NUNU Director selected by TOSTEM project

NUNU Arts and Culture Collective welcomes next month the arrival of four contemporary artists from countries of slavery export, import and labor as participants in the TOSTEM Artist-in-Residence Project.

Communications and Public Outreach Manager
Marcella Andre-Georges

Joining the four is Visual Artist and NUNU Arts and Culture Collective Director George Marks, the selected Louisiana/USA artist-in-residence participant.

Together, the artists (from Louisiana, France, Senegal, Antigua/Barbuda and Haiti) travel throughout Louisiana researching the history of slavery so as to begin work on new issues of art, reflective of their experiences and interpretations.

In 2016, the artists travel to Senegal, where together they again explore the history of slavery as related to a place of export, and again through new art, express their experiences. Works produced by the artists will be exhibited together as a traveling exhibition within participating countries.

Coordinating the TOSTEM AiR project is

Les Anneaux de la Mémoire.

Participation by NUNU Arts and Culture Collective is made possible with the support of the Lafayette International Center and Louisiana French Consulate.

unnamedTickets go on sale this month

A slow foods dinner series celebrating Louisiana foodways by promoting chef collaborations featuring foods grown and raised in south Louisiana.

The Sept. 14 Pig & Plough Supper brings together Chefs Marc Krampe and Jonathan Kastner. A traditional French dinner will be served with all proceeds going to the Cultural Resource Institute of Acadiana.

For ticket information visit: supper-benefitting-cria or visit the Pig & Plough Suppers Facebook page.

Stop, shop and

meet the artists


Partner member events

536Tom’s Fiddle and Bow monthly jam, 1-4 pm, first Sunday of the month. Event is a potluck social, so bring a dish along with a musical instrument. Tom’s provides the refreshments. 204 Fuselier Road, Arnaudville

Bumper Sticker 2Bayou Teche Brewing Cajun Jam, 2 pm, Saturdays at brewery.
1106 Bushville Hwy., Arnaudville


Poetry and short story readings, 7 p.m., last Wednesday of every month at the Grand Coteau Ballroom in Grand Coteau
Public invited to bring own work and share via open mic.

LAMA locates in Singleton barn

Our partner, the Louisiana Metalsmith’s Association (LAMA), is locating a workshop at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective for the purpose of meeting, working and teaching smithing.

unnamed-2LAMA continues structural repair and retrofit work this month and in September on the Singleton barn, which stands just west of the collective’s gallery and studios.

The workshop will be known as the Percy “Perc” Courville Blacksmithing Studio.

To learn more about this specific project visit:restoring-barn

To learn more about LAMA, visit:lametalsmiths

NUNU Arts and Culture Collective stands firm with Lafayette


The book club for people with limited time

unnamed-3Demitasse moves to first Friday beginning this month.
Join us as we continue our readings through the “Best of LSU Fiction” 2010 short stories collection.

Monthly Events

Participants under the age of 18
should be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday1:30 p.m., Les Coudre Points, needlework “en français.”  Quilting, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, needlepoint. Bring along individual work or join in group quilting project, socialize and share knowledge.Rejoignez-nous. For more information call Loretta Bourque at337-754-7115.

First Friday9:30 a.m., Aug 7, Demitasse short story
club discusses John Ed Bradley’s, “Famous Days.”  Join members for discussion and coffee every first Friday of the month. Demitasse short story club is a Bouki Books book gallery sponsored event. For information call Jacqui Cochran at337-484-9190.
Second Saturdaynoon-3 pm, Aug. 8, Corridor des Artsmonthly event. A Deux Bayous Gallery artist demonstrates processes and techniques.

Second Sunday
1:30 pm, Aug. 8, All in the Golden Afternoon… tea demonstration. Francesca Kennedy introduces the brewing and serving of classic British teas, along with delicious homemade pastries. Monthly event provides historic insight into the practices that surround the international enjoyment of tea. Cost is $7.

Third Friday7 p.m., Aug. 21, Potluck social. À la bonne franquette. Join us for our monthly Potluck gathering and enjoy traditional Cajun music provided by the Potluck Band. Cost is contribution to communal dinner. Non-alcohol refreshments available for purchase. Dining begins 7:30 p.m.

Third Sunday 3 p.m., Aug. 16, Drum Circle, ages 10+. Join in the creation of sound through improvisation and exploration.Some percussion instruments provided. For more information contact Clare Hernandez at 337-593-0166.

Last Saturday9 a.m.-noon, Aug. 29, La Table Française. Popular Francophone gathering. Coffee and homemade treats served alongside fun topics and group conversation. A true cultural immersion experience.
Note: Artist Retreat, a dedicated two-day first weekend work time for visual artists returns in September.
Second Sunday Jam discontinued as a monthly event.