The Bossier Arts Council, Boomtown Casino, and the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra are thrilled to invite you to the next WAM event slated for Thursday, May 15th at 5:30pm. This quarterly event features wine and food pairings, love music courtesy of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, and visual art. Cost for entrance is $20 and the featured artist is Joshua Chambers.
Mr. Chambers is a resident of Bossier Parish and teaches for the Bossier Parish Talented Arts Program. When asked about his work he responded, ‘Many cultures have literary or religious traditions that recognize life’s duality using parabolic characters whose symbolic actions or attributes often create conflicting meanings. I capitalize on this concept in my work by using broader cultural references to create cryptic tableaus inspired by my emotional states and interactions with others.” This exhibiton will feature Chambers exploration into drawing, cut paper, and gouache washes. His work will be on display in 1800 Prime through the end of July.
Musical selection will be provided by the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra (SSO). When asked about the performance Ron Bermingham, Director of Operations and Community Engagement at SSO responded “Seen and heard frequently in Bossier and Caddo schools to the delight of many young listeners, the Shreveport Symphony’s string trio, Peter Haas, double bass, Dan Santelices, viola and violin, and Chris Reed, violin, will be at 1800 Prime for Wine, Art, and Music on May 15th.”
Food and wine pairings will be coordinated by Chef Gillespie of 1800 Prime and Republic National Distributing. These unique tastes are both pleasing to the eye and taste buds. We hope to see you Thursday, May 15th at 5:30pm at Boomtown Casino’s 1800 Prime. Admission is $20. For more informaiton please visit the Bossier Arts Council website at www.bossierarts.org or call 318-741-8310.
BAC’s Gallery Fine Art Center presents Nicole Duet
BAC’s Gallery Fine Art Center presents the art of Nicole Duet. The show will run from May 6, 2014-July 26, 2014 with an opening reception on May 20, 2014 from 5-7pm. The gallery is located at 2151 Airline Drive, suite 1200, Bossier City.
Nicole Duet is an artist originally from New Orleans and currently working as Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting at the School of Art at Louisiana Tech University. Ms. Duet received her MFA in Drawing and Painting from California State University Long Beach and was awarded the College of Liberal Arts highest honor for Distinguished Achievement in Creative Activity. Teaching credits include Otis College of Art and Design, California State University Northridge and ongoing summer classes for the animation union at the American Animation Institute in Los Angeles. Nicole has exhibited paintings and drawings in museums and galleries on both coasts and nationwide. Her work is included in the public collections of California State University Long Beach and Los Angeles City College.
May Day Family Festival Planned
The Bossier Arts Council will be hosting a May Day Family Festival on Saturday, May 31st across from their building at 630 Barksdale Blvd. This exciting family fun packed afternoon will start at 3pm and continue into the night with a screening of Robots at dusk courtesy of the Robinson Film Center. Various organizations will be on site with free kids activities and food trucks will be available to satisfy your hunger pains. In addition, BAC will be doing a ribbon cutting of their newly renovated Metal Art Zoo.
“Maintaining Public Art is very important to the Bossier Arts Council. We do this to ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy the art that was created for them.” says Robin Jones BAC Site/Education Coordinator.
BAC hopes to encourage awareness of the art park and to highlight the cultural aspects of our community that make it unique. For more information about how your group can participate, the activities, or to volunteer to help please contact Robin Jones at 318-741-8310 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.