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Friday, September 27, 2013

October One Stop Classes

All classes are free with a Bossier Arts Council Membership $25.  Memberships are good for 12 months from the date paid.  Classes are held in the Artist One Stop at BAC (630 Barksdale Blvd.)  Call 318-741-8310 or email Leigh Anne at leigh@bossierarts.org today to register. 

October
Intro to Facebook: (Saturday 5th, 1:00pm-3:00pm) Facebook can be more than duck face pictures and checking up on your grandkids, it can be a great way to promote your art!!  Learn all the basics and a few tips on marketing using this social network from BAC’s very own Robin Jones. 

Artist Statement/Biography: (Tuesday 29th 5:30-7:30) Writing about yourself and your art can be hard so BAC’s here to help.  Learn everything you need to know to write a killer artist statement and biography.  We’ll also cover formatting in Word. 


Songwriter Circle. Meet the Musicians




It is that time again, the Bossier Arts Council and the Gallery Fine Art Center are proud to announce that the latest installment of our popular music series, bac’s Songwriter Circle will take place on October 18, from 7-9pm at the Gallery Fine Art Center located at 2151 Airline Drive in Bossier City, admission is $5 at the door and all ages are welcome.
 
Introducing  Kevin Gordon,
 
 
"Dude's a juke-joint professor emeritus"--Rolling Stone

Over the course of twenty years of writing, recording and touring, Kevin Gordon has built an impressively consistent catalog of songs, a critically-acclaimed stack of albums, and a reputation for dynamic live performances. His new record, Gloryland, was released in early 2012. Author Peter Guralnick said about Gloryland:

"There's nothing else around today quite like Kevin Gordon’s music. I'm a huge Kevin Gordon fan. Think of John Lee Hooker tied to the hard, imagistic poetry of William Carlos Williams, and you get a little bit of an idea. It’s something like trance blues, I suppose – but then you encounter the tangled, complex story lines of 'Colfax' or 'Trying to Get to Memphis' or 'Bus to Shreveport.' There really is no way to sum it up neatly – you just have to listen. And listen again. For the pure emotional pleasure of it. For the
unmistakable, hard-driving passion of words and music, rocking together in rhythm."


Gordon's previous release, "o Come Look at the Burning" - climbed to the Top 10 on the Americana radio chart, and continues to receive significant airplay at XM/Sirius satellite radio. The album made several year-end Top Albums lists as well. Playboy magazine says, "Kevin Gordon's 'O Come Look At The Burning' may be the least classifiable of the [Nashville Underground] lot but perhaps the best, with a strange assortment of swamp rock, blues and literate lyrics."

The opening track from the Burning record, "Watching the Sun Go Down", was recently licensed for use in the new HBO series, True Blood. The title track of Kevin's 2000 Shanachie Records release, "Down to the Well"- a duet with Lucinda Williams, was featured on both the Oxford American Music issue CD and on No Depression: What It Sounds Like, Vol. 1 compilation, released by Dualtone Records.

Gordon's songs have been recorded by Keith Richards, Levon Helm, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Irma Thomas, Webb Wilder, Kate Campbell, and others. His recordings are featured in major motion picture soundtracks and in national advertising campaigns. Raised in north Louisiana and currently based in Nashville, Kevin earned a master's degree in poetry from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.

 

 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

5th Annual George Rodrigue Art Contest for HS Juniors and Seniors

Call for Entries - 2014 Art Contest 


            Please encourage any Louisiana high school junior or senior that you know to submit an entry!
$45,000 in Scholarship Awards
Theme: Louisiana's Natural Beauty

in partnership with:

Louisiana's landscape is a natural wonder defined by waterways, animals and plant life. Throughout the state, oaks, cypress, magnolias and other varieties shade country roads, swampland and neighborhoods. Azaleas, irises, and water liliesadd bursts of color in parks and alongside bayous, home to alligators, snakes, and hundreds of species of fish, frogs, mammals and insects.

Audubon Nature Institute celebrates all of these wonders of Louisiana's natural beauty. Named for the great wildlife artist and naturalist, John James Audubon (1785-1851), for nearly 100 years Audubon Nature Institute has been a leader for preservation in Louisiana through its Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.
 
