Local visual storyteller Joe Bluhm brings “CUMULUS” exhibition to artspace in Shreveport

Step into the enchanting world of artist, writer, and director Joe Bluhm as he unveils his first solo exhibition, CUMULUS, at artspace in downtown Shreveport. This exhibition offers a glimpse into the life and work of an artist navigating the challenges of raising a family locally while pursuing a successful career in art and film internationally.

CUMULUS showcases Joe Bluhm’s remarkable journey as a visual storyteller and his ability to create art that resonates globally while remaining rooted in North Louisiana. The exhibition features a collection of animation projects and illustrated stories completed over the past five years, each infused with uplifting and positive themes. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to explore the behind-the-scenes process of animation and storytelling, witnessing character design, storyboards, concept images, background paintings, and illustrations, among other stunning works.

The exhibition marks a significant milestone in Joe Bluhm’s artistic career. In 2020, he received the Critic’s Choice visual artist award at the 8th annual CRITICAL MASS exhibition. Now, Bluhm returns with CUMULUS, an inspiring showcase that embodies the spirit of his work—celebrating love, acceptance, and the triumph of the human spirit in the face of challenges.

The CUMULUS Exhibition Opening is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 11, at artspace, from 5:30-8:30 PM. The opening night will feature a special review from the Critical MASS 8 critic Shantay Robinson, who selected Bluhm’s work as Critic’s Choice and awarded him with the chance for his first solo show. The review starts at 7 PM.

“CUMULUS” runs from August 11 to October 28, at artspace in Shreveport. The exhibition promises to be an exceptional celebration of art, storytelling, and the resilience of the human spirit. Joe will return Thursday, August 24 for an artist talk from 5:30-7:00pm. The exhibition, artist talk and opening reception are free and open to the public.

About artspace: artspace is a vibrant hub for contemporary arts in Shreveport. Committed to supporting and promoting local artists, artspace provides a dynamic platform for showcasing diverse artistic expressions.