2 nd Saturday ArtWalk – February 9th

LAFAYETTE – See the Art – Buy the Art during 2 nd Saturday ArtWalk when you 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 2 nd Saturday ArtWalk on the

evening of Saturday, February from 6 p.m. to 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, brought to you by Downtown Lafayette.

Take a stroll around downtown Saturday to enjoy the local culture through fascinating

exhibits full of history, expression and talent from art collections to original paintings,

jewelry, glasswork and textiles.

February ArtWalk Exhibits:

Acadiana Center for the Arts

101 W Vermilion Street / (337) 233-7060

Fresh Pickin’s 6

Now in its 6 th year, Fresh Pickin’s is an annual juried show of UL Visual Art


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.

Heather Ryan Kelley: Quiddity

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.

LUX by John Blouin

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.

STM’s Advanced Placement Studio Arts

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.

Coca-Cola Studio

In the Company of San Malo by Francis X. Pavy

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.

Architects Southwest

534 Jefferson Street / (337) 237-2211

Art Exhibition and Art Supply Drive

Architects Southwest will be showcasing in house artists and architects along

with an Art Supply Drive to benefit Healing House and music by Abby Elizabeth &

Stuart DeRouen.

Items needed include artist chalk, small/mini cans of playdough, modeling clay,

small canvasses, 8 pack of crayons, stick on jewels.

Inhouse artists and architects:

Charcoal Portraits by Kerry Frey

Watercolor by Cameron Broussard

Architectural Renderings by Greg Damico

Photography by Steven Domingue

About Healing House:

The mission of Healing House is to provide support and education for grieving

children, their caregivers, and the Acadiana Community. Our vision is that no

child will have to grieve alone. Several activities are offered to promote

therapeutic play including art materials, musical instruments, puppets, etc.

Basin Arts

113 Clinton Street / (337) 654-2537

That Sinking Feeling by Chris Pavlik

An immersive installation of painting and sculpture by Chris Pavlik. That sinking

feeling is an exhibition of new paintings and a centrally placed sculpture, which

give viewers an experience of a visual and virtual stroll through a ghostly and

dense swamp terrain.

This exhibition officially opens on February 9th, 2019 for Downtown Lafayette’s

Second Saturday ArtWalk. Chris Pavlik’s That sinking feeling runs from February

9th – February 23rd, 2019

Carpe Diem! Gelato – Espresso Bar

812 Jefferson Street / (337) 534-4155

Carpe Diem will be featuring artist Barry Sons.

Artist Statement

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.

Chase Tower

600 Jefferson Street / (337) 266-2107

Original artwork by Rachel Hammac and Diana Berard of ModChaos. Mad Chaos

creates modern abstracts one-of-a-kind acrylic pieces.

Creative Spaces Gallery

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.

Deuxième Vie Creative

549 Jefferson Street / (832) 483-5407

Ben Guidry will be featured during ArtWalk.

His work utilizes recycled material and trash to create works concerning crises

and existential problems and often addresses problems in politics, geography,

consumerism, and the climate.

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.

Mardi Gras Mask Craft Circle

From 10 am to 11:30 am, design your own Mardi Gras mask! Combine your

imagination with our inventory of materials to create your own one-of-a-kind

Courir de Mardi Gras or en vouge creation. Several base mask materials plus an

assortment of fabrics, ribbons, sequins, etc. will be provided. If you have

materials you would like to use feel free to bring them along. Children are

welcome when accompanied by an adult.

$18 tickets available at www.2eviecreative.org.

Pop-up Valentine Cards

From 1 pm to 2 pm, create your own pop-up Valentine card! A big collection of

reused materials will be available at our creative reuse center. You will be shown

different sample ideas to create your personal card. Children are welcome when

accompanied by and adult.

Hosted by Dorothea Altorfer

$18 tickets available at www.2eviecreative.org.

Gordon Square

Mattea’s Hand Gallery + Goods

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.

Sola Violins

100 East Vermilion Street Suite 102 / (337) 534-4436

Listen to the Wilson Savoy Jazz Trio from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm as you shop and

pick up a new hobby!


100 E Vermilion Street Suite 140 / info@jewelrybyadorn.com

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.

The Omni Center

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!

Parc de Lafayette

539 Jefferson Street / lafartsfleas@gmail.com

Head to Lafayette Arts & Fleas for a little shopping. Come get your fill of local

goods, art, and curated vintage!

The Wurst Biergarten

537 Jefferson Street / (337) 534-4612

Shop with local makers, artists, and foodies at The Wurst Biergarten.

Ed BowieComment