” Current Exhibition:
Swing by the Bossier Arts Council to see the artworks of our featured artist Hilarie Turley displayed in the Emerging Artist Gallery! This exhibition will be on display beginning April 1st, 2017 and hanging until May 31st, 2017.
The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, April 15th from 2pm – 4pm at the Bossier Arts Council located at 630 Barksdale Boulevard, Bossier City, La 71111.
Hilarie Turley — Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Hilarie was saturated with the love of art from a young age as she was heavily influenced by her mother and brother, who are artists in their own right. As a child, she spent countless hours writing and illustrating her own storybooks, as well as keeping busy by making a wide range of handmade crafts. From adolescence to her time at Texas A&M University, Hilarie’s creative focus was in the performing arts as she was heavily involved in playing the piano and singing. After several life-changing events, she decided late in her college career to pursue her dream as a visual artist. Hilarie transferred to Sam Houston State University to participate in their art program and later graduated in 2012 with a B.A. in Studio Art and a minor in Special Education. While at Sam Houston State University she participated in a variety of group art shows.
“Being featured in the Emerging Artist Gallery not only gives me the long-awaited opportunity to have a solo exhibition but also to have my first show since graduation.”
“I believe it is the job of the artist to give life to subjects that consume their mind, in an effort to better understand themselves as an individual as well as the role they play in an interconnected world. By using the elements of design I create visual reactions to personal experiences and use these means to explore the limits of the human condition. Through the creative process, staying true to myself and the subject matter are paramount. My intent is to express my private truths in a hope that they may inspire others to act honestly with themselves and to others, while also considering how disturbing our world can be when we choose otherwise.”
Please call 318-741-8310 for more information about Hilarie Turley, how to become a BAC sponsor, or other Bossier Arts Council events.
June 1st – July 31st, 2017
“Untitled” by Linda Dickson
Bossier Arts Council is excited to announce that we will be featuring the artworks of local artist Linda Dickson in the Emerging Artist Gallery! This exhibition will be on display beginning June 1st, 2017 and hanging until July 31st, 2017.
The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, June 16th from 6pm – 8pm at the Bossier Arts Council located at 630 Barksdale Boulevard, Bossier City, La 71111. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public!
“Untitled” by Linda Dickson
Linda was born in Shreveport and grew up in Natchitoches. She studied art at Northwestern, but became restless before she finished and went on to experience life in Texas, Arkansas, and North Carolina before returning to Louisiana. She enjoys experimenting with different acrylic techniques and often wonders how many dog hairs become trapped in the many layers of paint she uses.
“Emotions play a huge part in my inspiration, as well as nature. I believe that inspiration can come from almost anything and art is most certainly in the eye of the beholder. “
Please call 318-741-8310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about Linda Dickson, how to become a BAC sponsor, or other Bossier Arts Council events. Follow us on all Social Media platforms (@bossierarts)!
August 1st, 2017 – September 30th, 2017