Painter Elemore Morgan Jr. touched more lives in more ways than any other artist in Acadiana. His works captured the prairie landscape, but it was his gentle soul, his intellectual curiosity and boundless generosity that made students into acolytes and acquaintances into friends. His death two years ago still leaves a hole in the webwork of creativity that sets southwest Louisiana apart from other places in the world.
To honor Morgan’s work and memory, the University of Louisiana, where he taught for over 30 years, will host an exhibition of the works of his students. The call for submissions began in the fall. Today is the last day for anyone who studied with Morgan at UL between 1965 and 1998 to submit works for the tribute show, which will go on display Oct. 1 at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, and continue until May 19, 2012.
For complete information on how to make submissions, visit the museum online.
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.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.