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Thursday, March 14, 2013

What's Hanging Right Now

Emerging Artist Gallery


Cam Owen

The Bossier Arts Council is proud to present the artwork of Cam Owen.

The exhibit will be displayed in Bossier Art Council's Emerging Artist Gallery March 2nd until March 31st with a reception on March 22nd at 6pm.

Owen began drawing when he was 8 and it has remained a part of his life every since. "I always start my art with a blank slate. I never have a plan when I sit down to draw. I like to think of myself as a freestyle artist". This is the artistic approach of Minden, Louisiana native Cam Owen. He continued, "I take what I'm feeling and put it into my artwork. I think of my art as an escape from reality.   He has also had experience as editor of Minden High's yearbook. In December 2010, Owen graduated from Bossier Parish Community College with an Associate Degree in Telecommunications with a concentration in Film and TV production. "Since then art has remained a steady focal point of my free time", stated Owen. And it shows, with him gaining experience working 8 films and being featured on MTV's Caged for 4 episode, with the 7th featuring his first art show.The artist says that bright colors are his specialty but he also has a soft spot for black and white.  Owen's favorite medium is oil and charcoal pastel, yet he experiments with digital paintings and wax figures. "I feel like my art expresses myself as an individual and my personality definitely shines through my work", said Owen.

East Bank Gallery 

The Bossier Arts Council is presenting an upcoming show featuring pop culture. Pop Art made its debut in 1950's society and has continued to morph throughout the years. Local and surrounding artists are encouraged to bring a variety of pieces influenced by the growing pop art culture. 

The Pop Art exhibit will open March 1st lasting until April 2nd 2013 with a reception on March 22nd at 6 PM.
Gallery Fine Art Center
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The Bossier Arts Council is thrilled to announce an expansion of their gallery space to include the Gallery Fine Art Center located at 2151 Airline Dr., Bossier City, in Airline Plaza. The Opening exhibition "Southern Ghosts and Living Souls" features four artists including:Nicholas Bustamante, Mark Charleville, Jeormie Journell, and Ryan Mccutcheon.
 An opening reception will be March 26th
from 5:30 - 7:30pm.
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"Southern Ghosts and Living Souls" is a show inspired by the past that resides in everyone and sometimes brings itself forward in the forms of memories. One of the participating artists, Nicholas Bustamante, said about the theme "The past is our constant companion, forever influencing our present and future.  Stories of haunted houses and ghosts are nothing more than poetic expressions of how we are all haunted by our memories."   
1800 Prime Steakhouse


The Bossier Arts Council is thrilled to announce an exhibition of artwork by regional artist Hooshang Khorasani. His artwork will be on display in 1800 Prime Steakhouse at Boomtown Casino from February through April. 
A wine tasting reception, WAM, will be April 4th from 5:30-7:30pm with a $15 entry fee.
Hooshang is an internationally exhibited artist who maintains working studios in Ruston, LA, and Orange County, CA. His background includes a BFA in painting, plus 12 years as a graphic designer and an award-winning illustrator. He has worked as a self-employed artist in America and Spain since 1984. His paintings are displayed in private collections in England, in Spain, in Belgium and across the United States as well as in corporate collections of Club Mirafloras (Spain), Holiday Inn, Regions Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank, Stevens Inc. and others. They are also part of the permanent collection of Lake Eustis (FL) Museum of Art.
When asked about his show he answered ". I paint in layers, adding texture, but it's as if the paint itself takes part in the creative process.  I'm the tour guide on the journey, but there's another participant:  My hands are virtually channeled into a universal source of energy.  And that energy, in turn, pulses through my brushes and artist tools. My equine paintings are part of a study of running horses.  All areas of these paintings are designed to make the horses gallop ahead, trying to escape from the canvas.  Every single color shows moving energy; each color cooperates with the next to handle this performance of power.  I want these horses to run for a while and to let the viewers witness that."
Community Trust Bank

The Bossier Arts Council is thrilled to announce a partnership with Community Trust Bank to feature local artists at three of their banking centers in the Shreveport Bossier area. The premier artist for this partnership is Barbara Rushing whose work will be on display from February through April 2013. The banking centers featuring artwork are the Line Avenue Branch, 3400 Line Ave., Shreveport, LA 71104, and the Bossier City Banking Center, 2790 Airline Dr., Bossier City, LA 71111. The third Banking Center, located at 1350 East 70th St., Shreveport, LA 71105, will feature Barbara Rushing's artwork through May 2013. 
A reception honoring Barbara Rushing will be March 21st from 5-7pm at the Line Avenue Banking Center.

When asked about her creative process Barbara answered "I love the learning process in art and love color.  I recently started taking saxophone lessons. My three children, Dr. Donna Rushing, Mrs. Nancy Hayes of Austin, and Dr. Paul Rushing and nine grandchildren are all supportive of my art shows."

Community Trust Bank's core purpose to Enrich the Lives of People in our Community is realized in this endeavor by showcasing community artists and their talents in a unique environment", said Larry LittleRegional President NWLA, EVP. "This also provides an artistic investment in our community by bring the artwork to the people in our community.


Get The Scoop
The Bossier Arts Council is VERY Proud to add another space to our gallery list! Go by Get the Scoop, located at 187 Burt Boulevard Benton, Louisiana 71006,and check out the artwork of the Central Park Elementary students being taught by Ms. Maggie Peairs.
While you are there, enjoy some delicious frozen yogurt!

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