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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Project Art Supply!!


Project Art Supplies is an ongoing effort to put Art Supplies in the hands of Bossier students. Please continue to support this effort by dropping off supplies to the Bossier Arts Council at 630 Barksdale Blvd Bossier City, LA 71111.   We will focus on a different artist medium every two weeks. This December bring boxes of CRAYONS! While you are out shopping, stop by the school supply section of your favorite store and grab a box of colored pencils. Who knows- maybe they will end up in the hands of the next Picasso! To donate click here.  

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Stop by GFAC Loft!


Artwork will be hanging in the Loft area and will compliment the Realist Show that is hanging in the main gallery space.
Featuring the Bossier Parish Talented Art Students
sponsored by
Meredith Hamrick Events
Ken and Sharon McGivney
Marcy Everett
Airline Plaza

Friday, December 27, 2013

BAC @ Boomtown!


We had a blast at the Boomtown Family Event! The kids (and adults) enjoyed the droplet painting!! 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Kids Drop Off Party Success!!








































Kids drop off Party was a lot of fun! The kids learned theatre directions, played games, made ornaments, ate Nachos, and then....we sent them home thoroughly spoiled:)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Seasons Greetings from BAC



The Bossier Arts Council will be closed Tuesday, December 24th through Thursday, December 26th.  We will reopen on Friday, December 27th.  

Monday, December 23, 2013

Artist One Stop class

  
Art into Stationary!: (Saturday, December 28th 1-3pm)
After the Holidays is a perfect time to make some cards to send out your Thank You's! Learn how to take your masterpiece and turn it into stationary, notecards, and postcards. These small items make great stock to sell at events where people want small items immediately. Must have digital images of your work to participate. (Call 318-741-8310 to schedule a time for us to help document your work!)  Class will be held at the Bossier Arts Council (630 Barksdale Blvd).

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Project Art Supply!


Project Art Supplies is an ongoing effort to put Art Supplies in the hands of Bossier students. Please continue to support this effort by dropping off supplies to the Bossier Arts Council at 630 Barksdale Blvd Bossier City, LA 71111.   We will focus on a different artist medium every two weeks. This December bring boxes of CRAYONS! While you are out shopping, stop by the school supply section of your favorite store and grab a box of colored pencils. Who knows- maybe they will end up in the hands of the next Picasso! To donate click here.  

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Upcoming One Stop Class

  
Art into Stationary!: (Saturday, December 28th 1-3pm)
After the Holidays is a perfect time to make some cards to send out your Thank You's! Learn how to take your masterpiece and turn it into stationary, notecards, and postcards. These small items make great stock to sell at events where people want small items immediately. Must have digital images of your work to participate. (Call 318-741-8310 to schedule a time for us to help document your work!)  Class will be held at the Bossier Arts Council (630 Barksdale Blvd).

Friday, December 20, 2013

Gerard & Judy Show!

Gerard and Judy were vigilant in their attemptto exhibit their work. They began calling galleries in the area and after some rejection; they finally got the answer they wanted, yes! In late summer the Gallery Fine Art Center received a package in the mail containing Gerard and Judy's beautiful and unique work. The Bossier Art Council is proud to exhibit this fine show and give Gerard and Judy the recognition they deserve. Their work will be on display, December 21st from 3-5pm at theEast Bank Gallery. Join us for the show, light refreshments and meet Gerard and Judy in person.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Congratulation to our new Budding Artist Association Members

Congratulations to our 2013-2014 Budding Artist Association Members!  

Ashley Dice
Shaundarius Hardman
Rylee Casey
Dalton Alexander Smiley
Leah Huber
Courtney Jackson
Ashley Harris
Garrett Kitchings
Wesley Morse
Isaiah Mayo
Jacob Beanblossom
Trey Norman
Bella Goldader
Megan Walsh
Hayley East
Meagan Crews
William Morse
Miranda Lomdier
Mikayla Jade Spillman
Joseph Tyler Townsend
Patrica "Paige" Lawrence
Matthew Keller Moore
Bailey Brantley
Camille Burson
Phoenix Butler
Colton Slade Malone
Audrey Trujillo
Carlea Brown
 
The Budding Artist Association is supported in part by a grant from the Jack and Jill Foundation of America and the Wal-Mart Foundation.  

