2nd Saturday ArtWalk set for March 10th
(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 March 10th 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!
Experience exhibits from local artists throughout the district! See Modern Folk Art by Bill Fornof at Zoom Photo Studio, Louisiana landscapes and native flora art by Anne-Marie Landry at Gallery R. Artist Tanya Falgout will exhibit downtown Jefferson Street cityscapes from the early 1980's at the Arts Co-op and next door at Cajun Spice Gallery. Author Sherry T. Broussard will be signing her brand new book, African Americans in Lafayette and Southwest Louisiana, from the series Images of America at the Jefferson Street Branch Library during ArtWalk. The book chronicles the diverse populations who describe themselves as African Americans, Creoles, mulattoes, and blacks. Broussard is an educator, former academic librarian, storyteller, and community activist who has produced Black History and cultural programs for more than 30 years.
In addition to galleries, businesses in the district showing works for ArtWalk include Artmosphere, The Ballet Academie, Bizarre Ink, Frederick's Hair Studio, Marc Isaac, Parish Ink, Recycled Cycles of Acadiana and Americas Coffee House.
The 2012 Gallery Guide is now available in print and online! Be sure to visit one of the galleries in the district to pick up your guide! The guide is also available online here.
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
Lost and Found: Louisiana's Landscapes Revisited
February 11, 2012 - April 28, 2012
Lost and Found: Louisiana's Landscape Revisited focuses on the use of the landscape as impetus and inspiration for artist. "Landscape art has been admired throughout Louisiana's history. In this exhibition, the landscape may be referenced or act as an impetus for creativity. However, a transformation of the bucolic occurs. This reinterpreted "Landscape affords the viewer a unique experience of our beloved setting. The show attempts to expose the bounty of reinterpretations that are currently being explored in our state. This show includes artists: Philip Gould, Fonville Winons, Robert Polidori, Aubrey Edwards, Lee Deigaard, David Weber, Courtney Egan, David Sullivan, Jessica Bizer, Ralph Bourque, Stephen Frederick, Alexander J. Drysdale, Reggie Rodrigue, Hannah Chalew, Thomas Deaton, Jonathan Ryan, Meghan Fleming, Brandon Ballengée, Rachel Jones, Kathy Reed and Steve Breaux, and Luis Cruz Azaceta
March 10, 2012 - April 7, 2012
James S. Mallia Galleria
February 11, 2012 - April 7, 2012
I have always been fascinated with the idea of youthful revolt and rebellion that occurred particularity during the 1980s punk movement. Bands like Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Fugazi, and Bum-Kon had such resonating lyrics that have a tendency of becoming very abstract, focusing more on imagery than on anything else. Another very important part of their appeal for me as well as other fans of the genre were all the bands' gig posters that sprang up through the years that fused contemporary images such as politicians, religious icons, military weapons, abstract marking making, the use of lettering to create a visceral image that condensed their message to their audience. Being inspired by Hinduism religious iconography has also been very important. I love the idea of powerful deities with multiple limbs that hold life, death, love, hate, creation, and inspiration in their hands. It's hard to not stand in awe of the large murals made detailing their legacies and how they have shaped the universe. What I have done with my work is combine my love of rebellious musical unrest with creationism stories from Hinduism mythology to create a unique set of images.
February 11, 2012 - April 7, 2012
Sher Chappell-Mixed Media
March 10, 2012 - April 29, 2012
Louisiana Folk Roots
Louisiana Folk Roots presents its March Jam des Amis from 6-8 p.m. at the AcA in conjunction with downtown Lafayette's ArtWalk. The jam will feature renowned accordionist André Michot of the Grammy-nominated band The Lost Bayou Ramblers. André 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 Ext. 230, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.lafolkroots.org/.
Adrian Fulton's Fine Art Gallery
302 Jefferson St. / 658-3274
This ArtWalk from 6pm to 9pm enjoy great original art by Adrian Fulton and experience live jazz music by Yorel Bana. See Adrian Fulton for Paintings, Portraits or Caricature. Art Class/Art Therapy is also available. 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 http://www.laughyet-la.us/ for more information.
535 1/2 Jefferson St. / 344-8657
ArtWalk at the Arts Co-op through April 14th features Baton Rouge artist, Susan Batts, who works in mixed media collage. Continued exhibits by mixed media artist, Bonnie Camos, paintings by Tony Bernard, Francis Todd photography, BeeZees jewelry designs, and Silver Sister's fine silver casting. Tanya Falgout will exhibit downtown Jefferson Street cityscapes from the early 1980's at the Arts Co-op and next door at Cajun Spice Gallery.
535 Jefferson St / 232-3061
Tanya Falgout's Downtown Jefferson Street Cityscapes Series date back to the early 1980's.
