Ok, you survived hump day, so how about easing into the end of the week with a glass of wine, soft music and beautiful art? Bossier Arts Council and Boomtown Hotel & Casino have the perfect solution with Wine Art Music Thursday. The quarterly wine-tasting event is back again 5-7 p.m. tonight, April 4, at Boomtown Casino’s 1800 Prime Steakhouse restaurant, featuring the work of internationally-acclaimed artist Hooshang Khorasani.
Khorasani will be on hand with his wife to talk about his equine paintings, which include vivid, colorful images of horses in motion, all part of his study of running horses. “All areas of these paintings are designed to make the horses gallop ahead, trying to escape from the canvas,” Khorasani said in a statement about his exhibit.
Khorasani’s work has been featured all over the world, but he’s usually found working in his studios in Ruston and Orange County, Calif. “He’s very vibrant and his work is so colorful and bright. It’s also perfect timing with the horse racing season starting back up again,” Bossier Arts Council executive director Leigh Anne Chambers said.
In addition, guests get a chance to try out a variety of wines, including cabernet, merlot and sauvignon blanc. “We use the term ‘wine tasting’ but we’re talking about a full glass of wine here,” Chambers said with a laugh. “And the food pairings are amazing. If you’ve never eaten at 1800 Prime, this is a great opportunity to see what Chef Ryan and his staff can do.”
While sipping on wine and taking in the art, you’ll also get to enjoy the live music of Cain Budds, a critically-acclaimed classical guitarist and assistant professor of guitar and music theory at La. Tech University. Budds has performed in solo and chamber recitals throughout the U.S. and Mexico.
All of this high quality entertainment makes the $15 price tag for admission more like a steal. Plus, as Chambers said, it’s a good opportunity to learn about the talent in the region. “All of the entertainment lives in north Louisiana. Alot of people don’t know the talent we have right here in our own backyard,” Chambers said.