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Friday, November 30, 2012

Bossier Parish Student Art Show

One of our favorite times of the year is the Bossier Parish Student Art Show at the Bossier Arts Council. It is a time where we celebrate the creativity found within the schools in Bossier and award their talents. As we hung the show, we are amazed at the talent that comes from these kids.

Currently there at 104 pieces hanging in the gallery and more are expected in the next couple of days. Don't forget to come by and show your support for the hard work that these students have put into this show. The Bossier Arts Council is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11am to 6pm. Admission is free.

Mahogany Ensemble Theatre Presents "God's Trombones" @ East Bank Theatre

written by: James Weldon Johnson
December 13, 14, 15 at 7:30 PM
December 15 at 3:00 PM
East Bank Theatre
630 Barksdale Blvd.
For Tickets, Click Here
God’s Trombones, based on the Negro sermon poems by James Weldon Johnson, is a moving production that will lift spirits and rock souls through rousing free verse,
spirit-filled songs and dance. This classic work is a touching experience that all audiences will truly enjoy. Mahogany Ensemble Theatre is proud to honor the 85th year commemoration of the creation of this timeless American literary classic.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Kids Only Drop Off Party
Bossier City, LA


"Bossier Arts Council's Final 2012 Stop-Over Event:
KIDS ONLY Drop-Off Party!"

The Bossier Arts Council located at 630 Barksdale Blvd will host a December- Stop Over Saturday. It will be held on Saturday, December 1st from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
This event is just for the kiddos, children ages 5 and up. 

The December 1st event will feature arts, crafts, karaoke, and movies. There will be snacks provided, but we ask that each child bring a sack lunch.  

The price for admission is $10 per child.  
Please R.S.V.P. by calling the Bossier Arts Council (B.A.C.) at (318) 741-8310.  
We look forward to seeing you at our last Stop Over Saturday of the 2012 year!

See you at the Party,
Robin Jones
Site & Education Coordinator
Bossier Arts Council                       

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Little Brush that Could-week 18

Dale Chihuly is a glass artist who makes beautiful, colorful, gigantic glass pieces that fascinate kids.
These bowls can be replicated by kids using the following items. 

Coffee filters
Washable markers
Spray starch (try your local dollar store for a can)
Plastic cup

The process is pretty simple.

1.  Have your child decorate a coffee filter with markers.  Try different color combinations and patterns.  Feels free to swirl the colors all around each other.
2.  Lay down some newspaper and place upside-down glasses, bowls, or tupperware on top.

3.  Put each coffee filter over a bowl or glass and spray it with starch.  Use your fingers to fold and mold the coffee filters into interesting shapes.

We are doing this craft on Saturday, December 8th at the Benton Christmas parade in Benton, Louisiana, so of course we had to "test" the process. 
Leigh Anne's turned out the best-so here is a picture of hers:)

The holidays are about family, food and giving.  If you are looking for  unique gifts for your love ones this season, then look no further,  the Bac Gift Shop is your place!  Buying locally supports our own economy and helps support the arts in our area, it is a win, win for everyone.  

The Gift Shop is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 12:00pm-6:00pm

Micah Harold Prints  

Zombee Candles
Handmade Jewelry

Opportunity for Artists: Masur Museum Juried Competition

Masur Museum of Art50th Annual Juried CompetitionMarch 2 – June 8, 2013

The Masur Museum of Art’s Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium.

The 50th Annual Juried Competition is sponsored by Century Link.
January 11th Postmark Submission Deadline
Email Entries by Midnight of the 12th

Go to for more information and to print out an entry form.

George T.M. Shackelford, Juror
Shackelford is the Senior Deputy Director of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth,
Texas. Most recently he co-curated the exhibition Degas and the Nude with Xavier Rey,
Curator of Paintings at the Musée d'Orsay, while serving as Chair of Art of Europe at the
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Best in Show is $1,000.00 and total awards are $3,000.00.
Awards will be given at the opening reception on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Artists do
not have to be present to receive awards. Checks will be mailed after the reception.

New Awards Category
Best Packed: This award will honor the artist who packs their art in the most
professional manner. No packing peanuts, feedbags, loose papers as packing materials,
no cigarette butts, etc. these types of things will disqualify you! Show your work and our
staff the respect they deserve. This prize will be decided by the Masur Museum staff.

