2nd Saturday ArtWalk July 13th
(Individual gallery exhibits below)
LAFAYETTE – See the Art – Buy the Art. During 2nd Saturday ArtWalk, explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District as art galleries display works by the best of local and regional artists. Take a tour of the galleries during 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on July 13th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as the Downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums restaurants and shops offering live music, food, drink and of course, art for purchase!
Take a stroll around Downtown this Saturday to enjoy the local culture through fascinating exhibits full of history, expression and talent from art collections to original paintings, jewelry, glass work and textiles. The Greenroom, Artmosphere and Crossfit South Acadiana are also featuring original art on display that you should be sure to catch during or even after ArtWalk!
In addition to the expo and galleries, businesses in the district showing works for ArtWalk include Artmosphere, Rukus, The Greenroom, Bizarre Ink, Frederick’s Hair Studio, Marc Isaac, Parish Ink, Recycled Cycles of Acadiana, Americas Coffee House, CrossFit South Acadiana and Chase Tower.
Also, don’t forget your discount on all art sold in the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District – original works are exempt from state sales tax.
View the artwork: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/d1junt5bicy7vd5/Eyenf2tFQd
Acadiana Center for the Arts
101 W. Vermilion St. / 233-7060
Main Gallery - Exhibition Closing
May 11 - July 13, 2013
From the caves at Lascaux, to the operas of Mozart to the choreography of Balanchine, storytelling has long been a vehicle for expression in most every form of creative endeavor. The AcA is pleased to present 1000 Words, which looks at artists who explore narrative in a variety of mediums with diverse consequences. Each beckons the viewer to participate in or linger a while as they offer a glimpse at their chronicle. Represented in the exhibition are 15 artists. Several artworks presented here suggest settings pregnant with possibilities; acting as a stage set for a narrative to unfold. Poetic placement of clues crescendo to illuminate a unified whole. Other artists offer the reverberation of events disclosed with evidences of a story that unravels uniquely as each viewer experiences the work. Still others present an accumulation of artifacts that are left to expose some event or recorded historical documentation. Whether you act as an anthropologist to uncover the meaning, a bystander who witnesses the crime, a voyeur in the aftermath, or work as the narrator himself, each work present in 1000 Words is sure to intrigue. Participating artists: Brad Benischek, Steven Collier, Lynda Frese, Amy Guidry , Kathryn Hunter , Heather Ryan Kelley , Sophie Lvoff, Shawne Major , Esko Mannikko, James McGarrell, Aaron McNamee, Lavar Munroe, Stephanie Patton, Pat Phillips, Jim Richard and Amie Rogers.
Side Gallery - Exhibition Closing
May 11 - July 13, 2013
[A multi-channel immersive video installation exploring spontaneous encounters with the natural world. Sustained associative narratives are constructed of fragments collected from incidental acts of witnessing; unrehearsed, stumbled upon, fleeting. Large and small-scale projections can be viewed in their entirety or in piecemeal for any duration of time.] Raised in Atlanta, Lee Deigaard has lived in New Orleans since 2002. She graduated with honors from Yale University with a major in fine arts and earned graduate degrees from the University of Michigan School of Art and Design and from the University of Texas at Austin where she held a Michener Fellowship in Creative Writing. In 2012 she won the Clarence John Laughlin Award for photography administered by the New Orleans Photo Alliance, First Prize at the Southern Open at the Acadiana Center for the Arts for her video installation, and is represented in the Drawing Center’s Viewing Program in New York. Her Memorial to Topsy the elephant is on permanent display at the Coney Island Museum in Brooklyn, NY. She has been a member curator of The Front, a New Orleans based artists collective, since 2010.
The Vault – A Reaux Family Project
May 11 – July 13, 2013
Decorative but functional wheel-thrown earthenware vessels called "Functional Sculpture.” Pieces are thrown in separate sections, appliquéd, carved and assembled. "My name is Terri Kennedy, I live and work from my studio which is my home in Denham Springs, Louisiana. I have worked in clay full-time for approximately 20 years, but my love for clay and sculpting goes back to when I was a child. I would use leftover pie-crust clippings and form the pieces into flowers and animals. Though experimentation and classes from all over the nation, I've turned my love
of molding things with clay into a lifelong and loving endeavor, to make pottery for
everyday life.” "My work is mainly decorative but functional wheel-thrown earthenware vessels I call 'Functional Sculpture.' Pieces are thrown in separate sections, appliquéd, carved and assembled."
June 8 - July 27
Group Show featuring font design and manipulation
June 8 – August 31
Adrian Fulton’s Fine Art Gallery
302 Jefferson St. / 658-3274
This ArtWalk from 6pm to 9pm enjoy great original art by Adrian Fulton in the form of paintings, portraits or caricatures and NEW roof shingle artwork! Drawing with a Drink is also available for groups of 10 or more to enjoy two hours of art, drinks and fun! Cost is $50 per person Tuesday through Friday 6:30-8:30 pm. Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 1pm-5pm, anytime by appointment. Art Class and Art Therapy are available Mon.-Fri. 11am – 5pm. Visit www.laughyet-la.us for more information.
