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History Harvest gathers October 1

Graduate students with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s public history program are interested in YOUR STORY.

Join them on Oct. 1 at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective where students will photograph items for inclusion in an anthropological inventory representing Acadiana’s people, culture and history.

History professor Thomas Cauvin said objects – be they musical, mechanical or otherwise – can tell a story. The goal of the harvest was to get people to bring in objects and share their histories with the students, who recorded the oral histories and photographed and scanned the documents and various items that were brought in.

Students will be documenting at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective from 11 am – 4 pm.
To learn about the collection visit:historyharvest



“Ici on parle français” goes shopping

At Russell’s Food Center, native French speakers abound.

May we introduce you to Gerald Mistrot and Megan Robin Turner.

Stop in and introduce yourself – en français – of course.

The “Ici on parle français” inventory is an ongoing business-arts-culture partnership that utilizes video clips as a means to identify French language speakers at area businesses.

Watch clips of additional Arnaudville locations where French is first:
– Jackie Duplechein at Thriftyway Pharmacy Thriftyway
– Candide and Huey Wyble at Wyble’s Sno Balls Wybles


NUNU director honored and exhibited

62fac608-5380-441b-8399-53801905bfc6George Marks, artist, social sculptor and NUNU Arts and Culture Collective Director was honored Thursday, Aug. 31 by The Foundation for Historical Louisiana for his work as a cultural preservationist. He is one of two individual 2016 recipients.

In addition, on Sept. 1 at the Alexandria Museum of Art, his work joins that of other renown Louisiana artists for the “Tierce: Artists of Louisiana Francophone Cultures” exhibition, running September 2nd-November 19th. You are invited to tonight’s (Sept. 2) 6 p.m. opening reception.

Members and friends of the collective congratulate George Marks on a most deserved award, and wish him the very best on this latest presentation of his work.

Illness postpones

Intellectual Property Protection Seminar


The Sept. 17 Intellectual Property Protection Seminar will not take place this Saturday. Shreveport attorney Kate Bloomfield reports that she is not able to present due to illness. Les Deux Mondes will reschedule the seminar when Bloomfield is recovered.

Persons who registered for the seminar will be provided with prior sign up opportunity for reschedule.

Les Deux Mondes, a NUNU Arts and Culture Collective partner and Bayou Teche green property development, is sponsor of the seminar.

Seminar subjects included trademark/name, copyright, and patent protections; trade secrets and how confidentiality agreements/clauses can be used to protect such.

Bloomfield is legal advisor to the Shreveport based “Works in Progress Louisiana,” which provides financial and business resources directly to creative professionals who live/work in North Louisiana. Bloomfield’s expertise includes contractual experience in software trademarks protections, the drafting of software license agreements, and negotiations with Silicon Valley based software companies.

Those interested in notification as to seminar reschedule should email name and contact information to [email protected].



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