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Current Exhibitions



Exhibit of Artwork by the Mount Olive School Art Students

Currently on display at the Dixie Center for the Arts


Ink Resist by Kylee Moesch


The North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) is pleased to announce an exhibit of work by the Mount Olive christian School art students.  The exhibition runs now through May 1st.  Ages of students represented range from Kindergarten to High School Senior. Under the tutelage of Ms. Bonnie Ferguson, multiple art making techniques are exhibited. The students have worked for 3 weeks preparing for this exhibition and the techniques displayed are drawing, print making, ink resist, water soluble oil pastel, ink and brush, water color, and mixed media.

Mount Olive Christian School is a non-discriminatory institute that specializes in a high standard of education that is Christ-centered. Mount Olive Christian School is located in Athens, Louisiana, within Claiborne Parish.

Ms. Bonnie Ferguson is from Athens and holds a B.F.A. degree from Louisiana Tech University. She is the owner and operator of Pastry Moon Soap Company.

One of Ms. Ferguson’s favorite quotes is, “In order to live a creative life, you must lose your sense of fear.” This is a philosophy that guides Ms. Ferguson when working with her students.


This show will be on display at the Dixie Center for the Arts through April 30th, 2017.  For purchase information contact NCLAC office at 318-255-1450


Coming up next at the

Dixie Center for the Arts:

Exhibition of work by Bonnie Ferguson and Dorene Kordal

May – August 2017


Currently on Display at Parish Press

2nd Annual Juried Student Show – Grambling State University and Louisana Tech University

PhilDarrian Richard-BestInShow for Momma

Momma by PhilDarrian Richard – Best of Show

Boy and a Skateboard by Matthew Pettit – Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention from Reagan Pearson

Nicaragua by Reagan Pearson – Honorable Mention

Lincoln Parish is fortunate to have two universities with visual art departments that enrich this community with the arts. This show represents all academic levels, from freshmen to graduate students, with a wide spectrum of the arts including painting, drawing, photography, and printmaking.

Best in Show is awarded to PhilDarrian Richard for Momma. Honorable Mentions go to Matthew Pettit for Boy and Skateboard and to Reagan Pearson for Nicaragua.

The juror, Mr. Charlie Meeds, is a former Ruston High School Talented Art Teacher. Mr. Meeds has a background in classical drawing, specializing in portraiture, and he currently teaches a life drawing class at Frame of Mind in Ruston, LA.

Thanks to Fine Line Supply for providing the Honorable Mention awards. NCLAC is excited to be able to share the artwork of these college students with the community.

To find out more info about NCLAC and its programming, visit nclac.org or call (318) 255-1450.

Parish Press is located at 1007 North Trenton Street in Ruston and offers a full-service coffee bar, as well as an assortment of baked goods.

This show will be on display through May 8th, 2017.                                                                                                      For purchase information contact NCLAC office at 318-255-1450

Currently on Display at Ruston City Hall

A Sense of Place


Welded Shadows by Jeff Perot


The North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) is pleased to announce an exhibit of the top twelve photographic images from the 2016 exhibition “A Sense of Place: Contemporary Images of Lincoln Parish.” Each photograph displayed has received a Juror’s Purchase Award.

The photographs are displayed in Ruston, Louisiana’s City Hall just outside the Mayor’s office. The top twelve photographs are now the property of the North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) and will be displayed in different venues in the future.

In addition, the images have been reproduced and made into sets of postcards titled, “Postcards From the Parish.” All proceeds from the sale of the postcards benefit NCLAC. Sets of postcards may be purchased at The Dixie Center for the Arts, located at 212 North Vienna Street, Ruston LA 71270.

In partnership with the Dixie Center for the Arts, NCLAC presents art exhibitions that feature work by regional artists. Works are available for purchase by calling the NCLAC office at (318) 255-1450 between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday. The Dixie Center for the Arts, located at 212 N. Vienna in Ruston, has been a part of Ruston’s historic downtown since 1928 and provides the city a full season of entertainment and the arts.

NCLAC is supported by its members, as well as by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and administered by Shreveport Regional Arts Council. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.