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.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.