When attending school, Ashley Feagin searched for her true calling. She explains, “After spending many years on stage and briefly dabbling in sociology, I finally found my articulation in the camera.” After receiving her Bachelors Degree in Visual Arts from McNeese State University, Ashley came to Ruston to earn her Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Louisiana Tech. While at Tech, Ashley has taught and assisted others in teaching art students to refine their skills in many Design and Photography classes. Ashley’s professional collection of work has been inspired by human interactions. She is fascinated by the impact that “our relationships, our pains, our habits, and our fears” have on the story of our lives. Her work has been in exhibitions throughout the country, and featured in several books published by Vermont Photography Workplace. Those include “Poetic Objects: Still Life As Subject,” “Home…is Where the Camera Is,” and “Redefining the Self Portrait.” Since living in Ruston, Ashley has been involved in many community projects, workshops, and camps, including last year’s Summer Arts Camp. Ashley is a dedicated to sharing the joy she receives from working with art and in the theater, and hopes to teach students at Summer Arts Camp how to love making their own creative pieces.
Early registration for this year’s camps is now available. Interested participants can register by calling 318-255-1450 or picking up a form from the Dixie Center for the Arts (212 N. Vienna, Ruston, LA).
A portion of the Summer Arts Camp is sponsored by a grant from Entergy as well as donations from NCLAC’s Pick Your Picasso campaign. PYP is a campaign that provides scholarships to twenty-five students to attend the arts camp in their parish for free.