The Bossier Arts Council presents the artworks of Celia Carr and Heather Blue. The works will be on display from June 1 until July 30. Admission is free. The opening reception will be on June 18 at 6 pm. These two artists are taking over the East Bank Galleries.
Celia Carr has been called "creative" and "artist" since a young girl. She saw things in a different way from most of the people around her. Throughout her life, she has always drawn, painted, designed or made something. Using different mediums and techniques, she loves to create work that makes people want to lean in for a closer look. The elements of color, contrast, line work and bold texture are incorporated into the piece to invoke a connection to an experience. She paints many layers using different strokes to achieve the texture and depth you see in her work. She wants her work to be a way to confront the viewer but also invigorate them. She is inspired by both living and past great abstract artists including, Joan Mitchell, Joan Fullerton, Claude Monet and Helen Frankenthaler.
Heather Blue is a self-taught contemporary artist residing in Shreveport, LA. She uses Acrylic pour “fluid painting” to create one-of-kind abstract images. Trained in performance arts, she now directs her artistic passions to visual art. Her love of Impressionists such as Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gough inspire her to create images full color and movement. Using Acrylic color, various additives, and technique, Heather creates abstract illusions without ever touching a paintbrush. The process of mixing the paints, preparing to pour, and the actual technique she decides to use are within her control. Once on the canvas, the colors organically come together or pull apart, creating a color expression of fluid emotion. The process is a way for Heather to let go and allow controlled chaos to happen.