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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Movies & Moonbeams Saturday!!

Saturday, November 2nd at North Bossier Park
Free Kids Activity 5:30pm 
Showing Remember the Titans at dusk  
Remember the Titans is a heart wrenching film that will leave no face dry at its end. The period piece is told in the backdrop of integration in schools where the Titans football team must learn to coexist to win. What starts off as film about integration turns into a film about friendship, family, and football. Academy Award winner Denzel Washington and Will Payton play coach bring the team to greatness in this family classic.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Bossier Arts Council is proud to present the art of Jess Van Alstyne in the Emerging Artist Gallery. The show will hang from November 2nd through November 26. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-6pm and is free to the public. The artist will be available on November 2nd from 4:30-6:30 for questions. 

Jess a recent graduate from the BFA program at Louisiana Tech currently lives and works in Bossier-Shreveport area. When asked about her photography she responded "The photographs I make are broken down into their raw, most basic form with the use of a nude model. The constructions are manipulated and the color palette is controlled to symbolize the control I have attempted to seize in my life. Themes of confinement, loneliness, ritual, growth, decay, and struggle are found in the work to represent how difficult it is to find a sense of belonging in a space. The themes are portrayed in a delicate, microcosmic way to reinforce the subtlety of my emotions and relate to the viewer."

In the East Bank Theatre this Weekend


Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Join the Bossier Arts Council to celebrate the work of the Shreveport Pastel Society on
Saturday, November 2nd from 4:30-6:30pm.  The work will be hanging throughout the month of November.  The Arts Council is open Tuesday-Saturday 11-6pm.  

Monday, October 28, 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. 


October
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. 
  

BAC's WAM (wine, art and music)


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 visit www.bossierarts.org.   
  
Admission is $20, must be 21.
  

Pastel Society Art Show and Reception

ART RECEPTION NOVEMBER 2
EAST BANK GALLERY
630 Barksdale Blvd.
Bossier City, La




Hunters Moon on Blue Bayou
Ginger Briggs
 
 
BAC's East Bank Gallery will host the Pastel Society Art Show: Pure Pigment and Reception on November 2 from 4:30 -6:30 pm.  Come enjoy live music and food and over 60 pieces of original art!

For more information on the Pastel Society or the Bossier Arts Council please contact us at (318)741-8310 or check out our website www.bossierarts.org
 

Sunday, October 27, 2013


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, October 26, 2013

November 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. 

November
Artist Resume: (Saturday 9th, 1-3pm) Everyone needs one!  Learn the different ways to
organize your successes in an easy (and attractive looking) document.  We’ll also cover
formatting in Word.

Using Excel for Art?: (Tuesday 29th, 5:30-7:30) Did you know you could use Excel for art?  Well you can!  BAC will show you the basics of Excel while showing you how to format both an image list and inventory. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Oh No, Not Ghost's Public Reading Tomorrow!

The Bossier Arts Council in partnership with Bossier Parish Schools, Shriners Hospital, Shreveport Writer's Club and the Gallery Fine Art Center will host children's book author Richard Michelson. He will be presenting "Oh No, Not Ghosts?": A traditional read aloud, with children playing the 'scary' parts. Perfect for Halloween.
"This reading is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and The Louisiana Division of the Arts." 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Coming Soon to the Gallery Fine Art Center

BAC's Gallery Fine Art Center Presents a Realist Exhibition
Featuring the Art of
Jerry Berg, Daniel Cassity, Albino Hinojosa,
Talbot Hopkins and Peter Jones
The Bossier Arts Council is proud to present a realist exhibition at the Gallery Fine Arts Center, 2151 Airline Drive, Bossier City, Louisiana.  The Exhibition will begin on November 2-February 1 with an opening reception on November 7 from 5:30-7:30.  The exhibition will feature art from the following artists: Jerry Berg, Daniel Cassity, Albino Hinjosa, Talbot Hopkins and Peter Jones.  The exhibition is open to the public and free of charge.  gallery hours: Thursday-Friday, from 2-6pm and Saturdays, from 11-2pm.
 
