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Steve Porter

Steve Porter

About Artist

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  • Artist Statement

    I create not because I want to I create because I have to.
  • Resume

    Stephen D. Porter
    B.F.A. Studio Louisiana Tech 1979
    Louisiana Teaching Certificate 1994 - B 074833 Issued:12/1/1994 Valid For: 12/1/1994 - Life, Valid
    Ancillary Certificate 2010 - AN 505184 Issued:9/21/2010 Valid For: 9/21/2010 - Life, Valid
    Instructor of Art , first in Caddo Parish and now with Bossier Parish Talented Art Program.
    1991-Voice characterization and graphics for the video "Totally Awesome Dudes" produced by KMSS for Caddo public schools and used during the Italian Art Festival at Meadows Museum.
    1991-1992-Teacher of the year Hollywood Middle School
    1992-KMSS "Teacher of the week”, Great Expectations
    1997-Illustrated the Anthology for Youree Drive 6th & 7th grade LAE/Reading
    1996-Who's Who Among America's Teachers
    1998-Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
    2011-Featured in The Bossier press-Tribune ( BAC student show )
    2011- Developed and presented in-service for K-5th grade Bossier art instructors.
    2011- Instructor of Art working with Transition/Mentoring program
    2012- Developed and presented in-service for K- 5th grade Bossier art instructors.
    2012- Recognized Feb 16, 2012 by the Bossier Parish School Board along with students selected for the Cornell's Lab of Orinthology 2012 Arts and Nature Workshop
    2012-Featured in Vita Latina (Cornell Art and Nature workshop )
    2012- Instructor of Art working with Transition/Mentoring program.
    2012- Instructor of Art for L.S.U.S. Kid U program.
    2013- YACA State Convention Art Workshop Instructor.
    2013-Featured in The Town Talk Alexandria ( YACA).
    2013-Gold Star Award for April Bossier Parish Schools.
    2013- Featured in Bossier Press Tribune “Gold Star Award”
    2013-Instructor of Art for L.S.U.S. Kid U program.
    2014-Instructor of Art for L.S.U.S. Continuing Education Spring Course: Surrealism for the Young Serious Art Student
    2014-Instructor of Art for Red River Action. A program that introduces students to conservation and aesthetics through experiences involving art and the natural world.
    2014- Instructor of Art for L.S.U.S. Kid U program.
    2014-Guest Artist for children’s summer program at the Fellowship United Methodist of Bossier City
    2014-Instructor of Art for Strategies for School Success – Summer 2014 a program for Bossier Parish at risk youth.
    2014- Summer Art Workshop Instructor for the United Methodist fellowship learning center.
    2014-In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Bossier Schools’ Talented Arts Instructor Stephen D. Porter is one of 30 individuals chosen from the United States,Mexico,Puerto Rico and Cuba to participate in the Environmental Education en Español (EEE) Capacity Project.
    2014-Fall - Collaborative efforts toward EECapacity’s EEE PLC 2014 ebook
    2014 – Selected to illustrate and do the cover art for an educational booklet for children by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation
    2014-Fall – Elected to the board of directors of the Friends of Red River National Wildlife Refuge
    2015- April Published “First Time Fishing in the Atchafalaya Basin” an educational booklet for children by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation which I was selected to illustrate and do the cover art.
    2015-Spring/Summer Collaborative effort with Cohab to start YouthForge for students with creative talents a Young Entrepreneurship Pilot program
    2015- Private two week Studio Art workshop for children .
    2015- Summer Instructor of Art for the Art and Nature Camp for Kids 2015 at the Red River National Wildlife Refuge
    2015-Featured in The Times “ YouthForge” article 8/30/2015.
    2015-Wildlife Celebration of the Red River National Wildlife Refuge presented the educational booklet I illustrated for children by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation.
    2015- Nov. 19 Recognized by the Bossier Parish School Board for the Collaborative effort and success with Cohab to start YouthForge for students with creative talents a Young Entrepreneurship Pilot program.
    2016-Jan 11th Lead the panel discussion on “How Nature Influences Local Artists “hosted by Friends of the Red River National Wildlife
    2016- 4/7 selected several of my students from the Haughton High Talented Arts Program had “Words” they painted spring of 2015 exhibited as part of Mollie Corbett’s photographic art exhibit OUTLIER.