Submission Guidelines
-All submitting artists must be over 18 years old and reside in the United States.
-To be considered for entry all work must be completed after December 31, 2010.
-No previously entered material will be considered.
-Artist Statements: If you would like the juror to see your artist statement with your
slides, do not include your name on it. We do keep artist statements with the pricelist
during the exhibition. Please include your name on that version of your statement. By
including either version of your artist statement in your application materials, you
agree to have it included as a wall text in the exhibition and in our Facebook photo
album for the show. The Masur reserves the right to exclude any artist statement. Edits
for clarity and grammar will be made if needed.
-Your work will be insured for the purchase price. If work is Not For Sale, you must
include value of work for insurance purposes. It will be fully insured by the Twin City Art
Foundation upon arrival at the Masur Museum of Art and through de-installation until it
is shipped back to you. Work without a stated value will be insured for $100.00. No
work will be insured past June 30, 2013 (see below for more information).
-All three-dimensional work must be submitted with a description or image of proper
installation as well as dimensions including height, width, and depth to the nearest inch.
They must be no more than 84” tall with no more than a 36” footprint. The maximum
accepted weight for three-dimensional work is 200 pounds.
-Two-dimensional work cannot exceed 85” in height and 60” in width.
-Video works will only be accepted in a high quality DVD format. They must be
submitted for consideration in their entirety and have a maximum duration of 5 minutes.
Do not write your name on your DVD, only the title. Please make sure your videos are
on a loop/in kiosk mode.
-If your work exceeds the above-mentioned specifications, an exception can be made
as long as you successfully communicate this issue in advance of your entry. Please
address your concerns to We are flexible.
-Images of your submissions must accompany your completed entry form and be
provided on a CD/DVD or a USB compatible memory drive. If you are submitting via
email, images must be attached to your submission email. File names must only include
the title. Your images, file names, and CD/DVD must not include any mention of
your name. Do not send your images on a device you need returned.
-Submit only 1 composition image and up to 2 detail images per work. Composition
and detail images must be clearly labeled with title of work.
-The exhibition will open with a reception on March 2, 2013 and continue through June
8, 2013. All accepted work must remain in the Masur Museum of Art for the
entirety of the exhibition.
-The Masur Museum of Art reserves the right to remove any artwork at any time during
the exhibition.
-To be considered, you are required to sign the Exhibition Contract section on this
application, regardless of your potential accepted or declined status in our
exhibition, a digitally typed signature will stand for an ink signature.
-The Masur Museum of Art maintains the right to reject any work that differs from the
corresponding entry form or that fails to maintain the Masur’s exhibition standards.
-The Masur Museum of Art reserves the right to reproduce images of accepted work in
support of its programming in perpetuity.
-You will be notified of your accepted or declined status via email. Please do not contact

Method of Entry
Emailed entries are due by midnight on January 12th. Emailed entries must pay with a
credit card (see application form).
Mailed entries must be postmarked by January 11th and include a full copy of our
completed and signed call for entry, supporting CD/DVD or USB compatible memory
drive, and payment. Please mail to:
48th Annual Juried Competition
c/o Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand Street
Monroe, LA 71202.

Entry Fee
-There is a $10.00 fee per entered artwork with a minimum of two entries and a
maximum of five entries (i.e. $20.00 for two artworks and $50.00 for five artworks).
Fees are non-refundable. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the
Twin City Art Foundation.
-Payment will only be accepted with your initial submission. No IOUs or alternate
arrangements will be made. You may include your credit card information (full name on
card, 16 digit account number, and expiration date) or a check made/money order payable
to the Twin City Art Foundation. Your submission will not be considered until your
payment posts.

You are financially responsible for all costs associated with shipping. Shipping
insurance for full loss is recommended. No checks, cash, or IOUs will be accepted. You
must also prepay return shipping and include the prepaid return label in the box with
delivery of the art. Use packing materials that can be easily re-used (No Styrofoam
peanuts). The Masur Museum of Art is not responsible for any in-transit damage.
Please send your completed return address information, including your commercial
carrier account numbers if applicable; remember third parties cannot use or solicit the use
of these numbers. See below for in-person delivery and pick-up information. If return
postage or packing material is not included, and you are unable to receive your work in
person by July 30th, you will be assessed a $10.00/day storage fee. After July 30, 2013
the balance of your storage costs are due and the Masur Museum of Art is in no way
responsible for the safe return of your work. Your work will be dispensed with as it is
seen fit.
-A complete label must be attached to the back of each accepted artwork including:
name, title, dimensions, medium, date, and the city where you work.
-All work must be ready to install upon delivery (cleats, d-rings, custom hardware, etc.).
If a painting is not framed, it must be gallery wrapped (its sides must be painted).
Image Recommendations
For juror ease, your submissions should be in the following formats:
-Video Entries: 640 pixels on the longest edge. Videos may be submitted in either .mov
or .wmv formats no larger than 60 MB on a per file basis.
-All Other Entries: .jpeg file format only, 1024 pixels on the longest edge. Files should
be no larger than 5 MB on a per file basis.

