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BAC news: DigiFest South announced for Sept. 16-18


DigiFest South is calling for artists, exhibitors, and entrepreneurs for its annual digital technology expo and arts festival. It is scheduled for Sept. 16-18 at the Century Link Center in Bossier City with a lunch talk on Tuesday at the Paradise Theatre at Margaretville. DigiFest South celebrates how digital technology combined with artistic creativity shapes modern society.

DigiFest South seeks the most innovative and progressive companies, organizations, and educational institution to showcase their contribution to the digital age and inspire young minds to seek careers in the digital media industry. So, pretty much any concept of combining art and technology to influence our culture and/or way of life. DigiFest South 2014 will feature:

  • Technology Expo Floor Show
  • Digital Industry Workshops and Panels
  • Video Game Design Competition
  • Digital Media Presentations
  • Digital Art Exhibition
  • Digital Music Concert
  • Talks on Creativity & Technology

Entrepreneurs who are looking for capital Investment opportunities can submit their digital media ideas via the form on the DigiFest South website. The DigiFest StartUp Committee will select finalists to assist them in preparing their pitches live to investors during DigiFest South.

All entries for digital art, display booths, and entrepreneurial pitches must be submitted by July 31st at Midnight.

Art education is more than a school elective; it is a powerful vocational element and key to a well-rounded education that translates to lucrative career opportunities. DigiFest will demonstrate how art combined with technology leads to the innovations that shape our modern way of life and the direct contribution to strong economic development and cultural transformations.


New artwork on display

The artwork of artist Susan Duke-Posey is currently on display at the East 70th branch of Community Trust Bank. When asked about her work she responded “In each painting I want to transport the viewer into a world of beauty and energy. I have chosen to create my original Impressionist works in oil on canvas, applied with lavish palette knife strokes. This challenging use of the medium imparts a passionate vitality and immediacy to each subject. The unique textural appearance appears to alter in various light affording ever-changing glimpses of new detail, depth and color. The juxtaposition of freedom and control in this style of painting convey and relate to the contrasts and continuum that give our lives balance.

I love our earth home and want to express that intensely deep spiritual feeling which inherently connects all of us to each other and to our environment. These paintings should open a door for the imagination to pass through, giving the viewer a moment of uplifting serenity – a place to gain rejuvenation and renew personal power. The essential essence of each painting simultaneously commemorates a particular place in time and reaches for the timeless.”

Susan’s work will be on display from now until May 30th please stop by during regular lobby hours and take a look at this unique work.


Creative Art Connection demo

The Bossier Arts Council and The Creative Arts Connection are proud to announce that there will be an Artist Demonstration Monday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bossier Arts Council-Annex, 30 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. This event is open to all artists and is free of charge.

Daniel Cassity will be the featured artist for the April 14th Creative Arts Connection meeting and Demonstration. Daniel lives in Hot Springs, Ark. He is currently one of the renowned artist being featured at the R.W. Norton Museum in Shreveport, LA, American Still Life Exhibition. Check out his web page: danielmarkcassity.com

He has been published in The Artist Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine and American Art Collector 96.Has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Louisiana Tech University and Post Graduate Studies from East Carolina University.

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.