Saturday ArtWalk August 11th
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!
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
101 W. Vermilion
St. / 233-7060
& Reconfigured: Transformations of the Human Body
11, 2012 - October 13, 2012
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.
Proof", a multi-media exhibition
July 14, 2012 - August 4, 2012
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
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.
Another Time: Paintings by Carolyn
Scalfano Faulk and Eric Todd
June 9, 2012 - August 4, 2012
UL graduates Carolyn Scalfano Faulk and Eric Todd exhibit paintings that
explore experience and perception.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit http://www.lafolkroots.org/
Fine Art Gallery
302 Jefferson St. /
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 http://www.laughyet-la.us/
for more information.
535 1/2 Jefferson St. / 344-8657
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
535 Jefferson St /
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.
201 East Congress /
Closed for ArtWalk.
Open regular business hours.
Cité des Arts
109 Vine St. /
In August, Cite will feature artwork from New Orleans
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. /
studio; recent works.
549 Jefferson St. /
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.
433 Jefferson St. /
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
Lounge Art Gallery
402 S. Buchanan St.
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
116 E. Congress St.
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
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
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
Zoom Photo Studio
Vermilion St. / 781-2036
Photo Studio will feature paintings by Chris Perkins and photography by Travis
532 Jefferson St. /
the August Artwalk, Whoojoo Glass will be exhibiting glass sculpture by Tom
Ladousa and Craig McCullen.
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