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.
For more information on these artists or the Bossier Arts Council please contact us at 318-741-8310 or check out our website www.bossierarts.org

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

In the Theatre: ACT's Tom Sawyer


Emerging Artist Gallery Welcomes Jess Van Alstyne

The Bossier Arts Council is proud to present the art of Jessica Van Alstyne in the Emerging Artist Gallery.  The show will hang from October 26 through November 26.  Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-6pm and is free to the public.  The artist will be available on November 2nd from 4:30-6:30 for questions.  
Jess a recent graduate from the BFA program at Louisiana Tech currently lives and works in Bossier-Shreveport area.  When asked about her photography she responded "The photographs I make are broken down into their raw, most basic form with the use of a nude model. The constructions are manipulated and the color palette is controlled to symbolize the control I have attempted to seize in my life. Themes of confinement, loneliness, ritual, growth, decay, and struggle are found in the work to represent how difficult it is to find a sense of belonging in a space. The themes are portrayed in a delicate, microcosmic way to reinforce the subtlety of my emotions and relate to the viewer."
For more information on this artist or the Bossier Arts council please contact us at (318)741-8310 or check out our website www.bossierarts.org.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Movies & Moonbeams: Rise of the Guardians

The Bossier Arts Council, Robinson Film Center, and the City of Bossier are thrilled to announce their fall line-up of Movies & Moonbeams.  Before each movie BAC will be providing a free activity for families! 

Saturday, October 26th at Mike Wood Park
Free Kids Activity
Showing Rise of the Guardians at dusk
Rise of the Guardians is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated fantasy film based on William Joyce's The Guardians of Childhood book series and The Man in the Moon short film by Joyce and Reel FX.  When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.


For more information about Movies and Moonbeams or the Bossier Arts Council feel free to call us at 741-8310 or visit our website at http://www.bossierarts.org/.  To learn more about the Robinson Film Center visit their website at http://www.robinsonfilmcenter.org/.  

Friday, October 18, 2013

BAC's Songwriter Circle Tonight

BAC's Songwriter Circle
The Bossier Arts Council and the Gallery Fine Art Center are proud to announce that the Songwriter Circle Series will take place on Friday, October 18 from 7-9pmat the Gallery Fine Art Center. We are excited to feature Nashville singer/songwriter Kevin Gordon. Kevin is a Louisiana native, now 20-year East Nashville resident, Kevin Gordon is a touring recording artist and songwriter.  Playing along side Kevin is local visual artist and musician, Alan Dyson and hugely popular newcomer, Beaux Atkins. There will be a $5 per person donation at the door and it is all ages show.
Questions, please contact the Bossier Arts Council, (318)741-8310 or the Gallery Fine Art Center, (318) 741-9192.  For more information click here.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

DigiBest Today!!

Don't fret if you didn't make it to Digifest South last month to see the digitally themed art because the Shreveport Regional Arts Council is showing the winners for ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Thursday, October 17 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm at 801 Crockett St. Shreveport, LA Lance Jones, Zachary McCauley, Dan Hignight, Stephanie Fernandez, Rex C. Patton, Katie LeJeune, Mollie Corbett, Casey Jones, Jennifer Robison, Matthew Muhitch & Nick Fechter will show the juried winners of art film, animation, digital photography, graphics, and innovative art!

Snacks and Cash Bar will be available.

Also join us for Thursday Night Trolley the same night to learn more about the amazing things going on downtown!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Donate to Project Art Supplies


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

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Community Trust Art Opening Tonight!!


Community Trust Art Opening Featuring Ginger Elliot Briggs

Please join us on Tuesday, October 15 from 5-7pm at the Community Trust Bank (3400 Line Ave) for an art reception for Ginger Elliott Briggs.
 
There will be light refreshments and plenty of art

For more information click here

Monday, October 14, 2013

Movies & Moonbeams: Remember the Titans

The Bossier Arts Council, Robinson Film Center, and the City of Bossier are thrilled to announce their fall line-up of Movies & Moonbeams.  Before each movie BAC will be providing a free activity for families!  

