President's Circle Reception | John Isiah Walton: Color Coded

  • Wed, Feb 8, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Acadiana Center for the Arts (Atrium)

    101 West Vermilion Street
    Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
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Description

Please join Acadiana Center for the Arts for a reception and private view of the forthcoming exhibition by John Isiah Walton in the Main Gallery, Color Coded. 

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 artist 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: 

John Isiah Walton: Color Coded

Seven Years of Black Paintings 2016-2023

Main Gallery Exhibition, February 11, 2023 - May 13, 2023

This exhibition is a survey of works created between 2016 and 2023 in Walton’s series of “Black Paintings.” Emerging from a common vein as the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, these works are a complex reflection on the artist’s personal experiences as a native New Orleanian and Black American male. Walton’s paintings engage in a dialogue about the contemporary moment on a variety of topics, including Black identity, computer culture, social media, pop culture, and New Orleans as a messy—but beautiful—heritage destination. This will be Walton’s largest solo exhibition to-date, showcasing nearly 100 original works.

Date & Time

Wed, Feb 8, 2023 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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