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

@ GFAC Loft!


Artwork will be hanging in the Loft area and will compliment the Realist Show that is hanging in the main gallery space.
Featuring the Bossier Parish Talented Art Students
sponsored by
Meredith Hamrick
Ken and Sharon McGivney
Marcy Everett
Airline Plaza

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Project Art Supply!


Project Art Supplies is an ongoing effort to put Art Supplies in the hands of Bossier students. Please continue to support this effort by dropping off supplies to the Bossier Arts Council at 630 Barksdale Blvd Bossier City, LA 71111.   We will focus on a different artist medium every two weeks. This December bring boxes of CRAYONS! While you are out shopping, stop by the school supply section of your favorite store and grab a box of colored pencils. Who knows- maybe they will end up in the hands of the next Picasso! To donate click here.  

Monday, December 16, 2013

Hanging @ GFAC!


The exhibition features art from the following artists: Jerry Berg, Daniel Cassity, Albino Hinjosa, Talbot Hopkins and Peter Jones.  The show will be on exhibition until the end of January.  The Gallery Fine Art Center (2151 Airline Dr.) is openTuesday-Saturday 12pm-5pm or by special appointment.
 
The Gallery Fine Art Center is a project of the Bossier Arts Council and made possible by the generous donations of Meredith Hamrick, Sharon and Ken McGivney, Marcy Everett and The Airline Plaza. 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Upcoming One Stop Class!

  
Art into Stationary!: (Saturday, December 28th 1-3pm)
After the Holidays is a perfect time to make some cards to send out your Thank You's! Learn how to take your masterpiece and turn it into stationary, notecards, and postcards. These small items make great stock to sell at events where people want small items immediately. Must have digital images of your work to participate. (Call 318-741-8310 to schedule a time for us to help document your work!)  Class will be held at the Bossier Arts Council (630 Barksdale Blvd).

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Note from Gift Shop!

   
Thanks to everyone that made it out to the Open House of the Gift Shop! If you missed it, don't fret, this is only the beginning of the many exciting things, and new merchandise to look forward too. Be sure and check out the Facebook page weekly! Also, with Christmas around the corner, do not forget we have many unique gifts for the people in your life that seem impossible to shop for ! We are open from Tuesday-Saturday from 11a.m to 5p.m at the Bossier Arts Council (630 Barksdale Blvd). 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Gerard & Judy Show!

Gerard and Judy were vigilant in their attemptto exhibit their work. They began calling galleries in the area and after some rejection; they finally got the answer they wanted, yes! In late summer the Gallery Fine Art Center received a package in the mail containing Gerard and Judy's beautiful and unique work. The Bossier Art Council is proud to exhibit this fine show and give Gerard and Judy the recognition they deserve. Their work will be on display, December 21st from 3-5pm at theEast Bank Gallery. Join us for the show, light refreshments and meet Gerard and Judy in person.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Winner's From the Student Art Show!


Best in Show- Alfonso Vaca   Airline HS
(Middle)
1st place   Kenzie Woodward Elm/Grove Middle School
2nd place Zach Teppenpaw/T.O. Rusheon Middle School
3rd place Ariana Dalmau/T.O Rusheon Middle School
(High)
1st Place   Courtney Jackson/ Haughton HS
2nd place Rebecca Dahling/Airline HS
3rd place Kaitlin Haley/Haughton HS
Honorable Mention
Emily Selmer /Greenacres Middle School
Sarah Johnson/ Benton HS

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Project Art Supply!!


Project Art Supplies is an ongoing effort to put Art Supplies in the hands of Bossier students. Please continue to support this effort by dropping off supplies to the Bossier Arts Council at 630 Barksdale Blvd Bossier City, LA 71111.   We will focus on a different artist medium every two weeks. This December bring boxes of CRAYONS! While you are out shopping, stop by the school supply section of your favorite store and grab a box of colored pencils. Who knows- maybe they will end up in the hands of the next Picasso! To donate click here.  