Important Dates

  • January 11, 2013: Postmarked submission deadline
  • January 12, 2013: Emailed submission deadline
  • January 28, 2013: Artist notification
  • February 14 – February 21, 2013: Delivery of accepted artwork
  • Saturday, March 2, 2013: Opening reception, 6 – 8 p.m. Juror Talk, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 2 – June 8, 2013: Exhibition on view
  • June 13 – June 24, 2013: Return of artwork

If you wish to sell your work, please forward your business card, CV/resume, price list,
and or artist statement with your entry form. They will be made available at the front
desk for patron review. Otherwise we will forward interested party’s contact information
to the artist in question. Sold works will be released to the buyer at the end of the
exhibition. Payments will be mailed to you within four weeks after the end of the
exhibition. If the price is left blank on the entry form, it will be marked as Not For Sale.
The Masur Museum of Art does not receive a commission on sales.

About the Masur Museum of Art
The Masur Museum of Art is the largest collecting and exhibiting institution of modern
and contemporary art in Northeast Louisiana. We are dedicated to bringing dynamic
public programming to our community that emphasizes artists from Louisiana, the
Southeast, and around the world.

Congratulation to Members of the Shreveport Writers Club

The Bossier Arts Council is proud to send out a congratulations to the following members of the Shreveport Writers Club.  This wonderful group of individuals meets in our annex the first Saturday of the month.  

Dennnise Aiello, Marie Brass, Bonnie McEwan and Marian Poe won Honorable Mention in the September Haiku Contest sponsored by Howard Kilby of Hot Springs, Arkansas and published in the October 2012 issue of Ouachita Life, a monthly newspaper published by Muscadine Press in Benton, AR.

Marian Poe will have two haiku published in the 2013 Winter/Spring issue of Modern Haiku, a journal of haiku and haiku studies.

In the November/December 2012 issue of Prime Time, a bimonthly magazine published in Shreveport:
  • Shirley M. Brown wrote "Essay on Aging" and "Thanksgiving Memories."
  • Dennise Aiello wrote and took the photos for "The Logan Mansion   Restored."

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Opportunities for Artists!!

November 12, 2012 

Pink Party Call to Artists – Logo Contest for 20th Annual Party 

Pink Party is looking for simple but exciting logos that capture the essence of our great fundraising 
party. We want you to participate by putting your unique stamp on this great event. So, submit your best 
version of our pink flamingo, using your own creative design – classic or contemporary – we’re open to 

Participants may submit up to three (3) separate entries for review by the Board of Directors. All entries 
must meet the following specifications: 

  • Entries should have the words “Pink Party”. 
  • Entries should be sized for multiple uses including, but not limited to, embroidery over breast pocket, plastic souvenir cups, posters and promotional and printed material. 
  • Design must be adaptable for full-color and black and white reproduction and multiple uses (i.e. souvenir T-shirts, posters, cups, print and electronic media). 
  • Design must be adaptable to jpg. pdf. tif. and must be presented in high resolution upon request. 
  • Designs must be submitted no later than Thursday, December 27, 2012. 
  • Entries must be matted for display. 

Entries should include artist’s name, address and phone number on back. 
Please submit all entries to the following location by 5pm December 27, 2012: 

Agee & Agee PC 
Attn: Gary McCollister 
5925 Line Avenue Suite 9 
Shreveport, Louisiana 71106 

The winning logo could appear in many ways including, but not limited to, on our website, Facebook, 
polo shirts, posters, cups and printed promotional material. The contest winner will receive a cash 
prize of $200.00 and, if over 21, an individual sponsorship of the Pink Party. When the check is presented, the artwork becomes the property of Pink Party and may be modified. 


Looking for a few good....


Graphic Design Intern Amanda leads a High School tour
through DigiFest South. 

