Mary Tutwiler

Cajun Spice Gallery opens this weekend

by Mary Tutwiler

We were sorry to see City News go, but hey, life is all about change, right? The new manifestation of the narrow little shop with the wedding cake ceiling on Jefferson Street is Cajun Spice Gallery, which opens this ArtWalk, Saturday, Nov. 14, with a show titled Spice of Life by the late Lafayette artist Eugene J. Martin. This is a beautiful space for art, and the gallery is displaying both Martin’s humourous pencil and pen and ink drawings, as well as the colorful acrylic works on paper filled with whimsical allusions to animal, machine and structural imagery. Following the opening show, owner and artist Melissa Dronet will be selling her silk screened shirts, and there will be several artists filling the shop with hand blown glass vases, silk paintings, fish prints and whatever else draws Dronet’s fancy (think homemade cookies). Cajun Spice Gallery, 535 Jefferson St., open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Call 232-3061 for more info.