The Bossier Arts Council is proud to announce that beginning February 1st, 2017 and hanging until March 31st, 2017 we will feature the artworks of the Shreveport Pastel Society in our East Bank Gallery and Emerging Artist Gallery. The Shreveport Pastel Society was formed in 2005 following a workshop with internationally known pastelist Alan Flattmann. Attendees were so taken with the techniques and possibilities of the soft pastel medium that they decided to form a group that would promote pastel painting and exhibit their work. The Pastel Society does this without officers or a set meeting schedule. Their shows are not competitions, rather an invitation to members to experiment with the various surfaces and types of pastels that range from hard pastel pencils to the very softest, most luscious sticks of pure pigment. Through the years, the skill level and creativity of their members has improved and they look forward to exhibiting their work every year. The Shreveport Pastel Society currently has 17 active and 8 inactive members, and invite other lovers of the medium to submit an application for membership. New members are juried into the group through a review of digital images that they submit. Those interested in becoming members may contact Barbara Rushing at email@example.com The Shreveport Pastel Society Opening Reception is scheduled for Saturday, February 4th from 2-4pm at the Bossier Arts Council located at 630 Barksdale Boulevard, Bossier City, La 71111. For more information about the Shreveport Pastel Society, how to become a BAC sponsor, or other Bossier Arts Council events, please visit www.bossierarts.org or call 318-741-8310.