The Bossier Arts Council (BAC) is currently accepting applications from individuals wishing to gain hands on experience through both paid and unpaid internships.  These internships will focus in a variety of disciplines/duties including but not limited to the following:

  • Graphic Design
  • Non-profit Administration
  • Education
  • Technical Theatre
  • Gallery Management
  • Accounting
  • Promotions/Marketing
  • Technical Writing/Grant Writing

Those interested in applying should drop off a resume, cover letter, and fill out an application at Bossier Arts Council located at 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City, Louisiana. 

The Bossier Arts Council is a 501 c-3 non profit whose mission is to promote, support, and provide cultural events and programming in order to enhance the quality of life and to develop a cultural identity for Bossier Parish.  To learn more about BAC and their programs visit their website at, their blog at, or call 318-741-8310.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bossier Arts Council Featured Gift Shop Artist

The Bossier Arts Council Gift Shop is proud to feature prints from the amazing artist, Micah Harold. Micah is a tattooer and painter by trade, was the vice president of the International Brotherhood of Magicians for two years, a musician, writer, activist and chess enthusiast. You'll find him at Fortune and Glory tattoo parlor where he designs custom tattoos for his clients, paints in a variety of different mediums and organizes the occasional art exhibit. His versatility lends itself to a variety of different styles and mediums with an emphasis on traditional Japanese Edo period art with American overtones.

 Micahs' latest project is a  Blade Studio exhibit called the Tattoo Life by Fortune and Glory Tattoo Parlor. The show will feature the finest tattoo art and music in the area. Artists include James Clements, John Bentrup, Micah Harold and the Lackadaisies will be the musical entertainment for the evening.   The show begins at 7pm this Friday at 2031 Kings Highway, Shreveport La.

Hurray!  Check out the Bossier Arts Council Gift Shop for  Micah Harold prints and other great pieces by some amazing regional artists. Gift Shop hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11-6pm

Extensions of Excellence Present "TAMBOURINES TO GLORY" @ East Bank Theatre

November 16-17, 2012

By: Langston Hughes
Directed by: Vincent Williams

A musical play where the story centers on two female preachers who opens a storefront church in Harlem. Much of the play centers on the fact that the two women want money for different reasons.

Venue: Eastbank Theatre
630 Barksdale Blvd.
Bossier City, LA
7:30 P.M. 
Admission $10.00 

Tickets available at the door

Review: "Pollyanna" By: Trey Bryant

Pollyanna Review

By: Trey Bryant

  The Academy of Children's Theatre 2 Act play "Pollyanna" is set in 1910 America and, manages to capture all of the charm and nostolgia of the era. Plaudits must be given to Director, and script author,  Cynthia Whitaker for managing the large cast of nearly 50 people- most of whom were children.

   Ten year old Gabrielle "Gabby" Stimits (Pollyanna Herrington), stayed true to herself and the classic role, winning over the hearts of every audience member with her bright-eyed and bushy-tailed personality.

   The same can be said about the characters of Jimmy Bean, played by Graham Montgomery, and Millie Snow, played by Kate Davis. The two young thespieans took to their roles on stage like seasoned veterans, and perhaps gave audience members a glimpse into their own childhood. 

   Jeff Crowley (Rev. Ford) was an obvious favorite of the audience. This "fire and brimstone" approach to the preacher was very reminiscent of Preachers of old; most of the audience related well to this character. There were times, however, that Crowley seemed to be struggling with his voice, but never the less, audiences left the theatre remembering Crowley's character portrayal.

   Jan Reedy (Aunt Polly), did an outstanding job as-well. Her character arc took the audience full circle in the "shoes" of Polly Herrington. From her cold heart driving away the love of Dr. Chilton (Eddie Tinsley) to the thaw it experiences through the power and warmth of love- this seasoned actress fit the bill.

  Over all the show was visually appealing, specifically the pierod correct costuming, and a very well staged production. Like any live-theatre production, there we small technical snafus. Actors that were, at times, inaudible would be the only major criticism on the production.

   The Academy of Children's Theatre staged an honest and well recieved production of "Pollyanna"; if you didn't see it- you did miss out on a beautiful slice of Americana.

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Little Brush That Could-week 17

Art can be created in many forms. For some, it is a fresh canvas and a new set of paints or it could be composing a musical piece. Yet others are more drawn to performance art. Theatre is my favorite kind of art because it is comprised of all three. You start with an idea and build a set around it. You seek out the talented artists to fill your cast, then you add music, costumes , props, make-up, wigs. I love watching a performance come together. I have been fortunate enough to have two kiddos that love performing and the arts. I think that their early exposure to theatre, art and music helped to foster their love of all art forms.

