See the Art – Buy the Art. 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 August 13, as Downtown comes alive with more than a dozen galleries, museums, restaurants and shops offer live music, food, drink and of course, art for purchase!
Get a discount on all art sold in the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District – original works are exempt from state sales tax.
Businesses in the district showing works for ArtWalk include Artmosphere, Frederick’s Hair Studio, Grant St. Dancehall and Recycled Cycles of Acadiana.
Additionally, the Lafayette Science Museum will be open for August ArtWalk showing their current exhibition, Giant Worlds, which comes to a close at the end of August.
Acadiana Center for the Arts
101 W. Vermilion St. / 233-7060
Main Gallery: Andree & Mike Stansbury
ArtAffair: A 55-Year Retrospective
August 13, 2011 – October 8, 2011
ArtAffair represents a collection of fantastical works that spans 55 years of creative partnership and marriage. Multi-talented Andree and Mike Stansbury’s desire to surround themselves with beauty, excitement and vitality is expressed in this eclectic showcase. The pair have explored one art form after another, creating a paradise world of the abstract and anatomical.
Expect the unexpected in this series of organic, environmental, raw and man-made materials. Their works range widely in style, scale and material, with large contemporary landscape sculptures; massive and smaller wood sculptures; glass and tile mosaic, fiberglass; hammered and soldered copper and bronze; clay, fabric; original furniture; photography and large poured aluminum wall sculptures. The Stansburys have crafted a new and immersive world of supreme beauty in their ArtAffair.
Side Gallery: George Marks
August 13 – September 3, 2011
George Marks’s exhibition includes selected pieces from an ongoing series which Marks as the main character within environments representative of the landscape and culture of South Louisiana. The pieces are orchestrated to fit a continuous installation, while each individual piece is a stand-alone improvisation. As in past work, his medium is inextricably webbed to his sense-of-place message, incorporating a combination of materials and techniques. Although self-portraits, these works are a shared experience, allowing for personal and tactile associations – each may relate to a specific, personal memory for any viewer.
Vault Series: Megan Barra
August 13-September 24, 2011
Guitars, accordions and fiddles along with crabs, snakes and coffee cups are fashioned into a silk patchwork of South Louisiana culture. Music and the men and women who play it provide rich material to draw from along with the Louisiana landscape. These silk compositions are hand-sewn and finished on a 1898 pedal Singer sewing machine.
Mallia Gallery: Kody Chamberlain
Sweets: A New Orleans Crime Story
August 13-October 1, 2011
Presented for the first time in a gallery setting, "Sweets: A New Orleans Crime Story,” is an original graphic novel written and drawn by Kody Chamberlain. This exhibition features more than 100 pages of sequential artwork, original inked pages and sketchbooks. Join us at the AcA September 10 at 6 p.m for the release of Sweets: A New Orleans Crime Story, and to get copy signed by the artist.
Louisiana Folk Roots Jam des Amis
Louisiana Folk Roots presents its August Jam des Amis from 6-8 p.m. at the AcA in conjunction with ArtWalk. The jam will feature the incomparable Gina Forsyth, long-time fiddler/vocalist for the Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band – they’ve been performing at Tipitina’s Sunday Fais-do-do in New Orleans for more than 20 years. Gina will lead the jam in a great mix of tunes for players of all levels, and those folks who don’t play an instrument are welcome to stop in and enjoy the music. For more info, contact Louisiana Folk Roots at 337-234-8360, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lafolkroots.org
Adrian Fulton’s Fine Art Gallery
302 Jefferson St. / 658-3274
Visit Adrian Fulton for Paintings, Portraits or Caricature. Art Class/Art Therapy are available. Come see Adrian for paintings, portraits and caricatures. His art captures timeless emotion and expression. Give a gift for that someone special in your life. Become a painter by signing up for "Painting with a Drink”, which is two hours of art, great adult beverages and fun. Groups of 10 are welcome and the charge is $35/person on Mon.-Fri., 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Wed.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Anytime by appointment. Art Class and Art Therapy are available Mon.-Fri. 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Visit www.laughyet-la.us for more information.
Architects + Artists Gallery
200 Jefferson St. / 234-4166
Arts Co-op – COMING SOON
535 ˝ Jefferson St. / 234-5492
535 Jefferson St / 232-3061
Artist Michiru Kusaka displays her paintings at Cajun Spice in August. ”As a child growing up on a very small island in Japan, I would spend many days sketching things around me. My small corner of the world had beautiful sunsets. Being from a foreign country, sometimes I have a hard time expressing my feelings. My choice of words is not always correct. I can express my thoughts and feelings in my art. My choice of colors in my cat paintings come from those childhood memories of my island and their sunsets. As for the cat as my favorite subject to paint, that comes from my best friend from my childhood, my cat. I love cats. They intrigue me. I always wanted to learn their language. Their eyes never lie to me. Dogs are loyal to humans. Cats, that’s a different story. They want us to be loyal to them,” said Kusaka.
