Nov 5, 2013 1:00 PM by PRESS RELEASE
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 November 9th 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.
The Times of Acadiana and The Daily Advertiser present the Bandstand at Parc de Lafayette during ArtWalk featuring Rue Boogaloo!
Steampunk and Maker's Fair during ArtWalk at Cite des Arts and the Lafayette Science Museum.
Create your own public art with the first appearance of the Moving Walls at Parc de Lafayette.
Take a stroll around Downtown this Saturday to enjoy the local culture through fascinating exhibits full of history, expression and talent from art collections to original paintings, jewelry, glass work and textiles. The Greenroom, Artmosphere and Crossfit South Acadiana are also featuring original art on display that you should be sure to catch during or even after ArtWalk!
In addition to the expo and galleries, businesses in the district showing works for ArtWalk include Artmosphere, Rukus, The Greenroom, Bizarre Ink, Frederick's Hair Studio, Marc Isaac, Parish Ink, Recycled Cycles of Acadiana, Americas Coffee House, CrossFit South Acadiana and Chase Tower.
Also, don't forget your discount on all art sold in the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District - original works are exempt from all sales tax!
View the artwork:
Acadiana Center for the Arts
101 W. Vermilion St. / 233-7060
Main Gallery - Luis Cruz Azaceta
November 9 - February 8
Side Gallery - Robert Wiggs
The Art of Suture Geometry
September 14 - December 27
Suture geometry reveals what solid geometry conceals
The Vault - Rachel David
October 9 - January 5
Artist statement: I am a blacksmith artist making hand forged architectural elements, furniture and sculpture. I strive to create work that invites the viewer's touch with a tactile, appealing surface. I fashion organic, botanical forms using abstract, contemporary aesthetics to achieve my goal of creating well-proportioned and timeless functional art. As a blacksmith I heat mild steel to 2500 degrees F in a gas or coal forge. Once the material is heated to a plastic state, I am able to form hand forged components that are joined with rivets, tenons, dovetails or collars. I work to push this traditional approach to new boundaries, making new methods, built on the old to create furniture and architectural elements for a contemporary collector. My goal is to create work that is not only functional but is beautiful high quality that pushes the viewer's beliefs in what steel can do.
Coca Cola Studio
Through Dec. 28
Create your own public art project on 4x6 cards and mounted. Pieces are sold at ArtWalk.
Mallia Galleria - John Norris
November 9 - December 28
We all experience moments in which the roles we play in our daily lives come to define us in powerful ways. In the pursuit of prosperity, leisure, social status, and personal meaning, we often assume identities that both define and fail to define us. My current body of work explores the possibilities and limitations of our daily occupations at a time in which we frequently change jobs, balance multiple roles, and cannot easily delineate between private and public life.
Traditionally, the painted portrait has sought to convey both the individual characteristics of the sitter and tell us something about their role in society. In particular, the genre of occupational portraiture has described its subjects through the lens of their working lives. The portraits in this body of work seek to reinterpret this genre by deemphasizing the sitters' individual characteristics in order to create images of figures entirely consumed by their given occupations. The works concentrate on tools, uniforms, ephemera, and other signifiers that both define the sitters' roles and obscure their identifying qualities. Inevitably, despite the attempt to faithfully translate each subject's position, this unwieldy process of piling on and covering up results in a certain amount of confusion and incongruity, perhaps reflecting the rapidly changing nature of our work and its influence over how we see ourselves. Ultimately, I view this body of paintings as a kind of group portrait; one that is both intensely descriptive and curiously elusive.
Adrian Fulton's Fine Art Gallery
302 Jefferson St. / 658-3274
This ArtWalk from 5pm to 8pm enjoy great original art by Adrian Fulton in the form of paintings, portraits or caricatures and NEW ArtWork in Metal" Metal Health Series by Adrian Fulton. This month, guest artist, Marie Latham Pace will feature organic abstract art utilizing: rocks, sand, recycled paper, moss, burlap, acrylics, etc. Author Sherry Broussard will host a book signing of "Images of America: Louisiana's Zydeco". 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-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 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.
902 Johnston St. / 233.3331
This month, Artmosphere will feature film stills by Eliot Brasseaux.
200 Polk St. / 280.0964
The Ballet Académie will feature artwork by JJ Wilson.
535 ½ Jefferson St.
Artist Bryant Benoit will feature some of his mixed media collage perspective pieces.
535 Jefferson St / 232-3061
Cajun Spice presents original works by Melissa Dronet that are the perfect gift for yourself or someone else you like!
Cite des Arts
109 Vine St. / 291.1122
In addition to the Steampunk and Maker's Fair, Cite des Arts will feature an Art Opening for Tom Secrest. Artist Statement: Since childhood image making has been something of a magical act and at the same time a search to dig deeper into the world of the "imagination." Imagination is seldom referred to in academic circles - in other words it has often been called "the mind's eye" or maybe "free association." Growing up in the 1940's of course there was no digital society or world. I drew on small sample pads of paper that Grandpa Caldwell would give me. He worked as a salesman who sold printing supplies to print shops. Those small pads of paper were the substance which would allow me to escape from my surroundings and to fall into my own form of "Neverland" or down Alice's rabbit hole. The issue of "reality" had little interest to me. To be the dreamer and escaping person has long been my way of living Since my retirement from the art department in 1998, my way of living has changed. For the past 40 years, I have thought of myself as a printmaker. Also I always drew. After retirement my images became even darker but in somehow a different way. There still exists "fantasy" but "fantasy" of a different kind. It represents a psychological reflection of me and was not only the emotional world, but also elements of the outside world. The world has changed and the results affect all of us. We each have personal ways to deal with this and to cope with our society and surroundings. Artists find their own ways; at least I think a lot of us are trying to do this.
