead-in to the exhibition of photographic artists Keith Carter and O. Winston Link at the Meadows Museum of Art, opening November 8, 2014.

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Thursday, October 2 at 7:30 pm
Blow-Up
(UK/Italy/USA, 1966. Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni. Cast: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Birkin, Veruschka. 111 mins. In English.)


A very hip London fashion photographer of the Sixties frolics with young models, then meets the mysterious Jane. He takes a photo in a park and, later, as he enlarges it, he sees something in the photo he never noticed while taking it. Has a crime occurred?
 

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Thursday, October 23 at 7:30 pm

Finding Vivian Maier
(USA, 2013. Dirs. John Maloof, Charlie Siskel. 90 mins. In English.) 


Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny in Chicago who secretly took over 100, 000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. Maier's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

 

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Thursday, November 6 at 7:30 pm
The Photographer's Series: Keith Carter
(USA, 2006. Dir. John Spellos. 60 mins. In English.)


This documentary presents a comprehensive overview of internationally acclaimed photographer Keith Carter. A native of East Texas, Carter shoots black and white images of small Texas towns, landscapes, portraits, still-lifes, and interiors -- images that have resulted in ten books and hundreds of exhibitions world-wide. Keith Carter will be present for questions and answers after the film.

FALL PROGRAMS ANNOUNCED

Upcoming Meadows Museum Exhibits & Events
(Subject to change. Sign up for e-mail updates.)

 
August 23 - October 25, 2014:

“Centenary in Paris: An Exhibit by First-Year Students”

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Opening reception: August 23, 2014, 4:30-6 pm

An exhibit of multi-disciplinary works created during the immersion term by students in Art, Business, English, Psychology, and Theatre sections.  The reception serves as a grand finale for Centenary’s first immersion term and a time for first-year students to reconnect with their families and meet the rest of campus.

 

September 13 - October 25, 2014:

“Relaying: Testimonies on Motherhood Lost”, a Video Installation by Mali De-Kalo

Curated by Nella Magen Cassouto

Opening reception with artist’s talk: Sept. 13, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm

Artist in residence: Sept. 11-18, 2014

Israeli artist De-Kalo confronts boundaries between art and social action in this four-channel video installation.  Middle-Eastern women, projected at life size, give the testimonies (in English, Arabic, and Hebrew) of mothers who have tragically lost their children through the breakdown of the family unit.  De-Kalo will work with classes and community groups on transforming oral history and personal trauma into art to promote healing.  See www.dekalomali.com.

 

September 13 - October 25, 2014:

 “With the Beatles” by Enoch Doyle Jeter

Opening reception with artist’s talk: Sept. 13, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm

Artist in residence: Sept. 10-13, 2014

 An exhibit of lithographs inspired by Beatles’ songs, marking the 50th anniversary of their arrival in the USA.  Jeter’s illustrations were published in the book She Loves You by Jude Southerland Kessler.  Jeter will conduct student workshops and give gallery talks while in residence.  See www.enochdoylejeterart.com.

 

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, 7 pm:

 “Lennon’s Liverpool:” A Performance by Jude Southerland Kessler

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Journey to 1950s Liverpool with Lennon biographer Jude Southerland Kessler, to trace the birth of The Beatles through rare photos and music.  A book signing will follow.  See www.johnlennonseries.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, 6 - 10 pm

"Cirque de Shreve: The Mighty Meadows Renaissance" Annual Gala Hosted by the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art

You are invited to the Annual Gala hosted by the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art. The "Cirque de Shreve" will be held Saturday, November 1, 2014.

Stay tuned for details and ticketing information. Renew your membership to the Friends of the Meadows Museum by making a tax-deductible donation here and sign up to receive email updates about this exciting event! 

 

November 8 - December 19, 2014:

“Imaginary Botanicals: Sculptures in Glass” by Kathleen Elliot

Exhibition organized by Katharine T. Carter and Associates

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This exhibit features two-dozen organic sculptures made of glass.  Leaves, fruit, pods, and flowers are reimagined into new species.  Natural forms appear in unexpected colors and combinations.  Elliot employs flameworking for her sculptures, namely treating glass directly with the flame of a torch.  This technique allows the artist to create three-dimensional forms, add color and texture, and then assemble complex structures.  Each piece takes weeks or months to finish.  (Sculpture at right: Questionable Food #2)  See www.kathleenelliot.com.

 

November 8, 2014 - February 1, 2015:

“Poet of the Ordinary: Photographs by Keith Carter”

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Opening reception with artist’s talk: Nov. 8, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm

Artist in residence: Nov. 5-9, 2014

Keith Carter is internationally known for creating lyrical, magical representations of the people and cultures of East Texas and the South. The recipient of the Texas Medal of Arts, Carter has had more than 100 solo exhibitions in thirteen countries, and is collected by the National Portrait Gallery, the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, among others. Carter will meet with classes, conduct public workshops, and give gallery talks while in residence. The Exhibition was organized by the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University-San Marcos. Exhibition Tour management by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. See keithcarterphotographs.com and Carter Images. 

 

November 8, 2014 - February 1, 2015:

“Images of Excellence: The O. Winston Link Centennial”

Opening reception with gallery talk by Conway Link: Nov. 8, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm

This retrospective celebrates the centennial of Link’s birth. It is curated by the Meadows and Link’s son, W. Conway Link, retired LSUS math professor, current LaSIP Site Coordinator at Centenary College and owner of Gallery 1877 on Milam Street.

Shortly after graduating from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1937, O. Winston Link landed a job with Carl Byoir and Associates, a Manhattan-based public relations firm. Link was sent to Louisiana, a client of Byoir, in July 1937 to document commerce, industry, and life in post-Huey P. Long Louisiana. Link captured on 4"x 5" negatives a wide variety of subjects, including rice harvesting, alligator hunting, the blessing of shrimp boats, parties for Governor Richard W. Leche, New Orleans life, bee insemination, the petroleum industry, the Cotton Exchange, and the arrival of new “co-eds” at LSU. A selection from his best-known body of work—Link’s 1950s photographs documenting the last days of steam engines—will also be exhibited, as well as personal and commercial black and white images. Link’s gelatin silver prints are collected by the New Orleans Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among many others. This exhibit is sponsored by Louisiana Link LLC, 206 Milam St. LLC, and the Shreveport Historic Preservation Society. Other images can be seen at the Milam Street gallery. See louisianalink.net.