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Friday, February 28, 2014

Call for Papers!!!

BAC presents its second annual Pop Symposium entitled, The Culture of Star Wars: It's Philosophical, Religious, Political, and Historical Influence on Post Modern Society to be held on April 5, 2014 at the BAC main campus, 630 Barksdale Boulevard.  All are welcomed to submit proposal which are to be due no later than March 1, 2014 and can be submitted digitally to Kendra@bossierarts.org.  For questions please call us at (318)741-8310.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Appreciate our Restaurants!!!

Artini Restaurant Appreciation!
 
Be sure to join us  February 27th at 5:30pm at Texas Street.  These are a great way to thank our restaurant participants and we hope to see you there!!

WAM was a Success!!


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Get your Artini Tickets!!!

Shake in a little imagination, stir in a lot of creativity, and mix in some friendly competition.  The Bossier Arts Council (BAC) is gearing up for the 5th Annual ARTini Party.  ARTini is live music, visual art, signature martinis, and socializing served with a twist.  This year's event will be held at Horseshoe Casino and Hotel, on March 15, 2014 at 7pm, and will feature 15 area restaurants and music from Super Water Sympathy.  Tickets are $55 in advanceand $65 at the door.  For more information or to purchase tickets call 318-741-8310 or purchase online here. Don't forget our friends at iShuttle will be available for pickup and rides home forFREE.  

Monday, February 24, 2014

Call for Papers!!

BAC presents its second annual Pop Symposium entitled, The Culture of Star Wars: It's Philosophical, Religious, Political, and Historical Influence on Post Modern Society to be held on April 5, 2014 at the BAC main campus, 630 Barksdale Boulevard.  All are welcomed to submit proposal which are to be due no later than March 1, 2014 and can be submitted digitally to Kendra@bossierarts.org.  For questions please call us at (318)741-8310.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

In the Emerging Artist Gallery

The Bossier Arts Council is proud to present the art of Bonnie Ferguson. The show will hang in the Emerging Art Gallery. The gallery hours of operation are 11am to 5pm, Tuesday-Saturday Come meet Bonnie on Saturday, February 8th form 2-4pm.  

Saturday, February 22, 2014

On Exhibit at the East Bank

The Bossier Arts Council is proud to present the art of the Creative Art Connection's winter juried show beginning on February 1 through March 29.  The Gallery is located at 630 Barksdale Blvd. and the hours of operation are 11am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday. The East Bank Gallery is sponsored in part by a donation from Airline Plaza.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Show @ Gallery Fine Art Center

By artist Steve Zihlavsky
BAC's Gallery Fine Art Center presents the art of Julie Crews, John Wagoner and Steve Zihlavsky. The Show will be from February 1-April 30 with a reception on February 25, 5:30-7:30 at 2151 Airline Drive, suite 1200, Bossier City, Louisiana. The gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-5:00pm. The Gallery Fine Art Center is sponsored in part by contributions from Meredith Hamrick, Ken & Sharon McGivney, Marcy Everett, and Airline Plaza.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

WAM Tonight!!!

 
The Bossier Arts Council will pay tribute to its founding member, Virginia Chevalier Cook, with a retrospective to be displayed at Boomtown Casino's 1800 Prime Steakhouse. The quarterly event known as WAM (Wine, Art and Music) will feature a collection from Mrs. Cook's large body of work; as well as, wine and food pairings by 1800 Prime and Republic National.  Music will be provided by the Shreveport Symphony.  Opening reception will be Thursday, February 20th at 5:30pm.  

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Artini Restaurant Appreciation Night!!

 
Be sure to join us Friday, February 21st at Fatty Arbuckles at 7pm.  These are a great way to thank our restaurant participants and we hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Saturday Speaker Series

 
 BAC's Saturday Speaker Series is proud to feature a reading and book signing event for local author, Geri G. Taylor's newest novel, The Kitchen Dance on February 22 from 2-4 pm at the Gallery Fine Art Center, 2151 Airline Drive, Suite 1200. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Don't wait to get your ARTini Tickets!!

