CURRENTLY ON EXHIBIT:
Bonnie Ferguson / Dorene Kordal exhibition at the Dixie Center for the Arts
NCLAC is pleased to announce an exhibit of works by Painter Bonnie Ferguson and Fiber Artist Dorene Kordal. The exhibition runs now through August 7th. This exhibit displays bright, colorful paintings by Ms. Ferguson, and cheerful characterized portraits by Ms. Kordal, along with a couple of her felted floral arrangements.
Bonnie is an artist who lives simply, with minimal materialistic desires, observing culture and its dependency on immediate gratification through the eyes of a maker, artisan, and craftsman. Ms. Ferguson has no qualms about making quick decorative work.
“If I can reach someone who may have thought original art was beyond their budget, then I have done what I have set out to do.”
Bonnie would rather her work sit unknown on the wall of a family for years, infiltrating the tastes and memories of generations rather than a mass-produced print, even if that means enjoying anonymity.
Dorene is a maker who is interested in fiber, felt, embroidery and the repurposing of all things possible. Tactile materials are the most inspirational to her and colors evoke in her thoughts of gardens, play toys and the magic of childhood. Her felt start its life as a plastic milk container. After being washed and ground up, it is mixed with bamboo and wool fibers, color is added and it is then fashioned into embroidered portraits, flowers and foliage, crowns, barrettes, hairbands, wands, and anything else that comes to mind.
Ms. Ferguson holds a B.F.A. degree from LA Tech and teaches art at Mount Olive Christian School. She is the owner of Pastry Moon Soap Company. Ms. Kordal holds a degree in Political Science and splits her time between the Waggonner Center for Public Policy and her studio behind the Frame of Mind/Gallery 203.
This show will be on display at the Dixie Center for the Arts through May 7th, 2017. For purchase information contact NCLAC office at 318-255-1450
Currently on Display at Parish Press
Exhibition of works by print maker Hillary Savage
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) is pleased to announce an exhibit of work by artist Hillary Savage at Parish Press. Mrs. Savage is an artist and educator living in Shreveport, Louisiana. Mrs. Savage works in the mediums of drawing, painting, and printmaking. She holds a B.F.A. from Louisiana Tech University with a minor in Art History.
Hillary has been accepted into numerous Juried exhibitions, including a nationally juried show at the South Arkansas Art Center, juried by David Houston, the director of the Bo Bartlett Center, College for the Arts at Columbus State University, Georgia.
Last summer, Mrs. Savage completed an internship at New Grounds Print Workshop in Albuquerque, NM under Regina Held. She studied nontoxic printmaking methods. She has also traveled abroad to Barcelona Spain to participate in an artist residency at Art Print Residence. There she explored the textures of the Spanish landscape and culture to make a series of prints that reflected her experience.
Regarding her work, Hillary states that she is interested in the study of how humans attach memories or feelings to objects. Specific organisms, smells, colors, music, objects, food, and times of day can represent memories or relationships with others. The act of capturing, preserving, sorting and documenting these things leaves her with a sense of organization and peace. Each artwork is a fossilized version of an object or memory that she has found or formed through the years, satisfying the desire of solidifying something that is fleeting. Painting, drawing, and printmaking are all processes that allow her to analyze the subject she is depicting. Through this analysis, She states that she ends up appreciating her subject matter more than when she started and also understanding the world around her a little bit more than before.
To view more of Hillary Savage’s work, visit her website at: HillarySavage.SquareSpace.com
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 July 17th, 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.