New Iberia native and the state’s Artist Laureate, George Rodrigue, will be signing Blue Dog Speaks in Lafayette tomorrow. Rodrigue says his latest book, which emphasizes the titles of his paintings, was written to explain some of the mystery about his iconic Blue Dog. “The title combines with the paint on the canvas to convey a deeper meaning: one that in the end rarely alludes to that animal we know as ‘dog,’ but instead provides insight - whether humorous or nostalgic or sad - into the human condition,” he writes in the introduction to Blue Dog Speaks.
Rodrigue will sign copies of Blue Dog Speaks at 6 p.m., Wednesday at Barnes and Noble, 5707 Johnston St. Call 989-4142 for more information.
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.