Highland Soirée

Join us October 18th at MLK Health’s Garden Learning Center from 6-9PM for an evening of food, wine, and fine art to support the MLK Health Center & Pharmacy.

The evening will include:

  • Food catered by Ki Mexico
  • Wine & Great Raft Beer
  • Live Cooking Demo by Golden Fork Competitor Melissa Brannan
  • Live Music performed by Winston Hall
  • Live Art Auction featuring work by local artists featured below

Tickets are $55 (plus tax) and includes food and open bar. Attendees will bid on art separately.

Proceeds from this event will benefit MLK Health and our work to provide primary healthcare to the working poor struggling with chronic conditions who do not qualify for Medicaid because their income is too high, yet cannot afford an ACA policy.

What People Say About MLK Health

“Any place you go and feel loved, you’re going to go back there.” – Joyce Love

“Anything I’ve ever given to the clinic, I’ve gotten back ten fold.”  – Robert Jackson, Founder

Looking for a place to serve, Dr. Olan said “MLK Health offered the perfect opportunity to do this with the organized flow of the clinic, the graceful staff, the high quality ancillary services – dietitian on site, and the fresh produce offered to clients from the on site garden and much more…”

“MLK Health truly cares about the healthcare status of the people who make up the communities we serve.” – Terry Kevil

Meet the Artists

Karen T. La Beau is a native of New Orleans that now resides in Shreveport, LA. She is a self-taught, third generation artist. Karen began drawing at the age of 6. She began painting professionally in 2007. That is when she began her series, “My Life on Canvas.” She said, “I’ve chosen to tell my story through visual arts. To me, telling my history on canvas is far more interesting than writing it down on paper.”

Robert E. Trudeau is an award-winning multi-disciplinary artist who captures images with pencil an dpaper before to ink, to the computer and acrylics and oils. He is self-taught and a life-long sketcher. Reverence for history permeates all his images. He invites viewers to enjoy his sense of imagination and sense of humor. Based in Shreveport, his goal is to see his art in your house.

Myron Griffing is the lead designer at space: interiors and is primarily self-taught. After receiving a degree in graphic design from Louisiana Tech and working a medley of the wrong jobs, he finally decided to follow his passion in 2013. He has honed his skills and techniques through years of picking items from estate sales, antique stores and flea markets while mastering the art of “the mix”.

Dr. Tinsley, PhD, PT, NCS received her Master’s in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 1986 and her PhD in Neuropharmacology from LSUHSC-Shreveport in 1999.  She is an Assistant Dean in the School of Allied Health Professions at LSU Health – Shreveport.  In February, 2017, she was named the first Richard C. Parks Endowed Professor in Neurological Rehabilitation by LSU Health.

Brett Malone was born in New Orleans in 1968 and raised in Plain Dealing, Louisiana. From a very early age, his parents supported his creative energies by sacrificing and providing him art instructions through his formative years. After going off to college and graduate school, Brett did not paint for 15 years, but focused on developing my career in human services. After the murder of his mother in December of 2000, he moved to California and began to paint again – as a means of helping to heal his own grief, pain, and traumas experienced to that point. Painting – quite literally – saved his  life. Once Brett began creating again, he found he couldn’t stop. The joy and sorrows he was experiencing would now be transformed into vibrant colors and sharply contrasting images.

Paige Powell is a professional graphic designer and mixed media artist.  With a background in advertising, her digital work combines playful, bold color with a humorous nod to the absurd. The 318 Collages mix Shreveport landmarks with vintage and modern cultural elements for a surreal look at her hometown. In The Couch Series, she experiments with stunning color saturations and whimsical personalities to create story book portraits, reminiscent of album covers that captivated her in youth.

Meet our Demo Chef

Melissa Brannan is a private chef and owner of Now You’re Cooking and consulting chef for the Louisiana Food Prize.. Her food is unfussy, fresh and vibrant, and if she were to finally write that cookbook, it would either be called Salt, Pepper & Oil or Acid and Herbs. After many years of moving around, she’s stoked to be back in Shreveport with her two boys.

Meet our Musician

Winston Hall is an award-wining piano entertainer and music history enthusiast who performs music more than 250 nights a year throughout the ArkLaTex. When he’s not behind a piano, Winston‘s passion is promoting Shreveport and Bossier City’s rich and often unheralded music history. In 2004, he graduated from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, in with a B.A. in Journalism.

Meet our Emcee

Adria Goins is an Emmy nominated anchor and managing editor for KSLA News 12 This Morning in Shreveport, LA. She has worked as a broadcast journalist for 14 years spending 10 years in sports broadcasting before making the transition to news.