Tiny House Workshop
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Tiny House by Art Cormier

Join the Tiny House movement through participation in a special  eight-day (four weekends) La Vie Simple workshop during which participants construct the first of two Tiny Houses for use in an international artists residence exchange program.

Learn about Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) construction, composing toilets, solar panel functions and installations. Intent is to offer to people with creative ideas relating to social, economic and environmental sustainability the information and hands-on experience required for application to their own building uses.

This eight-day workshop is offered at a 78% saving and includes limited hands-on construction. Due to NUNU Arts and Culture Collective’s non-profit status, and because of materials cost funding through sponsors Winifred and Kevin Reilly, participants pay $350 for the full eight days including lunch, snacks, refreshments and education materials. Workshop participation is limited to 12 students.

Workshop dates for 2015 are: Feb. 28-March 1, March 7-8, March 21-22 and March 28-29. Included in workshop schedule are April 4-5 as additional work days for assurance of project completion.

For more information please check the NUNU yoU page on the website.

536Start off the month at JAMbalaya

Acoustic music jam, 1-4 pm, Sunday, Jan. 4 at Tom’s Fiddle & Bow, 204 Fuselier Road, Arnaudville.

As NUNU friend and member Tom Pierce likes to say, “Have fun with whatever evolves and spend a relaxing afternoon with great food and music. Bring yourself, dish for contribution and instrument – or not.” Refreshments provided.

Corridor des Arts thanks member Little Big  Cup/Bayou Warehouse for gift certificate giveaway contributions.
While in Arnaudville visit the Little Big Cup/Bayou Warehouse, dine and see new works by Deux Bayous Gallery artists.

Rural Art Walk takes first steps

La Pataterie, a former sweet potato drying shed, provides the stage for a first time rural art walk 6-7 p.m., Jan. 16.
Experience this historical facility and see work by 17 Louisiana artists – Michelle Fontenot, Rex Alexander, Larry Bourque, Adele Devalcourt, Lisa diStefano, Scott Finch, Jerome Ford, Kelly Guidry, Jill Hackney, Rodney Hart, David Humphreys, Kay Jeansonne, Maggie Kleinpeter, Byron Knott, George Marks, Patrick Tiek and Kathleen Whitehurst.

Then join in the fun at neighboring collective building where NUNU partner Deux Bayou Gallery hosts exhibition by member artists.

Cost of admission to Potluck social is dish for contribution to communal table.

Non-alcoholic beverages for sale. All ages welcome.

Contra & Squares moves to Lafayette

NUNU Arts and Culture Collective wishes Contra & Squares much success at its new 2015 Acadiana area venue.

Join Contra & Squares 3:30 pm, Saturday, Jan. 10 at the Methodist Church, 700 Johnston St., Lafayette. Rear entrance, basement.

Events Schedule


First Wednesday – 9:30 a.m., Jan. 7, Demi Tasse short story
club discusses Charles East’s “Sky Watch.” Join members for discussion. Demi Tasse short story club is a Bouki Books sponsored event. Open membership.

Every Thursday – 1:30 p.m., Les Coudre Points, needlework “en français.”  Quilting, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, needlepoint. Work together and share knowledge. All ages welcome. Rejoignez-nous.
For more information call Loretta Bourque at 337-754-7115.

Third Thursday – 5:30-7 p.m., Jan. 15, Affordable Health Care Act workshop. Conducted by Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center.

Photo by Kip Hayes
Third Friday – 7 p.m., Jan. 16, Potluck social.  À la bonne franquette. Join us for our monthly Potluck gathering. Enjoy traditional French music jam lead by Byron Boudreaux. Cost is contribution to communal dinner. Non-alcohol refreshments available for purchase. Dining begins 7:30 p.m.  Art Walk precedes at 6 p.m. See related story.

Fourth Thursday – 7 p.m., Jan. 23,  Cinéma Français, a monthly French language (with English subtitles) movie night. Bring your favorite snacks and refreshments.

Last Saturday – 9 a.m.-noon, Jan. 31, La Table Française. Popular Francophone gathering. Coffee and homemade treats served alongside fun topics and group conversation. A true cultural immersion experience. No cost.

February preview

First Weekend – 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 7-8, Artist Retreat, a dedicated two-day work time for visual artists. This is not a class, but rather an opportunity to set aside time to work within a creative space. Bring paints, canvas, whatever you wish to work with, or on. $5 members/$15 non-members. Call 337-453-3307 to register. Space limited.

First Saturday – 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 7, Spirit Doll & Healing Ritual workshop. Learn of various cultural practices and the application of ritual dolls, icons and sacred objects. Class cost is $75 and includes all materials to make your own personalized spirit doll.

La Marketshops at 115 11 am-6 pm, Thurs-Mon

Corridor des Arts giveaway ends Jan. 16

There is still time to toss your name into the Corridor des Arts gift certificate giveaway.

Stop, shop and sign up at participating galleries: NUNU Arts and Culture Collective – Arnaudville; Jerilyn’s Fuse Glass Gallery and Studio – Sunset; and Louisiana Markshops at the 115 – Henderson.

Jerilyn's Fuse Glass 10:30 am-5 pm, Wed-Sat

Jerilyn’s Fused Glass
10:30 am-5 pm, Wed-Sat

Then join us 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16 at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective for its monthly Potluck social for drawings. Bring a dish and enjoy traditional French music jam.

NUNU collective 11 am-4 pm, Thurs-Sun

NUNU collective
11 am-4 pm, Thurs-Sun

Affordable Health Care Act workshop

Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center conducts a 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 15, information workshop on Affordable Health Care coverage at  at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective.

Public invited.