 
Shake in a little imagination, stir in a lot of creativity, and mix in some friendly competition.  The Bossier Arts Council (BAC) is gearing up for the 5th Annual ARTini Party.  ARTini is live music, visual art, signature martinis, and socializing served with a twist.  This year's event will be held at Horseshoe Casino and Hotel, on March 15, 2014 at 7pm, and will feature 15 area restaurants and music from Super Water Sympathy.  Tickets are $55 in advanceand $65 at the door.  For more information or to purchase tickets call 318-741-8310 or purchase online here. Don't forget our friends at iShuttle will be available for pickup and rides home forFREE.  

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Call for Literary Papers

  
BAC presents its second annual Pop Symposium entitled, The Culture of Star Wars: It's Philosophical, Religious, Political, and Historical Influence on Post Modern Society to be held on April 5, 2014 at the BAC main campus, 630 Barksdale Boulevard.  All are welcomed to submit proposal which are to be due no later than March 1, 2014 and can be submitted digitally to Kendra@bossierarts.org.  For questions please call us at (318)741-8310.

Friday, February 14, 2014

On Exhibit at the Gallery Fine Art Center

By artist Julie Crews
BAC's Gallery Fine Art Center presents the art of Julie Crews, John Wagoner and Steve Zihlavsky. The Show will be from February 1-April 30 with a reception on February 25, 5:30-7:30 at 2151 Airline Drive, suite 1200, Bossier City, Louisiana. The gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-5:00pm. The Gallery Fine Art Center is sponsored in part by contributions from Meredith Hamrick, Ken & Sharon McGivney, Marcy Everett, and Airline Plaza.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Project Art Supplies!!

Project Art Supplies Update
  
 
Our little friends at Curtis Elementary did a very big thing. They collected over 850 items for our Project Art Supplies.  We are very proud of their hard work!! 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Buy your tickets!!

Artini Tickets on Sale
 
Shake in a little imagination, stir in a lot of creativity, and mix in some friendly competition.  The Bossier Arts Council (BAC) is gearing up for the 5th Annual ARTini Party.  ARTini is live music, visual art, signature martinis, and socializing served with a twist.  This year's event will be held at Horseshoe Casino and Hotel, on March 15, 2014 at 7pm, and will feature 15 area restaurants and music from Super Water Sympathy.  Tickets are $55 in advanceand $65 at the door.  For more information or to purchase tickets call 318-741-8310 or purchase online here. Don't forget our friends at iShuttle will be available for pickup and rides home forFREE

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

BAC's WAM (wine, art and music) Featuring Virginia Chevalier Cook




BAC Pays Recognition to Its Founding Member


          The city of Bossier and the Bossier Arts Council will pay tribute to its founding member, Virginia Chevalier Cook, with a retrospective to be displayed at Boomtown Casino’s 1800 Prime Steakhouse.  The quarterly event known as WAM (Wine, Art and Music) will feature a collection from Mrs. Cook’s large body of work; as well as, wine and food pairings. 

          Virginia Chevalier Cook was born and reared in Central Louisiana and has always been drawn to the natural world.  The rural environment of her childhood influenced her throughout her long and prolific career.  She is a gifted teacher who has taught both children and adults for more than twenty-seven years.  She works in acrylics and most of her color pallet is dominated by muted earth tones ranging from rich browns to soft creams.  She often works within the scope of the representational and the abstract; which, has resulted in the cultivation of her own unique style.  Cook has exhibited her work for 30 years and has award winning pieces in the Louisiana State Capitol, several municipal buildings and private collections throughout the United States. 

          In addition to her work as a celebrated visual artist, Cook has also served on several boards and advisory committees; such as, the Desert Art Association, Edwards Air Force Base, 1970-1974, and City Arts Programs, with the California Parks and Recreation Department.  In 1979 she founded the Bossier Arts Association and in 1980 went on to co-found the Bossier Arts Council.  She served as president for the first three years and it was during this time that she attended many local functions in an effort to create visibility and interest in the community.  She was instrumental in coordinating a volunteer program and conceived and developed the Spring Art Festival, the Student Art Exhibit and many artists’ workshops.

