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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

NORLA Art Show Tonight @ Gallery Fine Arts!

Norla Preservation Project Partners with Bossier Arts Council in Inaugural Exhibit

SHREVEPORT - Norla Preservation Project and Bossier Arts Council will host an art exhibit entitled, “The Louisiana Shotgun House” at the Gallery Fine Art Center, 2151 Airline Drive, Bossier City, LA.  The exhibit will feature multiple area artists coming together to celebrate the shotgun house, a cornerstone of Louisiana’s cultural heritage. It will run from Monday, October 7th through Thursday, October 31st.

Norla Preservation Project will host an art opening Tuesday, October 8th. The event welcomes Guy Carwile from the Louisiana Tech University School of Architecture, who will discuss the history and significance of the shotgun house. The event will feature music by Brian Sivils and refreshments by Village Cuisine Restaurant and Catering. The opening will be held at the Gallery Fine Art Center, 2151 Airline Drive, Bossier City, at 7:00pm. The event is free and open to the public.

According to Kelly Rich, founder and Executive Director of Norla Preservation Project, “Part of Norla's mission is to educate the public about historic preservation and our cultural heritage. This art exhibit appreciating the Shotgun House will be a perfect way to increase awareness of one of Louisiana's most iconic symbols of the South."

Norla Preservation Project is a non-profit organization focused on promoting historic preservation and repurposing, rather than demolishing, historic structures in Northern Louisiana. The first project, entitled “Baker Street Bottoms,” will coordinate the relocation, preservation, and repurposing of six Shreveport shotgun houses for commercial use as part of a downtown revitalization effort. Additional information is available at the Norla Preservation Project website, or

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