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“Merci beaucoup!”

Louisiana French Consul General Grégor Trumel and staff not only visited NUNU Arts and Culture Collective last month, they came and they conquered.

Following a special Pot Luck social that drew around 150 people, Trumel and staff returned for a morning French Table where they joined in the exchange of personal stories and games. Following lunch at The Little Big Cup/Bayou Warehouse in Arnaudville, they attended a Bayou Teche Brewing anniversary party, and there Trumel joined in song with local musicians.

 

Events Schedule

October

First Wednesday – 9:30 a.m., Oct. 1, Demi Tasse short story club discusses Robert Penn Warren’s “Blackberry Winter.” Note favorite passage for sharing. Demi Tasse short story club is a Bouki Books sponsored event. Open membership.

Every Thursday – 1:30 p.m., Les Coudre Points, quilting “en français.” 515Si 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.) No cost. For more information call 337-754-7115.

First Weekend –  Artist Retreat. canceled. Artists hosts will be in Marfa, Texas for “Degrees of Separation” exhibition. Next Artist Retreat, Nov. 1-2.

First Saturday – 3-5 p.m., Oct. 4, Louisiana Gourd Society reception. Unique and one-of-a-kind works of functional and display art. Exhibition shows October and November at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective.

Third Friday - 7 p.m., Oct. 17, Pot Luck social.  À la bonne franquette. 514Join us for the best party in town.  Meet Deux Bayous Gallery featured multi-media artist Carole Gauthier Lancon. Dance to the sounds of Byron Boudreaux’s Pot Luck Band. Visit with friends, make new ones. Cost is a
contribution to communal dinner. Dining begins 7:30 p.m.

Third Sunday - 2-4:30 p.m., Oct. 19, Contra & Squares dance. Performing is Emolyn Liden & Friends. Guest caller is Nancy Spero of New York.No partner necessary. Bring expectations of having a laugh-out-loud good time. $5 suggested donation. NUNU Culinary Collective sells non-alcoholic beverages and plate suppers prior to and during the dance.

Fourth Wednesday – 7 p.m., Oct. 22, Cinéma Français. Monthly French language (with English subtitles) movie night. Bring your favorite snacks and refreshments.

Last Saturday – 9 a.m.-noon, Oct. 25, La Table Française. Popular Francophone gathering. Coffee and homemade treats served alongside fun topics encouraging group conversation. A true cultural immersion experience. No cost.

Last Sunday – – 2-4:30 p.m., Oct. 26, Contra & Squares dance. Performing is Clelia Stefanini & Friends. Guest caller is Steve Bing of Texas. No partner necessary. Bring expectations of having a laugh-out-loud good time. $5 suggested donation. NUNU Culinary Collective sells non-alcoholic beverages and plate suppers prior to and during the dance.

October

First Wednesday – 9:30 a.m., Oct. 1, Demi Tasse short story club discusses Robert Penn Warren’s “Blackberry Winter.” Note favorite passage for sharing. Demi Tasse short story club is a Bouki Books sponsored event. Open membership.

Cinéma Français issues cast call

NUNU Arts and Culture Collective seeks cast of one or two French culture supporters for assistance with operation of fourth Wednesday  Cinéma Français.

For more information call 337-484-9190.

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Deux Bayous Gallery Artist Michelle Fontenot reveals her “Le Feu et l’Eau” mosaic (4’x4″) for the 2014 rural arts celebration.This year’s daylong event is Dec. 6. Mark your calendar!

Gourd Exhibit
showcases the unique

Join us 3-5 p.m., Saturday, October 4, for the opening reception of an October-November special Louisiana Gourd Society Exhibit.

517This exhibit features the incorporation of acrylic painting, relief carving, tenerife weaving, pine needle coiling and pyrography onto and within the surface of gourds. Results are unique and one-of-a-kind works of functional and display art.

Louisiana Gourd Society members exhibiting work are: Margaret Brinkhaus, Kate Bangle, Shelia Guidry, Mary Martinez, Sonia Matthews, and Karen Willingham.

The Louisiana Gourd Society is a chapter of the American Gourd Society, 509incorporated as a non-profit organization. Its  purpose is to educate, promote and encourage the growing, culture, use, history, art and/or craftsmanship of gourds to the membership and the general public.

NUNU Arts and Culture Collective welcomes artists, and invites collectors and visitors to discover the versatility and beauty found within the world of gourd art.

 

“Degrees of Separation,”
opening precedes
Chinati Weekend

A two-year traveling exhibition of work by Louisiana and Bretagne photographers, artists and writers opens Oct. 5 in Marfa, Texas, preceding the annual Chinati Weekend by just days.

“Degrees of Separation,” sponsored by Ann Connelly Fine Arts of Baton Rouge, is an exhibition by which new art is generated through the international partnership exchange begun by NUNU Arts and Culture Collective and Les Articulteurs of Redon, France.

Curating the exhibition is former NUNU Board President Jill Hackney.  The exhibit begins with the work of four photographers, and from their works, eight painters draw inspiration for their own works, and then eight writers draw inspiration for poems and short stories from photos and art.

[caption id="attachment_1161" align="alignright" width="181"]508 “Glad Forever” by PMH[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1162" align="alignright" width="141"]"Marsh" by Brian Baiamonte “Marsh” by Brian Baiamonte[/caption]

Artistic exchange heads to Marfa, Texas

A first glimpse of new working headling to Marfa, Texas for the Oct. 5 “Degrees of Separation” exhibition.

“Degrees of Separation” is a collaborative exhibition of Breton and Louisiana visual and literary artists sponsored by Ann Connelly Fine Art, Baton Rouge.

It is a product of the NUNU Arts and Culture Collective/Les Articulteurs (Brittany, France) artist exchange partnership, in cooperation with the Louisiana French Consulate.

For more information visit: degreesofseparation.org

JAFS Immersion:
A Done Deal

Jacques Arnaud French Studies Collective Director Mavis Frugé signs Sept. 11, 10-year lease with St. Martin Parish School Board for use of Arnaudville building. Seated next to  Frugé is SMP School Board Member Floyd Knott; standing, left to right: SMP Superintendent of Schools Lottie Beebe and NUNU Arts and Cultute Collective Director George Marks.

 

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