    2016- 4/15 Interviewed by The Times about The Bossier Parish Talented Arts Program.
    2016- 4/25 Featured in The Times article “Local schools invest in creating next generation of artists”
    2016-Drawing and Creative Thought Workshop 6/2 9a.m. – 11 a.m. at BIC Library Presented by: Steve Porter
    2016- 6/6 and 6/7 A few Bossier Schools staff and myself worked with children and adults at the Bossier Parent Center at the Charlotte Mitchell complex. Creating a two vegetable gardens ,masks and a Totem pole.
    2016- 6/13 Interviewed by KTBS Meteorologist Brian Fowler about the effects of humidity on Artwork and on the pieces I create.
    2016- 6/24 Humidity and Our Projects interview and story by KTBS Meteorologist Brian Fowler airs on KTBS First News.
    2016- July - Illustrated a children’s book on depression from a child’s perspective by Laura Hignight Bearden.
    2016-9/21 Interviewed by Emily Young Feazel Creative and Visual Arts Director at R. W. Norton Art Gallery for their Art in Perspective series.
    2016- 10/10 Presented a demonstration on creating a mask and a lead a discussion about my Art at the Creative Art Connection.
    2016- 10/23 Selected to be in the “I’m Shreveportant” photoshoot for the “Shreveportant” brand, launch party 11/19
    2016- 11/7/16 Featured in The Times article 4/25/16 “Local schools invest in creating next generation of artists” was written by Tiana Kennell picked up by the AP news service and appeared today in The Washington Times.
    2016-10/22 Day of Service, United Way, Guided a team of students from Haughton High and Middle to create a series of murals on the interior walls of the Bossier Arts Council.
    2016-11/11 Selected and guided a team of 11 students from Haughton High School designed and painted ornaments to be hung on the Christmas tree in the Governor’s Mansion.
    2016- 11/2016 Selected to work with Bossier ALIVE “Art Learning Involvement Vegetable Garden Entrepreneurship“. A transition program for middle school students with disabilities.
    2016- 12/2 Presented a demonstration on creating a mask and a lead a discussion about my Art at the Hoover watercolor Society, Inc.
    2016- 12/25 Featured in an article by The Shreveport Times with one of the 11 students that painted ornaments to be hung on the Christmas tree in the Governor’s Mansion.
    2017- I nominated Talented Arts Senior Anna-Beth Witherington for KMSS Fox 33 Student of the Week 1/3/2017. Interviewed and aired on KMSS Fox 33 1/4/2017.
    2017-1/4/2017 R.W. Norton airs video of 9/21 Interviewed by Emily Young Feazel Creative and Visual Arts Director at R. W. Norton Art Gallery for their Art in Perspective series. I spoke about Master Engraver E.C. Prudhomme and my connection.
    2017- Forum News, 01-04-2017 Page 11 Photograph from 10/23 photoshoot appears with Forum’s article SHREVEPORTANT POSITIVE PRIDE.
    2017- I nominated Talented Arts Senior Baylee St.John for KMSS Fox 33 Student of the Week 1/3/2017.Baylee and I were both interviewed and aired on KMSS Fox 33 2/9/2017.
    2017- 4/28 Presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Northwest Louisiana Transportation Safety Coalition.
    2017 - June- Instructor for a three week Children’s Art clinic held at LSUS
    2017 7/7 EECapacity’s EEE PLC 2014 ebook is ready to be released. Stephen D.Porter one of the three authors of the first chapter Opening Eyes and Hearts with the Arts.
    2018 - 1/8 Presentation at the conclusion of the Response Through Intervention by Mike Mattos.After a brief talk I had eight students put each of their paintings “a piece in the puzzle” on the 4’ x 8’ board.
    2018 - 1/8 KTBS channel 3 interview on my part of the presentation “piece of the puzzle.”
    2018 - 1/8 Featured on the Bossier Parish School in the District News.
    2018- 5/1 The Shreveport Times interview for the “ThisAbility” Mural/Walk.
    2018–5/1 “ThisAbility” Mural/Walk 3’ x 360’ installed inside and out of the Bossier Civic Center and will be exhibited during Bossier School’s i3 Art Expo
    2018- 5/2 Bossier Press - Tribune featured an article “ThisAbility Walk” to celebrate abilities of all.
    2018- 5/2 Bossier Press - Tribune featured in the i3 Expo pull out section Inspired Authors and Artists Presentations.
    2018- 5/2 “ThisAbility” featured in an article in The Shreveport Times.
    2018- 5/3 “ThisAbility” video interview released on The Shreveport Times website.
    2018- 5/5 “ A Conversation with Stephen D. Porter” a short film by Sidney Lain documenting my work released at i3 was in the top 3 and won people’s choice.
    2018- 5/11“ThisAbility” video compiled by myself and edited by Sidney Lain released on social media.



