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Bossier Arts Council's East Bank Theatre will never fail to be a trendy location to enjoy live performances. The stunning feel of the locale will leave the audience elated. Every spot in the site has a great view of the show. Any performance at Bossier Arts Council's East Bank Theatre is worth the tickets’ cost for the thrilling atmosphere alone. In addition it is available for rental to other theatre agencies. It is located at BAC's headquarters at 630 Barksdale Blvd. right off of I-20.

BAC's Gallery Fine Art Center Presents a Realist Exhibition

Featuring the Art of Jerry Berg, Daniel Cassity, Albino Hinojosa, Talbot Hopkins and Peter Jones.

The Bossier Arts Council is proud to present a realist exhibition at the Gallery Fine Arts Center, 2151 Airline Drive, Bossier City, Louisiana. The Exhibition will begin on November 2-February 1 with an opening reception on November 7 from 5:30-7:30. The exhibition will feature art from the following artists: Jerry Berg, Daniel Cassity, Albino Hinjosa, Talbot Hopkins and Peter Jones. The exhibition is open to the public and free of charge. gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12-5pm. 

The Gallery Fine Art Center is a project of the Bossier Arts Council and made possible by the generous donations of Meredith Hamrick, Sharon and Ken McGivney, Marcy Everett and The Airline Plaza. 

For more information on these artists or the Bossier Arts Council please contact us at 318-741-8310 or check out our website

he Bossier Arts Council and Boomtown Casino's 1800 Prime Steakhouse present WAM featuring the art of Adrian Gibson. Please join us for gourmet food, wine pairings, art and music on November 14 from 5:30-7:30.

Gipson is a graduate from Louisiana Tech's Master of Fine Arts program and currently teaches for Ouachita Talented Arts Program. When asked about his work Gipson responded "The main concept of my artwork is centered on our abilities to solve problems through reduction. In the work, I use geometric and organic forms. The geometric forms represent man-made objects. The organic forms represent natural objects. I use these forms to depict analogies between natural and manmade objects. Growing up, I spent my summers working for my Dad on his brick crew during the week, and practicing music with him on the weekends. In both cases I learned to reduce complex information down to simple patterns and rhythms."

Admission is $20, must be 21.

During the month of November be sure to stop by the East Bank Gallery to see the work of the talented Shreveport Pastel Society.  Here is a note from one of their members Barbara Rushing.

"We organized the Shreveport Pastel Society after a workshop with Mr. Alan Flattmann of New Orleans, a nationally known pastelist in 2005.  He has written two book on Pastels.  Many of our members have taken workshops with other nationally recognized pastelists, as Bob Rohm, Kitty Wallis (who markets one of our favorites--Wallis Pastel Paper), Maggie Price, Elaine Leedy, Susan Ogilvite, etc. Most of us paint in other media as oils, watercolors, and acrylics and are members of other organizations as Shreveport Art Club, Hoover Watercolor Society, Woodlands and Conroe Art Leagues, TX, etc.

At the moment we have 16 members active; and 8 on the inactive list.  We subscribe to Pastel Journal, The Artist Magazine, The Artist Magazine UK, Southwest Art, Art of the West, etc.

We do not have competitions; we do not put limitations on the artists as to size and subject matter.  We like to
paint as individual artists and show our work for sale.  We use Soft Pastels, in various brands, such as Unison, Schminke for soft, Rembrandt, Grumbacher, American Journey, for medium, and Nu-pastels for hard.  Most of us start with hard, move to medium and then to soft for lights.  Various techniques are used with underwashes in watercolor, draw with charcoal, or blue pastel pencil; some spray or not; and some use clear fixative to darken or not. Some use odorless turp for washes.  Some of use Wallis paper, others prepare our surfaces with pumice and gesso, both on paper and boards.  We love Carb-Othello pastel pencils.

We generally do 3 or 4 shows per year in various venues, such as East Bank Gallery-Bossier, The Glen, Heritage Manor, Blue Moon Gallery--Magnolia, AR, libraries, etc.  Many of us have web sites to view and sell our art work. Some use facebook pages to show their work.

We have some who do portraits on commission and those who paint landscapes, still life, wild life, animals, birds, etc.  Some do animal portraits on commission.

We have a membership application form and we vote on new members with the submission of that and 3 digital photos sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  We have about one meeting per year.

Pastel painting is our passion!!!! "


of  students being taught
by Kathleen Pate/Local Artist.
While you are there, enjoy some delicious frozen yogurt!

The Bossier Arts Council is proud to present the art of Jess Van Alstyne in the Emerging Artist Gallery. The show will hang from November 2nd through November 26. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-5pm and is free to the public.

Jess a recent graduate from the BFA program at Louisiana Tech currently lives and works in Bossier-Shreveport area. When asked about her photography she responded "The photographs I make are broken down into their raw, most basic form with the use of a nude model. The constructions are manipulated and the color palette is controlled to symbolize the control I have attempted to seize in my life. Themes of confinement, loneliness, ritual, growth, decay, and struggle are found in the work to represent how difficult it is to find a sense of belonging in a space. The themes are portrayed in a delicate, microcosmic way to reinforce the subtlety of my emotions and relate to the viewer."

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