Sep 10, 2013 1:00 PM by MELISSA CANONE
LAFAYETTE - Take a tour of the galleries in Downtown Lafayette Cultural District during the 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on September 14th 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 art for purchase.
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List of galleries participating:
Acadiana Center for the Arts
101 W. Vermilion St. / 233-7060
Main Gallery - On|Off the Wall
September - October 13.
On | Off the Wall is conceptually interested in the development of artwork that has rejected the
use of the picture plane as a window into an alternate or ideal reality. Instead, this exhibition
embraces the notion of the "blank canvas" as a physical object to be reconsidered. This
exploration of the materially tangible elicits many responses and by-products. Illusion gives way
to color, line, texture, shape and more.
Side Gallery - Robert Wiggs
The Art of Suture Geometry
September 14 - December 27
Suture geometry reveals what solid geometry conceals
Coca Cola Studio - Bob Coke
Through Sept. 28
Photographs of legendary New Orleans' musicians.
Mallia Galleria - Ghosts of McNaspy Stadium - Elemore Morgan Jr. Remembered
Drawings, sketches and paintings of McNaspy Stadium in celebration of artist and educator,
Elemore Morgan Jr. in anticipation of national Elemore Morgan Jr. Day on September 18th.
Vault - A Reaux Family Project
Furnishing Louisiana: Then and Now
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.laughyetla.us for more information.
200 Polk St. / 280.0964
The Ballet Académie will feature the latest sculptures of local artist Kelly Guidry.
535 ½ Jefferson St.
Artist Bryant Benoit makes his ArtWalk debut!To celebrate the occasion, Benoit will feature
some of his mixed media collage perspective pieces.
535 Jefferson St / 232-3061
Cajun Spice presents original works by Melissa Dronet and Ted Bertrand who creates acrylic landscapes in non-traditional colors that depict South Louisiana scenes.
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 work by Will Page. Page is a full time artist and splits his time with a studio in New Orleans, a Gallery called Dixie Twist in Lafayette and a quiet hide away on the Atchafalaya Basin. Will finds inspiration in almost everything and every person he meets in these unique and culturally diverse communities. Most of Page's art is green and recycled from
actual pieces from the Emerald City. Whether it's a salvaged door or window from a Katrina flood ravaged home, or a table cloth from a local restaurant such as Brennan's or Antoine's that he stretches, protects and frames himself - his art is from the love of the City that has his heart.
Most of his paint and materials are from "The Green Project", a local NOLA art and building recycling center. Will also contributes to local and regional charities such as the New Orleans ASPCA, The Wounded Warriors, The NOLA Aids Foundation and New Orleans CASA Fund-raiser.
Francis Pavy Studio
210 Gordon St. / 232-6682
Open studio; recent works.
538 Jefferson St. / 261-5787
This month at Galerie Lafayette: Author Sherry T. Broussard will sign her latest book,
"Louisiana's Zydeco," at the September ArtWalk. The book includes rare photos and
interviews with zydeco musicians and their families.
549 Jefferson St. / 593-0796
Gallery 549 will present works by Malkhaz Dekanoidze. Born in the Republic of Georgia in 1956,
Malkhaz graduated from the State Art Academy of Tbilisi in 1978 specializing in decorative art.
This exhibition will focus on his oil and acrylic paintings.
Gallery R (at The Russo Group)
116 E. Congress St. / 769-1530
Julio Naudin is a visual artist who enjoys working and experimenting with a variety of media,
materials and techniques. Primarily a designer and illustrator, he recently began working with
found objects, recyclables, photographs and various printmaking techniques to create mixed
media collages and assemblages. As a child of the 60s, Naudin frequently incorporates images
and icons of the space program, especially the Apollo missions and man landing on the moon, a
defining moment of his childhood. Many of his works are in private collections.
Naudin is an award winning graphic designer and advertising copywriter. He directed a variety of
creative marketing and advertising teams and worked as a media marketing executive for a eight
newspapers over the course of 34 years. He is a Mass Communications graduate of the University
of Texas at El Paso and returned to pursue his Art Education certification at the University of
Louisiana in 2009. Julio was born in Monterrey, Mexico. He grew up on the border in El Paso,
Texas. He and his wife, Jan Risher, a writer, have lived in Lafayette since late 2001. They have two daughters, Greer and Piper. He was student body president at Houston Junior High and makes a mean chile rellaño. For more information, call 337-769-1530 or visit brandrusso.com.
Kelli Kaufman Studio and Gallery
108 W. Congress St. / 303.8951
September ArtWalk features an opening of SILHOUETTE, a collection of figures in oil and wax
inspired by my summer studies with renowned American painter, Cynthia Packard. Also
featured, will be works by Kelli Kaufman.
Lafayette Science Museum
433 Jefferson St. / 291.5544
The Lafayette Science Museum will be displaying large format Elmore Morgan Jr. paintings from
its own collection for ArtWalk.
402 S Buchanan St. / 236.5570
The September/October show at LOUNGE GALLERY and Tsunami is titled "Big Easel Part II" and
includes work by The BIg Easel's top selling artists KELLI KAUFMAN, JULIE BREAUX, HOPE HEBERT,
LESLIE TAMMARIELLO, SUSAN CARVER, MISSY CANNON, LUE SVENDSON
Mon Reve Salon
811 Lafayette St. / 534.8033
Mon Reve will feature artist, Hellianna and the show, "The Eye of the Beholder", Frida Jewels,
fashionable accessories, Cayla Zeek, Laura Stiener and Evolve accessories. Rosa Velt will also
play live music from 7-9pm.
Sans Souci Gallery
219 E. Vermilion St. / 266-7999
This month at ArtWalk, Sans Souci presents a tribute to the historic Sans Souci building through a
painting by mixed media artist, Mary Louise Porter. The centerpiece of Ms. Porter's exhibit is her
mixed media painting of the Sans Souci Building in which the Louisiana Crafts Guild's gallery has
been housed for the past 13 years. The Sans Souci building is most likely the oldest commercial
building in downtown Lafayette. Built in the mid-1800's the building has served many purposes
including Lafayette's first post office and the beloved bookstore of Ms. Edith Dupre who gave it
the name, Sans Souci (meaning, "no cares"). In 2000 the Lafayette Downtown Development
Authority and Downtown Lafayette Unlimited raised money to restore the building so that is
could house the gallery for the Louisiana Crafts Guild. Sans Souci is listed in the Lafayette Register of Historic Properties. More information about the Louisiana Crafts Guild can be found
on their website, www.louisianacrafts.org.
Zoom Photo Studio
205-A W. Vermilion St. / 781-2036
During September ArtWalk, Zoom will be featuring works by Chistopher LaBauve and live music.