Introducing Bethany LeJeune
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Introducing Bethany LeJeune

Bethany LeJeune is an artist whose work consists of mixed media sculptures, installations, and video. She received her BFA at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and is currently an MFA candidate at the Vermont College of Fine Arts low residency program. Her work revolves around self-reflection and often takes on themes of femininity, familial...

Introducing Alex McBride
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Introducing Alex McBride

John Alex McBride is originally from Lafayette, Louisiana. He received his BFA from The University of Arizona in Tucson and is currently an MFA candidate at Hollins University. Alex has danced and trained with San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, River North Dance Chicago, 10 Hairy Legs (NYC), The Limón Dance Company (NYC), and Basin Dance...

Introducing Bob Borel
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Introducing Bob Borel

Drawn to the arts at a young age I cannot remember a time when art wasn’t a tool that I used to try and make sense of the world.  Being self taught I bounced around several art forms: pen and paper, photography (eventually with my own dark room), storytelling, historical reenactment, documentary making, digital photo...

Introducing Amanda Abate
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Introducing Amanda Abate

Amanda is a multi-disciplinary artist residing in Lafayette, LA. She has been studying within the Visual Arts department and the Dance department at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette since 2017 and is now a senior studying Graphic Design. Amanda has been a member of Basin Arts since 2018 and a teaching artist as of...

Introducing Cory St. Ewart
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Introducing Cory St. Ewart

Cory St. Ewart is a Lafayette-based visual artist, filmmaker, and activist who uses his art to promote Black representation in Acadiana and explore concepts racial representation and personal identity in both physical and digital forms. St. Ewart is the founder of AcadianaBlack and the designer of the Acadiana Black Pride Flag. He has made multiple...

Introducing Drake Leblanc
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Introducing Drake Leblanc

Drake Leblanc is this week’s featured Art Circle artist. He is a filmmaker and media artist, and Founder and Creative Director of Above the Beyond,  a media powerhouse responsible for creating disruptive, thought provoking film and digital content. Drake is also a resident creative artist at Basin Arts.  I got into film because I saw...

Introducing Visual Artist Peggy Walters
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Introducing Visual Artist Peggy Walters

Peggy Walters is this week’s featured Art Circle artist. She is a Louisiana-based visual artist with a large collection of paintings inspired by nature and the Louisiana landscape. Peggy is also one of our most highly selected artists in the BARE Walls program (find out more about the program here). Each week Basin Arts is...

Introducing Photographer James Wilson
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Introducing Photographer James Wilson

James Wilson is this week’s featured Art Circle artist. He is a local photographer and clothing designer. He works as a tutor in the evenings, and is also currently interning with Basin Arts. Each week Basin Arts is featuring a different artist in the hopes that readers will get to know more about the diverse...

Introducing Poet Jenna Harvey
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Introducing Poet Jenna Harvey

Jenna Harvey is a local poet and this week’s featured artist in our Art Circle! Each week Basin Arts is featuring a different artist in the hopes that readers will get to know more about the diverse range of artists in our community. We asked Jenna some questions to learn more about her creative process,...