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.
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.
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 &
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Parc de Lafayette
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!
The Wurst Biergarten
537 Jefferson Street / (337) 534-4612
Shop with local makers, artists, and foodies at The Wurst Biergarten.