          Virginia Cook’s legacy can be found in the present programing of the Bossier Arts Council, and she remains a fixture there teaching an adult art class each week in the learning annex on the BAC main campus.   She is an inspiration to area artists and the Bossier Arts Council staff.  Cook’s Boomtown reception will be on February 20, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 at Boomtown’s 1800 Prime Steakhouse, 300 Riverside Dr., Bossier City, LA.  Cost is $25 for all you can eat and drink, 21 years and up.   

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

BAC's Saturday Speaker Series is proud to feature a reading and book signing event for local author, Geri G. Taylor's newest novel, The Kitchen Dance

Local Author is Finalist in “Author of the Year” Competition




BAC's Saturday Speaker Series is proud to feature a reading and book signing event for local author, Geri G. Taylor's newest novel, The Kitchen Dance on February 22 from 2-4 pm at the Gallery Fine Art Center, 2151 Airline Drive, Suite 1200. 

Geri G. Taylor is a finalist in the Internet’s largest social media competition with her debut novel, The Kitchen Dance 


MARSocial, in conjunction with Keeran Vaani Creations International Film Producers, is a competition that is run by authors for the benefit of all the authors who enter. Excerpts of the participants’ book are shared via friends, family and followers on social media throughout the competition. Geri G. Taylor, of Ruston, LA, submitted an excerpt from her debut novel, The Kitchen Dance; a slice of fiction with a serving of mystery, a side order of suspense, a dash of crime and an extra helping of romance for dessert. Her entry can be found at 
http://marsocial.com/docs/marsocials-author-of-the-year-competition-the-kitchen-dance-g2taylor/
 
In the final stages of the competition; authors’ chapter excerpts are being tweeted to millions of followers around the world in hopes to claim the coveted Ephraim Prize. On February 1st the winner will announced and they could have the chance to have their work turned into a film adaptation by Keeran Vaani Creations.
 
According to founder of the competition, Joseph Ephraim or “Cap’n Joe” as he is known online, “Our Aim is to give all our Marzian authors who enter this competition as much maximum exposure via the large social media networking sites as we possibly can.”
 
“I have really enjoyed being a part of this contest. It is the only competition I know where you get to meet (via social media), converse and support your competitors, This altruistic community has truly benefited me as a writer,” says author, Geri G. Taylor. For more information regarding The Kitchen Dance, please visit 
http://www.g2taylor.com.

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

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

Monday, February 10, 2014

POP Symposium!!

POP Symposium Call for Papers!
  
BAC presents its second annual Pop Symposium entitled, The Culture of Star Wars: It's Philosophical, Religious, Political, and Historical Influence on Post Modern Society to be held on April 5, 2014 at the BAC main campus, 630 Barksdale Boulevard.  All are welcomed to submit proposal which are to be due no later than March 1, 2014 and can be submitted digitally to Kendra@bossierarts.org.  For questions please call us at (318)741-8310.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Hanging at the GFAC!

BAC's Gallery Fine Art Center presents the art of Julie Crews, John Wagoner and Steve Zihlavsky. The Show will be from February 1-April 30 with a reception on February 25, 5:30-7:30 at 2151 Airline Drive, suite 1200, Bossier City, Louisiana. The gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-5:00pm. The Gallery Fine Art Center is sponsored in part by contributions from Meredith Hamrick, Ken & Sharon McGivney, Marcy Everett, and Airline Plaza.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Come meet Bonnie!

Coming Soon to the Emerging Arts Gallery
The Bossier Arts Council is proud to present the art of Bonnie Ferguson. The show will hang in the Emerging Art Gallery. The gallery hours of operation are 11am to 5pm, Tuesday-Saturday Come meet Bonnie on Saturday, February 8th form 2-4pm.  

