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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.

Warhawk Football
08/28/2014
Get your "Talons Out" as the ULM Warhawks take on Wake Forest!

42nd Annual Cottonland Cluster of Dog Shows
08/29/2014 to 09/1/2014
Get ready for intense competition at this year's Cottonland Cluster of Dog Shows. The event includes four all breed dog shows and 23 specialty dog shows including Boxers, Basset Hounds, Chinese Shar-Peis, Schnauzers, and many more. Many of the dogs that participate continue to compete in New York’s televised broadcast of the Westminster Dog Show. More information to come.

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Mardi Gras in Monroe-West Monroe

 

Join us in Monroe-West Monroe for our 2014 Mardi Gras. The day is full of family fun and Mardi Gras adventures. Below you will find the schedule of events for Saturday, February 15!

Schedule of Events

10:30 am - Krewe of Janus Children's Mardi Gras Parade
Complete with beads and floats and Mardi Gras fun at Pecanland Mall's Center Court. Registration begins at 9:30 am and the first 100 participants receive a goody bag!
 
1:00 pm - 8th Annual Krewe of Paws Mardi Gras Pet Parade
See a twist on the traditional Mardi Gras festivities with pets of all sorts in costumes and floats, and of course plenty of beads along their parade route in Antique Alley! If you are interested in entering your pet, please see the registration information on our Calendar of Events Listing Page.

3 pm to 6 pm- Souper Catch 
A tasting competition of signature soups from top restaurant chefs and caterers vying for the title of "SouperChef" at the Hixson Autoplex on Louisville Avenue.


6 pm - Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade
Join us for Mardi Gras fun on Trenton Street, West Monroe and Louisville Avenue, Monroe as lighted floats and marching bands parade through the Twin Cities.
 


Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade Route

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