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2nd Saturday ArtWalk August 11th


(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 August 11th 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!

This ArtWalk, we welcome a new venue for local art and jewelry. Creations by Fire is home to handcrafted, fused glass and pure silver jewelry enhanced with genuine freshwater pearls and sterling silver charms and chains created by artist and owner Danielle J. Moss. Creations by Fire will also feature artwork by Giorgio Russo at the August ArtWalk for purchase. Stop in to welcome her to the neighborhood with a toast! Also this month, it's your last chance to cool off with the "To the Water…” exhibit at Lounge Gallery. Also, don't miss the original "Legheads” from 1987 by artist Don Leblanc at Gallery 549. These creations of the artist's immediate family were based on tracings of the heads and legs of his immediate family and fabricated with galvanized wire, wool and sisal rope. AcA is opening up their space to a little amateur hour this ArtWalk with postcards contributed by amateur and professional artists alike! The show will debut during August ArtWalk and run through October 6th. Plus, don't miss new works by Bob Bennett on display at Arts Co-op during an opening reception at August ArtWalk.  

While you're taking your ArtWalk, make noise for a good cause! Sounds of Peace is 'Creating Sustainable Futures' for women in Lofa County, Liberia. And they are using the calming sounds of wind chimes to do it! The chimes will be sent to Liberia in late August and will be planted on a six acre land grant that will be given to the group during a visit in November. Around the chimes, 'A Place for Women' will be built as a destination place of healing, peace and reconciliation for neighboring villages and countries of Africa. And you can help! Come to ring the chimes.... add your energy and intentions to contribute to peace in the hearts of all and to the world as a whole. Come to create personalized peace flags which will be reminders to those who feel forgotten that someone cares for them. The chimes will be at Cajun Spice Gallery during August ArtWalk.

In addition to the expo and galleries, businesses in the district showing works for ArtWalk include Artmosphere, The Greenroom, The Ballet Academie, Bizarre Ink, Frederick's Hair Studio, Marc Isaac, Parish Ink, Recycled Cycles of Acadiana and Americas Coffee House.

Also, don't forget your discount on all art sold in the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District – original works are exempt from state sales tax.

Acadiana Center for the Arts

101 W. Vermilion St. / 233-7060

Main Gallery

Configured & Reconfigured: Transformations of the Human Body

August 11, 2012 - October 13, 2012

Configured and Reconfigured: Transformations of the Human Body, is an exhibition that explores the physical and psychological aspect of the human physique as it is transmuted through artistic exploration. In the exhibition, artistic manipulations include fragmentation, abstraction, and reconstitution resulting in a variety of psychologically charged work.

Side Gallery
Generic Art Solutionspresents:
"Bullet Proof", a multi-media exhibition

July 14, 2012 - August 4, 2012

The New Orleans-based art duo Generic Art Solutions has spent a good amount of time examining the relationship between real life gun play and its' portrayal in entertainment media. Beginning with their title "Bullet Proof", the artists have bisected what would otherwise be an exclamation of inpenetrability in exchange for a strategic disassembly of Hollywood's codified and glorified fictions.For example, their "Motel Suite" is a series of 18 photographs taken in a New Orleans area motel where they have created a mysterious narrative involving two heavily armed men doing mundane things like eating chips, brushing their teeth, and cleaning their guns.

James S. Mallia Galleria

Inhabiting Horizons

June 2, 2012 - August 11, 2012

Inhabiting Horizons: Capturing Fleeting Spaces by: John Oliver, Emee Morgan and Daivd Weber (installation by John Oliver) is an installation of glass artifacts collected from surrounding cane fields capturing a sense of place and time.

Coca-Cola Studio
Another Time: Paintings by Carolyn Scalfano Faulk and Eric Todd
June 9, 2012 - August 4, 2012

Recent UL graduates Carolyn Scalfano Faulk and Eric Todd exhibit paintings that explore experience and perception.


Gary Rock
July 14-August 25, wood

In 1977 Gary H. Rock began his woodworking craft, his early work ranged from making toys, to furniture repair and custom wood turning. Gary is a self-taught wood worker andturner. He resides in Westlake, LA., where he turns daily. He is a member of the Louisiana Crafts Guild, Gulf Coast Woodturners, Acadian Woodturners and American Association ofWoodturners this also gives him the opportunity to expand his knowledge and skill. His work can be found in galleries throughout Louisiana including Lafayette, Alexandria, New Orleans and Shreveport as well as many private collections across the United States to England.
Louisiana Folk Roots
Louisiana Folk Roots presents its August Jam des Amis from 6-8 p.m. at the AcA in conjunction with downtown Lafayette's ArtWalk. The jam will feature one of our area's outstanding musician/vocalists as host, and will be a great mix of tunes for players of all levels. 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, or visit

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 live jazz music by Yorel Bana. 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-Thurs. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday-Saturday 1pm-5pm, anytime by appointment. Art Class and Art Therapy are available Mon.-Fri. 11am – 5pm. Visit for more information.

