Today’s Art Talk Monday is from the NCLAC office.
We would like to inform you about a number of wonderful art exhibitions that are coming up in Ruston, and one that’s not-to-miss in Farmerville. Original art is unique, and a perfect way to decorate your home and office. It’s also an easy way to support our local economy. Be sure to attend some of the exhibitions listed below, and treat yourself or someone you love to a work of art.
First up is Spring Romance, a selected group exhibition at Ruston Artisans. The show opens with a ticketed catered reception on February 8 from 6-8pm, with a public reception to follow on February 9 from 6-8pm. If you’re unable to make the receptions, the show will be on display until March 2. Ruston Artisans is located at 203 West Alabama. For tickets or more information call Ruston Artisans at (318) 254-3322.
Next is NCLAC’s second annual #50@$50, a small works exhibition at FoxHunt Creative Co. on February 13 from 5-7pm. This is a juried show of fifty small artworks priced at $50. Each one is available for purchase and can be bought and taken home straight from the reception. Participating artists who have work selected for #50@$50 include Allison Elliott, Gina D. Jones, Mashall Smith, Christiane Drieling, Kailee Rivera, Dylan Sanders, Revels, Michael LeBlanc, Dianne Douglas, Liz Zanca, Michael Miller, Hooshang Khorasani, Jessica Horne, Jeff Perot, Jana Giles, Linda Dwyer, Frank Hamrick, Frank Folino, Bette Kauffman, and Julie Crews. FoxHunt Creative is located at 109 West Mississippi. Drop by after work to buy your favorite small work before it’s gone! Check event details linked here.
Currently on display at Union Museum of History and Art in Farmerville is Wild!, a wildlife art exhibit. Artworks by nine selected regional wildlife artists are on display, along with art by local school students. A new video by film maker Charles Paxton featuring North Louisiana wildlife is showing during the exhibit as well. Featured artists include Ronnie Barnes, Emily Caldwell, Cory Carlson, David Shrisman, David Hood, Richard Lowry, Reggie McLeroy, Charles Paxton, and Burg Ransom.
Several associated events are being planned along with Wild!, and the exhibit is on display until March 17. Call for more information at (318) 348-2005. Union Museum of History and Art is located at 116 North Main St. in Farmerville in the Chamber of Commerce building.
On March 3 from 6-9pm is Art on 45, an auction for DART, at Rumo’s Barbershop. Art on 45 has been organized by local artist Christiane Drieling, and is an interesting group show where artists from the area were challenged to make a piece of art on or with a 45rpm vinyl record. Christiane says “These works are simply fantastic and very diverse, as the artists can use any medium, genre, and technique.” The pieces are going to be sold in a silent auction at the March 3 event, with music, appetizers and drinks. All proceeds go to benefit DART, the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team. Admission to the Art on 45 event is free; however, visitors are asked to bring a few art supplies for the children’s art program of DART. Check event details linked here.