535 Jefferson St / 232-3061
Cajun Spice presents work from Michele Day. Day’s sculptured paintings use oil with a variety of mediums to create a sculptured effect. Continuing this month, original as well as prints of Tony Bernard, a Lafayette native will be featured. He has been painting for 30 years. His paint of preference is Acrylic on Canvas. The past several years Bernard has been painting Louisiana Festival Posters with many sell outs. Tony Bernard also brings in commissions for traditional oil portraits and has painted the official portrait of Gov. Jindal that hangs in the Governors Mansion. Original works by Melissa Dronet are also featured that are the perfect gift for yourself or someone else you like!
Children’s Museum of Acadiana
201 East Congress / 232-8500
Closed for ArtWalk. Open regular business hours. Check out the new Circus, Circus exhibit!
The Ballet Academie
200 Polk Street / 280-0964
The Ballet Académie will be showing paintings by Carlos Daigle, whose work is inspired by south Louisiana.
Creations by Fire
100 E. Vermilion St., Suite 140 / 225-235-2957
Creations by Fire is home to handcrafted fused glass jewelry by Danielle J. Moss and pure silver jewelry enhanced with genuine freshwater pearls and sterling silver charms and chains. Haidee DeRouen, from Eunice, is a self-taught artist. Her bold strokes and self-trained eye for color, balance and light produce a very distinct style. Vivian Broussard is a native of Eunice Louisiana and holds a degree in Art Education from USL. Currently working in acrylics, oils and found objects; her work is inspired by a love of culture and symbolism. Kalli Padgett is a local artist who has won the Louisiana Congressional Art Award in 2012, won the Rodrique Art Contest in 2013 and recently won a summer scholarship to the Marie Walsh Art Foundation in Colorado. Tess Bercier is an artist from Rayne, LA and her work is currently displayed at the Crowley Art Gallery.
Francis Pavy Studio
210 Gordon St. / 232-6682
Open studio; recent works.
538 Jefferson St. / 261-5787
What makes this gallery special this Saturday? Premier dulcimer player Mike Anderson will present a program on the mountain dulcimer - a flat, hourglass-shaped, 4-stringed American musical instrument said to have developed in the Appalachian Mountains to accompany the singing of the old ballads of Europe and the new ballads of the early America. Anderson has been playing dulcimer for more than 30 years and has performed and taught the dulcimer across the United States.
549 Jefferson St. / 593-0796
Gallery 549 will present works by Donald LeBlanc. It will be an eclectic mix of painting, sculptures, and drawings.
Gallery R (at The Russo Group)
116 E. Congress St. / 769-1530
Jonathan Cazayoux is a young artist that is still in discovery and loves to experiment with his work. The series of art he will be showing display his various methods. The intricate handmade frames constructed from wood, bamboo, and leather are undeniably works of art in their own right. Cazayoux is the Art Director for Russo.
Lafayette Science Museum
433 Jefferson St. / 291-5544
Lafayette Science Museum’s July 2013 ArtWalk will feature the developing Biology exhibit featuring a broad selection of entomology specimens. Come by for a preview at Artwalk on July 8th between 6 and 8 p.m. Enjoy the beauty and artistry of nature: butterflies, moths, and beetles, along with a few surprise critters!
Sans Souci Gallery
219 E. Vermilion St. / 266-7999
This month at ArtWalk, Sans Souci will be showing the art of Ed Rutlan and Cynthia Kilgore including works in pine needle weaving, stone projectile points, atlatls, arrows, bows, knives, and bowls made by using local materials.
200 Jefferson St. Suite B/235-0007
Artist of the Month: Giorgio Russo
Giorgio Russo’s mixed media collection aims to illuminate non-linear expressions within linear forms. He compiles information on to mediums to create balanced relationships between text and image, color and neutrality, as well as figure and ground.
424 E. Vermilion St. / 344-9207
As a new addition to the ArtWalk experience, Svendson Studios will be showing original landscapes in oils by Lue Svendson. Her work involves a variety of styles, though she is currently concentrating on mixing oil with a wax medium on dark canvas. Also showing his work will be photographer Eric Svendson. His work consists of local landscape scenes in the marshes and rice fields of Louisiana.
Whoojoo Stained Glass
532 Jefferson St. / 269-9310
Whoojoo Glass is featuring an exhibit of David Alpha’s recent works of our area's vivid landscapes. Also featured at ArtWalk, Dulcie McCullen will showcase his glass works describing fantasy spaces and places composed by assembling precious found objects and handmade papers.
Zoom Photo Studio
205-A W. Vermilion St. / 781-2036
During July ArtWalk, Zoom will be featuring photography by Travis Gauthier.