- Sat, June 10, 2023
- 6:00 pm
“Cur Non” Exhibition Opening & Second Saturday ArtWalk
In celebration of the Lafayette Parish Bicentennial, Acadiana Center for the Arts presents a group exhibition of Louisiana artists juried by French-Algerian artist & curator Camille Farrah Lenain.
In 2023 Lafayette Parish celebrates its bicentennial with a series of events throughout the year that honor the culture and history of the parish and look to what the future holds.
Artists from our AcA community have been invited to submit work inspired by the motto of Lafayette Parish’s namesake, the Marquis de Lafayette, “Cur Non.”
Emblazoned on the Marquis’ coat-of-arms, Cur Non is a Latin phrase meaning “Pourquois Pas” or “Why Not?” The Marquis considered this a personal motto and way of life. This audacious approach to life led the Marquis to global renown through both the American and French Revolutionary Wars.
AcA has invited artists to respond to the theme of “Cur Non” in order to envision what may come in the next 200 years here in Lafayette Parish and the City of Lafayette. In this phrase AcA invites artists to expand their personal practices to be as audacious as the Marquis.
“Cur Non” will resonate as a statement of the artworks being made at this contemporary moment within the practices of artists in our community. With this prompt, AcA has invited artists to challenge themselves in their craft, to take chances within what they imagine for themselves, and to dwell on the intersection of the many cultures and histories that make up contemporary Lafayette.
The exhibition will open to the public in the AcA Main Gallery from June 10, 2023 and be on view through August 12, 2023
- Curator: Camille Farrah Lenain