ArtWalk on July 10

by Dege Legg

ArtWalk hits downtown Lafayette on Saturday, July 10.

Downtown Lafayette comes alive for this Saturday's ArtWalk as galleries, restaurants and shops offer live music, food, drink, art, and exceptionally peppy atmosphere for the energetically inclined. On July 10, visit the downtown district for ArtWalk with more than a dozen galleries and museums featuring the best in local and regional artwork and fine crafts. Businesses in the district showing artwork include Artmosphere, Chase Tower, Frederick's Hair Studio and Recycled Cycles of Acadiana among many others. And dig this - works sold in the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District are free from state sales tax. Nice! No "art taxation" without representation, baby. Or better yet, how about a bumper sticker that says, "TAX THIS" next to a picture of Van Gogh's ear and some oil based paints?

Come enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of downtown Lafayette this Saturday. ArtWalk last from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in downtown Lafayette.

Acadiana Center for the Arts

101 W. Vermilion St. / 233-7060

Main Gallery: Through July 24, 2010

Southern Open 2010

The Southern Open is a competitive juried exhibition featuring artists from the 5 southern states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Taking place in the Main Gallery at the AcA, Southern Open 2010 includes all types of original media: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and video/DVD provided by visual artists over the age of 18. Juror for this year's Southern Open is Bill Arning.

Side Gallery: July 10 - July 24, 2010

Maria Lovullo (1961 - 2009)

This gallery exhibit will highlight the life and work of Maria Lovullo (1961 - 2009). An art teacher, local fixture in Acadiana and tremendously talented and prolific artist, this exhibition of past and recent work includes a rich array of paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and footage from her performance pieces

Having worked as a visual arts curator, gallery director and film set decorator, as well as an exhibiting artist, LoVullo brought with her a rich background when she moved to Louisiana in 1990. While in Lafayette, Ms. LoVullo was a director at the Lafayette Art Gallery, a board member of the Artist Alliance, and continued to exhibit her work.

Vault Series: Through July 24, 2010

Pat has been a professional craftsman for over 30 years. He began working in metal, small sculpture and jewelry,then moved to cast sculpture on a larger scale and blacksmithing before concentrating on painted steel sculpture. Juneau has used every type and alloy of metal such as steel, titanium, copper, bronze, niobium, platinum, gold, silver, zinc, lead, etc. The most important thing about art to Juneau is to invent, do things no one else has done, go down a path no one else has gone down.

Louisiana Folk Roots

LFR's July Jam des Amis takes place from 6-8 p.m., folks who don't play an instrument are also welcome to come by and enjoy the music. For more information on next month's jam contact LFR at (337) 234-8360 or e-mail [email protected].

Adrian Fulton's Fine Art Gallery

302 Jefferson St. / 658-3274

Visit Adrian Fulton for Paintings, Portraits or Caricature. His Art captures timeless emotion and expression. Adrian produces five minute caricatures and10 minute portraits at festivals, parties and events. He is known for his bold use of color and his carefree depiction of movement in all of his paintings. Fulton says he describes his art as abstract reality.  "It is abstract but not so abstract that familiar images cannot be derived from it," said Fulton. "I will grab anything within my reach and throw it on the canvas during electrical storms. It is a very passionate process. My materials range from charcoal to oil paint and everything in between. Nothing is out of bounds."

Hours: Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Anytime by appointment. Visit WWW.LAUGHYET-LA.US for more information.

Architects + Artists Gallery

200 Jefferson St. / 234-4166

Closed for July ArtWalk

Cajun Spice

535 Jefferson St / 232-3061

Anne Bulliard Crownover Glasswork & Mosaics

Anne Bulliard Crownover, a self-taught Lafayette artist, has an eclectic & unconventional style.
Her mosaics and glasswork have been incorporated onto musical instruments & jewelry. Anne also has a way of transforming dominoes into original necklaces. Guitars, fiddles, & accordians sing with beauty! The rhythms of music alongside the beauty of glass are a wonderful juxtaposition**. Bulliard adds to her collection from June with new pieces including a first for her, a mosaic accordion.**

Cité des Arts

109 Vine St. / 291-1122

Closed for July ArtWalk

Francis Pavy Studio

210 Gordon St. / 232-6682

Closed for July ArtWalk

Galerie Eclaireuse

535 ½ Jefferson St. / 234-5492

Galerie Eclaireuse is featuring the work of Dennis Sipiorski and Steve Schneider. Sipiorski's paintings and ceramics are inspired by the flora, fauna and folklore of the coastal regions of southeast Louisiana. They seem particularly pertinent just now with his energetic portrayal of fish and waterfowl along the Gulf Coast..

Also in the gallery: Tom Secrest, Paul Schexnaider, Billie Bourgeois, Jon Schooler, Sue Boagni, George Loli, Colleen McDaniel, James Hunter and other regional artists..

Gallery hours are 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sat. Call 234-5492 for more information.

Gallery 549

549 Jefferson St. / 593-0796

Closed for July ArtWalk

Gallery R (at The Russo Group)

116 E. Congress St. / 769-1530

Gallery R presents an exhibition by painter, Colleen McDaniel.

The show will be available for viewing through the remainder of the month during regular business hours or by appointment.

Lounge Art Gallery

402 S. Buchanan St. / 236-5570

Closed for July ArtWalk.

Pottery Alley

205 ½ W. Vermilion St. / 267-4453

The Spirit of Haiti

This exciting exhibition of the steel drum art was created by Carlo Brutus whose small work shed was not destroyed in the earthquake. Now working on his own, this fair trade art is still being created in Haiti and shipped to the U.S. Carlo's work includes the "Tree of Life", "Fish", "Happy Sun/Moon" and "Peasant Bands."  All of this work is original and made out of recycled steel drums.  All work can be hung in or outside.

Sans Souci Gallery

219 E. Vermilion St. / 266-7999

Sans Souci Fine Craft Gallery presents July Jewels

Sans Souci features jewelry makers of the Louisiana Crafts Guild- creative wearable art in sterling silver and semi precious gems. Artists featured include: Suzanne Juneau, Janet Theriot, Stacey Fabre, Laura Teague, Patricia Collins, Lauraglen Lawson and Natalie Nichols.

Whoojoo Stained Glass

532 Jefferson St. / 269-9310

Open Studio