Taking your kids to see live theatre performances can be quite a fantastic experience, but make you are aware of the proper etiquette. Be sure to make reservations in advance. I can't tell you how many times I have had to turn away families with small children because the show was sold out.
Properly educate your kids on how to behave at the theatre. Explain to them that it is important for them to sit quietly while the performance is happening, talk only during intermissions, never get up in the middle of a production, or come in late to a production. and they should applaud the performances. Encourage the children to dress up. They can be as extravagant as they would like, this helps to heighten the experience of attending live theatre for the child. Allow the child to sit on your lap or a pile of coats if the child is having difficulty seeing the stage. Nothing can make a live theatre experience more disappointing than not being able to see what happens. Reward them for behaving well. This will help make going to live theatre a much anticipated event for your children.

Studies have  revealed that kids who take part in fine arts and theatre perform better in school, in spite of what their cultural or economic backgrounds are. Moreover, it also helps in increasing community awareness, social skills, cultural perspective, and artistic abilities. These are all tips that are helpful for children while learning how to be more responsible and thus it can help them to become contributing members of our society.

and on that note........
You can take the kids to see "Pollyanna"  at the East Bank Theatre on Saturday, November 10th at 7pm or Sunday, November 11th at 2pm.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Carson's Senior Project

Did you know that over 5 million animals enter animal shelters each year and 3 million of those animals are euthanized? Many of these animals are put in this situation since, for whatever reason, the owner cannot take care of them any longer. Because there are so many animals in shelters, many shelters are running out of resources to run them, such as volunteers and donations.

I want to use art to raise awareness of pet overpopulation of animals in animal shelters, because I want to help animals in some way, even if it is a small part. Many people express themselves using art, not just by painting or drawing but also by music, dancing, and photography. I wanted to use visual art for my art show to raise donations for Pet Savers, because it is something I enjoy doing and many people also share a love for art as well. So I thought it would be a great way to get the word out and to spread awareness of this national problem that is occurring everywhere.

 Some solutions to solve pet overpopulation are already out there: spaying and neutering your pets, and being informed about what you can do to help. But a permanent solution has yet to be found, so please come to my art show on November 10th this Saturday (3-6pm @ 630 Barksdale Blvd) and support a local no-kill animal shelter, Pet Savers, and if you can, donate or volunteer.  And the next time you see a cute puppy in the pet store, which more than likely came from a puppy mill, remember there are hundreds of healthy cats and dogs waiting for their forever home!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Graduate Students, this is a great opportunity and it is going to be so much fun!

Call for Papers

First Annual Graduate Symposium and Art Show
April 20, 2013, 1-4pm
Bossier Arts Council
630 Barksdale Blvd.
Bossier City, Louisiana, 71111

Keynote Speaker: Thomas Dubose, PhD, Associate Professor, Louisiana State University of Shreveport

The Undead: Exploring the Mythologies and Histories of Zombies, Vampires and Ghosts

Submit proposals:

This symposium seeks to explore the philosophical underpinnings of stories and images of the undead, which parallel the social, cultural and political concerns of the postmodern era. The topic can relate to the philosophical point of view by emphasizing the aesthetic nature of their representation in a variety of forms, such as: literature, film, visual arts, performing arts, documentary and comedic mocumentary.  The writer may also explore the origins of the folklore and how it relates to its modern counterparts, for instance, by comparing, Dracula, the 1897 gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker and the more recent imaginings of vampires by authors like, Charlaine Harris and Anne Rice, Dracula has social implications that no longer translate to a twenty-first century audience, yet conceptually vampires are more popular than ever.  Why is this?   The psychology of why we, as a culture, need to explore the supernatural is also worth investigating, for instance, does it comfort us to believe in ghosts, and how is this contradictory to some religious traditions concept of the “afterlife”?  There are many avenues in which this topic can be explored, the ultimate goal is to bridge the gap between pop culture and serious academic research, so have fun with it, but also treat it as you would any other academic opportunity.

This is an interdisciplinary graduate symposium; all research is welcomed and will be considered by a carefully chosen jury made up of professionals from academia, film, theatre and the visual arts.  Your proposals should be at least one full paragraph and submitted digitally no later than December 13, 2012.  Please include your name, the name of your present university and the year you received your undergraduate degree and where it is from.  We look forward reading your proposals.

