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River Oaks Square Arts Center (2017)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, 31.30989, -92.4447347

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-11-03

Duration: 00:06:29

Subjects: River Oaks Square Arts Center (Alexandria, La.) | Arts | ARTISTS


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Dauzat, Rachael Interviewee
  • Gates, Laura Interviewee
  • Morace, Leah Interviewee


This segment from the November 3, 2017, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features producer Dorothy Kendrick’s profile of the River Oaks Square Arts Center in Alexandria, Louisiana. She interviews Rachael Dauzat, the executive director, who discusses: the Bolton Family’s donation of the James Wade Bolton House in 1979 to the city of Alexandria to be used for the arts; their two facilities, including the Bolton House; the 35 artists who maintain studio space at River Oaks; their mission of compensating working artists for their time and talent; their three galleries; Louisiana serving as the inspiration for the majority of the artists; and their community outreach programs. Kendrick also interviews artists Laura Gates and Leah Morace. Host: James Fox-Smith