Photographers from Lafayette and beyond participated in the Lafayette Art Association’s fabulous exhibit Freeze Frame at LAA’s St. Mary gallery. Exhibitors and patrons were rewarded at a packed reception with delicious homemade delicacies and vino contributed by LAA members. Renowned photographer Bob Adams displayed his spectacular African art, posing for photos with one of his favorites of a lioness and her pride called “Going Home.” A real treat was meeting 15-year-old picture-taking sensation Joe Pons V, who followed in grandfather Joe Pons III’s footsteps by becoming a photographer. Now in its 25th year, LAA opens Freeze Frame, its annual photography-only exhibit, to members and nonmembers.
Bob Adams with “Going Home”
Margaret Melancon, Sara Parker and Kerry Griechen
Sara and Jim Parker
Jacob Trcalek, Maddie Trcalek and Joe Pons V
Joe Pons V with his grandpa, Joe Pons III
Sandy and Mitch Landry’s gorgeous estate was the perfect setting for the Evening of Wine, Music & Merriment celebrating Chorale Acadienne’s 31st Season. Sandy prepared the exquisite cuisine herself, including a creamy hot lump crabmeat dip, brie glazed with fresh apples and praline sauce, a fabulous torte and Bananas Foster over ice cream. As Chorale Acadienne’s enchanting board members poured wine, members Lee Cooke, Cindy Habetz and Patsy Bienvenu (of the duo Smooth Like That) serenaded guests, accompanied by gifted pianist Karyn Laing, with a medley of spirituals, opera and standards. A highlight was hostess Sandy Landry’s belting out a version of “Cabaret” that would have made Liza proud!
Beth Finch and Ty Ledet
Cindy Habetz, Lee and Jan Cooke, and Karyn Laing and Sue Sullivan
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.