Attention Artists, BAC wants you to check this out!

8877 Jefferson Paige Road • Shreveport, LA71119 • 318-938-5402 • E-mail:
Call for
At the Gardens of the American Rose Center
The Gardens of the American Rose Center will be hosting a holiday themed art show at the Klima Education and Visitor Center. Viewing will be open to the public during Christmas in Roseland hours.
Artwork will be accepted as space is available. For questions or to submit your artwork, e-mail Kim Bennick at
Submission Guidelines:
The call for artists is open to age groups in junior high and above. Students and professional artists are welcome to submit. 
 As space is limited, submissions are restricted to one artwork per artist. If artwork is not accepted, the artist is welcome to send another piece for alternate consideration until available spots are filled.

Artworks are to be submitted via e-mail in .jpeg or .pdf format. 
 Accepted media for the art show includes: drawings and paintings in all forms on paper or canvas, photography, and prints.
Sculpture or any other kind of 3D media will not be accepted at this time. 
 E-mail submission must include the following: • Artist’s name• Contact information• Name of artwork• Artwork’s dimensions (artwork and/or presentation format respectively)• Media used• If artwork is available for sale or not
 Artwork may be holiday or seasonally appropriate and must be friendly to family audiences.
Presentation Guidelines:
The minimum size for artwork may not be less than 8’’ x 10’’. The maximum size we will accept is 36’’ x 36’’. 
 The artwork’s weight may not exceed 25 lbs. 
 All artworks must be presentation ready. Works on paper must be framed. Canvas pieces may be framed at the artist’s discretion. All works accepted must be properly prepared to hang by wire. 
 Artists are invited to hang their work beginning November 14 through November 21, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday only.
 Artists are asked to pick up their artwork January 2 through January 9, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday only.
Christmas in Roseland will be open on weekends beginning November 21 through December 23. Visiting hours for events and art show are 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Movies & Moonbeams: Grease

BAC & Robinson present Grease at North Bossier Park

The Bossier Arts Council, Robinson Film Center, and Bossier Parks are thrilled to announce their third film in the fall line-up of Movies & Moonbeams Grease.  The film will show on Saturday at November 10th at North Bossier Park (4307 Old Brownlee Rd).  BAC will be providing free popcorn starting at 5:30pm with the movie starting at dusk. 

This 1978 classic puts to film a timeless musical starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.   It tells the story of good girl Sandy and greaser Danny who fall in love over some steamy summer nights.  But when they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will be able to rekindle their romance?

So bring a picnic dinner, some blankets, and your movie watching self and join the Bossier Arts Council and the Robinson Film Center for a good time!!

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 learn more about the Robinson Film Center visit their website at  

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Studio Spotlight

Bossier Arts Council is proud to present our next installation of the Stop Over Saturday Series, Studio Spotlight.  This is an opportunuity to meet our artists in residence and tour the bac facility.  The artists will be giving demonstrations, allow you an inside view of their work process and answer any questions you may have.  The tours are at 10am, 12pm and 2pm at 630 Barksdale Blvd.  Bossier City, Louisiana, for questions please call (318) 741-8310  This event is free to the public.  We look forward to seeing you here!

WAM Tonight

The Bossier Arts Council’s Wine Art Music (WAM) is thrilled to announce an exhibition of artwork by regional artist Jerry Berg.  His works will be on display in 1800 Prime Steakhouse at Boomtown Casino from October 11th to December 2nd with a WAM opening reception on November 1st from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. There is a $15 entry fee for this event for a selection of wine and hors d’ oeuvres.   

Berg, a contemporary realist painter, has been drawing, painting and printmaking from a very early age. After working in graphic design, Berg began working with traditional oils based on the old master techniques. When asked about his creative process he answered “I owe obvious and conscious debt to the great masters of 350 years ago. With every brushstroke, I strive to meet the example they set; in balanced and graceful composition, clear observation and precise execution. That being said, I live and work very much in the present day. Although the influence is usually subtle, the modern sensibility inevitably expresses itself. I take a real delight in discovering the marriage of these two worlds.”
WAM is a joint initiative between the Bossier Arts Council and Boomtown Casino  committed to promoting art work of regional artists.  It is located in 1800 Prime Steakhouse at 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City, LA. The hours of operation are Wednesday and Sunday 5-9pm and Friday and Saturday 5-10pm. 

For more information about Jerry Berg or the Bossier Arts Council feel free to call us at 741-8310 or visit our website at