Part of the series originated as Falgout's Senior Exhibition show at USL in 1982. Vibrant colors and simplified forms on familiar scenes from Antler's Bar to the old Heymann Building can be viewed through April 10th. Join us for art, wine, and cheese from 6 to 9.
Entertainment by the singer - songwriter duo "The Onlies" from 6 to 8 in the backyard
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
VICTORIA MARY MORGAN (b. 1947, New Orleans, La)
Vikki Morgan is featured during March ArtWalk at Cité and paints with oils, but also loves to work with pastels, charcoal, sanguine and to sketch with pencils. Her artwork is not limited to any particular medium or subject matter. Simply, she paints what she loves or finds interesting, beautiful or challenging. She currently resides in Acadiana.
Francis Pavy Studio
210 Gordon St. / 232-6682
Open studio; recent works.
549 Jefferson St. / 593-0796
This ArtWalk it is 8 @ 549
New Work by Mary Attwood, Lisa Ayres, Marie DesJardins, Donald LeBlanc, Mare Martin, Mary Morgan, Deborah Norsworthy O'Keeffe and Diane Pecnik. These artists will exhibit ceramics, metal works, paintings and sculptures.
Galerie Lafayette at The Lafayette Public Library
538 Jefferson St. / 261-5775
Galerie Lafayette located in the Jefferson Street Branch will be a new exhibit of mixed media by Tony Cutera entitled "Get Inspired”. His exhibit will run from March 2 – May 10. The Library will also have an author signing at the March ArtWalk: Sherry T. Broussard will be signing her brand new book, African Americans in Lafayette and Southwest Louisiana, from the series Images of America at the Jefferson Street Branch Library. The book chronicles the diverse populations who describe themselves as African Americans, Creoles, mulattoes, and blacks. Broussard is an educator, former academic librarian, storyteller, and community activist who has produced Black History and cultural programs for more than 30 years. The signing will take place from 6:00 -8:00 PM on Saturday, March 10, during ArtWalk.
Lafayette Science Museum
433 Jefferson St. / 291-5544
Final Countdown to Full-Dome Planetarium Opening!
With only a short time remaining until the May 1st re-opening of the Planetarium, the March 2012 ArtWalk at Lafayette Science Museum will continue its focus on the evolution of planetarium technology over the past four decades. There will be video projection and more behind the scenes insights into what has now become LSM's historical planetarium artifacts. Please join us in the former museum gift shop beginning at 6 p.m.
During our planetarium renovations, you can see the star ball and other projectors on display during ArtWalk. Some of these components have been used since 1969! There will be free entry to that exhibit in the room at the front of the Museum on Jefferson Street. And don't miss our telescope! Weather permitting; the planetarium will have a telescope near the fountain in Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette for observing Jupiter and other celestial objects from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Free.
Lounge Art Gallery
402 S. Buchanan St. / 236-5570
March ArtWalk is the final chance to see local, young artist exhibits featuring Kyte Aymond, Dominique Begnaud, Jacob Broussard, Ryan Cormier, Erin Jagneaux, Connor McManus, Forrest Montgomery, Mallory Page, Mark Rabalais and Cayla Zeek.
Gallery R (at The Russo Group)
116 E. Congress St. / 769-1530
A self-described "homebody,” Anne-Marie Landry is grounded in her family heritage and Louisiana culture. Her art, however, is not limited to her physical surroundings. Tentacles of curiosity find new definitions for reality, reaching far beyond the boundaries of her rather ordinary life, resulting in bright, vivid colors and strangely complementary shape combinations. Louisiana landscapes and native flora and fauna provide bountiful subject matter, and the artist simply rearranges it to suit her imagination.Nature inspires the colors and textures and graciously lends them to the artist's fantasy on canvas.
Sans Souci Gallery
219 E. Vermilion St. / 266-7999
The featured artist during March ArtWalk is Babeth Schlegel who works with glass and beadwork to create one-of-a-kind art pieces that you can wear as jewelry!
St. Pierre's Center for the Arts
114 W. Vermilion St. / 236-9111
Artist of the Month: David G.
St. Pierre's has been inspired by our cultural heritage, creating compositions that reflect Mardi Gras to Louisiana wildlife. Our recipe cards, coasters, and magnets display Cajun flare that can spice up any home. Come meet our featured artist of the month David, who expresses his artistic vision through painting and collage work. Music will be provided by Lyle Begnaud.
Zoom Photo Studio
205-AW. Vermilion St. / 781-2036
Photography by Travis Gauthier, Modern Folk Art by Bill Fornof, Live Music by Stranger Than Friction.
Whoojoo Stained Glass
532 Jefferson St. / 269-9310
Visit our directory for a full list of art galleries and more.