Professional Learning for Educators: Exploring Identity through Abstract Expressionism

  • Tue, Oct 25, 2022 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Acadiana Center for the Arts - Art House

    101 West Vermilion Street
    Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
Ticket Price $0.00-$5.00 Register Now

Professional Learning Workshop for Educators of grades 6–12

Presented by Marla Kristicevich, Talented Visual Arts Instructor

Identity is the way we perceive and express ourselves. Many intersecting factors, conditions, and multifaceted life experiences play a role in defining one’s identity, including our sense of place. Some aspects of our identity change throughout life, and experiences can alter how we see ourselves or how we are perceived by others. Artists use their work to express, explore, and question ideas about identity, and language plays an important role in this expression.


Drawing inspiration from the Creole and Francophone artists' in the Acadiana Center for the Arts’ exhibition, Poetics of Selfhood, we will explore the depths and artistic power of our own identity through abstract expressionism. Using a variety of mixed media materials, participants will be prompted to compose, extract, and/or abstract lines of original poetry, creating artwork inspired by the theme of identity.

Date & Time

Tue, Oct 25, 2022 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue Details

Acadiana Center for the Arts - Art House

101 West Vermilion Street
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501 Acadiana Center for the Arts - Art House
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.