The Acadiana Center for the Arts is excited to
announce its 2nd Saturday ArtWalk exhibition openings. This complimentary
viewing will take place, Thursday January 14, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
November 12, 2011 - January 21, 2012
The most exciting development for Acadiana's
visual arts scene is the selection of AcA as a satellite location of Prospect.2
New Orleans. Prospect.2 is one of the most highly anticipated contemporary arts
events in the United States. Entitled Prospect Lafayette, this amazing
exhibition will run from November 12, 2011 to January 21, 2012.
AcA Curator of Exhibitions Brian Guidry says,
"It is with great enthusiasm that we are hosting a show of this caliber.
It is an international exhibition with world-class artists and we are honored
to be able to bring this to Lafayette. Prospect Lafayette's affiliation with a
show of this magnitude is a first for our community."
This exhibition is coordinated with the opening
and closing of Prospect.2, the most significant international arts bi-annual in
North America, for which it will comprise both an annex and a historical
overview. Prospect Lafayette will feature works by Icelandic artist Ragnar
Kjartansson as well as Bruce Davenport, Jr., Dawn Dedeaux and significant works
originally shown in Prospect.1 including Willie Birch and Prospect.1.5 artist
Regina Scully, Jonathan Hicks and Tameka Norris. AcA is proud to partner with
Prospect.2 and would like to thank Prospect curator Dan Cameron for assembling
From the Collection of Burnell Lemoine Part II
January 14 – February 4, 2012
From the Collection of Burnell Lemoine: Part II
focuses on the painting, sculpture and ceramic works in the collection of
Burnell Lemoine. He began collecting works in the late 1960s while working as a
middle school social studies and language arts teacher in Lafourche Parish
public schools. Lemoine amassed more than 1200 individual works of art over the
last 40 plus years of which over 25 works are on display here. In his quest for
discovering new works, and often became friendly with the artists and then
began to collect their work. Burnell often describes his love for art and its
ability to capture southern culture and it’s history. The Clementine Hunter,
George Rodrigue, Noel Rockmore, Francis Pavy and many others are a testament to
Lemoine retired in December of 2011 as
Superintendent of Schools for the Lafayette Parish School System with more than
45 years of public service. He played an integral part in the development of
the arts in the public school system, launching the PACE program (Primary
Academic Creative Experience), which provides nearly 7000 sessions of
arts-integrated lessons to students in grades K – 3 every year and the Pelicans
on Parade painted sculpture project.
James S. Mallia Galleria
Collection of Photography
November 12, 2011 - February 4, 2012
The James S. Mallia Galleria will feature Part I
of the Collection of Burnell Lemoine focusing on Mr. Burnell's photographic
collection with works by Fonville Winans, Eudora Welty, and others. The
show will run November 12, 2011 through February 4, 2012.
January 13 - February 25
Reflections consists of a number
of intricate glass pieces made of multiple laminations, hand beveled and
polished. The highly polished surfaces and laminations create a
multitude of reflections and refractions that draw the viewer into each piece to
explore it from within. The exhibition will run through March 3rd.
AcA Arts Grants Recipients @ ArtWalk
AcA administers competitive grants to arts
organizations to create exhibits and performances, to facilitate workshops and
classes to nurture artists and to create new works around Acadiana. Each month
two or more current AcA Arts Grants.
Recipients or community arts affiliates get the
opportunity to showcase their projects at the AcA during ArtWalk.
This month we will highlight:
Cultural & Creative Arts
Evangeline Parish Library
Evangeline Tourism Association
Other Visual Arts Openings:
Student Exhibitions in the ArtHouse/Circle Gallery
Each spring AcA hosts numerous visual arts
exhibitions featuring artwork created by students throughout the Acadiana area.
These exhibits showcase the incredible talent of our youth from ages 3 to 18.
All exhibitions take place in the AcA’s second floor ArtHouse and Circle
Judice Middle and Comeaux High School
January 31–February 14