Monday, December 9, 2013

Opening @ Community Trust Bank


Please join BAC for an art reception on December 12, from 5-7pm and see the gorgeous wildlife photography and paintings by Carolyn Pitts. There are plenty of tigers for LSU fans!  Reception will be held at Community Trust Bank (3400 Line Ave.)

Carolyn Pitts is a Louisiana wildlife artists and photographer who lives with her husband in Benton, Louisiana. A wildlife conservationist at heart she specialists in landscapes, wildlife and pet portraits. She fell in love with the outdoors in South Louisiana hunting and fishing with her husband, Jeffrey. 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Hanging at GFAC!!!

Jerry Berg

The exhibition features art from the following artists: Jerry Berg, Daniel Cassity, Albino Hinjosa, Talbot Hopkins and Peter Jones.  The show will be on exhibition until the end of January.  The Gallery Fine Art Center (2151 Airline Dr.) is openTuesday-Saturday 12pm-5pm or by special appointment.
 
The Gallery Fine Art Center is a project of the Bossier Arts Council and made possible by the generous donations of Meredith Hamrick, Sharon and Ken McGivney, Marcy Everett and The Airline Plaza. 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Hanging at 1800 Prime


Artist Adrian Dean Gipson.  

Gipson artwork will be on display at Boomtown's 1800 Prime until the end of January.  Be sure to swing by and enjoy a delicious meal by Chef Ryan and enjoy Adrian's work!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Hanging at CTB

 
About the Artist- Mark Merrill 1350 E. 70th St., Shreveport
My work is all created paintings in my own studio using bold strokes and primary colors to develop highly graphic themes of color and movement. I work mainly with acrylics painted on canvas, canvas board, Masonite board, or paper. I do paint with oils however at the present time acrylics are my first choice.
  
About the Artist- Carolyn Pitts 3400 Line Avenue 
Carolyn Pitts is a Louisiana wildlife artists and photographer who lives with her husband in Benton, Louisiana. A wildlife conservationist at heart she specialists in landscapes, wildlife and pet portraits. She fell in love with the outdoors in South Louisiana hunting and fishing with her husband, Jeffrey.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Upcoming One Stop Classes

Art into Stationary!: (Saturday, December 28th 1-3pm) After the Holidays is a perfect time to make some cards to send out your Thank You's! Learn how to take your masterpiece and turn it into stationary, notecards, and postcards. These small items make great stock to sell at events where people want small items immediately. Must have digital images of your work to participate. (Call 318-741-8310 to schedule a time for us to help document your work!)  Class will be held at the Bossier Arts Council (630 Barksdale Blvd).

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

BAC Presents The Gerard and Judy Show

Please join us on Saturday, December 21st from 3-5 pm for The Gerard and Judy Show at the East Bank Gallery, 630 Barksdale Blvd.  Bossier City, Louisiana


Gerard and Judy were vigilant in their attempt to exhibit their work.  They began calling galleries in the area and after some rejection; they finally got the answer they wanted, YES! In late summer the Gallery Fine Art Center received a package in the mail containing Gerard and Judy’s beautiful and unique work.  The Bossier Art Council is proud to exhibit this fine show and give Gerard and Judy the recognition they deserve. Their work will be on display, December 21st from 3-5pm at the East bank Gallery.  Join us for the show, light refreshments and meet Gerard and Judy in person. 

The Art of Jason Pliler Featured at The Louisiana Towers


BAC and the Community Foundation are Proud to Feature the Art of
Jason Pliler



Slattery Building
 
I work with the old chemical processes.  I enjoy the science behind it.  I enjoy keeping the history of it alive. The process has a sense of magic.  There are no instant results working with film. When you place your paper in the developer bath and you see the image slowly appear on this white sheet of paper it still amazes me, even after all these years. Photography is collision of art and science. It allows me to tap my analytical and nerdy side to allow me to express my creativity.
-Jason Pliler

 Jason's work will be featured at The Louisiana Towers, 401 Edwards Street in Downtown Shreveport beginning on December 1and will hang until March 1, 2014.  Please go by and see these hauntingly beautiful pieces.  They are on sale and would make a special holiday gift for a loved one or yourself!
 