In partnership with Audubon, GRFA invites this year's applicants to explore Louisiana's Natural Beauty. The artistic approach can be historical, contemporary, or imaginary in its conception, with interpretations ranging from a traditional or abstract Louisiana landscape to an exploration of indigenous plant and animal life.
 
Eligibility
 
All juniors and seniors in Louisiana are eligible for entry in the GRFA Art Contest.  No test score, grade point average or college major requirement is necessary for entry to the GRFA Art Contest.

Deadline
 
Online application and photo of art submissions must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Poster Artist
 
Either the first place senior or the first place junior will have the opportunity to collaborate with internationally-renowned artist George Rodrigue to transform their design into a special poster to be sold at all Audubon Nature Institute properties. 
 
Sales from these posters will benefit the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts and Audubon.

Special Gift for All Entrants
 
Each student that enters the contest will receive a complimentary admission certificate that can be used at Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium or Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

ATTENTION ART TEACHERS
 
The school that submits the most entries will recieve a year's worth of art suppies through our George's Art Closet program. Art supply kits are valued at $2,000 and they can give students the tools needed in order to have a first-class art education! Please encourage all of your students to enter.

Sponsors
 



Parallel Lives Auditions

The Bossier Arts Council is excited to announce auditions for their winter production of Parallel Lives. The performance dates are slated for December 20th-22nd and will be held at the East Bank Theatre. Auditions will be held at the Bossier Arts Council (630 Barksdale Blvd) in Bossier City on Saturday, October 5th from 2-4pm. Those auditioning should prepare a 60 second contemporary comedic monologue. Parallel Lives is an all-female cast. 

About the Play
Parallel Lives by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy

In the opening scene, two Supreme Beings plan the beginning of the world with the relish of two slightly sadistic suburban wives decorating a living room. Once they've decided on the color scheme of the races, a little concerned that white people will feel slighted being such a boring color, they create sex and the sexes. Afraid women will have too many advantages, the Beings decide to make childbirth painful and to give men enormous egos as compensation. From this moment, the audience is whisked through the outrageous universe of Kathy and Mo, where two actresses play men and women struggling through the common rituals of modern life: teenagers on a date, sisters at their grandmother's funeral, a man and a woman together in a country-western bar. With boundless humor, PARALLEL LIVES reexamines the ongoing quest to find parity and love in a contest handicapped by capricious gods—or in this case, goddesses.

Friday, September 20, 2013

bac's Songwriter Circle Series, Meet the Musicians


It is that time again, the Bossier Arts Council and the Gallery Fine Art Center are proud to announce that the latest installment of our popular music series, bac’s Songwriter Circle will take place on October 18, from 7-9pm at the Gallery Fine Art Center located at 2151 Airline Drive in Bossier City, admission is $5 at the door and all ages are welcome.

 

Introducing Beaux Atkins


"I've been playing music since Spring 09' and never looked back. My first night of playing in front of a crowd was at 6th street in Monroe, LA. I've played in Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Florida. Just to name a few bands I've opened up for Blackberry Smoke, Frank Foster, Whiskey Myers, Bleu Edmondson, Left Arm Tan, Davis Lane, Black Water Bride, and The Benjy Davis Project. I'm always looking for a new places to play.  Good Ole Boy Music. If you enjoy Merle Haggard, Hank Jr., Hank Sr., Black Crows, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and/or Charlie Robinson then you will LOVE me!"

 
 
 
For more information on Beaux Atkins, the Songwriter Circle Series, the Gallery Fine Art Center or the Bossier Arts Council please contact us @(318)741-8310 or check out our website, www.bossierarts.org

 

 

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Importance of Exposing Kids to Technology

Your children won't be kids forever. When they decide on careers, they'll have to compete in an arena with other young adults who are tech savvy. How many typists do you see in the workplace these days, or typewriter repairmen, or switchboard operators for that matter? Understanding how to use emerging technologies is a key advantage in the workplace. That won't be changing any time soon. The more comfortable your kids are with technology today, the better equipped they'll be to function in the world of tomorrow.

