Lifestyle

Tue
10
Nov

DAC is One of DeSoto Parish’s Best Kept Secrets

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Do you want to know a secret? I will bet that you already know that the DeSoto Arts Council Gallery in Grand Cane is one of the best kept secrets in DeSoto Parish. It isn't unusual for us to have local visitors that declare that they had "no idea that Grand Cane had an art gallery."
 
Wed
04
Nov

Joy Gamble Johnson Celebrates 90th Birthday

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Friends and family gathered to help celebrate Joy Gamble Johnsonʼs 90th birthday on September 26, 2015 at Bradford Guest Care in Shreveport. Her son, Denny Johnson, and cousin, Elizabeth Tiller, hosted the event.
 
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Wed
04
Nov

DAC Highlights Wilfred Smith’s Photographic Art in Show

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By: Melanie Glenn
 
The walls of the Desoto Arts Council are filled with pictures and histories of Desoto Parish churches. A special treat is the addition of the works of Keithville photographer Wilfred Smith who brings us striking black and whites photos of All Saints Episcopal Church in Stonewall and Grand Cane Methodist Church.
 
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Wed
28
Oct

Ruth Weldon Goins to Celebrate 90th Birthday on November 7th

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On Saturday, November 7, family, friends and relatives of Mrs. Ruth Weldon Goins are invited to attend a come and go birthday party between the hours of 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Stanley. Mrs. Goins has asked that you bring no gifts, adding that your attendance and well wishes at her 90th birthday celebration is gift enough.

 

Wed
28
Oct

Dragons on display at the Mansfield Main Library

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Brian McCarty, Mansfield Main Library staff member, has collected dragons for several years and the ones on display at the library are some of his favorites. The clay dragons were bought at the Red River Revel from an Oklahoma artist. The others came from mail order catalogs, shops and Renaissance festivals. Some are made of pewter or ceramic. Also on display is a stuffed toy dragon from the movie “Shrek”.

 

Wed
14
Oct

The BackAlley Community Theatre Spotlights Paula Shuford Callender

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By: Barbie Larson
 
The BackAlley Community Theatre is spotlighting Paula Callender this week. Paula reprises her role as “Betty Jean” in the upcoming play, “The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns”. Paula is married to Doyle and has two daughters Kate, 13 and Alli, 10.
 
Wed
14
Oct

Books and Biscuits Club Enjoy a Fall Meeting for October

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After enjoying a delicious lunch at Cook-Hill Bed & Breakfast, the members of the Books & Biscuits Book Club turned to the business at hand—the selection of books for next year’s calendar. And what a choice was presented by members!
 
Wed
07
Oct

Azzie Mitchell DAC Feature Artist

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The DeSoto Arts Council (DAC) is pleased to announce Azzie Mitchell as the Feature Artist during the HGCA Antique Car show on Saturday, October 17, 2015 in DAC Gallery in Grand Cane, LA. Azzie Mitchell has been a DAC contributing artist from the very beginning and also serves as a DAC Gallery Volunteer. She lives in Pelican, LA and drives up once a month to give her time, talent and resources to make sure the Gallery is open for business.
 
Wed
07
Oct

NAUW Establish Mansfield’s First Little Free Library

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By: Brittany Green
 
On September 12, the National Association of University Women (Mansfield Branch) unveiled Mansfield's first Little Free Library. The Little Free Library is located in the Desoto Estates, just outside the community center. Little Free Libraries have been springing up all around the country. The libraries, which usually resemble over-sized birdhouses, contain books that community members can borrow, read, and return. NAUW installed its free library and stocked it with children's books, hoping to inspire neighborhood kids to read more.
 
Wed
30
Sep

DeSoto Arts Council Receives Art Donation

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The DeSoto Arts Council sends a big “thank you” to artist, Jo Nan Carr, for her generous donations of her art pieces for the DAC Gallery to sell and keep all of the profits. Jo Nan happens to be the cousin of our own DAC Gallery Artist, Jene Jefferson and it is through her efforts that DAC Is benefiting from these donations!
 

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