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., March 9, 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 – 6 p.m., March 21, Line Dance lessons with Byron Boudreaux, followed by 7 p.m., Pot Luck social.
À la bonne franquette. Join us for the best party in town. Meet Deux Bayous featured artist Alvin “Pem” Broussard. Join with Artists as One Voice in a “Vernal Equinox” celebration. Cost is your favorite dish for contribution to communal dinner. Enjoy music, dance, visit with friends and make new ones. Music by The Pot Luck Band.
Last Saturday – 9 a.m.-noon, March 29, La Table Française. Popular Francophone gathering. Coffee and homemade treats served alongside fun topics encouraging group conversation. A true cultural immersion experience. No cost.
- 7 p.m., March 26 , Cinéma Français.
Monthly French language (with English subtitles) movie night. Bring your favorite snacks and refreshments.
The March film is “Les adieux à la reine.” (Farewell, My Queen) View trailer
Directed by Benoît Jacquot and staring Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger, Virginie Ledoyen. Released in 2012.
Merci Beaucoup NUNU helpers
They come from Oregon, Canada, and now from England, K. “Whitey” Whitehurst’s team of Volunteer Exchange workers, to whom each, NUNU Arts and Culture Collective is most indebted. Young professionals interested in experiencing a cultural exchange have proven hardworking, selfless, appreciative and fun loving. This month, most leave for other work throughout the United States and new arrivals reach Arnaudville from even farther reaching places. We thank them, we congratulate them on their work, and when we say adieu – it is with full hearts.
Deux Bayous features
artist Pem Broussard
Pem Broussard is a descendent of the Atakapa, an indigenous people of the Southeastern Woodlands, who spoke the Atakapa language and historically lived along the Gulf of Mexico. Incorporating his Native American and Cajun heritages, Broussard designs and constructs rainsticks from Louisiana cypress, beautifully finished and embellished with symbolic drawings andsymbols.
Throughout March and April, Broussard’s work will be on display at the Deux Bayous Gallery. Broussard is one of NUNU Arts and Culture Collective’s founding gallery artist.
Broussard’s work is featured March and April at Deux Bayous Gallery.
Semaine Française d’Arnaudville
Speakers for 2014 Semaine Française d’Arnaudville
Opening keynote speakers traveling from France for the 2014 Semaine Française d’Arnaudville Creative Placemaking Summit are: Marco Félez, director Les Articulteurs, Redon; Fabienne Mabon, coordinator and administrator of Groupement Culturel Breton des Pays de Vilaine (GCBPV), Redon; and Guy Saez, director of research at the National Center of Scientific Research, Université Grenoble, Grenoble.
The 2014 Semaine Française d’Arnaudville, April 18-23, furthers discourse on Creative Placemaking as it relates to the award winning Corridor des Arts. Panels and discussions address use of Creative Placemaking in incorporation of arts, crafts and folk life traditions; the development of a French immersion environment; and the effects of Creative Placemaking practices on economy, environment, sustainable design, public policy and advocacy.
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Semaine Française d’Arnaudville.