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,...

Fall Dance Class Schedule 2019!
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Fall Dance Class Schedule 2019!

Check out the NEW FALL DANCE CLASS SCHEDULE at Basin Arts! We offer a wide variety of weekly dance classes taught by some of the areas most qualified dance and movement artists. Our classes are drop-in style, open to adults and teens ages 16+. There are no performance commitments, just dancing! You are sure to...

Basin Arts presents T.E.A.M.
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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...

Mindfulness & Movement at Myrtle Place Elementary
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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...