    Artwork exhibited:
    1987-Painted/assembled Yellow Jacket mascot and several murals throughout C.E.Byrd High School gym.
    1991-Kisatchie Art Gallery
    1991-Interviewed on Art Scene
    1992-Masks exhibited at Sacred Arts Gallery
    1993-Caddo Art Educators Exhibit L.S.U.S
    1993- Featured in Art Review in The Times
    1993-Interviewed by Margaret Martin for The Times
    1993-My "Renaissance Jewelry" exhibited at Sanshe'
    1993-Interviewed on Art Scene
    1993- Created Wearable art piece for "Flower Man" part of the Meadows Museum for K&B exhibit
    1994-Created 3 dimensional art piece for Meadows Museum for Robert McCall Exhibit
    1994-Jewelry exhibited at Sanshe' for a "A Day for Women"
    1994-Jewelry and Sculpted pieces exhibited at Sanshe' for Fashion Art Festival
    1995-Jewelry and Sculpted pieces exhibited at Sanshe' for Mardi Gras Festival Sanshe'
    2011-Painting and Pottery exhibited at East Bank Gallery
    2011- Love Show East Bank Gallery
    2011- Artwork featured in The Forum ( Love Show )
    2011-Artini
    2011-"Look but don't touch" show East Bank Gallery
    2011-Art Educators Exhibit East Bank Gallery
    2011-Featured in The Times (Educator’s Exhibit)
    2011-Mask Show East Bank Gallery
    2012- Life size mural depicting “Mary of Guadalupe” at Scot’s All American
    2013- Totems and murals at Scots All American
    2013- Solo Juried show Artspace/Coolspace “sixty feet” exhibit
    2013-Solo Juried show Artspace/Coolspace 8’ x 48’ Mural, which would become a “Community Mural ‘’
    2013- Artwork featured in The Forum (sixty feet)
    2013-Lead Artist at Artbreak created a 4’ x 48’ children’s mural
    2013- Wise Mural 6' x 12'
    2013-“forty – eight feet “ Stephen D. Porter community mural installed on Texas Ave.
    2013-Accepted to the Northwest Juried Artist Roster.
    2013-Elvis Mural at Scot’s All American
    2013-“sixty feet” Published on Aug 20, 2013 This video, created by Miles with Brand USA and Louisiana Travel, was created for the Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau for a Spanish audience. The chosen interest pillar was Culture.
    2014-Skateboard deck exhibited January, “Generationless : Skateboarders Are Artists, Too” exhibition at artspace
    2014-Painting for Critical Mass 2 ,January , 2014 “irreversible momentum”
    2014- Lead Artist at Artbreak 30 created a 4’ x 64’ children’s mural
    2014- Art Bizarre Fall 2014 featuring 45” x 57” painting, masks , paintings and pen & inks
    2015- Critical Mass 3 submitted 45”x 57” piece titled “Rabbit Trails”
    2015- Art Bizarre Spring 2015 featuring 6 paintings
    2015- Featured and photographed in The Times 4/9/2015 Article on “The Big Scene”
    2015-“Eighty-Eight feet “ a commissioned continuation of the community mural on Texas Ave. Part of UNSCENE The Big Scene
    2015-Lead Artist at Artbreak 31 created a 4’ x 64’ children’s mural
    2015- Selected as “Collectible” for Common Culture Week June 23rd – 27th by the Critics
    2015- Studio selected as part of Shreveport Bossier Artist Studio Tour June 27th
    2015- “Eighty-Eight feet “ featured in the photograph as part of The Time’s article on The annual National Dance Day in Shreveport-Bossier City -The Times Story July 23, 2015.
