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KRISTIE FORD Kristie is a boy mom and sunset chaser! What started out as a hobby turned into an obsession for that next great capture. She’s always loved the outdoors, enjoyed photography, and has been blessed with the opportunity to blend these two passions. Kristie strives to bring to light the beauty of the Sportsman’s Paradise through the narrative of her camera lens.

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PELICAN SUNSETS Photography

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JANUARY NATIONAL BLOOD DONOR MONTH Sunday

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Gets your membership started

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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National Pie Day

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HEATHER BOSTON From nurse to freelance artist to art studio owner/teacher, Heather Boston finally feels she is living her passion. She is the founder of From the heART studio. In business since April 2015, she is a self-taught mixed-media artist whose donations, murals, art on canvas, and other artworks are on display in both homes and businesses throughout the U.S. Inspiration comes from her children, her students, and from clients’ stories. Heather is mother to two beautiful children, Brooklynn and Jayden.

F E B R U A R Y

SACRED Mixed Media

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FEBRUARY Sunday

BLACK HISTORY MONTH / AMERICAN HEART MONTH

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1 2 3 Literacy Council Presents Wine & Words Central School 6pm - 8:30pm (337) 494-7000

Groundhog Day

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National Pizza Day

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Mardi Gras

Valentine’s Day / Ash Wednesday

Random Acts of Kindness Day

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National Margarita Day


JACKIE FOX Life-long SWLA resident Jacqueline Fox has a love for photography and Louisiana. She finds joy in capturing family moments, nature, sunsets, and landscapes.

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A DRAGONFLY RESTING ON A RAIN-DIPPED PINK GLADIOLUS FLOWER Photography

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MARCH

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

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SLEEP like a baby

World Day of Prayer

AGAIN.

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Lake Charles 13 14 15 16 17 Civic Ballet presents Peter Pan

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Gala Performance – 7pm Rosa Hart Theatre

Big Brothers Big Sisters of SWLA Daylight Saving Time Starts

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Civic Ballet presents Peter Pan

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Bowl For Kids’ Sake Petro Bowl

St. Patrick’s Day

National Pi Day

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First Day of Spring

SLEEP SPECIALISTS Phillip Conner, MD Michelle Zimmerman, NP

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Matinée – 3pm Rosa Hart Theatre

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Palm Sunday

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LIZ SANDERS Liz Sanders is a Lacassine, LA, native and graduate of McNeese, where she has worked for almost 11 years. She is a photographer and videographer who spends much of her time outdoors capturing life and nature through the lens.

A P R I L

A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE Photography

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APRIL

AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH / KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL MONTH

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Easter / April Fools’ Day

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National Siblings Day

2018 SWLA Heart Rock Ball Burton Coliseum Doors open at 6pm National Pecan Day

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DAN PLUMMER Dan Plummer is an amateur photographer who likes waterscapes and city scenes familiar to residents of Southwest Louisiana. He recently retired from a career in the chemical industry and lives in Lake Charles.

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QUATRE PISTOLETS, I-10 BRIDGE Photography

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AFFINITE

Bessette Realty, Inc.


MAY

FOSTER CARE MONTH

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We Have the Keys You Need

1 2 3 4 5 ICHRMA Spring 2018 Conference, Human Resources Professionals HRCI and SHRM CP/SCP Credits LC Civic Center 8am - 4pm

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Whether you are buying or selling your home, there are questions around every corner. CENTURY 21 Bessette Realty and our staff of experienced agents have the answers. We’ve won numerous awards for superior service, sales excellence 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 and community involvement. That’s what we’ve built our reputation on for over 20 years.

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Memorial Day

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LISA ADDISON Lisa Addison is a writer and photographer who grew up in Lake Charles and enjoys everything that Southwest Louisiana has to offer. Her favorite subjects to photograph are her children, old barns, boats, alligators, and industrial-type images, often discovered when she and her family are on adventures.

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NOSTALGIA Photography

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JUNE

GREAT OUTDOORS MONTH

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Juneipers Jumping

National Donut Day

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Best Friends Day

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12 13 14 15 16 Evergreens are a great way to achieve color in your yard year-round, and Junipers are an exceptional choice. We have several varieties at the yard, from shrubs to trees. They also make great container plants. Let our experts help you make the right choices for your home. We plan. You plant. Landscaping made simple.

Flag Day

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First Day of Summer

Father’s Day

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SUMMER BOUDREAUX Taken during the Lake Charles Sesquicentennial fireworks celebration, Summer Boudreaux wanted to capture the wow factor. She composed a compilation of 116 shots taken during the finale. She’s a McNeese graduate and has been a photographer for nearly 20 years, specializing in commercial, sports, and landscape work. Traveling with her family, camera in hand, is her favorite pastime.

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LAKE CHARLES SESQUICENTENNIAL FIREWORK CELEBRATION Photography

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JULY

PICNIC MONTH

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Independence Day

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National Ice Cream Day

World Emoji Day

Phone down. Eyes up.

DRIVE SAFELY!

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30 Day of Friendship

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NICOLE SURFACE Local artist Nicole Surface is a mother to three young boys. She was born in Florida, grew up in SWLA, and has been immersed in art all her life, earning a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from McNeese. Nicole creates art full-time, working in graphite, watercolors, acrylics, and oils. She has pieces on display in homes around the U.S.