Think about the ways technology has changed the world in the last five years. Consider the pace of those changes. It's staggering. Now imagine how new technologies will transform the way your children live in 10, 15 or 20 years. One of the tasks educators are faced with is preparing children for the technological advancements they may encounter not just today but in the future, too. The downside is that finding the right mix of methods and just keeping up can be a big challenge. The upside is that the very technology educators are trying to keep pace with is creating new ways to make teaching more immediate, interesting and varied. Is the U.S. educational system experiencing growing pains because of new advancements in technology? It is, but so is almost every other sector of society.

Preparing for the future isn't the only consideration. Your kids are part of the new information age this very minute. They keep in touch with friends and family using social networking. They make videos on the fly and expect instant access to information. According to a Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism survey, 65 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds rely on the Internet as their main source of news. It's also estimated that 75 percent of kids 12 to 17 have their own cell phones. Here's another point to ponder: According to a Kaiser Family Foundation Study, children between the ages of 8 and 18 spend over seven and a half hours every day using electronic media devices like computers, TVs and cell phones.

The world is changing, and technology is driving much of that change. To be prepared, children need to have a working understanding of current technologies and a high level of confidence in their ability to master newer and more complex tools. That way, they'll be in a better position to tackle practical challenges, and recognize the amazing opportunities, they'll be faced with in the years ahead.

By Sara Elliott
TLC

Friday, September 13, 2013

One Stop Class Tomorrow

All classes are free with a Bossier Arts Council Membership $25.  Memberships are good for 12 months from the date paid.  Classes are held in the Artist One Stop at BAC
(630 Barksdale Blvd.)  Call 318-741-8310 or email Leigh Anne at leigh@bossierarts.org today to register. 

September
MAC 101: (Saturday 14th 1-3pm) Feel intimidated by the Apple!  Well fear no more Maccentric is partnering with the Bossier Arts Council for this very informative class designed to help you learn everything Mac. 


New in the East Bank Gallery


New in the upper and lower galleries of the East Bank Gallery, the art of Debbie Engle and Mary Jean Davis.
September 14-October 30 with an opening reception on September 28 from 3-6pm
The Bossier Arts Council is located at 630 Barksdale Blvd.
Bossier City, Louisiana
Gallery Hours:  Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm


“Summer Reflections” is a collection of glass canning jars; fruits, vegetables, flowers and found objects that bring back secure thoughts of having plenty- food, safe environments and the love of family and friends. I had the luxury of growing up in the South where there was always an abundance of home grown produce in the summer.  The items not only show a realistic interpretation but a symbolic one as well.  Although I grew up in a middle class, Norman Rockwell type family, I have learned that my greatest wealth is actually in the many blessings and abundance of love that was shared through the art of friend’s gardens and gifts.” -Mary Jean Davis
“My most recent body of work is relatively documentary in nature.  These images reflect a personal affinity for the eccentricities and unusual nature of my home state.  Images in this collection span
Louisiana from the White Lightening Road in the northeast, to the French Quarter in New Orleans, to the small town of Lecompte in Central Louisiana, to the historic Highland Neighborhood in Shreveport.  Tourists come from around the world to experience Louisiana culture; I hope I have represented it well in this collection.” -Debbie Engle

For more information of these artists or the East bank Gallery please contacts us at (318)741-8310 or check out our website www.bossierarts.org



Tuesday, September 10, 2013

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION’s COMMUNITY CENTRAL GALLERY

The Bossier Arts Council is excited to be participating in the
Community Foundation's Community Central Gallery located in the
Louisiana Towers at 401 Edwards Street in Shreveport
 
Featured Artist :
Jaime Johnson

 
 
When asked when Jaime decided to become a photographer she replied,
"At 16 I left home to study at the Mississippi School for Math and Science, a two year residential boarding school. At this time, I also got my first camera from my dad, thanks to fluke on the Internet.  The website had a deal:  “save 300 dollars,” essentially the price of the camera.  The order went through though the website took down the offer quickly.  Making images was a constant for me from then onward.  MSMS introduced me to the arts when I took taking painting there and I knew my future would involve working with images in some way.  Studying at Ole Miss for my undergraduate degree. I thought it was a practical route to study Graphic Design. I was in a photo imaging elective during the time the photography professor Brooke White was starting up the Imaging Arts program, which includes photography and video and my switch into that program was instant!  By the time I made it to the end of my BFA degree and knew it was only beginning, which led me to the MFA Photography program at Louisiana Tech.  I am in my last year in the program now and find myself realizing yet again, this is only the beginning!"

