La Vuelta d’Acadiana
concludes Sunday at NUNU’s
With the sun on their backs, hundreds of cyclists leave from NUNU Arts and Culture Collective Sunday morning (July 5) as participants in the final leg of the 8th annual La Vuelta d’Acadiana road race. Those interested can register at the start line that morning. Race begins promptly at 8 a.m.
For more information visit: latrail.org
Corridor des Arts weaves
communities into a route of unity
Residents, business owners, governmental leaders participate in a Creative Placemaking Project directed at the development of an arts and/or cultural project to address a quality of life improvement affecting all of the five communities.
A first meeting took place June 29 during which team members from Sunset, Grand Coteau, Arnaudville, Cecilia and Henderson learned about each others’ communities and established ground rules of participation.
The next planning session is 7 pm, Monday, July 13 at Atchafalaya Basin Landing and Marina, 1377 Henderson Levee Rd, Henderson.
Residents of the five communities are invited to attend.
NUNU Arts and Culture Collective is a member of Corridor des Arts.
Deux Bayous Gallery artist Theon Guillory Sr. brings his paints and canvas to NUNU’s. See this unique two-dimensional realist as he shapes and colors his latest work.
Partner member events
Tom’s Fiddle and Bow monthly jam, 1-4 pm, first Sunday of the month. Event is a potluck social, so bring a dish along with a musical instrument. Tom’s provides the refreshments. 204 Fuselier Road, Arnaudville
Bayou Teche Brewing Cajun Jam, 2 pm, Saturdays at brewery.
1106 Bushville Hwy., Arnaudville
Poetry and short story readings, 7 p.m., last Wednesday of every month at the Grand Coteau Ballroom in Grand Coteau
Public invited to bring own work and share via open mic.
Deux Bayous Gallery features new works by Theon Guillory
A self-taught artist, Guillory paints landscapes and portraits, drawing from his own life experiences and surroundings.
A draftsman by trade and currently working as a survey analyst by day, Guillory is an example of this area’s pool of talented visual artists.
“Art captures my attention where ever I go therefore, it is important to me that I continue to educate myself on new techniques as I strive for excellence with my Art.” – Theon Guillory.
Participants under the age of 18
should be accompanied by an adult.
Every Thursday – 1:30 p.m., Les Coudre Points, needlework “en français.” Quilting, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, needlepoint. Bring along some work, socialize and share knowledge. Rejoignez-nous. For more information call Loretta Bourque at 337-754-7115.
First Wednesday – 9:30 a.m., July 1, Demi Tasse short story
club discusses James Gordon Bennett’s, “The Perfect Mousse Ducktail.” Join members for discussion. Demi Tasse short story club is a Bouki Books sponsored event. Open membership. For more information call Jacqui Cochran at 337-484-9190.
Second Saturday – noon-3 pm, July 11, Demo. Deux Bayous Gallery artist
Second Sunday – 1:30 pm, July 12, All in the Golden Afternoon… tea demonstration. Francesca Kennedy introduces the brewing and serving of classic British teas. This month she serves hibiscus tea. “With the advent of summer, hibiscus tea is perfect for helping your body counter the effects of heat,” she notes.
Monthly event provides historic insight into the practices that surround the international enjoyment of tea. Cost is $7.
Second Sunday – 2-4 p.m., July 12, Music Jam by Artists as One Voice. Not a performance, but rather an open session for the purpose of enjoyment and networking opportunities. In La Pataterie, former Singleton sweet potato drying shed. For more information call Clent Marks at 337-326-7313.
Third Friday – 7 p.m., July 17, Potluck social. À la bonne franquette. Join us for our monthly Potluck gathering. Meet photographer Zeralda LaGrange, Deux Bayous Gallery featured artist of the month, and enjoy traditional Cajun music provided by the Potluck Band. Cost is contribution to communal dinner. Non-alcohol refreshments available for purchase. Dining begins 7:30 p.m.
Third Sunday – 3 p.m., July 19, Drum Circle, ages 10+. Bring percussion instrument and join in the creation of sound through improvisation and exploration. One hour. For more information contact Clare Hernandez at 337-593-0166.
Last Saturday – 9 a.m.-noon, July 25, La Table Française. Popular Francophone gathering. Coffee and homemade treats served alongside fun topics and group conversation. A true cultural immersion experience.
(Note: Artist Retreat, a dedicated two-day first weekend work time for visual artists returns in September.)