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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Emerging Artist Gallery Ashley Wachal

The Bossier Arts Council is happy to announce an exhibition of artwork by regional artist Su Ashley Wachal. Her artwork will be on display in the Emerging Artist Gallery from June 1 through June 29th with a reception on June 8th from 3-6pm.

Ashley Wachal grew up in Bossier City, Louisiana in a loving, traditional southern home. She remembers discovering her true artistic talent in her middle school art class. Ashley pursued art throughout high school and was known for her artistic talent. Despite pursuing different fields of study while in college at Louisiana Tech University, she always remained devoted to what she was most passionate about: art. Ashley grew as an artist throughout her undergraduate career in Studio Art and continued to be successful. She continued to further her education in graduate school at Louisiana Tech University in Art Education. Ashley spent four years teaching high school art in Caddo Parish, but has now since dedicated her career to being a professional artist. As an artist, Ashley has created work using various forms of media; including sculpture, clay, printmaking, charcoal, pencil sketch, acrylic, and her preferred medium of choice, oil painting. Ashley resides in the Shreveport-Bossier area with her husband, Jason, and their three dogs.
“Throughout the years, I have always found myself drawn to certain aspects of beauty; these traits are what inspire my work. In the past, I have found such inspiration found in nature and in the art form of architecture. What currently inspires me is the uniqueness in the traditional shotgun house; more specifically, the shotgun houses found among the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana.”

The Emerging Artist Gallery is a project of the Bossier Arts Council is committed to promoting art work of regional artists. It is located in BAC headquarters at 630 Barksdale Blvd. right off of     I-20. You can visit the gallery Tuesday-Saturday from 11:00am-6:00pm or by appointment.

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