Mallory Page Chastant’s contemporary paintings were showcased at the Winter Opening Reception at Rue Du Pont Galerie and Studio in Breaux Bridge. The charming Louisiana-based artist, who divvies her time between her Julia Street gallery in New Orleans and Seaside, Fla., mingled with art lovers and discussed her muted modern style. Fans from Lafayette and beyond admired her works while sipping wine and nibbling on tasty dips, marinated veggies and sweet treats. Seen browsing in the gallery were Elizabeth and Pit Hesterly, New Zealand-bound Superbowl XLIV ad writer Brett Landry and parents Beth and Leo Landry, gallery owner/artist Lue Svendson and exhibiting artist Kelli Kaufman with hubby Henry.
|Elizabeth and Pit Hesterly||Kelli and Henry Kaufman|
|Annik Morgan, Mallory Page Chastant
and Megan Glowacki
|Barbara Olinde, Leo and Beth Butcher Landry,
Brett Landry and Joe Giglio Jr.
|Dana Hart, Denise Arceneaux and
|Kelli Kaufman, Kim Landry and Lue Svendson|
Trynd Ristorante and Boutique Lounge was packed to capacity for Festival International’s festive Pin Party. Event Rental went over the top with the amazing décor, hanging chandeliers from tents and topping tables with fluffy white-feathered centerpieces. Festival supporters got into the celebratory spirit by donning Roaring ’20s-inspired costumes from Old Vogue. Guests sampled chef Dean Mitchell’s fabulous cuisine, including roasted veggies, risotto and meat balls, fresh tomato bruschetta, caprese and shish kabobs. Ann Savoy and Her Sleepless Knights serenaded the crowd as sexy “cigarette girls” sashayed through the club selling the colorful festival pins. Artist Francis Pavy signed festival posters to the delight of fans. This year’s Festival International runs from April 27 to May 1
|Chuck Anselmo, Julie Calzone and Bart Bernard||Gina Aswell and Cathy Hebert|
|Mauri Robicheaux and Nicky Domingue||Karen Domingues, Ramsay LeBlanc, Kim Neustrom, Mallory Joseph and Leroy Gauthier|
|Matt Hill, Susan Holliday, Dana Cañedo and John Claude Arceneaux||Odie Terry, Gary and Thelmi McGoffin, and Councilman Sam Doré|
New menu items ready for the Lenten season
The Cane Fire Film Series screens “MaidenTrip” on Monday, March 10, at the AcA.
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The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,125 from the previous week's total of 1,964. There were 2,887 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has stalled action on a $3.5 billion annual school funding formula due to state lawmakers by March 15.
The New Orleans Saints have yet to make it official as of this writing, but popular wide receiver Lance Moore has reportedly been cut by the team to free up salary-cap space on the roster.
While two medical marijuana bills are slated for the upcoming legislative session, what some Louisianans might not know is that the plant was approved for therapeutic use by state lawmakers in 1991.
The agenda is shaping up to be lighter than in previous years. But Jindal is term-limited, with fewer than two years remaining in office, and he saw his last big initiative — a proposed rewrite of Louisiana tax law — collapse without getting a vote in 2013.
Sharper has been held without bail because of an arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities accusing him and another man of raping two women.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, March 07, 2014:
Two Lafayette men have been revealed by police as the infamous duo behind a caper that shook our fair city to its core.
She’s the daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash, but she’s been a gifted artist in her own right for three decades, and she’s coming to Lafayette.
The Lafayette Parish School Board has received a second letter of demand related to last year’s insurance debacle, this time from Key Benefit Administrators claiming it’s owed $93,000 from the school system.
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The Louisiana coastline is vanishing faster than mappers can keep track.
A bill that would have overridden local ordinances prohibiting public and private employers from discriminating against lesbian, gay and transgender people has been pulled within less than a week of being filed.
The panel that selects nominees for a controversial New Orleans area flood control board — a board that is suing more than 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies — is set to discuss legislation affecting its independence.
State prison officials cannot keep secret the seller and manufacturer of the two drugs purchased for executions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
State lawmakers will not appeal a judge's ruling that it was improper to use $3.7 million from a probation and parole officers' retirement fund to balance the state's operating budget.
Prepare yourselves for sun
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Conservatives have been losing their minds over this satirical bit on the Colbert Report.
Due to the chaos of Mardi Gras and the weather, the entry deadline for this year's INDesign Awards has been extended by one week.
The Lafayette Parish School Board leaves a lot to be desired, but is scrapping the election process in favor of an appointed board the answer?
Queen Evangline and King Gabriel ruled Tuesday night
The House approved legislation Tuesday night to roll back a recently enacted overhaul of the federal flood insurance program, after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp premium increases.
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The NFL has formally designated New Orleans' Jimmy Graham as a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag value, which is now set at $7.05 million next season unless Graham and the Saints subsequently agree on a long-term deal.