- Fri, June 16, 2023
- 6:00 pm
Cur Non President’s Circle Opening Reception
Acadiana Center for the Arts’ President’s Circle Members are invited to a reception and private viewing of the forthcoming group exhibition in celebration of the Lafayette Parish Bicentennial, titled “Cur Non.”
Attendees at this exclusive event will get an after hours preview of the exhibition and will have an opportunity to meet and toast the artists and the guest curator, French-Algerian artist & curator, Camille Farrah Lenain. AcA’s curator will be on hand for personal tours through the evening.
Complimentary beverages and entertainment will be provided.
About the exhibition:
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. Artists from our AcA community have been invited to submit work inspired by the motto of Lafayette Parish’s namesake, the Marquis de Lafayette, “Cūr Nōn.” Emblazoned on the Marquis’ coat-of-arms, Cūr Nōn 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.
“Cūr Nōn” 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