Fall Exhibition 2020

Gift Of Art Venue

October 28 - January 4

The Gift of Art Exhibition

October 28, 2020 - January 4, 2021

Reception: November 5 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Artistry Marketplace

one of a kind, unique gifts featuring 

50+ Local Artists & Artisans

400+ New Pieces of Artistry

Supporting Local Art Community

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Ruston Artisans Gallery, announces multi exhibition 'The Gift of Art', featuring works from over 50 artists and artisans with more than 400 pieces of visual art and artisan products. Exhibition opens October 28, 2020, and an Artist Reception will be held on November 5, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m., in conjunction with the downtown Ruston “Shop and Stroll.” Refreshments will be served, and entertainment by Bruce Gay will be provided.

It has been a difficult year for everyone in our communities. This has been true for our artists as well. They have had nowhere to showcase their work and few art markets to sell in. To address this, we opened our doors and invited local artists to take a place in our gallery and create that marketplace. We now invite you to stop in, support your local community and local artists, and celebrate the holidays with us.

The artistry spans from artworks to merchandise items, including art gift sets; artistic maps and drawings; books; CD’s; clothing and accessories; cheese boards; commission works; essential scents; garden flags; glassware/cups; hand and grocery bags; handmade teddy’s; home goods; jewelry; luxurious bath products; magnets; masks; note cards and pads; ornaments; painting; paper works; pens; photography; naturally dyed silk pillows; pottery; prints; puzzles; sculptures; stickers; wall and desk plaques; woodworking; and wood and concrete furniture. More items are being added throughout the holidays.

'The Gift of Art' will be on display through January 4, 2021.

Featured Artists

North Central Louisiana artists and artists, include Alex Hermes, Ashley Greer, Belle Vie Belle Maison, Bette Kauffman, Box Leangsuksun, Dianne Douglas, Francisco Reyes, Gina D Jones, Hooshang Khorasani, Jim Mann, John Ford Estate Art, Kathy Stepp, Lacey Stinson, Loretta Owens, M Douglas Walton, Marion Folk, Marlen Waters, Maryam El-Awadi, Stacy Medaries, Stan Routh, and Vickie McNease Harrelson.

Alex Hermes

Alex Hermes, local 

Ashley Greer

Ashley Greer of Ruston Louisiana

Belle Vie Belle Maison

Tammy Tubre. a psychotherapist and Karen, a registered nurse witnessed first-hand how harmful chemicals and additives can be and quickly learned that natural and organic products can enhance and protect health without the harmful side effects linked to chemicals and additives.  With this in mind, we founded a company that would make all-natural, organic, handmade luxury products for your bath and home.  Belle Vie Belle Maison!

Experience the soothing powers of a spa in your own home specially made for ultimate relaxation. A hot bath is liquid psychotherapy, the perfect antidote to tension and fatigue. Bathe away aches and pains.  Relax tired muscles using our beautifully scented bath salts and bath bombs. Aromatherapy is the art and science of utilizing extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize, and promote the health of the body, mind, and spirit.  This mineral-rich mask supports skin vitality with an energizing blend of zinc, copper, and magnesium.  It aids in smoothing deep wrinkles and improves skin texture.

GOAT MILK is particularly high in Vitamin A which repairs damaged skin tissue and helps to maintain healthy skin and loaded Bountiful with Vitamins B1, B6, B12, C, D, and E which aid in skin rejuvenation.  Goat milk also contains selenium.  Scientists believe selenium is a mineral which has an important role in preventing skin cancer.  Selenium can also help prevent damage to the skin from excessive time in the sun. In addition to the immensely beneficial Goat Milk in our lotion, other skin-conditioning ingredients include Sweet Almond Oil, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Oat Bran Extract, Orange Peel Extract, Rice Bran Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, and Sunflower Extract. 

 

PARABEN-FREE | SULFATE-FREE | GLUTEN-FREE| SOY-FREE | VEGAN

Bette Kauffman

West Monroe photographer Bette Kauffman

Box Leangsuksun

Box Leangsuksun, photography

Dianne Douglas

Watercolor artist, Dianne Douglas is a resident of Ruston, LA

Francisco Reyes,  Gina D. Jones

Francisco Reyes, of El Salvador Central America

 

Gina Jones, of Ruston, Louisiana

Hooshang Khorasani

Hooshang is an internationally exhibited artist with working studios in Ruston, LA, and Orange County, CA.

 

His art career began early – when a newspaper published one of his drawings at age 7. Enrollment in an arts-centered high school followed, then college and a BFA in painting. His early professional years included 12 years as a graphic designer and an award-winning illustrator of children's books. Since 1984, he has worked as a self-employed artist in America and on the Mediterranean coast in Spain. His paintings are displayed in private collections in Europe and across the United States as well as in several corporate collections. They are also part of permanent museum collections. 

I paint in layers, adding texture, but it’s as if the paint itself takes part in the creative process. I’m the tour guide on the journey, but there’s another participant: My hands are virtually channeled into a universal source of energy. And that energy, in turn, pulses through my brushes and artist tools.

 

Indeed, the common theme for all my works is energy – energy in nature and the world around me, in moving colors that show power, in the inner life of my subjects. I seek to unveil the mysteries and beauties of the universe.

Jim Mann

West Monroe Photographer Jim Mann