UL’s College of the Arts will hold a week long arts festival April 1-5. The 2nd annual Festival of the Arts covers a wide range of media, including fashion, film, music, architecture, dance, print making, industrial design, and a Gala honoring former UL art professor and painter Elemore Morgan Jr. Some of the highlights are the Tuesday evening screening of award winning director Guy Maddin’sBrand Upon the Brain , a Wednesday morning lecture by Ed Mazria , founder of Architecture 2030 , an organization committed to develop innovative solutions to global warming, a Wednesday evening concert by the UL Percussion and Jazz Ensemble, a Thursday morning Architectural Trolly Tour of River Ranch led by architect Steve Oubre , and will close with a Saturday Gala honoring Morgan, which includes a silent art auction at the downtown Iberia Bank building. For a complete schedule, click here . All events are open to the public, and tickets are available by calling 482-6224 or email
. Individual event tickets will be sold at the door, or get a festival pass for $50. Proceeds from the festival benefit SPARK, the College of the Arts’ Annual Campaign, which provides funding for scholarships, professorships and faculty and technology enhancement.
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.