 
Jaime's work will hang from September-November

Opportunity for Visual Artists!!!



Art With a Bayou View


Entry Deadline: 10/4/13
Days remaining to deadline: 25

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5



Entry Fee (Art With a Bayou View): $10.00

Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $10.00

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Art With a Bayou View - 2013
First Annual Juried Competition

CALL FOR ENTRIES
(ENTRY DEADLINE OCTOBER 4, 2013)

In partnership with and support of the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, Premier Plaza and the University of Louisiana at Monroe will present the first annual juried competition in conjunction with Art With a Bayou View at the ULM Library Conference Center, Monroe, La., Friday, November 22, 2013.

Edwin Pinkston, Jurorwww.edpinkston.com

Edwin Pinkston has exhibited in over 150 national and international exhibitions in such locations as New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas and Bogota, Columbia. His works are in over 140 private and public collections, such as the Sears Tower in Chicago, The Sharper Image Corporate Offices in San Francisco, The New York Public Library, the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, and The State of Louisiana Permanent Collection. His drawings have been published in two books. He has a Masters in Painting from L.S.U., with additional graduate study at Columbia University and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He is a two-time recipient of the Louisiana Division of the Arts Fellowship for Painting. He has enjoyed gallery affiliations in New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami and most recently in Covington, Baton Rouge and Bossier City, Louisiana through the Brunner Gallery. His studio is located in Ruston, where he previously taught at Louisiana Tech University and on three occasions, at its overseas study program in Rome. While at the University, he was named Alumni Professor of the Year, University Distinguished Professor and Professor Emeritus. Edwin and his wife Dawn have enjoyed travels to such countries as France, Italy, Great Britain, Switzerland, Greece, Turkey, Malaysia and Cambodia.

Awards

Best in Show is $500 and total awards are $1,000.

Eligibility

Submitting artists must be 18 years or older, reside in the United States and work in 2 or 3 dimensional mediums. This includes original paintings, photographs, printmaking, pottery, ceramics, woodwork and sculpture.

Objective

To present a quality exhibition of original work by exceptional artists in support of the Monroe Symphony Orchestra.



Exhibition Calendar

             October 4, 2013                          Submission Deadline. All entries must be electronically submitted and paid by Visa or MasterCard throughwww.CallForEntry.org (Café)

             October 28, 2013                        Artist Notification by postcard and e-mail for selected work.

             November 20, 2013                    Delivery of accepted artwork wired and ready for hanging must be made between the hours of 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, to Room 13, Bry Hall, University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) campus.

             November 22, 2013                    Reception at Art With a Bayou View from 6 pm until 9 pm. Juror's Talk at 7 pm.

Each artist whose work is accepted into the show will receive two complimentary tickets for the Art With a Bayou View reception.

             November 22, 23, 2013              Art work may be picked up on site between 9 pm and 10 pm after the close of the reception, or on November 23, 2013 between the hours of 9 am until 12 noon at Room 105, Biedenharn Hall, ULM campus. There is no available storage space at the ULM Library Conference Center, and Premier Plaza and ULM will not be responsible for work left after these pick up dates.

Submissions

Each artist may submit a minimum of two works, a maximum of five, in digital format. Each image should be formatted as directed by Café.

Two dimensional work may not exceed a frame size of 50 inches in either direction.

Three dimensional work must include a description of proper installation and height, width and depth dimensions. Works must not exceed a height of 4 feet, a footprint of 3 feet on the long side or a weight of 100 pounds.

A complete label must be attached to the back of each accepted artwork including name, title, dimensions, medium, date and your contact information.

