Our connections to Canada keep twining tighter as more of Acadiana’s young artists and musicians intersect with their counterparts in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The latest event, Moncton Rock + Acadiana Cri opens tomorrow night in Arnaudville. The art show is a multidisciplinary group exhibit of over 30 artists from Moncton, in New Brunswick and Acadiana. The contemporary show covers many art forms — music, poetry, theatre, literature, painting, musical instrument crafts, graphic design, drawing and video.
The opening on October 16, at 6 p.m. features music by Acadian artist Roland Gauvin. The following night, October 17, at 7 p.m. there will be a panel discussion with David Cheramie, Barry Ancelet, Mary Perrin, David Greeley and David Barry, followed by a musical performance at NuNu’s. Next Saturday, October 25, at 9 a.m., there will be a Table Francaise followed by a music jam with the Michot family. All events take place at the Steeple Gallery, 149 Fuselier Road, Arnaudville. The show, and a continuing series of events continue through January, 2009. For more information call Lucius Fontenot at 280-3798. For gallery hours call Betsy Roy at 280-3692.
artwork by Francis Coutellier, Caraquet, New Brunswick
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.
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.