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. Also at Creations by Fire this ArtWalk will be Chad Veazey & Francine Jordan-Veazey. Growing up in Abbeville has taught them a deep appreciation for the outdoors and nature. This was the inspiration behind Outdoor Lens Creations, to showcase what they love and allow others to share in the beauty of the wildlife and scenery in South Louisiana. All photographs are original and displayed on repurposed lumber from the area. Outdoor Lens Creations, local photographs with a real Cajun flair!!
Francis Pavy Studio
210 Gordon St. / 232-6682
Open studio; recent works.
538 Jefferson St. / 261-5787
"Pet Projects", Acrylics by Logan Berard. Exhibit Dates: October 23, 2013 - January 7, 2014. Logan Berard was born and raised in south Louisiana and has a bachelor's degree in Interior Design from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. While pursuing her passion in art, she discovered she was not very good at painting people, but had an uncanny talent for painting cows. She now paints a myriad of animals including ostriches, llamas, donkeys and ducks. Her goal is to make people smile, which she does by turning the subjects of her paintings into humorous characters. She also creates whimsical ink and watercolor illustrations, which she fondly refers to as "Random Dwellings." Galerie Lafayette is located in the Jefferson Street Branch at 538 Jefferson St. For more information, call 261-5787.
549 Jefferson St. / 593-0796
For November ArtWalk, Gallery 549 will feature a Group Exhibition with local artists displaying art works in various mediums including drawings, paintings, photographs, and sculpture. Give a gift of original art to someone you love this holiday season and support the creative community.
Gallery R (at The Russo Group)
116 E. Congress St. / 769-1530
For the November 2nd Saturday Artwalk Gallery R features "Ambrosia" a show by four women whose friendships span four decades; whose lives are intertwined with place, family and the mystery of making." Mary Morgan, Dickie Wagner, Mary Attwood and Josephine Faulk.
Kelli Kaufman Studio and Gallery
108 W. Congress St. / 303.8951
Kelli Kaufman Studio And Gallery presents guest artist, Brooke Wilke Hoogendoorn,
for Art Walk on November 9th at 108 West Congress St. from 5-9pm. Along with her own work, Kaufman will exhibit over twenty paintings by local artist Brooke Wilke Hoogendoorn. Driven by intuitive visual effects and the play of color, Hoogendoorn features her newest works in acrylics. Themes of abstract organic shape and soft muted color are predominant in the show which runs through December 1st.
Lafayette Science Museum
433 Jefferson St. / 291.5544
The Lafayette Science Museum is hosting the Makers' Fair portion of the second annual Steampunk and Makers' Fair festival in downtown Lafayette from 11:00 am - 10:30 pm on November 9. The entire museum will be open free to the public and all are invited to attend.
The Makers' Fair hosts inventors, designers, and artists from a variety of media to expand upon their designs and share the work of Acadiana's industrial design community with the public. While the fair will be filled with inventions ranging from the practical to the outrageous, the event will also give a few participants the chance to have their work come to life in a live "idea pitch" competition called "The Vault." Partnered with UL Lafayette and the South Louisiana Community College, The Vault gives engineers and designers, whether students, professionals, or amateurs, a chance to create concepts and pitch them to a panel of executives and published creators. The winners, chosen through a vote, will be eligible to receive valuable prizes, including mentorship from UL Lafayette's B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration and/or the chance to actually develop their ideas into a business model through the Lafayette Economic Development Authority's AcceleRagin program.
Sans Souci Gallery
219 E. Vermilion St. / 266-7999
This month at ArtWalk, Sans Souci presents work by Terry and Simone Palmer. Terry Palmer enjoys the break from 2-D art into 3-D creations that reflect the spiritual and metaphysical qualities of abstract figures including shaimen, traiteurs, witchdoctors, wisemen or other characters. Simone Palmer creates jewelry created out of metal clay and silver. More information about the Louisiana Crafts Guild can be found on their website, www.louisianacrafts.org.
St. Pierre's Center for the Arts
114 W. Vermilion St. / 236-9111
Artist of the Month: Elliot B.
Christmas is right around the corner! Come get your Christmas shopping done at St. Pierre's. The artists have been creating various art with the Christmas theme! Our featured artist of the month is Elliot. Active indoors and out, Elliot enjoys being on the go. Drawing is his specialty, originating unique compositions that express his exuberant personality.
Whoojoo Stained Glass
532 Jefferson St. / 269-9310
Whoojoo Glass is featuring an exhibit of Tom Ladousa, retired sculptor professor at UL. Also featured at ArtWalk, Craig McCullen will showcase his glass works.
Zoom Photo Studio
205-A W. Vermilion St. / 781-2036
November ArtWalk will feature photography by Travis Gauthier.