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Bossier Schools’ inaugural i3 Arts Expo is underway at the Bossier Civic Center.

The three-day expo celebrates the arts and puts Bossier’s talented students in the spotlight. From visual and literary art, vocal and musical performances, film making, animation, hands-on STEAM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) and an emphasis on reading, the i3 Art Expo is all-encompassing.

i3 stands for inspiration, imagination and innovation. It is the impetus at Bossier Schools and the district’s mission to inspire today’s youth to imagine the possibilities and become the innovators of tomorrow.

Co-sponsored by the City of Bossier City, the i3 Art Expo will also offer student competitions on the evenings of May 3 and 4. Bossier Federal Credit Union will sponsor the 4th annual Bossier Schools Showcase on Saturday, May 5, which highlights individual talents, group performances and more. Readings and presentations from guest authors and artists that are employees of Bossier Schools are scheduled as well.

The three-day arts festival will culminate with an awards ceremony Saturday at 4 p.m. Sponsored by Citizens National Bank, student winners will be recognized in the vast competition categories.

 

i3 Art Expo Daily Public Schedule:

Thursday, May 3
5-8 p.m. Theatre competition
6-8 p.m. Short Film screenings
5-8 p.m. Hands-on art and STEAM activities, book fair, art scavenger hunt, literary and visual artwork on display

Friday, May 4
5-8 p.m. Music competition
6-8 p.m. Short Film screenings
5-8 p.m. Hands-on art and STEAM activities, book fair, art scavenger hunt, literary and visual artwork on display

Saturday, May 5
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Bossier Schools Showcase, featured artists and author readings, hands-on art and STEAM activities, book fair, art scavenger hunt and literary and visual artwork on display
4 p.m. i3 Art Expo Awards Ceremony (Inspiration Stage)

Bossier Schools Showcase Schedule (Inspiration Stage)

10:00 a.m. — Princeton Elementary Bucket Brigade
10:15 a.m. — W.T. Lewis Elementary Cheerleaders
10:30 a.m. — W.T. Lewis Poco Voci Honor Choir
10:45 a.m. — Legacy Elementary Cheerleaders
11:00 a.m. — Legacy Drama Club
11:15 a.m. — Legacy TAP Performance
11:30 a.m. — Airline/Bernton/Greenacres/Haughton TAP Music Students
*Jade Anderson, Haughton High
*Levaundra Johnson, Greenacres Middle
*Chloe Hanks, Haughton Middle
*Elise Gresser, Airline High
*William Peoples-Askew, Parkway High
*Maggie McAlister, Parkway High
*Alex White, Airline High
*Tristan Zeigler, Benton High
*Caden Cockrell, Airline High
*Hannah Moock, Haughton High
*Noah Rodriguez, Parkway High
*Mason Byrnes, Airline High
*Micah Powers, Parkway High
*Zacchaues Zeigler, Benton Middle
12:00 p.m. — Benton Elementary Cheerleaders
12:15 p.m. — Benton Elementary TAP Music and Theater Students
12:30 p.m. — Benton Middle/Benton High/Cope/Haughton Middle/Airline TAP Music Students
2:00 p.m. — Haughton High TAP Music Students
2:15 p.m. — Plantation Park Tumblers and Drum Line
2:30 p.m. — Averil Martinez, Bossier Elementary TAP Student
2:45 p.m. — Kerr/Curtis/Sun City Elementary TAP Theatre Students
3:00 p.m. — Benton High TAP and Jazz Ensemble
3:15 p.m. — Bossier Parish Honor Choir

Inspired Authors and Artists Presentations (Imagination Stage)

10:00 a.m. — “Solar Molar” presentation by Shreveport-Bossier Family Dental Care for Kids
10:15 a.m. — “Turning Scribbles Into Art,” artist Steve Porter (hands-on activity to follow)
10:45 a.m. — “One Quirky Bird, The Roadrunner,” author Kay Lottinger (book reading)
11:15 a.m. — Alice In Wonderland character makeup, BPSB Talented Art/Theater Students
11:45 a.m. — “Solar Molar” presentation by Shreveport-Bossier Family Dental Care for Kids
12:00 p.m. — “Taylor’s Strawberry,” author Taneka Fuller (book reading)
12:30 p.m. — “First Time Fishing in the Atchafalaya Basin,” artist Steve Porter (activity)
12:45 p.m. — “Guide to Cartooning,” author and artist Al Bohl
1:15 p.m. — “Solar Molar” presentation by Shreveport-Bossier Family Dental Care for Kids
1:45 p.m. — Alice in Wonderland Costume Fashion Show, BPSB Talented Art/Theatre
2:15 p.m. — “In My Imagination,” author Amye Megee (book reading)
2:30 p.m. — Writer’s Presentation by author Deborah McMartin
“Stone Justice”
“Beyond the Castle Doors: A Soul Quest for the Holy Grail”
“Skookum: The Hunt for Bigfoot”
“Dreamers and Gamblers”
2:45 p.m. — “Environmental Education in Latino Communities: Sharing Experiences,”
author and artist Steve Porter
3:00 p.m. — “Solar Molar” presentation by Shreveport-Bossier Family Dental Care for Kids

Live Pastel Chalk Presentations by Al Bohl (Red River Room upstairs)

Experience in person one of the few black light chalk artists in the world today. BPSB Talented Arts Instructor Al Bohl will paint three different large landscapes using pastel chalk, black light and music. This mystical live presentation is one not to miss!

10:30 a.m. — “Island Sunset”
11:30 a.m. — “Moon River”
2:00 p.m. — “God Bless America”