NCLAC Calendar

february, 2016

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11jan - 25febjan 118:00 amfeb 25Sutton Collection of African American ArtActs of Faith
22jan - 11febjan 228:00 amfeb 11Art from the G.U.T.S.
25jan - 1marjan 259:00 ammar 1- 3:00 pmDianne Douglas Watercolor Exhibit
27jan - 1marjan 276:00 ammar 1- 9:00 pmLove is in the Air... Themed Movie Poster Exhibition
11feb7:30 pm- 1:00 amString RecitalLA Tech Music Department
16feb1:00 am- 1:00 amVOICE in concert with "If Music Be the Food of Love"
18feb - 21feb 181:00 amfeb 21The Diary of Anne Frank, directed by Steele Moegle
18feb7:30 pm- 1:00 amJazz Ensemble PerformanceLA Tech Music Department
20feb2:00 pm- 1:00 amSymphonic Band ConcertLA Tech Music Department
22feb7:30 pm- 1:00 amPercussion Ensemble ConcertLA Tech Music Department
23febfeb 237:00 pmfeb 26- 9:00 pmThe Mountaintop
23feb7:30 pm- 1:00 amChamber Singers ConcertLA Tech Music Department
29feb - 17marfeb 298:00 ammar 17GSU Annual High School Show

North Central Louisiana Arts Council


The North Central Louisiana Arts Council, believing that the visual, performing and literary arts are a necessary enhancement for all individuals, seeks to enrich the region by fostering opportunities for creative expression; to establish a strong presence of the arts wherein the artists, arts organizations and community can thrive; and to share our diverse cultural heritage, celebrating not just who we are, but what we can become.

NCLAC Board News…

Congratulations to the following 2015 President’s Award Winners:

Artist of the Year – Julie Crews
Patron of the Year – Catherine McVea
Voice of the Arts – Rick Godley
Arts Space Innovator – Kit Gilbert
Board Member of the Year – Nancy Wallace
Corporate Sponsor of the Year – Fine Line Supply

NCLAC is thrilled to serve in an area with such wonderful artists and arts supporters!

Welcome to the following new NCLAC Board Members:

Adam Forrester
William Hartman
Kourtney Keim
Miguel Lasala
Emma Melville
Jennifer Reed
Cheryl Sutton
Nancy Wilson




Current Exhibitions…


Love is In the Air, a collection of movie posters at Parish Press

NCLAC is pleased to announce an exhibition for art historian and collector, Saul Zalesch. It celebrates Valentine’s Day through romance-oriented movie posters from around the world. These examples range in date from 1939 to 2005 and geographically from Russia and Jugoslavia to the United States. Many of the movies that this paper advertised are completely unknown today, but the show does include such popular favorites as Saturday Night Fever, Love Story, and Doctor Zhivago, and such one-time pop-hits as Beach Blanket Bingo and Disney’s Moon Pilot. Zalesch, Associate Professor of Art History at Louisiana Tech University, organized the exhibition. All of the items displayed are drawn from his personal collection of movie paper. The show opened January 27 and will be on display until March 1.  

Wonderful Watercolors in the Dixie Center Lobby

painting by Dianne Douglas

painting by Dianne Douglas

NCLAC is happy to announce a new exhibition by the artist Dianne Douglas. The paintings, featuring colorful landscapes and figures, are on display now through March 1, 2016 at the Dixie Center for the Arts Lobby.

Dianne Douglas started painting watercolors at an early age in her hometown of Wewoka, Oklahoma under the tutelage of her father Stephen. She continued to paint during her teaching career at Louisiana Tech University, where she holds the title of Professor Emerita of Hispanic Literature and Language. She believes that painting with watercolors is like working directly with light and relishes in the inherent difficulties of the medium to create beautiful works of art. In Douglas’s artist statement she writes, “The more I experiment with watercolor, the more I am in awe of its limitless possibilities. Each painting brings new ways of seeing and interpreting the world.” Douglas works on a small scale that forces her to distill the essence of each scene and eliminate extraneous detail. She now experiments more boldly with light, seeking sharper contrasts of form and color for their visual impact. Her recent paintings incorporate more and more the people she sketches and photographs in and around Ruston and while traveling in Europe, Latin America, and the United States. She has displayed her artwork across North Louisiana, and her painting Peach Prism won first place in the Transparent Paint category for NCLAC’s 2015 Peach Art Exhibit.

Visit our galleries page to see more about our exhibitions…

That’s a wrap…

This year’s Mardi Gras Ball and Silent Auction were a success, with 400 attendees and $8,000 raised for NCLAC with our silent auction.  Thank you to the following donors for their generosity with our auction:

Cotton Top Print Shop & Fine Art

Jane and Jim Ball

Grambling State University Theatre Department

Verda Yearby

Kathy and Chris Stone

Cleaners of Ruston

Ruston’s Locker Room

Frame of Mind

My Happy Place Vintage Market

Bossier Arts Council

Mary Jane VanZandt

Nicole Duet

Randy Pruitt

Chartreuse Pear

David Hedgepeth Interiors

Bodie’s Furniture

Dean Dablow

Kyle Triplett

Fuego Dulce Sauces

Brister’s Smokehouse

Richard Kordal

Dorene Kordal

Christiane Drieling

Josh Shirley with Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers

Shannan Inman with Paperglaze Calligraphy

Raluca Iancu

Emily Pullin

Melodye Tanner

Cinthia Rincon

Baldwin’s Jewelers

Dean Dablow

The Children’s Shoppe

Saul Zalesch

Sarah Albritton

Danni Jones Physical Therapy

David Reid

Park Avenue Antiques

Todd Maggio

Mary Louise Carter

Callie’s Corner

Diana’s Little Shop

Frank Hamrick

Peter Jones

Saul Zalesch

Elizabeth English

Vintage & Vogue

Cathi Cox-Boniol and Tom Boniol

Rick Godley

Dean Dablow

Buie Photography

Bill Cox

Chris Turner

Harold Parker with Vienna Ironworks

Jerry McCann

Main Street Exchange

Makers Union Co.

Townsend House Gifts

Sandra and Charles Hart

Dianne Douglas

Kelly Moore Bag

The Fashion of Ruston

Catherine and Winston McVea

Chris Hart and Hart Designs

Benny Denny

Tommie Sue Slaughter

The Pewter Company

Bobby Dowling with LA Tech Athletics

Railway Coffee

The Fabric Shop

Leigh Buffington

Renee Hunt with the Art House

Britt Choate with Counter Culture

2 Crazy Girls

Stacy Medaries

Ruth Yung with Accent of the East

Ruston Florist

Scott Lewis with Margaritaville

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We have a Facebook page with many more photos of our programs and activities. Check it out here!



   The North Central Louisiana Arts Council serves Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson, Lincoln and Union Parishes. We are supported by our Members, and a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & 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.