Excuse the mess

Transformation is underway in the Singleton building of the NUNU Arts and Culture Collective for the purpose of creating a professional minimal space for exhibition and organization of additional retail inventory.

General Gallery Concept

These changes honor NUNU’s promise as an arts and culture incubator to assist artists in professional development through the establishment of “next-step” gallery criteria as in regards to the exhibition and development members’ work.

The design layout within the eastern half of the Singleton Building includes three distinct areas, as follows:
 ● Bouki Books gallery, a bookshop that includes art, gifts, lighting and accessories – all relating to books.
General Gallery Concept

● White Box art gallery, a minimally hung exhibition area in which artists exhibit their newest works monthly.

●Nu Cadeaux, a gift shop in which small works of art in bins, accessories, jewelry, clothing and more is locate within a specific showroom space that features movable file panels and display cases.
Work is also underway to address AC/Heat in the western half of the Singleton Building. Upon elimination of that milestone, the frame shop will be moved to share space with studio and performance areas, and the future L’Hermione exhibition.
Last but not least, NUNU has captured the interest of project partner and patriot Ann Connelly Fine Art Gallery in Baton Rouge, who will be sending clients to NUNU’s.

Monthly Events

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

Every Thursday – 1:30 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 at 337-754-7115.

First Friday – 9:30 a.m., Sept. 4, Demitasse short story
club discusses Tim Parrish’s, “After the River.”  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 at 337-484-9190.

Second Saturday –
noon-3 pm, Sept. 12, Corridor des Arts monthly event. A Deux Bayous Gallery artist demonstrates processes and techniques.

Second Sunday
– 1:30 pm, Sept. 12, All in the Golden Afternoon… tea demonstration. Francesca Kennedy serves Earl gray with spice and tea cake and chicken sandwiches. Monthly event provides historic insight into the practices that surrounds the international enjoyment of tea. Cost is $7.Third Friday – 7 p.m., Sept 18, Potluck social. À la bonne franquette. Join us for our monthly Potluck gathering, enjoy traditional Cajun music provided by the Potluck Band and meet TOSTEM Artist in Residency participants from Haiti, Antigua/Barbudos and Nantes, France. Cost is contribution to communal dinner. Non-alcohol refreshments available for purchase. Dining begins 7:30 p.m.

Third Sunday
– 3 p.m., Sept. 20, 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 Saturday – 9 a.m.-noon, Sept. 26, La Table Française. Popular Francophone gathering. Coffee and homemade treats served alongside fun topics and group conversation. A true cultural immersion experience.
NOTE: Second Sunday Jam discontinued as monthly event.

TOSTEM Artist in Residency begins

NUNU Arts and Culture Collective welcomes on Sept 8 the arrival of artist Alex Bien-Aimee, Haiti; artist Mark Brown, Antigua/Barbudos; and

Alex Bien-Aime
Mark Brown
photographer Philippe Monges, Nantes, France, as participants along with artist and social sculptor George Marks, in the first of two TOSTEM Artist in Residency (AiR) projects.
George Marks
Philippe Monges

NUNU members and friends are invited to meet our TOSTEM guests during the 7 pm, Sept. 18 Potluck social.

TOSTEM is the French acronym for Cultural Tourism through the Footsteps of Slavery. TOSTEM partner locations work toward the shared goal of relating the story of slavery from the perspective of those who were enslaved, and the continued story of slavery’s effects.

TOSTEM partner locations are: Haiti, Antigua/Barbudos, Cameroon, Senegal and Nantes, France.

A second AiR takes place in November in Senegal with three different artists. There, as here in Louisiana, participants create new works of art reflective of artists explorations and findings.

Those new works created both in Louisiana and Senegal exhibit internationally in 2016.
Coordinating the TOSTEM AiR project is

Les Anneaux de la Mé

Participation by NUNU Arts and Culture Collective is made possible with the support of the Lafayette International Center and Louisiana French Consulate. Louisiana participation is as a TOSTEM secondary partner.

Mirepoix sells out

A slow foods dinner series celebrating Louisiana foodways by promoting chef collaborations featuring foods grown and raised in south Louisiana takes place Sept. 14 at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective.

Limited to 50 seats, “Mirepoix: A Traditional French Dinner,” featuresChefs Marc Krampe and Jonathan Kastner. All proceeds go to the Cultural Resource Institute of Acadiana (CRIA).

Follow Pig & Plough on Facebook for information on future dinners.

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.