We were sorry to see City News go, but hey, life is all about change, right? The new manifestation of the narrow little shop with the wedding cake ceiling on Jefferson Street is Cajun Spice Gallery, which opens this ArtWalk, Saturday, Nov. 14, with a show titled Spice of Life by the late Lafayette artist Eugene J. Martin. This is a beautiful space for art, and the gallery is displaying both Martin’s humourous pencil and pen and ink drawings, as well as the colorful acrylic works on paper filled with whimsical allusions to animal, machine and structural imagery. Following the opening show, owner and artist Melissa Dronet will be selling her silk screened shirts, and there will be several artists filling the shop with hand blown glass vases, silk paintings, fish prints and whatever else draws Dronet’s fancy (think homemade cookies). Cajun Spice Gallery, 535 Jefferson St., open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Call 232-3061 for more info.
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.