|Photo by Philip Gould|
Come downtown tomorrow for a special Saturday ArtWalk. Fall Fest honors painter Elemore Morgan Jr. This celebration of Morgan’s life, his art and influence on Louisiana artists will herald the State’s proclaimed “Elemore Morgan Day” slated for September 18.
Many partners have come together to create this arts festival. “My family and I are extremely proud that the state of Louisiana and the City of Lafayette are honoring Elemore’s legacy,” says Morgan’s wife, artist Mary Morgan. “We want this day to become a celebration of all of Louisiana’s artists. We celebrate Louisiana’s great cultural heritage, its music, and its food but we don’t always recognize its visual art. Our visual artists make Louisiana’s history come alive and carry its impact to the rest of the world.”
ArtWalk takes place this Saturday, Sept. 11 in downtown Lafayette from 4 - 8 p.m.
Main Gallery: Through Sept. 25
Michel Varisco: Shifting
Photographs of the
Side Gallery: Sept. 4 - Sept. 24
Guidry’s work focuses primarily on the dynamic interplay between color and texture. A St. Martinville native, Louise has been drawing and painting since early childhood. Each piece is an ongoing visual diary of thoughts, memories and sketches of the great natural beauty of
Vault Series: Through Sept. 25
A combination of subtractive and constructive sculpture. He uses the chainsaw and other power tools to cut and burn wood, and welding equipment to bend and weld metal.
Folks who don’t play an instrument are also welcome to come by and enjoy the music. 234-8360.
Architects + Artists Gallery (
Cajun Spice (535 Jefferson St., 232-3061) — Liz Gold and Debbie Denison, both from
Cité des Arts (
Francis Pavy Studio (
Galerie Eclaireuse (535 ½ Jefferson St., 234-5492) — “The Louisiana Landscape” features Melissa Bonin, Pegi Derby, Erin Chance Fenstermaker, Dutch Kepler, Colleen McDaniel, Jane Noble, Steve Schneider and Dennis Sipiorski, honoring Elemore Morgan Jr. and his devotion to Louisiana’s terrain.
Gallery 549 (
Gallery R at The Russo Group (
Musicians playing for ArtWalk:
Near Teche Drugs
Caroline Helm 4-5 p.m.
Andy Cornet & Friends 5-6 p.m.
Russell Cormier 6-7 p.m.
Other Downtown Locations:
Bernard Pearce (trio), 5-6 p.m. Across from Dwyers.
Kevin Sekhani 6-8 p.m. Near Artists + Architects.
Brother Dege Legg 7-8 p.m.(Instrumental Slide-Scape Set) at Parc de Lafayette.
Pottery Alley (
Recycled Cycles (
Sans Souci Gallery (
Whoojoo Stained Glass (
Wa-Zoo, Greenwood Shoes, Right On Fashions, Old Vogue Costumes and Tiara Jewelry will be open with normal business hours.