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BLUE CRAB Watercolor

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AUGUST

NATIONAL FAMILY FUN MONTH

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National Watermelon Day

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National Book Lovers’ Day

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MARLENE LITTLE Self-taught artist Marlene Little is originally from Newfoundland, Canada. She immigrated to Louisiana in 2005 and started painting with oils & acrylic. Currently, her favorite medium is pastel pencils.

S E P T E M B E R

I MISS YOU Pastel Pencil

ISLE OF CAPRI

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SEPTEMBER Sunday

CLASSICAL MUSIC MONTH

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Labor Day

For the Game of Life

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Rosh Hashanah / Grandparent’s Day

Patriot Day

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International Talk Like a Pirate Day

First Day of Fall Craig Morton, MD

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OUR DOCTORS John Noble Jr., MD

William Lowry Jr., MD

Jonathan Foret, MD

George “J.” Trappey IV, MD Joseph Crookshank III, MD

Tyson Green, DPM

Andrew Foret, MD

Steven Hale, MD

Kalieb Pourciau, DPM

David Drez Jr., MD, Senior Advisor

TEAM PHYSICIANS FOR 14 AREA HIGH SCHOOLS

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TIM DOUGET Tim Douget , aka SPYDERgraphy, took up photography during his military service in Okinawa, Japan, in 1973. While there, he taught himself how to develop film and prints in black and white. His specialty is photographing nature, landscapes, and objects people see every day, but often overlook.

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WEST FORK BRIDGE Photography

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OCTOBER

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

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M A M M O G RA M SCREENINGS

World Smile Day

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To schedule an appointment, call 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 (337) 527-4256. Columbus Day

National Gumbo Day

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Make a Difference Day

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DENNIS CREECH Dennis Creech is a local amateur artist who photographs landscapes, birds, nature scenery, and barrel races.

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SHRIMP BOATS ALONG A CAMERON DOCK Photography

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NOVEMBER Sunday

NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH

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All Saints’ Day

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GROW BANK

All Souls’ Day

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Daylight Saving Time Ends

2018 SWLA Heart Walk Lake Charles Civic Center Lakefront Registration 8am Program 8:30am Veterans Day Walk 9am

Lakeside is local and proud of it. Personal attention and strong relationships are what set Lakeside apart.

Our experienced local bankers ensure your financial needs are being met, providing the type of responsive, personalized 13 14 15 16 17 service that only a truly local bank can deliver.

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Experience it for yourself.

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The Way Banking Should Be

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LAKE CHARLES

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SHELBY ASHFIELD Lake Charles native Shelby Ashfield has always been drawn to art, even as a young child. This self-taught artist focuses on nature and wildlife. Her goal is to create art that has positive meaning.

D E C E M B E R

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Christmas Card Day

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Tickets & Memberships

Christmas Eve

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New Year’s Eve

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LIZ MUELLER Liz Mueller is from Lake Charles and got her first camera at age 12 in 1978. Nature is her favorite subject.

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SCHOOL CALENDARS THROUGH MAY 2018

ARTS & HUMANITIES COUNCIL EVENT CALENDAR

CALCASIEU PARISH

DIOCESE OF LAKE CHARLES

JANUARY 3 Teacher Inservice (No School) 4 Classes Resume 5 Nine Weeks Period Ends 15 MLK Holiday (No School)

JANUARY 4 Classes Resume 15 MLK Holiday (No School)

MARCH Live @ the Lakefront March 16, 23, 30 | Civic Center Amphitheatre

FEBRUARY 12-14 Mardi Gras Holidays (No School)

FEBRUARY 9-13 Mardi Gras Holidays (No School)

MARCH 10 Nine Weeks Period Ends MARCH 29 Last day before Easter Break 12 Teacher Inservice (No School) (Half Day) 14 Nine Weeks Period Ends 30 Easter Break (No School) 30 Easter Break (No School) APRIL APRIL 2-6 Easter Break (No School) 2-6 Easter Break (No School) MAY MAY 24 Dismissal Summer Break 24 N  oon Dismissal for Summer Break

APRIL Spring Art Walk April 27 | Downtown Lake Charles AUGUST Arts & Crabs Fest August 18 | Burton Coliseum SEPTEMBER Gallery Promenade September 28 | various locations

*Event dates listed in calendar are subject to change.

ON THE COVER CREOLE OPAL Digital Painting

SARAH TRAHAN

OCTOBER Mayor’s Arts Awards November 1 | Central School Auditorium ArtsFest October 20 | LC Civic Center, Exhibition Hall DECEMBER Holiday Art Market December 7-9 | Central School

Thank You Thank you to all of the artists who submitted work for the Thrive 2018 calendar. We were overwhelmed with the talent and creativity found in Southwest Louisiana. We appreciate the Arts & Humanities Council for helping us select the finalists, and to the Thrive Facebook fans who voted on the winning entries.

DeQuincy artist Sarah Trahan is transitioning from recreational to professional artist. Her digitally painted piece, “Creole Opal,” is inspired by the Creole Nature Trail. 4845 Ihles Road | Lake Charles 337.310.2099 | thriveswla.com

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