2nd Saturday ArtWalk October 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 October 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!
As Downtown Alive! celebrates 30 years this fall, all of the memories in forms of posters will be featured at Gallery R inside of the Russo Group. Dance back through the years with us and enjoy the progression of Acadiana's premiere free concert series that has been a Friday night tradition in the community for three decades!
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.
For artwork and exhibit photos, please follow this link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/57tctgsg4h0tmqs/cB4abzamFC
Acadiana Center for the Arts
101 W. Vermilion St. / 233-7060
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.
October 13, 2012 - November 3, 2012
The work often deals with parts, arms, or appendages that connect with pins, ball joints, or slots. Nestling or fitting one form into another is of great concern and requires engineering. Utilizing clay parts not only satisfies my artistic sensibilities, it also full-fills a need to express the importance of mechanics and working with tools.Growing up in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, the exposure to steel and automotive industries coupled with decay of "Downtown Detroit" impressed on me the effects of industrial weathering and age. The family trips to Northern Michigan exposed me to the weathering of the natural world through lichen, mosses, dramatic season changes, and the mixes of birch and conifers. These memories and experiences are a vital part of my work's surface texture and glaze color palette. The glaze colors and surfaces allow my work to transcend time and place by existing in the present but often times feeling weathered, referencing a previous existence.
October 13, 2012 - December 1, 2012
New Works by Terry Grow
September 8, 2012 - November 2, 2012
I realize that as I grow older there is a natural effort to gain a stronger knowledge of myself and the world around me. My passion for landscapes and the rural life grows. Whether it is watching the sunrise, listening to the sound of cicadas at sunset or gazing at the night sky, all aspects of the places I choose to surround myself with have an influence on my paintings. These paintings are fragments of my past and recent memories of spending time with nature.
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 www.laughyet-la.us for more information.
535 1/2 Jefferson St. / 344-8657
October ArtWalk will feature abstracts from Clarity Ann Martin who is taking her work into a new direction to feature abstract, acrylic painting. Also, on display will be gilded paintings by Michele Day. Day combines oil with a variety of mediums to create a unique sculptured effect with each piece sprinkled with gold leaf and wrapped with a scripture verse. Photographer Ralph Schexnaydre, Jr. focuses work on swamp environments of the Atchafalaya Basin, the marshes of Lake Pontchatrain and the sugar cane fields of Acadiana and will be featured during October ArtWalk. Continuing exhibits are provided by artists Jerry Dupas, Carlos Daigle, Ted Bertrand and Michael Istre. Enjoy live music in the backyard from Michael Istre during ArtWalk.
The Ballet Academie
200 Polk Street / 280-0964
This month, The Ballet Academie will feature costumes on display designed by a local dancer, Tyler Watkins. Each costume will be a representation of a ballet including Don Quixote, Nutcracker and Swan Lake. Dancers will be performing a 2 minute solo variation to coincide with each costume at various times throughout the night. The gallery owner describes the exhibit as costume as sculpture with live performance. The event will also offer free beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres. To complete the experience, the exhibit wall will feature sketches of dancers and the Paris Opera Theater by local artist Julie Nicholson, inspired by her travels in France.
535 Jefferson St / 232-3061
This month, Melissa Dronet, gallerist at Cajun Spice Gallery has an exhibit of new mixed media mosaic pieces. The collection includes, an "I got da blues" mosaic electric guitar in the company of an acadian flag fiddle, and several other instruments. A mosaic series of "frottoirs" will be featured, as well as a continuation of Melissa's "Chank - A - Chank" series.
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
For October, the gallery at Cité des Arts will feature art works by Jim Stacy of Alexandriahighlighting the arrival of Halloween at the end of the month, the so-called "Doopop" show will feature paintings of masks among other motifs (most notably, Mardi Gras). Also featured in October are charcoal works by Ron Landry of Lafayette. Landry starts ith a blank sheet of drawing paper coated with a light cover of charcoal. Then, the drawing is carefully pulled from the page, primarily by a combination of "lifting", "highlighting" and "shading" of the medium. An Art Opening will be held during Art Walk on October 13, from 5:00-7:30PM 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. During October ArtWalk, Creations by Fire will be featuring Louisiana folk art by artist James Hebert. Hebert grew up in Lafourche Parish on a family cattle farm, where learned trapping, trawling, fishing and hunting from French speaking parents and grandparents. Hebert uses this experience to draw inspiration and creates folk art with spiritual and musical themes using recycled wood & metal from old sheds and barns.
Francis Pavy Studio
210 Gordon St. / 232-6682
Open studio; recent works.
549 Jefferson St. / 593-0796
Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture by Donald LeBlanc. Also featured this month will be REFLECTIONS.New ceramic works by Cliff Broussard, Erin Broussard, Susan Chiquelin, Susannah Craig, Zach Gonsoulin, Kathy Pumford, and Teresa Wood. The installation will consist of free standing and wall supported sculptures as well as functional pieces.
Lafayette Science Museum
433 Jefferson St. / 291-5544
Museum of Fear, every Friday and Saturday in October! It's not ArtWalk, but it is scary!
Lounge Art Gallery
402 S. Buchanan St. / 236-5570
At the October ArtWalk, Lounge Gallery will feature "Fifty Under Five Hundred", a group show curated by Jeffery McCullough. The collection features fifty pieces under $ 500 by Louisiana and Alabama artists Kelli Kaufman, Hope Hebert, Candace Greer, Eric Svendson, Linda Moncla, Anne Mcleod, Dana Manly and Forrest Montgomery.
Gallery R (at The Russo Group)
116 E. Congress St. / 769-1530
This ArtWalk, Gallery R presents a rare collection of Downtown Alive! posters from the past 30 years of DTA! featuring old and new favorite bands as they were just getting their start on the DTA! stages both in the street and now in our parcs! It's an exhibit for any DTA! fan and local music lover!
Sans Souci Gallery
219 E. Vermilion St. / 266-7999
This month at ArtWalk, Sans Souci Gallery will feature clay art from Terri Kennedy and stained glass works by Carnie Frizzell. The Sans Souci Gallery is home to many local artists and members of the Louisiana Crafts Guild featured year-round inside of the gallery and during ArtWalk.
St. Pierre's Center for the Arts