    2015- “Eighty-Eight feet” featured as part of The Time’s article “Mystery of the Disappearing Murals” July 30, 2015
    2015- Heart the ART- Street Party August 8th 2015 commissioned to paint 4’ x 16’ Mini Mural
    2015- 4’ x 16’ Mini Mural for Heart the ART- Street Party Bossier August 8th 2015 featured in The Times Life section August 11th 2015.
    2015- Oct 5, 88’ Mural featured in Biz. Magazine Article Green: Shreveport Can’t Be Austin…
    2015-Oct 7, Interviewed and featured as part of the Metro Leader story: Portrait of a Young Artist: Bossier Talented Arts Program, YouthForge foster entrepreneurs
    2015- Oct 31, Exhibiting Masks and painting at Agora Borealis.
    2015- Nov.2, Interviewed for Times article on Art Upcycling .
    2015-Nov. 5, selected masks and comments featured in Times article Waste not, want not: Upcycled art
    2015- Interviewed for The Times article Nov. 26 Tis the season for giving art .
    2016- 4th annual Critical MASS exhibition – “A Thoughtful Collage”
    2016- 4/2016 Solo show The Agora Borealis featuring a 5’ x 25’ canvas painting.
    2016- 4/2016 128’ of The Children’s Mural displayed “The Porter Pop Up” The Big Scene 4-16-2016
    2016- 4/16/2016 Illustrated 25 birds selected from the Celebrate Urban Birds list for The BIG SCENE & Sci-Port Feather Fest Bird cut outs to be pasted on my original 48’ mural on Texas Ave.
    2016- Created the designs for both Men & Women’s T- Shirts for the River Cities Chapter of B.A.C.A.
    2016- 4’ X 64’ Lead Artist at Artbreak created a 4’ x 64’ children’s mural
    2016- Solo Exhibit at Agora Borealis “AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...” 4/10 – 5/21 Featuring a 5’ x 25’ Canvas painting.
    2016-5/11-24 “AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...” Featured in The Forum
    2016-5/11 Featured in www.eventts.xyz/shreveport “What’s happening in Shreveport” Things to do in Shreveport.
    2016-5/11 Featured in the article “Five things to do in downtown Shreveport, by Liz Swaine , Special to The Times.
    2016- “Eighty-Eight feet “featured in the photograph as part of The Time’s article on The annual National Dance Day in Shreveport-Bossier City -The Times Story July 28, 2016.
    2016- 10/5 Downtown Shreveport Artwalk Displaying Art at Cohab.
    2017- 2/18 Mural at 940 a 6' x 9' community mural which was exhibited during the Mardi Gras parade.
    2017- 4/23 Louisiana Cultural District En Plein Air Day at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery
    2017- 6/28 Wrote the A Final Funny: A (WHODUNIT) From Summer Art Camp featured in the Summer edition of Shreveport Magazine.
    2017 - 8/11 The release of Jessie McCarty’s documentary “Inside Stephen D.Porter”
    2017 - 8/16 Bossier Parish Schools District News - Talented Arts Instructor Completes Bilingual E-book
    2017- 9/29 4th Annual Cirque du Lake Street Festival Exhibited work in Agora Borealis
    2017- 12/6 Red River Brewery Solo Show of “It Is What It Is” 5’ x 25’.
    2017- 12/6 Vintage Gallery Solo show of over 25 canvas paintings including the canvas 9’ x 12’ “It Still Is What It Is.”
    Paintings for causes:
    2006- Painting for Scott Griffin Benefit