Arts Co-op

535 1/2 Jefferson St. / 344-8657

August ArtWalk will feature landscapes and new works by Bob Bennett, a Lafayette native now residing in New Orleans. Also showcased at ArtWalk will be works by Rena Derieg and introducing Emily Heine, a young budding artist originally from Guatemala. This show runs through September 5. Musical entertainment by Philip Gould during ArtWalk.

Cajun Spice

535 Jefferson St / 232-3061

This month, Melissa Dronet, gallerist at Cajun Spice Gallery has an exhibit of new mixed media mosaic pieces. During the month of August, an "I got da blues" mosaic electric guitar is in the company of an acadian flag fiddle, and several other instruments. A new mosaic series of "frottoirs" debuts at the August artwalk, as well as a continuation of Melissa's "Chank - A - Chank" series. Drop in from the heat, tasty hors d'oeuvres, plenty of wine, along with entertainment on the backyard deck.

Children's Museum of Acadiana

201 East Congress / 232-8500

Closed for ArtWalk. Open regular business hours.

Cité des Arts

109 Vine St. / 291-1122

In August, Cite will feature artwork from New Orleans native Phyllis Smith who has spent most of her adult life in Lafayette.Much of her art knowledge was gained from a Chinese artist who became her friend and mentor and she has developed many paintings in oil, which is her favorite medium.

Francis Pavy Studio

210 Gordon St. / 232-6682

Open studio; recent works.

Gallery 549

549 Jefferson St. / 593-0796

Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture by Donald LeBlanc. Along with recent drawings in color pencil on painted fabric LeBlanc will be exhibitinghis original group portrait collectively titled, "Legheads" from 1987 which were based on tracings of the heads and legs of his immediate family and fabricated with galvanized wire, wool and sisal rope.

Lafayette Science Museum

433 Jefferson St. / 291-5544

August 2012 Artwalk at Lafayette Science Museum will feature Ms. Stacey Scarce, LCG Curator of Biological Sciences and Director of the Acadiana Park and Nature Station. Scarce will be joined by Naturalists and members of the Young Naturalists group. They will share information about the beauties of Lafayette's varied ecosystems and opportunities for blending the arts and sciences. There will be multimedia and hands-on specimens. LSM Artwalk is moving to the museum's back lobby entrance at the corner of Congress and Polk streets. Everyone is welcome/ Soyez les bienvenus!

Lounge Art Gallery

402 S. Buchanan St. / 236-5570

August ArtWalk will be the closing reception for "To the Water..." at Lounge Gallery and Tsunami to satisfy your craving for an escape from the heat of summer in Lafayette. Paintings and photography by fourteen artists in the Summer Show at Lounge Gallery will bring you on a beautiful journey "to the water..." from the sea shore to the basin to the bayou to the lake.Curated by Jeffery McCullough, the show features work by Pegi Derby, Kathy Dumesnil, Michael Eble, Joy Gardner, Candace Greer, Kerry Griechen, Kelli Kaufman, Carla Vincent Levers, Anne McLeod, Linda Moncla, Ceci Neustrom, Lue Svendson, Gwen Voorhies, and Jerome Weber.

Gallery R (at The Russo Group)

116 E. Congress St. / 769-1530

This ArtWalk, Gallery R presents photography from Sonny Monteleone. Since the early 1970's, Monteleone's personal photography always centered on intimate forms of nature featuring the design element combined with a subtle light quality that captures the essence of the subject. Through the years, Monteleone is still inspired by this theory. Today, with the many new tools available, including digital capture, along with enhancements through computers software, Monteleone has merged the photographic and paint mediums new ways. Many of the photographs are printed on stretched canvas and embellished with acrylics or used with a watercolor filter, combined with printing on watercolor paper or canvas, which gives the photograph a 'painterly' quality. During ArtWalk, Monteleone will showcase his favorite subject: Scenic Louisiana, including swamps, lakes, streams, bayous, marshes, nature trails, or the Gulf of Mexico.

Sans Souci Gallery

219 E. Vermilion St. / 266-7999

This month at ArtWalk, Sans Souci Gallery will feature art by Lori Felix. Travelling around the United States with the Renaissance Festival, she began integrating the various textures, colors, and forms found in nature into her artwork and later travelled across the U.S.A and Mexico painting murals. Her mixed-media pieces will be available at August ArtWalk.

St. Pierre's Center for the Arts

114 W. Vermilion St. / 236-9111

Join us at St. Pierre's Center for the Arts where unique and colorful compositions hang throughout the gallery. Our compositions range from abstract to portraits, ceramics to canvas designs. Our featured artist of the month is Dayne. His comical and warm spirit energizes the room. His artwork brings nature to life using detailed lines throughout his composition.

Zoom Photo Studio

205-AW. Vermilion St. / 781-2036

Zoom Photo Studio will feature paintings by Chris Perkins and photography by Travis Gauthier.

Whoojoo Stained Glass

532 Jefferson St. / 269-9310

For the August Artwalk, Whoojoo Glass will be exhibiting glass sculpture by Tom Ladousa and Craig McCullen.

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Date:  Saturday, August 11, 2012  Add to Outlook
Time:  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Central Time


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