Secretary of State Tom Schedler and the Friends of LSEM announce the opening of an extraordinary art exhibit of the Creative Art Connection of Bossier Parish. Guest judge will be Jim Huckabay, well-known regional water colorist. The Juried Spring Art show will open on Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with an artists’ reception. Light refreshments will be served.
Founded in 1979, the Creative Art Connection is a non-profit organization whose purpose it is to stimulate cultural development in the Bossier City community by providing activities and an outlet for the talents of all craftsmen in the field of fine arts. The organization encourages outreach in the community through the production of creative work and the appreciation of art. There are forty-one members of the group, mostly located in Bossier parish, who will offer works for sale. Artists participating will be Maria Ashcraft, Christine Bailey, Michelle Burke, Jeanne Clarkson, Lee Cook, Virginia Cook, Gretchen Crawford, Betty Hatcher, Pat Kirks, Deborah Mullinnix, Marcia Nelson, Kathleen Pate, Carolyn Pitts, Judy Presley, and Beth Roubique.
According to spokesperson Carolyn Pitts, the Creative Art Connection encourages the study of art by offering the Virginia Cook College Scholarship for visual art.
The show will offer a variety of mixed media and artworks on canvas, and paper in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel. The original artworks truly represent the plein aire technique depicting landscapes of Northwest Louisiana.
The Creative Art Connection of Bossier Parish exhibit will be on display on the west wing gallery from March 19, 2017 until Friday April 28, 2017. The public is invited to view the exhibit during regular museum hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The museum is located at 3015 Greenwood Road, between Hearne and Jewella Streets.