Basin Arts presents T.E.A.M.

Basin Arts presents T.E.A.M.

The Emerging Artist Mentorship Program aka T.E.A.M. In June 2019, Basin Arts will present the T.E.A.M. exhibition featuring a select group of emerging artists who have recently graduated or will soon graduate from a university arts degree program. It is Basin Arts’ intention to use this opportunity to mentor a small group of artists in the behind-the-scenes workings of contemporary art curation and exhibition practices. Selected artists will attend a series of T.E.A.M. meetings through which they will be mentored in areas of installation, documentation, writing of artist statements, CV crafting, marketing practices, curatorial selection and collaboration.   Meet our...

Mindfulness & Movement at Myrtle Place Elementary

Elementary Embodiment The idea of bringing Mindfulness into classrooms has been gaining recent popularity across the country and in Lafayette, it’s no exception. Last year Madame Catherine Bricelj, principal of Myrtle Place Elementary School, contacted Basin Arts to ask us to put together a Mindfulness Program.  This would include developing and implementing a regularing occurring program curriculum for grades Pre-K through 5. What an opportunity! We of course said “Yes!” Planning began amidst much reading and research last summer, and in the fall we were given the opportunity to present our intentions to the teachers as well as parents. We enthusiastically...

Acadiana Dance Month Official Line Dance

MARCH 1st – 31st, 2019 Want to win our giveaway basket? Learn the “Official” Acadiana Dance Month Line Dance! Film yourself performing it with your friends, family, colleagues, fellow dancers, anyone really! Post it with the #acadianadancemonth on facebook and CHALLENGE someone else to do it too! The grand prize is a basket full of local health and wellness products perfect for the dancers and movers in our community. What is Acadiana Dance Month? This month-long celebration aims to increase awareness and advocacy for the art of dance in our Acadiana Region. With nearly 100 local dance schools, cultural groups, professional companies,...

Acadiana Dance Month

Acadiana Dance Month

Get involved with ACADIANA DANCE MONTH! MARCH 1-31st, 2019 ABOUT ACADIANA DANCE MONTH: Acadiana Center for the Arts, Basin Arts and Upstage Live join forces to present Acadiana Dance Month. This month-long celebration aims to increase awareness and advocacy for the art of dance in our Acadiana Region. With nearly 100 local dance schools, cultural groups, professional companies, student organizations, a university program and dance service providers, Acadiana is a region rich with culture and people with a love for dance. Throughout March, we want to engage as many dance people in our community as possible! Wouldn’t it be awesome...

SCRATCH the SURFACE, the first BA Benefit!

SCRATCH the SURFACE, the first BA Benefit!

Basin Arts is thrilled to announce that we are now an official NONPROFIT 501c3 ORGANIZATION making all donations tax-deductible. Clare Cook, founder of Basin Arts, launched the entity as ‘a container for creativity’ in 2016. The art center is a place where artists of all types collaborate and classes for all levels encourage artistic expression in the community. Become a Basin Arts Supporter today and join us to celebrate this milestone by attending SCRATCH the SURFACE. Your support will help Basin Arts deepen its mission as a container for creativity as we share the arts in an exciting and fresh way. SCRATCH the SURFACE...

SURFACE by Basin Dance Collective, Nov. 28-30th

SURFACE by Basin Dance Collective, Nov. 28-30th

Basin Dance Collective presents SURFACE Acadiana Center for the Arts, James Devin Moncus Theater November 28th – 30th, 7:30pm SURFACE is the newest original dance work from Basin Dance Collective, choreographed by Clare Cook in collaboration with body painter, Brittney Pelloquin and abstract painter, Dirk Guidry. In a world where polarities scream the loudest, SURFACE carves and moves and paints through these extremes in search of the space where humanity resides. Tickets: $28 General Admission $25 AcA Members $22 Students & Seniors BUY TICKETS Special Events: Wednesday Nov. 28th, Post-Show Discussion Hear about the creative process of making SURFACE from...

Basin Arts has a few new family members!

In our third year here at Basin Arts, we have rearranged our artists spaces because one of our resident artists was starting to grow a bit too large for his space, lost one artists to her new mom duties, but we have added some new faces to the ever growing #containerforcreativity! Get to know these new artists and their work. First up we have Cory Stewart, he is a portrait painter, comedy writer, and film director. He enjoys doing most of his paintings on panes of glass! You can check an instillation by Corey in our Gallery starting November 10th,...

Why should someone come to Basin Arts

Why should someone come to Basin Arts

WHY SHOULD SOMEONE COME TO  BASIN ARTS? Sharon Leahy, our  wise and fabulous tap teacher, shared these words about why you should come to Basin Arts…she says “You should come to Basin to be part of the artistic process, inspiration, research, exploration, and evaluation… who wouldn’t want to be part of that?” Why else should you come to Basin Arts? Take a look… We hope you can visit soon and visit often! Our third year has officially began! Special thanks to Greta Gerstner for the filming and editing and to all of our special guests for sharing!  #iambasinarts #basinarts #basinartscommunity #whatisbasinarts #acontainerforcreativity #lafayettela

FitWeek Cardio Dance!

FitWeek Cardio Dance!

The 5th annual FITWEEK is September 22-29, 2018 and Basin Arts is joining in the fun! Basin Arts is hosting a Cardio Dance class led by Clare Cook for FITWEEK Thursday September 27th from 5:15-6:00pm. All proceeds from this class will go to Myrtle Place Elementary! The class is $15. Sign up here: https://basinartslafayette.com/project/cardio-dance/ What is Cardio Dance? Think old-school jazz class, mixed with aerobics, mixed with zumba and hip-hop, add in an arm work and core work, and you’ve got a complete and completely sweaty workout all in a fun, non- judgmental environment. Guaranteed to be a fun, high-energy class to make your...

If Basin Arts could be a Color…

If Basin Arts could be a Color…

We asked … IF BASIN ARTS COULD BE A COLOR…    WHAT COLOR WOULD IT BE?! The start to year three is less than a week away! Get your creative mojo ready to go! Want to create your own Basin Arts video message? We’d love to hear from you! Share it with us using #iambasinarts. Special thanks to Greta Gerstner for the filming and editing and to all of our special guests for sharing!  #iambasinarts #basinarts #basinartscommunity #whatisbasinarts #acontainerforcreativity #lafayettela