East Bank Gallery

Current Exhibition:

“Contemporary Works” featuring

Kit Gilbert & Robert Fogel

April 1st – May 31st, 2017

The Bossier Arts Council presents this unique collaboration, “Contemporary Works”, beginning April 1st, 2017 and hanging until May 31st, 2017. It will feature the artworks of
Kit Gilbert and Robert Fogel in our East Bank Gallery.
The Opening Reception is scheduled for Saturday, April 15th from 2-4pm and will be held at the Bossier Arts Council located at 630 Barksdale Boulevard, Bossier City, La 71111. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.

The Shape of Things to Come Series #42″ by Kit Gilbert

Kit Gilbert — is a multimedia artist, who lives and works in Ruston, Louisiana. She has studied visual art in Europe as well as the United States for over forty years. Gilbert has shown her works nationally including venues such as The Gallery in Beaufort, South Carolina, and Merkle & Price Gallery in El Dorado, Arkansas. Her work is influenced by landscape and memory as well as issues in formal design.
 
“My recent work is dealing with visual distortions. Because of recent Macular degeneration issues, I am primarily working with larger geometric shapes in my compositions. These shapes are not only two-dimensional, but they are also three-dimensional applications to the surfaces of the paintings and paper works. The objects adhered to the surface of my paintings and paper works include photographs, magazine cutouts, and paper print outs as a collage element. Combining the collaged images provides a sort of resolution to the loss of my vision, which becomes a physically tangible aspect as well as an insertion of photographic reference to memory.”
Vug #4” by Robert Fogel
Robert Fogel — started making sculptures to remind him of places and scenes in the Great Basin. His goal is to minimize the detail so that the viewer’s own experiences, memories, and imagination become part of the experience. The challenge is to reduce his memories to a minimalist set of forms, lines, colors, and textures. Robert chose metal as his medium because he loves it’s versatility and strength. The surface may be left intact or altered by grinding, sandblasting, painting, staining, etc. After moving to Louisiana, he has been intrigued by the meandering streams and the oxbow lakes and bayous created when the stream changes course. By offsetting sections of the sculpture, the flat surface is broken adding interest.
 
“Metal is an interesting art medium because of its unique properties. Some of the properties of steel, for instance, include its high strength to weight ratio, moderate ductility, opacity, electrical conductivity, ability to hold a sharp edge, it rusts, and can be polished or magnetized. The number of metal fabrication techniques expands the design possibilities beyond the properties of metal themselves.”
Please call 318-741-8310 for more information about Kit Gilbert or Robert Fogel, how to become a BAC sponsor, or other Bossier Arts Council events. You can also follow us on all social media platforms! (@bossierarts)

Upcoming Exhibition:
Lab Rat • Arts
June 1st, 2017 – July 31st, 2017

Stop by the Bossier Arts Council to see this talented and unique group of individuals known as Lab Rat • Arts! Their work will be on display at the Bossier Arts Council in our East Bank Gallery beginning June 1st, 2017 and hanging until July 31st, 2017.

The Opening Reception is scheduled for Friday, June 16th from 6-8pm and is FREE and OPEN to the public! The Opening Reception will be held at the Bossier Arts Council located at 630 Barksdale Boulevard, Bossier City, La 71111.

Lab Rat • Arts is a multifaceted group of artists with multiple skills sets and experience. Their art consists of murals, sculptures, props, graphic design, fine art, public art, faux finishing, furniture, and hand painted signs. With their visionary skills, the sky is the limit. Lab Rat • Arts experiment in creativity and embody the process of creating visual art. You never know what may happen in the art laboratory. However, rest assured it will be interesting and slightly unexpected. There are no rules, no limitations, and no impossibilities in the lab; the artist-scientists are not afraid to experiment. The Lab Rats use what they have, imagine what is possible and create new and exciting outcomes.

Please call 318-741-8310 for more information about
Lab Rat • Arts , how to become a BAC sponsor, or other Bossier Arts Council events. You can also follow us on all social media platforms! (@bossierarts)

Upcoming Exhibition:
Jason Phipps & Jacqueline Fitzgerald Ruiz
August 1st, 2017 – September 30th, 2017
The Bossier Arts Council is excited to announce that beginning April 1st, 2017 and hanging until May 31st, 2017, our East Bank Gallery will feature the artworks of  Jason Phipps and Jacqueline Fitzgerald Ruiz. 
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The Opening Reception is scheduled for Friday, August 11th from 6pm – 8pm and will be held at the Bossier Arts Council located at 630 Barksdale Boulevard, Bossier City, La 71111. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.

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