Mary Tutwiler

Art and wildlife this weekend

by Mary Tutwiler

Weather predictions are for cooler temperatures this weekend, perfect for the packed calendar of arts and outdoors events. Start off your weekend with an opening of new paintings and art glass at Gallery 912 at the Frame Shop in the Oil Center. Paintings, drawings and stained glass by artists Joe Abendroth, Janie Bayard, Karen Bourque and Jebbye Moroux present a colorful prospect heralding spring. Another evening event which will continue through the weekend is a tour through the gardens of Sarah Schoeffler. The admission fee to acres of nodding lilies and roses in full bloom benefits the non-profit organization to house the homeless, Family Promise of Acadiana. Saturday brings another benefit, for Stuller Place , HopeFest, to Parc International, downtown. Starting at noon, St. Thomas Moore students host a series of bands and food booths to raise money for abuse victims. Stay downtown for this month’s ArtWalk, where 25 galleries and businesses will open their doors to new exhibitions. Sunday, French language speakers gather in Girard Park for Le Picque-Nique . For music lovers, a flute and piano concert will take place at the Lafayette Public library. Meditate on loving kindness at the Katog Choling Buddhist center, or find inner peace strolling quietly through flowers as evening falls on the Schoeffler’s closing event. For more information about all of these activities, check the Ind’s listings by clicking here .