Friday, February 7, 2014

Opening on Saturday!!

Coming soon to the East Bank Gallery
 
The Bossier Arts Council is proud to present the art of the Creative Art Connection's winter juried show beginning on February 1 through March 29 with an opening reception on Saturday February 8, 2-4pm.  The Gallery is located at 630 Barksdale Blvd. and the hours of operation are 11am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday. The East Bank Gallery is sponsored in part by a donation from Airline Plaza.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Thanks to our Restaurants!!

Artini Restaurant Appreciation!
 
Be sure to join us Thursday, February 6th at Ralph & Kacoos at 7pm.  These are a great way to thank our restaurant participants and we hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Upcoming BAA Event!

Budding Artist Association
  
The Budding Artist Association will present a night of entertainment featuring Music , Art, Theatre, and Literary readings by some of the areas most talented students on Friday, February 7th at 6pmTickets are $5 at the door. All Proceeds will benefit Teen Cancer America. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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, February 3, 2014

Shreveport Writers Club

The Shreveport Writers Club meets the first Saturday of every month from 10:30 - 12:30 in the Bossier Arts Council Annex (630 Barksdale Blvd)  All writers are welcome!.
  

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Budding Artist Association

Budding Artist Association
  
The Budding Artist Association will present a night of entertainment featuring Music , Art, Theatre, and Literary readings by some of the areas most talented students.
Tickets are $5 at the door. All Proceeds will benefit Teen Cancer America.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

A World Like No Other: Steve Zihlavsky's Amazingly Peculiar Talent



    The Gallery will soon say goodbye to the amazing talents of the Realism show, and welcome the creativity of Julie Crews, John Wagoner, and Steve Zihlavsky. However, Steve already has some of his unique creativity on display at Bossier Arts Council’s quaint little gift shop.                                                                 
      Steve says that the birth of his inspiration as an artist came from “Highlights” magazine. He is inspired by everything, and his work can inspires anyone. Most of Steve’s creations are ninety-five percent scrap materials that he re-purposes and recycles.     
         What is it about Harry Potter, Twilight, Lord of the RingsStar wars, etc. that so greatly intrigues the minds of millions? Is it the magic behind peeking into peculiar and mystical ideas twisted far from the borders of the norm? There is always something fascinating about things and concepts that exist in an unorthodox fashion. For some it’s an escape from the tediousness of each routine day, while others are captivated to partake on a journey to live out fantasies one had as a child. It is at least once in everyone’s life that they soar to the moon in a rocket, constructed of none other than a discarded cardboard Maytag box.

       Steve Zihlavsky has exercised a branch of his creativity to create “Ooatnm Eggs”, an opportunity for everyone to participate in a magical and uncanny experience .According to Steve “Ooatnm eggs are the perfect gift for children, eccentrics, idiosyncratics, pet lovers, and peculiars”.                                             

               Steve describes this unique creation: The Ooatnm Egg has a pseudo-symbiotic relationship with a polyhedron. “The Ooatnm itself is non-existent, but the egg is. Since their non-existent they do not develop, hatch, grow,etc, but rather acquire eyes, snouts, or other organs to experience life outside the shell. Few people know where they emerge, that aside, like snowflakes and fingerprints each is unique.

Come check out this amazingly intriguing things Tuesday-Saturday 11:00PM to 5:00PM, or visit the BAC website gift shop page for more information. 

Artini

Shake in a little imagination, stir in a lot of creativity, and mix in some friendly competition.  The Bossier Arts Council (BAC) is gearing up for the 5th Annual ARTini Party.  ARTini is live music, visual art, signature martinis, and socializing served with a twist.  This year's event will be held at Horseshoe Casino and Hotel, on March 15, 2014 at 7pm, and will feature 15 area restaurants and music from Super Water Sympathy.  Tickets are $55 in advance and $65 at the door.  For more information or to purchase tickets call 318-741-8310 or purchase online here. Don't forget our friends at iShuttle will be available for pickup and rides home forFREE.