During 2nd Saturday ArtWalk, Downtown comes alive as each independent gallery, studio and art house opens their doors for this free event. Art aficionados and casual patrons alike will leave inspired as they explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District.
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February ArtWalk Exhibits
101 West Vermilion Street / (337) 233-7060
Now in its 6th year, Fresh Pickin's is an annual juried show of UL Visual Art Majors.
A celebration of the range of sensibilities and expression in junior and senior level students’ works and a showcase to present their works in a professional venue off-campus in Lafayette. The curators chose the best works out of the studios featuring examples of photography, animation and computer art, printmaking, new media and digital Art, metalsmithing and jewelry, graphic design, ceramics, and painting.
St. Thomas More Catholic High School's Advanced Placement Studio Arts class consists of all Seniors. They must complete 24 pieces of art work in a year. 12 pieces are in their concentration, which is art work made around a certain theme of the student's choosing.
An installation in partnership with Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival.
A cast iron 35mm projector hanging in space. Digital lights guiding the way into the secret world of the projectionist's booth. One voice, one trace.This work reveals the poetry and theatricality of the projection process. In the silence of the booth, we are reminded of the dismantling of a crucial era in film history, and of the gradual disappearance of the projectionist. Adding complexity to the story of film and light, it creates sculptural forms, a presence from a past. All affection, no nostalgia.
During his studies, John Blouin became a projectionist at the National Film Board of Canada. He founded Cabina Obscura, a project dedicated to film performances combining 35-16 mm and digital projectors, shadows and live soundtrack. He has since shown his work in several cities and festivals, from Montreal to Beijing. As well, Blouin is interested in another side of cinematography by making short films as Change Over, Filmstripe and Gate, a trilogy about the death of cinema.
John Blouin has just completed a short documentary with the NFB and Spira cooperative entitled, Lou, La Vie ! He is currently in post-production with the NFB for Armand par Vaillancourt, his feature film about the famous sculptor.
Quiddity: the inherent nature of an object: its whatness, the essence of an object, that thing-about-a-thing- that-makes-it-what-it-is.
The paintings in this exhibition have their footing in the objects of my home. My studio is located centrally, in what should be the dining room, of my house. Instead of an easel, I use two solid core doors positioned against a wall. Large canvases are leaned against the doors. For smaller ones I hammer in a couple of nails and hang the canvas stretchers upon them. The doors have gradually accumulated many found objects, keychains, a few mirrors, notes and drawings, lead weights, rulers, and a line-up of tchotchkes. These objects often become part of the subject matter of my paintings and drawings, so it is fitting that the doors themselves should be a part of this exhibition.The work in this show spans a thirty year period and all of it has been made atop these doors.
In the Company of San Malo is an exhibition of finely detailed lithophanes constructed of cast acrylic. The works are the result of an invitation to collaborate in a project called Le Ker Creole birthed originally in 2013 by artists Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes and Rachel Breulin. In 2016, through this project Breulin, Barnes and collaborators, Pavy included, re-imagine a Maroon village set at New Orleans’ Music Box. At the center is the legend of Juan San Malo a resistance leader of escaped slaves in 1780’s New Orleans. These Maroons, as they were called, created villages and hidden refuges peppered throughout the bayous.
534 Jefferson Street / (337) 237-2211
113 Clinton Street / (337) 654-2537
That Sinking Feeling by Chris Pavlik
812 Jefferson Street / (337) 534-4155
Carpe Diem will be featuring artist Barry Sons.
My work most often begins en plein air. It could also be a feeling of a memory or to capture anothers feelings in a circumstance. I start by drawing up the feeling and then letting my charcoal find its way. In that moment, the composition is formed. Then the layers start to build; more charcoal, graphite and more layers until it talks back to me.
Original artwork by Rachel Hammac and Diana Berard of ModChaos. Mad Chaos creates modern abstracts one-of-a-kind acrylic pieces.
315 Jefferson Street / (830) 832-1616
A Tribute to Peter George from the collection of Jeff W. Wilkinson is a retrospective of George's work from the mid 70's to the late 90's. Over the years Wilkinson has collected 127 of the artist's impressionistic works that are reminiscent of Van Gogh, both stylistically and thematically.
Mid Century Bar Raffle
In case you missed out, enter for your chances to win a mid century bar! Each raffle ticket is $1.00.
100 East Vermilion Street Suite 102 / (337) 852-3104
Shop local during ArtWalk! Each jewelry piece is uniquely designed and hand crafted by the artist using several different methods such as carving, kiln firing, stamping, torching and wire wrapping. These one of a kind pieces are perfect for special occasions or everyday.
100 East Vermilion Street Suite 104 / (337) 852-3104
Join us for February ArtWalk where we are offering a Heart Healing Workshop from 4-5:30 pm. The Yoga Garden will give you a blissful practice of ancient Yoga teachings, Sound Healing and Reiki on the heart cakra-connecting mind, body and spirit to the world of unity inside of you that subsumes all difference.
Listen to the Wilson Savoy Jazz Trio from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm as you shop and pick up a new hobby!
227 Jefferson Street / (337) 534-0735
Artist Showcase! Hyedee, HyeLin Creative Art & Design
Hyedee is multifaceted and works in various mediums. Her latest project was based on the phenomenon Pareidolia - when you see images in patterns like wood grain, clouds, fire, marble etc. She collaborated with other artist, Alex Sutherlin and P.J. Blanchard (friend and tattoo artist from California) by using the same three cloud formation photos for reference to create the image they saw in the clouds!
539 Jefferson Street / email@example.com
Head to Lafayette Arts & Fleas for a little shopping. Come get your fill of local goods, art, and curated vintage!
537 Jefferson Street / (337) 534-4612
Shop with local makers, artists, and foodies at The Wurst Biergarten.
Are you an artist interested in displaying your art at ArtWalk? Contact your preferred gallery directly for more information on how to secure a spot!
For Arts & Fleas at Parc de Lafayette, please email Amanda Taylor and include:
1. Artist Name
2. Phone Number
3. Artist Statement
4. Medium of Work
5. Size Range
6. Number of works for display
7. Installation requirements or special gallery considerations
8. Artist website/link
10. Attachments of works