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Bossier Arts Council sponsors exhibitions and musical performances

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Whitney Caskey exhibition

The Bossier Arts Council Emerging Artist Gallery is thrilled to announce an exhibition of artwork by regional artist Whitney Caskey at the gallery from July 16 to August 17.

Whitney Caskey creates artwork that is based in narratives. Her fascination with stories led her to drawing at a young age, which in turn, led her to painting. Her work now mainly deals with photography.

Whichever medium is used, the works always retain a sense of a narrative. Often surrealistic, the artworks seem to be a frozen scene of a larger story. The viewer is then allowed to decipher this scene, placing their own ideas and experiences onto the works. In 2007 Caskey began attending classes at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana.

It was during this time period that her work moved from strictly drawing, to large-scale paintings and photography. Her work has been exhibited both locally and nationally. She has won several awards, including second place at the Art from the G.U.T. exhibition at the Louisiana Tech Enterprise Center in 2012. She graduated from Louisiana Tech University in May of 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography.

The East Bank 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., Bossier City. Visit the gallery Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m.to 6 p.m. or by appointment.

 

Marlen Waters exhibition

The Bossier Arts Council East Bank Gallery is thrilled to announce an exhibition of artwork by regional artist Marlen Waters. Her works will be on display at the gallery from July 16 to August 17.

Born and raised in Homer, La., Marlen Waters graduated from La. Tech University with a M.S. in Medical Technology and a M.B.A. in Marketing. She continued her education studying art and calligraphy at La. Tech University, University of Pennsylvania, Chicago College of Art, St. Johns University, and with various master calligraphers and artists. She is a board member of the North Central Louisiana Arts Council, a charter member of the Piney Hills Art Gallery, a roster artist and a member of the Shreveport Regional Arts Council, and was a Louisiana Division of the Arts roster artist.

She is a member of the Ouachita River Art Gallery, Lincoln Parish Museum, Zeta Tau Alpha, and Beta Sigma Phi. Marlen has been on the Louisiana Peach Festival Steering Committee for ten years and chaired the Arts and Crafts Show again this year. She was the Coordinator of Volunteers, chaired the Gospel and Family Day and has been in charge of the Peach Festival T-shirts and merchandise. She has had two of her designs selected for the Peach Festival poster and three of her designs have been selected for the t-shirts.

One of her Peach Festival posters is currently being used in the HBO television show “True Blood”. She was the Executive Director of the Dixie Center for the Arts in Ruston from the time it opened in January 2006 through 2011. Her art has been accepted into numerous juried shows and she has had several one-woman and shared shows in the region. She is a free-lance calligrapher, graphic designer and artist, and has taught art and calligraphy classes privately and with La. Tech University and Grambling State University Continuing Education. She is a free-lance writer and photographer for Bayou Life magazine.

The East Bank 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., Bossier City. Visit the gallery Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m.to 6 p.m. or by appointment.

 

Songwriter Circle Series

The Bossier Arts Council is thrilled to announce its Songwriter Circle Series, hosted by the Gallery Fine Art Center on Friday, July 12, from 7-9 p.m.

The Bossier Arts Council, using the model of musician rounds first utilized in Nashville, Tenn., is proud to present this format to the talented local musicians in and around the Shreveport/Bossier area.

The idea is to present an intimate, all-ages performance that will feature up to four local musicians per session with the hopes that this collaboration will produce a superior environment for both musician and patron.

The Gallery Fine Art Center is a project of the Bossier Arts Council and is committed to promoting the arts and culture to the community. It is located at 2151 Airline Drive, Bossier City. Visit the gallery Thursday and Friday from 2-6 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment.

 

Performance Artist Ian Quiet

The Bossier Arts Council is thrilled to that performance artist Ian Quiet will be performing at the Gallery Fine Art Center on Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m.

The evening will explore Quiet’s unique mixture of dance, performance, music, video, spoken word and themes that have inspired Quiet in the past, inspires the present, and will inspire the future. Quiet’s performances and shows have been described as modern and quirky among other positive adjectives.

The event will also serve as the debut for Quiet’s second single/EP release “Mmm Papa (Legba)”, from his latest album Mother Earther.

The Gallery Fine Art Center is a project of the Bossier Arts Council and is committed to promoting the arts and culture to the community. It is located at 2151 Airline Drive, Bossier City.

Visit the gallery Thursday and Friday from 2-6 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment. For more information about the featured artists and musicians or the Bossier Arts Council, call 741-8310 or visit http://www.bossierarts.org/.

Leigh Anne Chambers says:

Thanks for the support!!!