 


BAC Art Reception at Community Trust Bank Featuring The Art of Carolyn Pitts



 
 

Please join BAC at Community Trust Bank, 3400 Line Avenue, for an art reception on December 12, from 5-7pm and see the gorgeous wildlife photography and paintings by Carolyn Pitts. There are plenty of tigers for LSU fans!

Carolyn Pitts is a Louisiana wildlife artists and photographer who lives with her husband in Benton, Louisiana. A wildlife conservationist at heart she specialists in landscapes, wildlife and pet portraits. She fell in love with the outdoors in South Louisiana hunting and fishing with her husband, Jeffrey. 

It is through Pitts' personal travels and experiences that she is able to bring such beauty and depth to her paintings. She has traveled as far as the South Louisiana wetlands, to the Ozark Mountains, Colorado's Rocky Mountains, Montana, Yellowstone National Park, East and West Coast in the United States collecting information and observing wildlife for her references for her paintings. Her travels has also, taken her to England and Kruger National Park and Tshuksudu Game Reserve in South Africa. Pitts experiences in the wild, observing wildlife in its natural environment, capturing rare moments with her photography and paintings brings her great artistic motivation. She enjoys sharing  the beauty of nature and the sense of freedom with others through her photographs and paintings. 
Among the techniques Pitts use are oil, pastel, watercolor, and acrylic. She has studied under wildlife artist John Seerey - Lester, Kobus Moller, Don Edwards, Corey Carlson, Allan Flattman, Virginia Vaughn, Kitty Wallis,Mike Windberg, Dalhart Windberg and Morgan Samuel Price.

Kids Drop-Off Party


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Student Art Show Opening TODAY!

Starting this December the Bossier Arts Council (BAC) is elated to host the Bossier Parish student art exhibition What Art Means to Me. The overall theme of the show is to get students to express themselves with original ideas and creative expression.

Each student is asked to create their own, original artwork showcasing themselves or their interests. This freedom of expression instills confidence within the students. Robin Jones, Education Coordinator, of the BAC states, "Displaying students work lets them know you value it -- and them."The show features Bossier Parish students from K-12th grade.

The accepted media includes drawing, paint, collage, print, graphic art, along with digital and traditional photography. All media 2-D and 3-D art, are accepted given that they are not of inappropriate material. All submitted work must be ready for display, including framing being wired, and label with the information.

An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd, with an opening award ceremony at 7:30pm. Thanks in part to an Arts 4 Moore Grant and a generous contribution from Bossier Parish Community College BAC will award $1500 in prizes and art supplies. "This is a project that the Bossier Arts Council believes in and will continue to support the kids in our area, by providing the gallery space and by recognizing their talents. " stated by Jones.The pieces will hang in the gallery all through December and January.

For more information about the Bossier City student art show or the Bossier Arts Council feel free to call us at 318-741-8310 or visit our website at http://www.bossierarts.org/.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

@ Gallery Fine Art Center



The exhibition features art from the following artists: Jerry Berg, Daniel Cassity, Albino Hinjosa, Talbot Hopkins and Peter Jones.  The show will be on exhibition until the end of January.  The Gallery Fine Art Center (2151 Airline Dr.) is openTuesday-Saturday 12pm-5pm or by special appointment.
 

The Gallery Fine Art Center is a project of the Bossier Arts Council and made possible by the generous donations of Meredith Hamrick, Sharon and Ken McGivney, Marcy Everett and The Airline Plaza. 

Friday, November 29, 2013

On display @1800 Prime

Artist Adrian Dean Gipson.  

Gipson artwork will be on display at Boomtown's 1800 Prime until the end of January.  Be sure to swing by and enjoy a delicious meal by Chef Ryan and enjoy Adrian's work!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Hanging @ CTB!

