President's Circle Reception | IN MEDIAS RES

  • February 7, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Acadiana Center for the Arts (Atrium)

    101 West Vermilion Street
    Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
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Please join Acadiana Center for the Arts for a reception and private view of its next main gallery exhibition IN MEDIAS RES: How One Story Becomes Another—a group exhibition featuring artworks from local and regional artists in dialogue with the poetry of former Louisiana poet laureate Darrell Bourque

Featured artists include Megan Barra, Karen Bourque, Leroy Evans, Gloria Fiero, Meghan Fleming, Lynda Frese, John Geldersma, Bill Gingles, Danny Girouard, Terry Clay Girouard, Philip Gould, Kelly Guidry, John Hathorn, James Hebert, William Lewis, Elemore Morgan Jr., Nicole Bourque-Reiss, Gabrielle Savoy, Tanya Nehrbass Schultze, Will Turley, Russell Whiting, Dennis Paul Williams

Attendees at this exclusive event will get a "first look" at the exhibition before it opens to the public and will have an opportunity to meet and toast the artists from the exhibit. The exhibition's Curator will be on hand for personal tours through the evening.

Complimentary beverages and entertainment will be provided.

About the exhibition: 

IN MEDIAS RES: How One Story Becomes Another

Main Gallery Exhibition, February 10, 2024 - May 11, 2024

In this exhibition, viewers will encounter artworks of which Bourque has engaged during his daily writing processes and in his significant body of publications. Throughout his five-decade career in writing, Borque has drawn inspiration from artists and artworks, which he explores through his poetry. The exhibition features artworks paired with Bourque’s writing. Visitors will be invited to engage and respond with varying prompts of their own, reflecting Bourque’s creative practice. 

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Date & Time

Wed, Feb 7, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue Details

Acadiana Center for the Arts (Atrium)

101 West Vermilion Street
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501 Acadiana Center for the Arts (Atrium)
Acadiana Center for the Arts

Our mission is fostering art and culture in Acadiana.

Founded in 1975, Acadiana Center for the Arts (“AcA”) is a community-supported nonprofit organization that fosters art and culture in Acadiana. Since its founding, AcA has developed as a major force, shaping the future of public education and community development in South Louisiana.

AcA supports the creation of new works of art, exhibits, festivals, performances, and public art across an eight-parish region that includes Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion Parishes.  

AcA aims to bring equitable access to the arts and supports fair compensation of artists. On average, AcA serves over 300,000 people annually and provides fair compensation to 2,700 artists.  

In 2013, the AcA merged with the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana (“PASA”), whose mission was to educate, inspire, entertain, and culturally enrich the people of south Louisiana by providing local access to a diverse range of the performing arts. This merger supported the vision of both organizations and provided much-needed support to PASA’s programs. Founded in 1989, PASA served as a leading voice in the performing arts in South Louisiana for close to three decades.

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