“They are a glimpse into a story,” says Schexnayder. “The process for each piece is similar to writing an original story. The setting is made from cut pieces of wood, arranged in a unifying composition. Colorful symbols, landscapes and figures make up the characters. The plot is the musical rhythm and charged emotion that moves through each story. The delicate details sweep across a dreamy land. They have a sense of place with the universal qualities, experiences and exploits of life.” Image: Double Bayou by Paul Schexnayder Storylines opens Saturday, April 10 at 6 p.m. at Galerie Eclaireuse, 535 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Call 234-5492 for more info.
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.