Gather an audience, put a group of artists and musicians on the spot and what do you get? A spontaneous happening of visual and musical creativity called Tatooed Walls. The Acadiana Center for the Arts is the location for the outdoors event this Saturday evening from 8-10 p.m. during Festival International. Visual artists Kathy Reed, David Alpha, Brian Guidry, Mare Martin, Troy Dugas and Ralph Bourque, spurred on by musicians Dickie Landry, John Gargano, Steven Breaux and Scot Sinclair and Leah Graeff will create pieces projected onto the external walls of the ACA. Last year the series of ephemeral artworks was a hit of the festival. For more information, call 233-7060 or click here to go to the ACA website.
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.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
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.