About the Artist- Mark Merrill 1350 E. 70th St., Shreveport
My work is all created paintings in my own studio using bold strokes and primary colors to develop highly graphic themes of color and movement. I work mainly with acrylics painted on canvas, canvas board, Masonite board, or paper. I do paint with oils however at the present time acrylics are my first choice.
  
About the Artist- Carolyn Pitts 3400 Line Avenue 
Carolyn Pitts is a Louisiana wildlife artists and photographer who lives with her husband in Benton, Louisiana. A wildlife conservationist at heart she specialists in landscapes, wildlife and pet portraits. She fell in love with the outdoors in South Louisiana hunting and fishing with her husband, Jeffrey.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Saturday Speaker Series


A Parking Lot is No Burial Place for a King of England! The (Still) Unfinished Story of Richard III.  

Join us on Saturday, November 30th at 2pm for our monthly literary series featuring
Dr. Cheryl White. Dr. White will be speaking at the Gallery Fine Art Center (2151 Airline Dr.) about the recent discovery of the controversial 
fifteenth century monarch Richard III's remains recently uncovered in a parking lot. Richard III was King of England for two years, from 1483 until his death in 1485 in the Battle of Bosworth Field. He was the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty. His defeat at Bosworth Field, the decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses, is sometimes regarded as the end of the Middle Ages in England. He is the subject of the play Richard III by William Shakespeare.

Dr. Cheryl White is Assistant Professor of European History at LSU in Shreveport. Her primary field of study is late medieval and early modern England. She has published numerous journal articles on Tudor England and is the author of a recently released biography of General Leonidas Polk, Louisiana's Fighting Bishop. Her forthcoming book title is "From Oxford Martyrs to Jesuit Priests: The Anglican Crucible of Fire and Blood, 1553- 1603."

Monday, November 25, 2013

Artist One Stop Class

Did you know you could use Excel for art? BAC will show you the basics of Excel while showing you how to format both an image list and inventory.  Join us on Tuesday, November 26th at 5:30pm at BAC One Stop (630 Barksdale Blvd).  Call 318-741-8310 to register or email Leigh at leigh@bossierarts.org

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Senior Project Exhibition Tonight!

Upcoming Senior Project Exhibition

It's Senior project time again and Robin Jones's mentee, Branden James has been hard at work. Come by and show your support on Tuesday, November 19th 6-8pm in our Annex, by purchasing some wonderful student artwork. All Proceeds will benefit the Providence House. 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Collectively Hunting: BAC's Yard Sale



Who doesn't love a good yard sale? Especially if it helps support your local community, right? The Bossier Arts Council is having its first Yard Sale on Saturday, November 23rd @ 10:00am – 1:00pm. It will be located at Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City, LA 71111 on the south end of the building in the back parking lot. You do not want to miss out on this event. All proceeds will go to Bossier Arts Council and their mission to promoting, supporting, and providing cultural events and programming in order to enhance the quality of life, and to develop a cultural identity for Bossier Parish. For any additional information, please contact Katie Lejeune by email at katie@bossierarts.org, or 318-741-8310.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Getting Inspired for the Holiday Shopping Hunt


 

Just around the corner from Louisiana Boardwalk, inside the brick walls of the Bossier Arts Council there is a small quaint gift shop that is home to many unique knick knacks, and lively little collectibles. As the shopping days approach, the hunt for the perfect gifts is becoming a higher priority on our lists. On Tuesday, November 19th from 5:30p.m to 7:30p.m we would like to invite you to our Gift Shop Open House.  It is a perfect opportunity to get away from the ordinary retail chaos and check out unique gifts. While browsing the modernized gift shop, one can also enjoy two different art exhibitions that are on display at the East Bank Gallery. For those in attendants, one-hundred dollar gift basket will be raffled off; there will be Santa photo props for the whole family, and a hot chocolate bar. Admission is free and the open house will be located at 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City, LA.  Come celebrate with us while supporting local artists, and picking out the perfect gift for the perfect people. For any additional information, please contact Katie Lejeune by email at katie@bossierarts.org, or 318-741-8310.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Art of Carolyn Pitts Featured at Community Trust Bank

