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Join us 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 12-13 for the Corridor des Arts Open Studio Tour and Art Market.
Meet area artists, discover the fine and funky, and enjoy a day in the country along the byways and highways joining rural St. Landry and St. Martin parishes.
Every Thursday – 1:30 p.m., Les Coudre Points, quilting “en français.” Si vous êtes débutant ou si vous souhaitez faire fonctionner à nouveau, rejoignez-nous. (If you are just starting or wish to get working again, join us – that means for quilting and/or French.) No cost. For more information call 337-754-7115.
Second Sunday – 2-4:30 p.m., April 13, Contra & Squares dance. Playing is Emolyn Liden & Friends, with special visiting caller Ken Gall. $5 suggested donation. NUNU Culinary Collective sells non-alcoholic beverages and plate suppers. Arrive by 1:45 p.m. for lesson.
Third Friday – April 18
- 5:30 p.m. , Book Reading and presentation of “Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean,” by author and photographer Sam Irwin.
- 7 p.m special Semaine Française Pot Luck social. À la bonne franquette. Join us as we welcome visitors from near and far for the start of our annual six-day Creative Placemaking summit. Cost is your favorite dish for contribution to communal dinner. Enjoy music, dance, visit with friends and make new ones. Breton musicians join in Cajun jam led by our own Byron Boudreaux and his Pot Luck Band.
Fourth Wednesday - Cinéma Français. Due to scheduling conflicts with Semaine Française d’Arnaudville April programing, Cinéma Français will not take place. Returns in May.
Last Saturday – 9 a.m.-noon, April 26, La Table Française. Popular Francophone gathering. Coffee and homemade treats served alongside fun topics encouraging group conversation. A true cultural immersion experience. No cost.
Reserve your seat – now – for poet and author J. Bruce Fuller’s popular 2-day Chapbook Workshop.
The cost is $80 (NUNU members pay $60). Class size is limited so please call to reserve a seat, 337-484-9190. Fee due first day of workshop.
A chapbook is a small collection of poetry, generally no more than 30-35 pages, typically saddle-stitched (like a pamphlet or magazine) and well suited to smaller print-runs.
Fuller, who teaches English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
NUNU Arts and Culture Collective welcomes participants April 18-23 to the 2014 Semaine Française d’Arnaudville.
This rural summit, developed logo with the assistance of the French Consulate in New Orleans, targets further local job creation through partnerships and exchanges founded in cultural exploration and use of the arts.
Semaine Française d’Arnaudville is a product of NUNU Arts and Cutlure Collective and Les Articulteurs of Redon, France. Les Articulteurs
Last year’s Semaine Française d’Arnaudville resulted in attracting approximately 450 unique and first-time visitors. Direct results were the collaboration on a new brew between Bayou Teche Brewing, Arnaudville, and La Bombal Brewing of Redon, France; and participation of Louisiana musicians and artists at the 2013 La Bogue d’Or, Redon, France.
Speakers and presenters discuss concepts and processes of cultural partnerships, the sociology of public and cultural policies, community building, the future of Louisiana French culture and programs that assist business growth.
Bring your favorite dish to Friday and Sunday Pot Luck gatherings; participate in workshops; experience the beauty of Bayou Teche by kayak/canoe; taste fresh baked bread from a wood burning Cob (clay) oven; learn alligator skin textile application; and participate in Fest-Noz, a UNESCO Intangible World Heritage event.
Panel discussions tackle issues of community building and language/culture development. Keynote speakers Marco Félez and Fabienne Mabon present concepts and processes that shaped two of France’s most successful cultural partnerships. Guy Saez, Ph.D., of Université Grenoble, France, explores the sociology of public and cultural policies.
Activities move to Baton Rouge on the final two days of summit.
For information on program times view Website schedule.
Bouki Books is NUNU Arts and Culture Collective’s newest partnership addition.
Books and more books – all by Louisiana authors: mystery, history, art, poetry, reference, travel, fiction and more.
English and French.
ULL Press, Éditions Tintamarre, Arcadia Publishing and self-published works by various Louisiana authors and scholars. Peruse and shop.
Open 11 a.m – 4 p.m., Thursday-Sunday.