Introducing Roz LeCompte
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Introducing Roz LeCompte

Roz LeCompte is a self-taught artist from South Louisiana. She has cycled through many mediums and styles since her public visual art debut in the late 1990’s. She feels most comfortable in the abstract space relentlessly exploring the idea of how chaos and order contrast one another using colors and shapes. This sometimes boundary-less dance...

Introducing Annabeth Mejia
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Introducing Annabeth Mejia

Annabeth Mejia is an emerging photographer from Monroe, LA. She graduated as the outstanding graduate for the college of the arts at ULL in 2023 with a BFA in Visual Arts: Photography. Exploring topics not comfortably talked about in the American south is what she has focused on for the last few years. Opening conversations...

Introducing Bach Prados
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Introducing Bach Prados

Bach Prados was born in Opelousas, LA, and grew up there. He is a graduate ofNorthwestern State University with a degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Photography.He has explored a wide variety of arts media including painting, drawing, sculpture, 3D wallpieces, digital imaging, and webpage design. He is currently working with photography and,occasionally,...

Introducing Kelsey Billiot
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Introducing Kelsey Billiot

Kelsey Billiot has been teaching in classrooms around Lafayette Parish with the PACE program since 2015. As a teaching artist, she crafts creative movement lessons that include arts integration, social emotional learning skills, and curriculum connections. Her art is expressed through Space Lafayette, an artisan dance company that creates original works involving site specific choreography. ...

Introducing Anna Kojevnikov
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Introducing Anna Kojevnikov

Anna Kojevnikov is the Community Development Manager at Acadiana Center for the Arts where her main focus is artist outreach and development via professional development opportunities including grants distribution. Anna may have experience with grants administration but has also been a successful grant writer for film projects when she produced projects in her hometown of...

Introducing Marie Palmer
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Introducing Marie Palmer

Marie Palmer, a devoted embroidery and textile enthusiast for the past ten years, has found joy in the art of crafting. Her pieces take a long time to complete which allow for plenty of contemplation.  Through her works, primarily created using embroidery and mixed media, she creates a visual narrative that delves into the depth of...

Introducing Andrea Villien
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Introducing Andrea Villien

Andrea is a musician, poet, and healing arts practitioner from South Louisiana. She has been apart of Lafayette’s music community for the past twenty-five years through performances withvarious ensembles in both classical and traditional music and as a music educator. She currently teaches piano and violin in her private studio and at the Acadiana Symphony...

Introducing Jamar Pierre
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Introducing Jamar Pierre

Jamar Pierre, artist and educator, was born in New Orleans at Charity hospital in 1973. As a child Jamar Pierre was influenced by his paternal grandparents who grew up on plantations in rural Louisiana, where he spent a great deal of time in his formative years.  The combination of appreciating the nature of Louisiana and...

Introducing Amber Ramirez
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Introducing Amber Ramirez

Since 2019, Amber Ramirez has been running Azulita Speaks, an art company focused on the production of beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces, offering classes and teaching patrons that art is unique like we all are. She started the business in the name of healing and elevation, after a series of traumatic experiences, she wanted to start something...

Introducing Edward X
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Introducing Edward X

Edward X was born and raised in New Orleans, La. His passion for music began in 2005 when he wrote his first rap. Since then he would go on to move to start Armed Rhymery with Kween Mo in Lafayette. Together, they’ve played hundreds of shows, traveled to different cities and states performing, been featured...