ArtWalk and a preview of Gulf Brew Saturday

by Dominick Cross

Along with ArtWalk Saturday, there will be a Gulf Brew preview (the event is set for Saturday, July 21) at the Acadiana Center for the Arts as Glaser's and the AcA will have samples for the 21 and older crowd.

It's ArtWalk this the second Saturday of the month as art organizations, galleries, restaurants and other businesses showcase artwork in all its forms, 6-9 p.m., in downtown Lafayette.

There will be a Gulf Brew preview (the event is set for Saturday, July 21) at the Acadiana Center for the Arts as Glaser's and the AcA will have samples for the 21 and older crowd of Brekle's Brown, that according to the press release is "a coppery brown brew with hints of citrus giving it richness and complexity without heaviness. A classic, all-malt, singe hop brown ale."

Speaking of the AcA, the ongoing Southern Open continues at the AcA, and there's also a couple of opening exhibitions on hand, too.

The Southern Open, held in the Main Gallery at the AcA is a competitive juried exhibition featuring artists from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. All types of original media are exhibited, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and video/DVD provided by visual artists over the age of 18.

At the Side Gallery, Generic Art Solutions presents "Bullet Proof," a multi-media exhibition, through Aug. 4.

The New Orleans-based art duo Generic Art Solutions examined the relationship between real life gun play and its portrayal in entertainment media. Beginning with their title "Bullet Proof," the artists bisected what would otherwise be an exclamation of impenetrability in exchange for a strategic disassembly of Hollywood's codified and glorified fictions.

At the James S. Mallia Galleria, "Inhabiting Horizons" will run through Aug. 11.
Inhabiting Horizons: Capturing Fleeting Spaces, by John Oliver, Emee Morgan and David Weber, is an installation of glass artifacts collected from surrounding cane fields capturing a sense of place and time.

In the Coca-Cola Studio, Another Time, features paintings by Carolyn Scalfano Faulk and Eric Todd through Aug. 4.
The paintings of the recent UL graduates explore experience and perception.

And in the Vault,  an exhibit by Gary Rock through Aug. 25 entitled "Wood."
Rock's early work ranged from making toys, to furniture repair and custom wood turning. A self-taught wood worker and turner, Rock is a member of the Louisiana Crafts Guild, Gulf Coast Woodturners, Acadian Woodturners and American Association of Woodturners.

Also a part of AcA is Louisiana Folk Roots with its July Jam des Amis, 6-8 p.m., with musician/vocalists Megan Brown and Drew Simon of the new Cajun band T'Monde as hosts. The duo will lead the jam in a great mix of tunes for players of all levels, and those folks who don't play an instrument are welcome to stop in and enjoy the music. For more info, contact Louisiana Folk Roots at 337-234-8360, or go here [email protected] or visit www.lafolkroots.org.

Adrian Fulton's Fine Art Gallery, 302 Jefferson St. / 658-3274
Original art by Adrian Fulton in the form of paintings, portraits or caricatures and live jazz music by Yorel Bana. Visit www.laughyet-la.us for more information.

Arts Co-op, 535 1/2 Jefferson St. / 344-8657
Arts Co-op presents "Go Figure" - Figure Show and Body Studies. This new exhibit includes Danielle Bacque with 3D Belly Impressions, Cully Firmin Photography, Angela Renee Roberts Drawings, Kevin Brian Thibodeaux, Rena Derieg and Art by Magic Mike paintings. Also, figure drawing class sketches by Jeff Fuchs, Jeremy Young and others from ULL Potpourri sessions taught by Mark Richard.

Cajun Spice,535 Jefferson St / 232-3061
Cajun Spice features artist Phyllis Smith. Smith was born and raised in New Orleans, but lived many years in Lafayette. Having been a floral designer for 25 years, flowers are one of her favorite subjects as you will see in many of her paintings this ArtWalk.

Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St. / 291-1122
Cité des Arts will feature work by artist Danny Clanton. Clanton creates paintings and carvings of South Louisiana wildlife and landscapes.

Francis Pavy Studio, 210 Gordon St. / 232-6682
Open studio; recent works.

Gallery 549, 549 Jefferson St. / 593-0796
This ArtWalk, Gallery 549 will host a group exhibition consisting of works by artists from the Lafayette area. A wide range of mediums will be represented including ceramics, drawings, glass, paintings, photographs, and sculpture.

Lounge Art Gallery, 402 S. Buchanan St. / 236-5570
"To the Water............" at Lounge Gallery and Tsunami. Paintings and photography by 14 artists in the Summer Show at Lounge Gallery presents a journey "to the water...." from the sea shore to the basin to the bayou to the lake. Jeffery McCullough, curator, has a show with work by Pegi Derby, Kathy Dumesnil, Michael Eble, Joy Gardner, Candace Greer, Kerry Griechen, Kelli Kaufman, Carla Vincent Levers, Anne McLeod, Linda Moncla, Ceci Neustrom, Lue Svendson, Gwen Voorhies, and Jerome Weber.

Gallery R (at The Russo Group), 116 E. Congress St. / 769-1530
This ArtWalk, Gallery R presents photography from Sonny Monteleone. Since the early 1970's, Monteleone's personal photography always centered on intimate forms of nature featuring the design element combined with a subtle light quality that captures the essence of the subject. Monteleone will showcase his favorite subject: Scenic Louisiana, including swamps, lakes, streams, bayous, marshes, nature trails, or the Gulf of Mexico.

Sans Souci Gallery, 219 E. Vermilion St. / 266-7999
Sans Souci Gallery will feature Luis Perez. Perez, from Breaux Bridge. He is a businessman, sportsman, chef, family man, and artist. Perez creates unique rustic projects using salvaged items.

St. Pierre's Center for the Arts, 114 W. Vermilion St. / 236-9111
The featured artist of the month is Danielle. Danielle is inspired by the art that surrounds her, utilizing a variety of techniques to compose her art pieces. She intertwines colors to create aesthetically pleasing masterpieces. Featured musician: Lyle Begnaud.

Zoom Photo Studio, 205-A W. Vermilion St. / 781-2036
Zoom Photo Studio will feature paintings by Chris Perkins and photography by Travis Gauthier.

Whoojoo Stained Glass, 532 Jefferson St. / 269-9310
Open studio.