The Bossier Arts Council's Wine Art Music (WAM) is holding an opening reception for the exhibition of artwork by regional artist Jerry Berg from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, at Boomtown Casino. Entry fee is $15 and includes a selection of wine and hors d'oeuvres.
Berg's work has been on display in 1800 Prime Steakhouse at Boomtown Casino since Oct. 11 and will run through Dec. 2, 2012.
A contemporary realist painter, Berg began drawing, painting and printmaking at a very early age. After working in graphic design, he began working with traditional oils based on the old master techniques.
"I owe obvious and conscious debt to the great masters of 350 years ago. With every brushstroke, I strive to meet the example they set; in balanced and graceful composition, clear observation and precise execution. That being said, I live and work very much in the present day. Although the influence is usually subtle, the modern sensibility inevitably expresses itself. I take a real delight in discovering the marriage of these two worlds."
WAM is a group initiative between the Bossier Arts Council, Boomtown Casino and the Shreveport Symphony committed to promoting art work of regional artists. It is located in 1800 Prime Steakhouse at 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City, LA.
The hours of operation are Wednesday and Sunday 5-9pm and Friday and Saturday 5-10pm.