Film Series Praises Music in Movies

Oct 23, 2017

Thursday night at 7 p.m., the North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) will be presenting the independent film Score: A Film Music Documentary at the Dixie Center for the Arts in downtown Ruston. This film is part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Films. 

ARToberfest Supports Arts and Fun

Oct 11, 2017

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is brining together art and beer lovers alike for the eighth annual ARToberfest. ARToberfest will take place at The Norton Building in Ruston from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Film Series Shares a Forgotten History

Jan 31, 2017

This Thursday, February 2nd, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council is screening the documentary Shake 'Em On Down at the Dixie Center for the Arts. This film is part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. 

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is put on through the South Arts program of Atlanta, Georgia. This has allowed the NCLAC to put on three films in the fall and continue with three films in the spring.

Holiday Arts Tour Starts the Season

Nov 30, 2016

Downtown Ruston will be the home of the North Central Louisiana Arts Council's Holiday Art Tour. This event, which highlights visual, literary, and performing arts, will be held on Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd.

The Holiday Arts Tour involves 28 downtown shops and 50 local artists. This event has been around for 19 years and has been steadily gaining momentum. This year's tour will have a classical guitarists, a percussion ensemble, and street theater along with the paintings and drawing of resident artists. 

Summer Art Camps Welcome Lincoln Parish Kids

Jun 22, 2015

Many children in Lincoln and surrounding parishes tap in to their creative side this week in summer art camps.

The sessions, hosted by North Central Louisiana Arts Council, feature two- and three-dimensional art, drama, and music.  "The visual art classes are really about experimentation," says NCLAC Executive Director Jessica Slaughter.  "They get to use a lot of different items in combination and see what happens," she said.

Camps are this week in Ruston, followed by sessions in Jonesboro and a second Ruston date in July.

Dorothea Lange

Depression-era photographer Dorothea Lange sought out and cast a penetrating light upon the misfortune and maltreatment of Americans of different backgrounds.  She holds a unique position in the history of documentary photography.

"She captured the times of immigrant workers, sharecroppers, and farmers in that era," says Kathy Vellard, a visiting artist committee member with North Central Louisiana Arts Council.  A screening of the film, Grab A Hunk Of Lightning, about Lange's life and work is presented Friday at 6 p.m. at the Dixie Center in Ruston. 

Structures and Nature Tell Story In Hood Exhibit

Dec 19, 2014
Shawn Hood

Photographer Shawn Hood says she's inspired to tell stories through hoto collections.  She debuts an exhibit this month at the Parish Press in Ruston.  Hood shares that she seeks to know the history and meaning surrounding subjects she photographs.  She develops a narrative for such collections.  The exhibit is on display through January 19.