Cité des Arts
109 Vine St. / 291-1122
For the month of August, 23-year-old Gabrielle Savoy will present her mixed media works. Savoy is the youngest member of the Savoy family from Eunice, La. Being raised in a family of artists and musicians, it's no surprise that she also developed a strong interest in the arts at a young age. Today, she has an impressive body of work ranging from photography to painting to mixed media and many more. Her work is intense, poetic, emotional, often dark and almost always biographical. She strives to capture the world as she sees it in a fine mixture of reality and imagination. Savoy has studied the arts at New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts as well as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Savoy has a strong passion for displaying her mind through artistic endeavors and will forever attempt to express herself through her work.
Francis Pavy Studio
210 Gordon St. / 232-6682
549 Jefferson St. / 593-0796
Gallery 549 will feature works by Donald LeBlanc and Frederic O. Daspit for the month of August. LeBlanc has been producing, exhibiting, and selling original painting, drawings, and sculptures since 1983 and was an adjunct instructor at the University of Louisiana. Currently the owner and operator of Gallery 549, his painted works on wood panels and drawings on bed sheets explore the dynamic relationship between industry and the organic world- how we structure, shape and place our imprint on nature.
Daspit presents an exhibition of his recent sculptures drawing inspiration from Near-Eastern palaces and the ruins of ancient Aztec, Mayan and Incan civilizations. Created with small pieces of wood that are assembled, glued and finished with an iron oxide finish, these works convince the viewer that the artist has fabricated his forms in rusted metal.
Galerie Lafayette at The Lafayette Public Library
538 Jefferson St. / 261-5775
Galerie Lafayette features Jean Kreamer’s watercolor exhibition, "The South is Bigger than Me”. "WATERCOLOR IS FUN––as playful and serious as the personality of a bayou and as changeable. Working in a medium that is based on water is so like our Louisiana coastal region, filled with surprises, richness unexpected, and waiting to be explored. The artistic horizons of
watercolor are like a view of the Gulf of Mexico from Grand Isle or Holly Beach – vast and endless. Subjects emerge from watercolor paper at times with a subtlety that begs to interact with the surface. Often the drama of high contrasting colors and textures are a surprise, teasing the brush. More often than not, subjects seem to find their way to me – somewhat like the children’s saying, ‘I see you and you see me,’” said Kreamer.
Gallery R (at The Russo Group)
116 E. Congress St. / 769-1530
Gallery R features three artists for the month of August: Natalie Kingston, Brian C. Miller Richard and Katherine LeMoine. The exhibition is a collaboration of installation with individual work to complete the space.
Kingston is a cinematographer living in Lafayette. Her latest personal work centers on microscopic visual art.
In 2009, Brian C Miller Richard received a degree in Film with a concentration in Cinematography from the International Film School of Sydney in Australia. Upon returning to his home in Louisiana the next year, Brian worked on several commercials where he received 5 ADDYs, including "The
Producer of the Year” award. He worked as co-cinematographer on a National Geographic movie in 2010 and on several other documentaries and television shows. Brian is also known for his work in the film industry, receiving the credit as Director of Photography in various short and feature length films.
LeMoine is a senior at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette seeking a degree in Visual Arts with a concentration in Photography. Utilizing the mediums of video and still photography, she is presenting a body of work exploring the aesthetics of landscape along with an aural study in association with the imagery.
Lounge Art Gallery
402 S. Buchanan St. / 236-5570
Sans Souci Gallery
219 E. Vermilion St. / 266-7999
Sans Souci Fine Crafts Gallery features Sher Chappell with her paintings on antique ceiling tins and solid wood conveying the subject matter to the viewer in a way that reflects love and compassion for others to share focusing on the spiritual and inspirational.
St. Pierre’s Center for the Arts
114 W. Vermilion St. / 236-9111
St. Pierre’s Center for the Arts has a variety of new and original canvas paintings composed by our wonderful artists. Our featured artist is Mark M., who forms beautiful mixed media compositions that are full of energy and spontaneity. New selections of unique coasters have been added to the gallery as well! Also, stop by to enjoy music by Lyle Begnaud.
Whoojoo Stained Glass
532 Jefferson St. / 269-9310