The UL Lafayette Hilliard University Art Museum is hosting a new series for the spring. Conversations with the Curator is a look behind the scenes of how the art market works. The program is designed for everyone – from the novice to the connoisseur – and will include informal and insightful conversations that offer a deeper understanding of art in an exhibition or the concepts and theories behind contemporary arts. These events will delve into everything from art education, the logistics of organizing an exhibit to the stories behind the art and artists.
Each of these events is free and open to UL students, faculty, staff and the general public.
Conversations with the Curator
When is it Art? When is it Craft? When is it an Antique? The guest speaker is Dr. John Daigre, owner of Cypress City Antiques in Lafayette. 6:30 p.m.
10 Lessons the Arts Teach Children: Cathy Mills, faculty member at the Episcopal School Academy, discusses the value of art in primary and secondary education. 6:30 p.m.
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.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.