    2012- Painting for the 3rd annual Sucker Punch Sally Rally for the Hilman House benefit

    2012-Painting for Laurens Nest Fest benefit 5’x 6’
    2012-Painting for Taste of Louisiana Cook-Off B.A.C.A. benefit
    2013-Painting for Lauren’s Nest Fest benefit 4’ x 7 ½’
    2014-Painting for Tori’s Journey 24” x 30”
    2014-Painting for 5th annual Sucker Punch Sally Rally to benefit the Hilman House
    2014-Painting for Bossier Schools’ district-wide community service initiative, ”Helping Hearts One Week At a Time.”
    2014- Built “Helping Hearts One Week At a Time” display hung in Bossier Instructional Center.
    2014- Fall painted a canvas banner 3’ x 4’ for the “ Helping Hearts Campaign” to be hung at the evaluation Center.
    2014- 4’ x 5’ Painted canvas wall hanging for Taste of Louisiana Cook-Off B.A.C.A. benefit
    2018- Jan.2nd ART ON 45 project the beneficiary of the 2018 edition will be DART - Domestic Abuse Resistance Team
    2018- Donated “Behind the Mask” 24” x 30” to the Catherine Wright Pink Ribbon Project for
    Breast cancer awareness.
    Service:
    2010- Fall Semester Senior Project Mentor Parkway High School: Art: Pottery, therapeutic art ( Brianna Johnson )
    2011- Fall Semester Senior Project Mentor Parkway High School: Art: 5 large paintings for school gallery ( Theresa Hernandez Boston )
    2012- Spring Semester Senior Project Mentor Haughton High School: Art: 3 paneled large oil Painting Peacock ( Amanda Stogsdill )
    2012- Fall Semester Senior Project Mentor Airline High School: Gardening: Hydroponics/vegetables
    2012- Fall Semester Senior Project Mentor Haughton High School: Art: Storyboarding
    2013- Spring Semester Senior Project Mentor Parkway High School: Art: Illustration/comic book
    2013-Fall Semester Senior Project Mentor Haughton High School: Art: Large Canvas Painting ( Nakia Devereaux )
    2013-Fall Semester Senior Project Mentor Haughton High School: Art: Storyboarding for Animation
    2013-Fall Semester Senior Project Mentor Haughton High School: Art: Illustration/comic book
    2013-Fall Semester Senior Project Mentor Parkway High School: Art: Mural at Parkway High School ( Mia Lemoine )
    2014-Spring Semester Senior Project Mentor Parkway High School: Art: Mural at Elm Grove Middle ( Megan Rittenberry )
    2014-Fall Semester Senior Project Mentor Parkway High School: Creativity in the Classroom ( Caleb Goldsmith )
    2014-Fall Semester Senior Project Mentor Airline High School: Studio Art and Teaching Painting ( Lauren Purkey )
    2015- Spring Semester Senior Project Mentor Haughton High School: Art Therapy/Sculpture Owl
    2015-Fall Semester Senior Project Mentor Parkway High School : Painting Re/Upcycled pickets ( Lori Blondin )
    2016-Spring Semester Senior Project Mentor Parkway High School : Art and Nature ( Anne Nardo )
    2016-Spring Semester Senior Project Mentor Haughton High School: Large Sculpture Re/Upcycled Panda ( Samantha Mccain )
    2016-Fall Semester Senior Project Mentor Haughton High School: Small Mural at Bossier Arts Council ( Baylee St.John )
    2016- Fall Semester Senior Project Mentor Airline High School: Short Film –concept, storyboards & filming. (Anna-Beth Witherington)
    2016- Fall Semester Senior Project Parkway High School 4’ x 8’ wildlife painting for the Red River National Wildlife Refuge ( Joseph Landrum )
    2016- Fall Semester Senior Project Parkway High School: Story board and completion of original comic book ( Colton McCarty )
    2016- Fall Semester Senior Project Bossier High School : The Art of Photographic storytelling about the five stages of grief. ( Lexi Leshe )
    2017- Spring Semester Senior Project Haughton High School : Write and direct a short film Surrealistic view ( Mathew Sargent )
    2017- Spring Semester Senior Project Haughton High School : Showing the effects of Domestic Violence by using both Photography and Special Effects Makeup (Valerie Bass) 2017- Spring Semester Senior Project Haughton High School :Teaching Art to younger children. Develop and use lesson plans. ( Katelyn Barron )
    2017-Fall Semester Senior Project Haughton High School: Teaching Art to younger children. Develop and use lesson plans.(Madison Waldron).
    2017-Fall Semester Senior Project Haughton High School: Create a large Sculpture using discarded books as a medium.(Azea Stevens).
    2017-Fall Semester Senior Project Parkway High School: using scrap wood as a base for painting.(Cierra Calais).
    2017-Fall Semester Senior Project Haughton High School: Art show reflecting the emotions of the Artist (Xanthia Love).
    2017-Fall Semester Senior Project Haughton High School:Create a piece of Art to raise money for Firefighters ( Chance Santos).
    2018- Spring Semester Senior Project Haughton High School - Create an Acrylic painting on canvas. ( Maria Herrera ).
    2018- Summer May/June Senior Project Virtual- Bossier High School - Create a Mask. ( Jordan Mims ) Comanche Tribal Mask - Buffalo
    2018- Summer May/June Senior Project Airline High School- Create a Mask - Tribal. ( Raymond Capinpin )
    2018- Summer May/June Senior Project Airline High School - Create a Mask - Maori. ( Renso Corpening )
    2018- Summer May/June Senior Project Virtual-Bossier High School -Create a Mask.( Daemon Branagan) Plague Mask



