Ransonet first studied art under Morgan and UL Lafayette professor Alan Jones before switching his major to interior design. He graduated in 1970 and began working in residential design, but painting was never on the back burner. Ransonet created original works for his clients that became part of his whole design concept.
The majority of his works are Louisiana landscapes. Ransonet admired 19th century Louisiana painter Alexander John Drysdale, a master of atmosphere, who captured the liquid essence of south Louisiana in his hazy swamp scapes. Ransonet's use of muted color ' landscapes seen through a veil of humid light ' speaks the same language. Working in acrylic and oil pastel on canvas or paper, the mixed media works are romantic renderings of the Cajun prairie. In 1998, after the publication of some photographs taken by the Hubble telescope, Ransonet's imagination leapt into the heavens ' his triptych titled Out There (pictured) is a fiery dream of the birth of a star.
For this final show, family and friends are lending works from their private collections. Out of Darkness will be auctioned on May 31 at a preview party at the ACA, proceeds going to the CFA arts endowment fund.
Guy Ransonet: Paintings-Drawings-Designs, 1964-2007, A Memorial Exhibition opens June 1 and will run through June 23 at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. For more information call 233-7060 or visit www.AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org.
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Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday, December 12, 2013:
As part of a national undertaking known by industry insiders as the “Butterfly Project,” a rebranded version of The Daily Advertiser is set to launch with Sunday’s edition of the Gannett-owned paper.
Louisiana moved up a slot to 48th in the ranking of healthy states — once again, thank God for Mississippi! — so all this frettin’ about Gov. Bobby Jindal’s refusal to expand Medicaid per Obamacare ... fuggidaboutit! We don’t need Medicaid no more!
The Denham Springs woman who placed Christmas lights in the shape of a butter finger on her roof in a display of anger directed at neighbors has doubled the trouble for the 2013 holiday season.
The New Orleans architect behind the 1984 World’s Fair also left his mark on Lafayette.
Laid back vibe just right for NOLA Bowl
The 30-second commercial, to run around the state, is the Democratic senator's first TV spot in her bid for re-election to a fourth term.
It's a number that has edged up but falls far short of the thousands who are eligible for subsidized coverage.
A group of mostly higher education leaders will make recommendations to state lawmakers about how to tweak the policies governing tuition rates charged at the state's public colleges.
Week long specials and a ribbon cutting celebration held in Parc Lafayette
Fort Worth company's new facility at Lafayette Regional Airport will build helicopters primarily for the export market.
Could River Ranch restaurant be the next star?
Move over Hooters — there’s a new breastaurant coming to town.
Hashtag, retweet, like, share and do whatever else it takes to get in good today with the jolly man in red.
That would be Congressman John Fleming talking about Sen. David Vitter.
The alleged mastermind behind the bribery scheme that went on for four years under DA Mike Harson’s nose isn’t just schizophrenic, bipolar and recovering from mini strokes; he now says he has cancer.
Louisiana's higher education leaders are trying to work out a financing deal to keep the state's public colleges from running low on state cash to operate their campuses.
With their latest triumph, the Saints left little doubt about how tough they are to beat in the Superdome. Unfortunately, two of their remaining three games are on the road.