Stop by and see the gorgeous wildlife photography and paintings by Carolyn Pitts. There are plenty of tigers for LSU fans! The show will run through the month of November.
Carolyn Pitts is a Louisiana wildlife artists and photographer who lives with her husband in Benton, Louisiana. A wildlife conservationist at heart she specialists in landscapes, wildlife and pet portraits. She fell in love with the outdoors in South Louisiana hunting and fishing with her husband, Jeffrey.
It is through Pitts' persona...l travels and experiences that she is able to bring such beauty and depth to her paintings. She has traveled as far as the South Louisiana wetlands, to the Ozark Mountains, Colorado's Rocky Mountains, Montana, Yellowstone National Park, East and West Coast in the United States collecting information and observing wildlife for her references for her paintings. Her travels has also, taken her to England and Kruger National Park and Tshuksudu Game Reserve in South Africa. Pitts experiences in the wild, observing wildlife in its natural environment, capturing rare moments with her photography and paintings brings her great artistic motivation. She enjoys sharing the beauty of nature and the sense of freedom with others through her photographs and paintings.
Among the techniques Pitts use are oil, pastel, watercolor, and acrylic. She has studied under wildlife artist John Seerey - Lester, Kobus Moller, Don Edwards, Corey Carlson, Allan Flattman, Virginia Vaughn, Kitty Wallis,Mike Windberg, Dalhart Windberg and Morgan Samuel Price.

The Art of Mark Merrill featured at Community Trust Bank




 



Stop by sometime during the month of November to the Community Trust Bank and enjoy the art of Mark Merrill. The bank is located at 1350 E 70th St, Shreveport, LA






About Mark-
My work is all created paintings in my own studio using bold strokes and primary colors to develop highly graphic themes of color and movement. I work mainly with acrylics painted on canvas, canvas board, Masonite board, or paper. I do paint with oils however at the present time acrylics are my first choice.

After following a successful career as a businessman I started late as a self-taught painter. I rarely use pictures as a guide but rather I paint from memory and feelings of the moment. My main concerns are colors, shape, technique, proportion and most importantly, the relationships to color and movement. My first juried art show was “The Main Street Art Festival” in April 2004.





Tuesday, November 12, 2013

GFAC Featured Artist!

Right now hanging at the Gallery Fine Art Center (2151 Airline Dr. Suite 1200) is 21st Century: 5 Degrees of Realism.  The show will be on display until the end of January.  The Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-5pm.

Meet Daniel Mark Cassity


Born March 3rd 1965, I grew up in northeastern Louisiana where I cultivated two persistent themes: a love of nature, and an unquenchable need to make things. Simply put, I receive satisfaction by pursuing any number of projects.                       
    
My earliest “formal” painting, a long-lost landscape in acrylic, was attempted around age seven. Later, in my early teens, I received private instruction from Anne Goss Nelson of Bastrop, LA who challenged my perceptual rendering with the “paint what you see" notion, introducing color theory with oil, watercolor, and pastel. Validation followed with the winning of local art competitions, beginning around age 13/14. Accelerated Public School programs accepted me, as did a summer retreat for young art students and musicians, and though I have never considered myself an adequate student, I was of course, absorbing bits here and there. Honing technical skills in my own time, my artistic interest gained momentum, just as my abilities gained further recognition.
     
A B.F.A. was next; at Louisiana Tech University, I initially studied Design and Watercolor, then Graphic Design/Illustration (the highlight of which was acceptance into the Society of Illustrators’ 1986 Annual Scholarship Competition and Exhibition in NY) before committing fully to Fine Art. These were fruitful exploratory years, and so it was with the intent to teach that I arrived at East Carolina University for postgraduate studies in the fall of 1988.   
     
In the early nineties my desire to teach waned, and so I withdrew from graduate school after two years to self-educate and attempt an independent career. I consigned paintings to galleries while continuing to exhibit in competitions and engage commission opportunities, a highlight of which was working on location on St. Thomas and St. John U.S.V.I. in 1993. I have sold fine art to such corporations as The News Star World of Monroe, LA, Pepsi Bottling Co. and Burroughs-Wellcome of Greenville, NC, the M.C.V. hospital of Richmond, VA, and Atlanta Foods International. I have also freelanced murals and architectural finishes in such prominent eastern NC homes as Parker and Becky Overton of Overton’s Sporting Goods. 
     