    2016-10/22 Day of Service, United Way , Guided a team of students from Haughton High and Middle to create a series of murals on the interior walls of the Bossier Arts Council.
    2/16/2017 Presented with certificates from the United Way to the team I guided from Haughton High and Haughton Middle Talented Arts students for their work on a Day of Service.

    2016-11/11 Selected and guided a team of 11 students from Haughton High School designed and painted ornaments to be hung on the Christmas tree in the Governor’s Mansion.
    2017- 11/8 Selected and guided a team of 8 students from Haughton High School designed and painted ornaments to be hung on the Christmas tree in the Governor’s Mansion.


    Film:
    2006- Action Extra “Road House 2” Uncredited
    2010-Wrote the note for the last scene in the movie “The Mechanic”
    2015- Designed and built a 6’ x 13’ Angel wings and horns for the movie “Special Needs” - Louisiana Film Prize credited
    2015- Cast in the movie “Special Needs” - Louisiana Film Prize credited - the Priest,speaking
    2015- Featured Artist/Extra with three of my paintings in the filming of The G.P. Project 2015- Louisiana Film Prize credited
    2015- Cast in the movie “A Long Way from Home” Spring 2015 – Louisiana Film Prize credited - the Husband, speaking
    2015-Spring - Custom signs painted and featured paintings featured in the film The Tale
    2016-Fall – 10 original paintings including the 5’ x 25’ canvas piece was featured in the film The Avengers of Justice : Farce Wars, release date 2018
    2016-Fall - Cast in the short film “Friend’s list” Anna Beth’s Film project - the Kidnapper ,speaking
    2017 - 8/11 The release of Jessie McCarty’s documentary “Inside Stephen D.Porter”
    2018- 5/5 “ A Conversation with Stephen D. Porter” a short film by Sidney Lain documenting my work released at i3 was in the top 3 and won people’s choice.
    6/17/2018 - Featured Extra - Drug Dealer in Chris Evan’s short film Sad Man's Club
    7/2018 - Extra - Homeless Man in Paul Petersen's and Rachel Emerson’s short film: Esmeralda



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