Saturday, October 19th at North Bossier Park
Free Kids Activity
Showing Remember the Titans at dusk

Remember the Titans is a heart wrenching film that will leave no face dry at its end. The period piece is told in the backdrop of integration in schools where the Titans football team must learn to coexist to win. What starts off as film about integration turns into a film about friendship, family, and football. Academy Award winner Denzel Washington and Will Payton play coach bring the team to greatness in this family classic.

For more information about Movies and Moonbeams or the Bossier Arts Council feel free to call us at 741-8310 or visit our website at http://www.bossierarts.org/.  To learn more about the Robinson Film Center visit their website at http://www.robinsonfilmcenter.org/.  

Saturday, October 12, 2013

New to the Gift Shop



 

Just In Time for Halloween !

A Gift Shop Exclusive- Unique & Creepy Masks 20$


 


Winner of “Most Artistic Senior” at her high school, Stephanie Fernandez demonstrates her artistic brilliance through various components. Currently attending Bossier Parish Community College, Stephanie, a film major, says that “everything “is her inspiration. Her bright colors and peculiar perspective invoke a unique style that is represented through her boxes, masks, and photography. Stephanie’s masks are very detailed and diverse, and can be purchased at the BAC gift shop during gallery hours (Tue. - Sat., 11am- 6pm).

Friday, October 11, 2013

bac's Songwriter Circle Series, Meet the Muscians


*photo credit M.C. Rollo


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 Alan Dyson


From "City Life" August 2013
Artist uses art, music to center life

Ruston native Alan Dyson graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 1978 with a bachelor of fine arts degree. “I usually like to say that I’m not qualified for anything, but there’s nothing I can’t do,” Dyson said. After spending his first post-graduation year working as a farm hand, he came to Shreveport to meet with someone who he felt could teach him something about copyrights. He was eager to pick up pointers on that subject because besides his interest in fine arts, he also had an intense interest in music and the art of songwriting. Today, he bills himself simply as a design artist and has put his talents to work being involved in such projects as Ristorante Guiseppe, Windrush Grill, Cantina Laredo (and many of the other businesses at Shoppes at Bellemead), Well Necessities (and many of the other businesses at Ashley Ridge including Shreveport Eye Clinic) and the Home Design Center. Concurrent with his many design projects, Dyson indulged his passion for songwriting and the music business by beginning to host popular songwriter nights across the city beginning at Humphrees East, Rude Bar and The Burning Spear. Dyson himself has said that “music keeps me sane. “It helps me meet my creative needs, and it is something I can pretty much control the outcome and quality of, whereas my design work is more of a team effort,” Dyson said.

In addition to hosting other songwriters and artists, Dyson has released his own CD projects starting with a six-song EP, “Forged In Fire,” with Greg Williams recorded at Red River Studios and released in 1998. His solo effort, “Skyscraper,” was released in 2002 and featured renowned legendary bassist Joe Osborn. Since 2004 Dyson has hosted the popular monthly Shreveport House Concert Series at Fairfield Studios featuring nationally known, touring songwriters. The House Concert Series recently celebrated their 100th concert.While other design and music projects come to fruition, Dyson recently had a well-received fine arts exhibit on display at the Bossier Arts Council Emerging Artists Gallery. The works were created from building materials, which Dyson uses in his design work.

Leigh Anne Chambers, executive director of the Bossier Arts Council, feels the Dyson exhibit was an important one.

“Artwork [like their artists] are varied and different but all uniquely reflect an individual’s attempt to define, shape and explain the world around them. Dyson’s show ‘Tablet: Improvisations from God, is an example of the different shading of words meaning and how it is demonstrated through the visual arts. He calls these works improvisations and links them to his own daily improvisations with the piano. Although they are clearly impulse driven, the results show the deeply thoughtful and somewhat mathematical way Dyson organizes his world. Through a deconstruction of geometric shapes, he reaches a pinnacle of serenity. Although the materials themselves are hard, the message is soft , just like the verses from 2 Corinthians echoed on ‘Samuel’s Ladder,’ the large installation piece that is the center of the exhibit. They speak of the duality of life. The contrast is deeply soothing and reassuring,” Chambers said.

