It is with great sorrow the NUNU community bids farewell to Basin Brothers fiddler and guitar player Al Berard who died Feb. 26. Services followed by burial is 11 a.m., Saturday, March 1, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cecilia.
Photo by David Simpson. 2007
HERE AT NUNU IT IS OUR MISSION TO WORK TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS, ARTISANS, & THOSE WHO SEEK TO LEARN. NUNU Arts and Culture Collective et al is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization dedicated to providing a stage/platform/gallery for creative living by facilitating community, economic, and artistic/cultural development. Our goal is to educate the public about the importance of the arts and the positive effects it has on preserving and promoting the culture of the Greater Acadiana area. We also want to provide a better understanding of the artistic contributions made by other cultures of the world, particularly the French culture that is so prevalent in the region. To accomplish our mission, we: Work to maintain and improve the area’s quality of life Maintain strong support for our existing industries and community stakeholders Continue to promote and support economic development Collectively promote individual exposure and diversity in channels of distribution Encourage the development of artistic talents, skills, knowledge and business savvy Mutually support and network with like-minded artists, art enthusiasts and related businesses Facilitate public/private partnerships