The Acadiana Center for the Arts is offering some really cool classes this month. Beginner guitar lessons, both for kids and adults, will be taught by instructors from Guitar Acadiana. Deborah Simeral, silk dyer extraordinaire, will be leading a class in Shibori — the Japanese art of dying cloth with a pattern, by binding, stitching, folding, twisting or compressing. Next month, Simeral teaches basket weaving and participants will make a traditional egg-gathering basket. For more info about the classes, click here, or call the AcA at 233-7060.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.