Dao Gifts & Fine Arts in River Ranch is now taking entries in the Harmony Youth Art Exhibit. The exhibition of fine art from Acadiana’s young artists will run Sept. 3 to Oct. 28, and prizes will be awarded to the top three artists based on a vote by attendees at an open house on the final day of the exhibition. The top young artists will also receive solo exhibitions at Dao, which also promote their work.
In addition, the artists will receive 100 percent of the proceeds if their art sells during the two-month exhibition.
The competition/exhibition is open to artists age 7-18. The deadline to register is Sept. 3 at 3 p.m. For details, contact Dao Art Director Jacqueline Li at (646) 725-9456 or by email at
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.