The newest art gallery in Lafayette is opening under a familiar artsy roof. De Madera, the Indonesian imports shop on Pinhook, is transforming into De Madera Artisans Bazaar. De Madera Interiors, on Ambassador Caffery, will still be the flagship furniture store.
Owners Joel Davis and Patrick Broussard are offering booths for local artists to show their stuff. Most of the booths, crafted out of recycled architectural elements that provide a funky backdrop for the art, are full, and the grand opening is today at 5 p.m. Works by Patrice Wynn, Trina Broussard, Dennis Hardgroder, Anita and Mickey Hughes, Dee Jones, Sandy Lindig, John Avant, Mark Gustafson, Gerald Judice, Dana Manly, Sandi Stewart and others are on display. Come enjoy some spontaneous food, drink, piano music and great local art. De Madera Artisans Bazaar, 610 W. Pinhook; call 769-7777 for more info.
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.
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.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.