Alum will be features in Homecoming art exhibition

Where I Waited

Work by artist Bill Gingles of Shreveport will be on exhibit at Northwestern State University’s Orville Hanchey Gallery Oct. 12-30 with an opening reception from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 in conjunction with NSU’s Homecoming celebration.

Gingles was born in Louisiana, leaving at age five and returning at age 30.  He lived in different parts of the United States growing up and began showing his work in Denver in 1983. He currently lives and works in Shreveport.

“My wife and I bought a beautiful old two-story house built in 1922 surrounded by huge oak and magnolia trees. A building in back has a double garage and an apartment above it. The garage is my studio.  I once told a friend of mine, only half joking, that I’m not a ‘local artist.’ I just happen to live here. Authentic fine art has no real geography in the same way that it doesn’t seem subject to the passage of time.  Painting is a moving balance between controlling the painting and allowing it to lead the way. The magic is in finding a way to let go.”

Gingles’ work has been included in solo and group exhibitions all over the United States.  He has presented lectures on paintings, completed commission work and is included in corporate and private collections in the U.S. and Canada. For more information on his work, visit his website at

Hanchey Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. MondayThursday and 8 a.m.-noon Fridays.  For more information, contact Gallery Director Leslie Gruesbeck at or call (318) 357-5476.  Information on NSU’s Homecoming festivities can be found at