In 2009 I returned to Louisiana after twenty years in North Carolina, initially producing murals within Shreveport. In addition to various national and regional exhibitions, in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 I placed as a finalist in The Artist's Magazine's Annual Competitions in the Still Life category, being featured as a Competition Spotlight in the 2011 July/August issue. In the summer of 2011 I was selected to produce NEA funded Temporary Art Installations for the Shreveport Regional Arts Council. Also In 2011 I was accepted into the International Guild of Realism: later participating in their 8th Annual Juried Exhibition of 2013. I joined Oil Painters of America in 2012: being selected for the OPA National Exhibition, Salon Show, and Eastern Regional in 2013. I was also accepted as a finalist in the Art Renewal Center's International Salon of 2012/2013.
     
In 2013 I was featured in Southwest Art Magazine’s August issue as an "Artist to Watch", and in American Art Collector Magazine 96’s October issue promoting the International Guild of Realism’s 8th Annual Exhibition, and the Oil Painters of America’s Eastern Regional. In 2014, I will participate in a traveling museum exhibition American Still Lifes slated to open that spring, and will also have a still life feature article in The Artist’s Magazine that Fall.  I currently have Gallery representation with Artifacts of Eureka Springs, AR. 
     
In the fall of 2013 I moved to Hot Springs, AR fully pursuing my still lifes, complimented by occasional plein air landscape painting. My “Kingdom” series of still lifes continues to gain notice on an ever widening scale - inviting viewers into my imaginary world - complimented by written text “Tales from The Kingdom” to be found on my website DanielMarkCassity.com. My studio interests also include songwriting/recording, and short story writing; visiting these side projects greatly informs my Painting Studio, as is evidenced in my increased use of symbolism, story, and suggestion. 
     
And so with my interest as my compass, I move ever forward, for from my perspective "an Artist is an unstoppable force of nature – a particular genetic collision driven to produce – no matter what obstacles arise."

Monday, November 11, 2013

Upcoming One Stop Class

Did you know you could use Excel for art? BAC will show you the basics of Excel while showing you how to format both an image list and inventory.  Join us on Tuesday, November 26th from 5:30-7:30pm.  

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Project Art Supply!! Give Today!


Project Art Supplies is an ongoing effort to put Art Supplies in the hands of Bossier students. Please continue to support this effort by dropping off supplies to the Bossier Arts Council at 630 Barksdale Blvd Bossier City, LA 71111.   We will focus on a different artist medium every two weeks. First up is colored pencils! While you are out shopping, stop by the school supply section of your favorite store and grab a box of colored pencils. Who knows- maybe they will end up in the hands of the next Picasso! To donate click here

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Get Ready for WAM

Bossier arts Council and Boomtown's 1800 Prime Steakhouse Present, Wine, Art and Music, Featuring the art of, 
Adrian Gibson. 


Bossier City, Louisiana- November 14, 2013 - The Bossier Arts Council and Boomtown Casino's 1800 Prime Steakhouse present WAM featuring the art of Adrian Gibson. Please join us for gourmet food, wine pairings, art and music on November 14 from 5:30-7:30. 

Gipson is a graduate from Louisiana Tech's Master of Fine Arts program and currently teaches for Ouachita Talented Arts Program. When asked about his work Gipson responded "The main concept of my artwork is centered on our abilities to solve problems through reduction. In the work, I use geometric and organic forms. The geometric forms represent man-made objects. The organic forms represent natural objects. I use these forms to depict analogies between natural and manmade objects. Growing up, I spent my summers working for my Dad on his brick crew during the week, and practicing music with him on the weekends. In both cases I learned to reduce complex information down to simple patterns and rhythms."

To learn more about the Bossier Arts Council and their programming visitwww.bossierarts.org.

Admission is $20, must be 21.