The opening for the group exhibition I’m in titled “Apocalypse Now” was held the other night at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette, Louisiana. The exhibit is up now through January 9, 2016 and will be open late for upcoming Artwalk events in November, December, and January.
I recently received news that my work has been selected for the 2014 Art Melt to be held at Capitol Park Museum (formerly Louisiana State Museum) in Baton Rouge. Surprisingly, I think this may be the 10th time my work has been in the Art Melt (all but the very first). This year’s jurors are Ben Thompson, Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville; Katie Pfohl, Curator at LSU Museum of Art; and Eric Robert Dallimore, co-owner of the Leon Gallery, Denver, Colorado.
The Preview Party will be held July 18th from 7-10pm. The official opening (free to the public) will be July 19th from 5-9pm.
I am excited to announce that a lecture on my work will be given by Dr. Lee Gray at the Hilliard Museum’s Hays Town Building. There will be an audience Q&A and reception afterward. The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum is located in Lafayette, Louisiana. More details soon.
I recently attended the 2013 Art Melt Preview Party for the exhibition currently taking place at the Capitol Park Museum (formerly Louisiana State Museum) in Baton Rouge, LA. The jurors were in attendance as well- Jordana Pomeroy, Executive Director, LSU Museum of Art; Susan H. Edwards, Executive Director, Frist Center for the Visual Arts; and Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, Executive Director, Frye Art Museum. The exhibit is up now through August 24th.
Tomorrow night is the opening of Les Bon Artiste Roule at the Zigler Art Museum in Jennings, LA. The show consists of artists from the Lafayette area that have previously exhibited at the Zigler. I have several paintings in the exhibit from my New Realm series. Artists featured are: Annette Aucoin, Vergie Banks, Charlotte Broussard, Amy Guidry, Louise Guidry, Michele Hudelot, Ann Ella Joubert, Deanna Meche, Mary Morvant, Mary Broussard Perrin, Paul Schexnayder, Patrick Soper, and Myra Winters. The opening reception will be held February 16th from 6-8pm and the exhibit will remain up through March 9th.
Time again for the Lafayette 2nd Saturday Artwalk! This one will be held October 13th, from 6-9pm in downtown Lafayette. Several galleries have new exhibits up. If you haven’t had the chance to check out the Configured & Reconfigured show at the AcA, now is the time to do so since this will be its last day up! (Also of note, you may recognize Lisa Osborn’s work at the AcA… she is also in the Louisiana Voices exhibit with me at the Hilliard Museum.) The exhibition lineup is as follows:
Acadiana Center for the Arts– 101 W. Vermilion St. / 337-233-7060
Main Gallery: August 11, 2012 – October 13, 2012- Configured & Reconfigured: Transformations of the Human Body
Side Gallery: October 13, 2012 – November 3, 2012- John Gargano
James S. Mallia Galleria: September 8, 2012 – November 2, 2012- Terry Grow
Coca-Cola Studio: October 13, 2012 – December 1, 2012- Bradley Sabin
Vault Series: September 8, 2012 – October 27, 2012- Margaret Brinkhaus: Gourds
Arts Co-op– 535 1/2 Jefferson St. / 337-344-8657 Clarity Ann Martin
Cajun Spice– 535 Jefferson St / 337-232-3061 Melissa Dronet
Cité des Arts– 109 Vine St. / 337-291-1122 Jim Stacy
Gallery 549– 549 Jefferson St. / 337-593-0796
Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture by Donald LeBlanc. Also featured REFLECTIONS: New ceramic works by Cliff Broussard, Erin Broussard, Susan Chiquelin, Susannah Craig, Zach Gonsoulin, Kathy Pumford, and Teresa Wood
Gallery R (at The Russo Group)- 116 E. Congress St. / 337-769-1530
30 year collection of Downtown Alive! posters
Lounge Art Gallery– 402 S. Buchanan St. / 337-236-5570 Fifty Under Five Hundred group exhibition
Sans Souci Gallery– 219 E. Vermilion St. / 337-266-7999 Terri Kennedy and Carnie Frizzell
Whoojoo Stained Glass– 532 Jefferson St. / 337-269-9310 David Alpha, Whitney Gounsoulin, Tom Ladousa,and Craig McCullen
Zoom Photo Studio– 205-AW. Vermilion St. / 337-781-2036 WHITMORE and Travis Gauthier
I wanted to share a few photos from the panel discussion the other day. Artists from the “Louisiana Voices: Six Artists Speak to Us” exhibition were invited to hold a panel discussion at the Paul & Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum. Five of the artists were present: Melissa Bonin, Linda Trappey Dautreuil, Troy Dugas, Amy Guidry, and Lisa Osborn. The exhibition is currently open at the Hilliard now through December 8th, so be sure to check it out while you are in Lafayette.
If you’ve ever wanted to pick an artist’s brain about their work, this weekend will be the perfect opportunity. As part of the Louisiana Voices: Six Artists Speak to Us exhibition, there will be a panel discussion this Saturday, September 29th, from 2-4pm. Five of the artists featured will be present to discuss their work with the public as well as their influence as an artist working in Louisiana. Panel artists are Melissa Bonin, Linda Trappey Dautreuil, Troy Dugas, Amy Guidry, and Lisa Osborn. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Paul & Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum in Lafayette.
I still can’t get over the amazing turnout at the Hilliard Museum the other night. The opening reception for Louisiana Voices: Six Artists Speak to Us was this past Friday. The exhibit looks great and I will be going back just to finish looking at everything. It was so busy and packed that I did not get to check out all the art. I do have photos to share of the event opening and will be posting more to my website soon. The exhibit is up now through December 8th at the Paul & Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum in Lafayette, LA. Also of note: an exhibition panel discussion will be held on September 29th from 2-4pm.