Jessica Bryan and Rhyan Emery Taylor

Louisiana Tech University BFA graduates Jessica Bryan and Rhyan Emery Taylor will soon have a collection of their photography focusing on childhood imagery on display at Crescent City Coffee. The Opening Reception will be on Sunday September 1st, from 2-4pm, and the work will remain on display until December 2nd.

Jessica Bryan’s work is a visual record of her adventures in mentoring and helping to care for her young nephew over the past few years. Jessica captures glimpes of the wonder and understanding of the world as only a child could see it. In Jessica’s words “I believe [my nephew] needs to be documented so his character as a child is not lost. Kids are interesting little beings…full of energy and intriguing creative ideas. I am blessed to be around Aden during this time in his life.”

Rhyan Emery Taylor’s photography is a dreamlike remembrance of her childhood. Taylor recreates images from her imagination and fantasies as a child, and then uses photographic processes to mildly distort the images, to further convey the sense of things only half remembered. Taylor says “The structures of thought and memory greatly impact the development of this work… translating [my] thoughts onto a physical surface for my imagination to live,” and then to share with her viewers.
Come out on September 1st to see their work and to support these young professionals in their first duel post-graduate show!

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council and Crescent City Coffee partner on quarterly art exhibitions that feature work by regional artists. Works are available for purchase by calling the NCLAC office at 318.255.1450. Crescent Cit y Coffee is located at 1007 North Trenton Street in Ruston.