“For me and in my work, it is a sense of finding what is ‘right.’ The right line, color, gesture in combination with and relationship to material, concept, emotion and moment. In architecture, it is the balance of function with form, materials and resources. In music, it is the flow of rhythm, tone, tempo and the emotional kinetics of poetry. In every discipline, it’s the story of process, the journey of what leads one to a moment and what is right in that moment. I make art and music as an extension of my being. It’s what I do to claim meaning for the time I have been given with my colleagues and community. It is my meditation of gratitude and appreciation of living,” Dyson said.

– Karl Hasten
 


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


 
 
 

 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

NORLA Art Show Tonight @ Gallery Fine Arts!

ART EXHIBIT TO SHINE SPOTLIGHT ON SHOTGUNS
Norla Preservation Project Partners with Bossier Arts Council in Inaugural Exhibit



SHREVEPORT - Norla Preservation Project and Bossier Arts Council will host an art exhibit entitled, “The Louisiana Shotgun House” at the Gallery Fine Art Center, 2151 Airline Drive, Bossier City, LA.  The exhibit will feature multiple area artists coming together to celebrate the shotgun house, a cornerstone of Louisiana’s cultural heritage. It will run from Monday, October 7th through Thursday, October 31st.

Norla Preservation Project will host an art opening Tuesday, October 8th. The event welcomes Guy Carwile from the Louisiana Tech University School of Architecture, who will discuss the history and significance of the shotgun house. The event will feature music by Brian Sivils and refreshments by Village Cuisine Restaurant and Catering. The opening will be held at the Gallery Fine Art Center, 2151 Airline Drive, Bossier City, at 7:00pm. The event is free and open to the public.

According to Kelly Rich, founder and Executive Director of Norla Preservation Project, “Part of Norla's mission is to educate the public about historic preservation and our cultural heritage. This art exhibit appreciating the Shotgun House will be a perfect way to increase awareness of one of Louisiana's most iconic symbols of the South."


Norla Preservation Project is a non-profit organization focused on promoting historic preservation and repurposing, rather than demolishing, historic structures in Northern Louisiana. The first project, entitled “Baker Street Bottoms,” will coordinate the relocation, preservation, and repurposing of six Shreveport shotgun houses for commercial use as part of a downtown revitalization effort. Additional information is available at the Norla Preservation Project website, www.norlapreservationproject.com or www.facebook.com/NorlaPreservationProject.

Friday, October 4, 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. 


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. 

Audition Tomorrow!

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.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Movies & Moonbeams Fall Line-Up

The Bossier Arts Council, Robinson Film Center, and the City of Bossier are thrilled to announce their fall line-up of Movies & Moonbeams.  The films will show twice during the month of October at both Mike Wood Park and North Bossier Park.  Before each movie BAC will be providing a free activity for families!  A complete schedule can be found below:

Saturday, October 19th at North Bossier Park
Free Kids Activity
Showing Remember the Titans at dusk
Remember the Titans is a heart wrenching film that will leave no face dry at its end. The period piece is told in the backdrop of integration in schools where the Titans football team must learn to coexist to win. What starts off as film about integration turns into a film about friendship, family, and football. Academy Award winner Denzel Washington and Will Payton play coach bring the team to greatness in this family classic.

Saturday, October 26th at Mike Wood Park

Free Kids Activity
Showing Rise of the Guardians at dusk
Rise of the Guardians is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated fantasy film based on William Joyce's The Guardians of Childhood book series and The Man in the Moon short film by Joyce and Reel FX.  When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.


For more information about Movies and Moonbeams or the Bossier Arts Council feel free to call us at 741-8310 or visit our website at http://www.bossierarts.org/.  To learn more about the Robinson Film Center visit their website at http://www.robinsonfilmcenter.org/.