Artist Statement. Explain why you are an artist, what mediums and methods you prefer to use and what your artwork means to you. (1,000 characters or less) By including an Artist's Statement, you consent to having it included in connection with the exhibition. Art With a Bayou View reserves the right to exclude any artist statement at its option, and to edit statements for clarity and grammar in its discretion.

 The juror will judge the works based upon the digital submissions, and retains the right to reject any work which in his opinion fails to reflect the quality of the submission or comply with exhibition standards.

All accepted work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit.

The sponsors of Art With a Bayou View reserve the right to reproduce images of accepted work in support of future programming and publicity in perpetuity, with credit being given to the artist.

Sales

If you wish to sell your work, please include with it your business card, resume, price list and/or artist statement which may be made available upon request by a patron. If no price of the work is provided, the piece will be marked Not For Sale. Sold works will be released to the buyers at the end of the exhibition. Payments will be mailed to you within four weeks after the end of the exhibition. No commission will be charged by Art With a Bayou View for sales of accepted artwork.

Entry Fee

There is a fee of $10 per entered artwork with a minimum of two entries ($20) up to a maximum of five entries ($50). These fees are nonrefundable. Entry fees must be paid by credit card (VISA or MasterCard) through Café at the time of entry.

Eligibility

             The following are not eligible:

                          1.          Reproductions and offset prints of artwork;
                          2.           Audio, video or performance media;
                          3.           Crafts;
                          4.           Work which is not original to the submitting artist.

Statement of Liability

Although the utmost care against damage will be taken in handling submissions and works of art, Monroe Symphony Orchestra, Premier Plaza and ULM, and their owners, employees, representatives and agents, will not be responsible for damage or loss, whatever the cause.

Web Site

             www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com

Monday, September 9, 2013

Innovative Uses of Technology in Education

The multiplication tables have become a hot topic of discussion when it comes to technology in schools. Memorizing them sure makes it easier for kids to do math in their heads, but will children memorize their multiplication tables (or learn how to figure fractions or practice learning to read an analog clock) if it's easy for calculators and computers to do the heavy lifting for them?
The question is less about technology, which is actually just a set of tools, than it is about discovering ways to integrate technology into school curriculums in thoughtful and productive ways. A New York Times piece published in September of 2011 focused attention on these concerns by reporting on the stagnant test scores achieved by students in tech-intensive schools within Arizona's Kyrene school district. The article posed some interesting questions: Does the use of advanced technology really help students learn and retain information; and is making huge budget allocations for technology in schools a good idea, especially if it means larger class sizes and budget shortfalls in other areas like music and physical education?
One problem with making assumptions about the relationship between technology and learning is that research in these areas is ongoing, and one of the most effective ways to get solid evidence is to implement technology-rich programs and study the results.
There is something we do know. It's easier to tailor classroom instruction to fit the needs of individual students using technology as an aid. Self-directed tutorials, for instance, allow children to work at their own pace. That's a good thing. Disputes start to crop up when school districts make the choice to fund their technology budgets by cutting back on teachers or dropping other services. Technology is important, but small class sizes and plenty of teacher-student interaction is important, too, especially for younger children.
If you think the book, pencil and paper style of learning is underrated because that's the way you were taught, take a little test. Peruse a book about the Smithsonian Institution, for instance. Photos of the National Museum of Natural History may look good, but the only thing that beats the virtual tour is actually being there. This is one of the areas in which technology shines. It places interactive multimedia at a child's fingertips. Whether it's a tour of the Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre), or a bee's eye view of life inside a hive, technology brings the world to the classroom. It has the potential to present difficult concepts in dynamic and engaging ways. When kids are engaged, they learn more and retain the information longer.

By Sara Elliott
TLC

Friday, September 6, 2013

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Budding Artists Assoc sponsored by Bossier Arts Council for both Bossier and Caddo secondary students; deadline Oct 1

"Applications are due Oct 1st for high school students wanting to join the Budding Artists Association at Bossier Arts Council, says Robin Jones. Students from Caddo are equally welcome, says Jones.

Submit name, address, school, email, phone, current course schedule and signature from a recommending teacher.

Membership Requirements:

  • Maintained overall 2.0 GPA the semester prior to candidacy
  •  Enrolled in at least one art class (visual, theatrical, musical, writing)
  •  Must have recommendation from teacher (Art, Music, Theatre, or English)
  • To Maintain Membership:
  •  Maintain an overall 2.0 GPA each semester
  •  Attend monthly Budding Arts Association meetings
  •  Maintain a clean disciplinary record





Forms may be obtained by emailing  robin@bossierarts.org. Call 318-741-8310 for more information.

BAC Announces Auditions!

Audition Announcement 
The Bossier Arts Council is excited to announce auditions for their winter production of Parallel Lives.  The performance dates are slated for December 20th-22nd and will be held at the East Bank Theatre.  Auditions will be held at the Bossier Arts Council (630 Barksdale Blvd) in Bossier City on Saturday, October 5th from 2-4pm.  Those auditioning should prepare a 60 second contemporary comedic monologue.  Parallel Lives is an all-female cast. 

For more information please call 318-741-8310 or visit www.bossierarts.org 

About the Play
Parallel Lives by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy

In the opening scene, two Supreme Beings plan the beginning of the world with the relish of two slightly sadistic suburban wives decorating a living room. Once they've decided on the color scheme of the races, a little concerned that white people will feel slighted being such a boring color, they create sex and the sexes. Afraid women will have too many advantages, the Beings decide to make childbirth painful and to give men enormous egos as compensation. From this moment, the audience is whisked through the outrageous universe of Kathy and Mo, where two actresses play men and women struggling through the common rituals of modern life: teenagers on a date, sisters at their grandmother's funeral, a man and a woman together in a country-western bar. With boundless humor, PARALLEL LIVES reexamines the ongoing quest to find parity and love in a contest handicapped by capricious gods-or in this case, goddesses.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Art Of Mark Merrill

 
The
Art
Of
Mark Merrill
 
The Art of Mark Merrill is making a brief stop at the Gallery Fine Art Center on its way to Community Trust Bank!
We would like to encourage you to stop by during the month of September and see this beautiful show.
Gallery Fine Art Center is located at 2151 Airline Drive, Bossier City, Louisiana
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Friday 2pm-6pm and Saturday 11am-2pm or by appointment, (318)741-9192
 

Phenom Film Festival

The Phenom Film Fest returns for its second year, with 141 films from around the world! Joining DIGIFEST SOUTH, this September 19-22, the festival continues to highlight films from all corners of the world with a spotlight on local films and industry speakers.

Exhibiting feature films and shorts, in the genres of drama, comedy, documentary, animated, horror, scifi/
fantasy, GLBT, and action/adventure, the Phenom Film Fest (PFF) offers a variety of films for all tastes
and interests. Phenom After Dark will showcase our horror films, introduced by Gentleman Death's
Shocktale.

This year's films include an exciting assortment of celebrity stars including Scott Wolf (PARTY OF FIVE, V), Michael Richards (SEINFELD's Kramer), Priscilla Barnes (THREE'S COMPANY), Lauren Holly (DUMB & DUMBER, PICKET FENCES ), Wilford Brimley (COCOON, THE FIRM ), Peter Mayhew (STAR WAR's Chewbacca ), screenwriter Jeffrey Reddick (Final Destination) and Christine Elise (ER, CHINA BEACH).

Our 141 films hail from 29 countries, including Iran, Israel, Singapore, Spain, Ukraine, Hong Kong and
Russia. Numerous filmmakers will be attendance for question and answer sessions after their films, as
well as several talk panels over the weekend. Additional guest talk panels include Derek Wayne Johnson,
director of BROKEN BLOOD and SCRAPE, both filmed locally, and Eric Tuxen, visual effects supervisor
and editor with WORLDWIDE FX/NU IMAGE/MILLENNIUM FILMS presenting a VFX reel of films such as OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN and TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D.

The festival kicks off on THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19th with opening night films at the EAST BANK
THEATRE. Other venues include our host hotel, the COURTYARD MARRIOTT at the LOUSIANA
BOARDWALK, and THE BOSSIER CIVIC CENTER, site of the 2013 DIGIFEST SOUTH. Juried Awards will be given in categories from Best Picture to Audience Awards, closing out the festival with an Awards Ceremony on September 22.

Visit www.phenomfilmfest.org for more information regarding scheduling and ticketing.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

DigiFest Game Jam!!

The second annual DigiFest Game Jam would like to welcome any and all programmers, artists, animators, designers, and musicians to come make a game. Find your friends, get your team together, and come hang out with other hobbyist and professional game developers. No friends? No worries. There will be other people who come unprepared, too. The jam takes place at the Bossier Civic Center from September 20th starting at 3pm and continue on Saturday 10-5pm and Sunday 10-3pm. Some computers are available but we encourage you to bring your own equipment (laptops, tablets, paper, dice, etc).

The Game Jam will be lead by developer Nolan Baker.  No need to pre-register just show up Friday at 3-4pm for a chance to participate!

Nolan Baker is a developer for Moonbot Studios with expertise in game design, artificial intelligence and graphics. He began his lunar mission on the development team for The Fantastic Flying Books Mr. Morris Lessmore storybook app. He also contributed to Moonbot's second storybook app, The Numberlys and the IMAG·N·O·TRON, an augmented reality companion to the Morris Lessmore picture book. Nolan graduated from Centenary College with a degree in Mathematics in 2010. He also teaches courses in game programming at Louisiana State University in Shreveport.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Stage Center Presents Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

Janin Jones Pou and Jim Cowles will face off as George and Martha, one of theatre’s most notoriously dysfunctional couples in Albee’s hilarious and provocative masterpiece. They will be joined by Nick and Honey, (played by Luke Sexton and Rachael Lee Magill) an unwitting young couple invited over to George and Martha’s for an unforgettable night of cocktails and crossfire.
Winner of three 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Revival, and the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play, Stage Center’s production will celebrate the acclaimed play’s 50th anniversary.
Opens: Friday, September 6
Closes: Sunday, September 15
Location: East Bank Theater
Schedule: Friday & Saturday 7:30 PM | Sunday 3:00 PM

Tickets: CALL/TEXT 218-9978.
Adults $18. Seniors $15.
Ask about their $10.00 Student Rush Policy.



Monday, September 2, 2013

DigiFest Education!!

 

How important is technology in education?

The world is changing, and sometimes it probably seems you're in a race to catch up. The latest technology probably takes a chunk out of your yearly budget, and then you have to reeducate yourself about how to do things in new and different ways -- like how to turn the flat screen on and off or set the programmable timer on your HVAC system.
Sure, technology is neat. It can make it easy to video conference with your associates in Tokyo or read the headlines on your tablet while Web surfing at your favorite java joint. You can bank, shop, research your medical symptoms and get free legal advice all online. You can use technology to plot your driving route to Disney World, complete with turn-by-turn verbal instructions. If driving is too much of a hassle, you can investigate the best airline deals and accommodations with a click of your trusty mouse. And these are just a few of the more straightforward things technology can do to make your life easier.
You may be concerned about the collateral damage caused by technology, like loss of privacy, but like a rushing tide, technological advancements are always coming -- and they're coming fast. From the development of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to nanotechnology that may make it possible to cure a disease using microscopic machines that operate like mini-medics inside the human body, technology impacts so many areas of modern life that it's impossible to ignore. Using it as a teaching tool and also making it a topic of study in schools is an important feature of a comprehensive, broad-based education. Like reading, writing and math, technology is fundamental.
 By Sara Elliot
      TLC

                              

Sunday, September 1, 2013

September One Stop Classes

All classes are free with a Bossier Arts Council Membership $25.  Memberships are good for 12 months from the date paid.  Classes are held in the Artist One Stop at BAC
(630 Barksdale Blvd.)  Call 318-741-8310 or email Leigh Anne at leigh@bossierarts.org today to register. 

September
MAC 101: (Saturday 14th 1-3pm) Feel intimidated by the Apple!  Well fear no more Maccentric is partnering with the Bossier Arts Council for this very informative class designed to help you learn everything Mac.