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Friday, July 18, 2014

Thinking Outside the Box

Innovation is about creating fresh ideas. Using the science, math, and technological components of knowledge and incorporating them with artistic creativity is what makes products like Apple so awesome. Steve Jobs is one of many STEAM Superstars- who are other people that you know of that have creative abilities and strong technical skills?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A is for Albert, STEM to STEAM


          Once upon a time not long ago I was a High School Student. Baffled each year by the difficult decision on what courses to take, and what electives would be most appealing. If I took Art or Shakespeare Theatre, than I would not be able to take Probability and Statistics. Each year it was a battle between what I loved and what I thought would be better preparation for college. Those days are soon becoming a thing of the past. Students are no longer having to choose between Science and Art, or Math and Photography, but rather encouraged to pursue both while simultaneously developing an educational connection between the two.
               The conversion of STEM to STEAM is not to minimize mathematics in order to make room for art,
but rather introducing the subjects in an applied environment which can be motivational for learners. A resolution made by the U.S House of Representatives in an effort to convert STEM to STEAM explains the benefits of adding the “A” to STEM "...Whereas...artists and designers can effectively communicate complex data and scientific information; the tools and methods of design offer new models for creative problem-solving and interdisciplinary partnerships in a changing world.". US House of Rep. 51

     Consider Albert Einstein, one of the greatest and most brilliant minds ever born. What set him apart from other scientists was his ability to combine his knowledge
with his imagination. Einstein used both his knowledge and imagination to see the relationship between time, space, and energy. By combining essential elements from each side of the brain he was able to make unfathomable discoveries.

Steam, or a hazy mist is technically defined as "a slight obscuration of the lower atmosphere, typically caused by fine suspended particles", and that is exactly what the addition of “A” is doing to STEM. It is fogging things up a bit, challenging traditional scientific and mathematical approaches and allowing creativity to inspire a reformed way of future innovation and learning.

#digifestsouth #STEAM #bossierarts #artseducation

Posted by: Katie Lejeune

Thursday, June 26, 2014

DigiFest South: "DigiPitch" - Bigger & Better

DigiFest South turns up DigiPitch to a whole new level. Up until now there has never been an opportunity to refine and improve a pitch before presenting it. In August, DigiFest South will host a Preliminary Pitching Event at Bossier Arts Council.
There will be two workshop days in which entrepreneurs are given access to business professionals from all areas of commerce. The last day, August 22, will be like a trial pitch before entrepreneurs present at DigiFest South in September.

            Being able to summarize distinctive aspects of your service or product in a manner that is interesting to others should be a necessary skill in business. It's one of the most effective approaches available to influence both new consumers and clients. Now budding entrepreneurs will have access to tips, feedback, and guidance on establishing the perfect pitch for their product or business. The experience will be both enriching and educational. It is truly something we, here at Bossier Arts Council, are looking forward to hosting. It is something budding entrepreneurs don’t want to miss out on.  You never know who you may run into in an elevator so why not be prepared with your pitch?

If you would like to request additional information on being a part of the G60 Elevator Pitching Event contact 318-741-8310, or email To find out about DigiPitch please visit

@ Gallery Fine Art Center

BAC's Gallery Fine Art Center  will presents the art of Nicole Duet and Carola Nix during the months of May-July. The Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday from 12-5pm. The Gallery Fine Art Center is sponsored in part by contributions from Meredith Hamrick, Ken & Sharon McGivney, Marcy Everett, and Airline Plaza. More information click here.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

@ Emerging Artist Gallery

The Bossier Arts Council is proud to announce that during the months of June-July they will be exhibiting the work of Chris Opp in their Emerging Artist Gallery located at the Arts Council (630 Barksdale Blvd). The Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11-5pm. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Saturday Speaker Series

The Bossier Arts Council is happy to announce the June Saturday Speaker Series program featuring Priscillia A. Productionz on Saturday, June 28th from 1-3pm at the  Gallery Fine Art Center (2151 Airline Dr., Bossier City).  
This month topic will be about the societal taboo subject of HIV and AIDS. Our guest speaker is utilizing the art form of screen writing and film making to explore the emotional aspects of the disease and inform the general public about statistics and current facts. She will be sharing her experiences as a writer and film maker with the general public. 

Monday, June 23, 2014

@ East Bank Gallery

The Bossier Arts Council is thrilled to announce an exhibition featuring the work of theLouisiana Society of Animal Artists that will be on exhibit at their East Bank Gallery(630 Barksdale Blvd) throughout the months of June & July. The Gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm