Introducing Stuart Welch
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Introducing Stuart Welch

Stuart Welch is a compulsive hobbyist and tinkerer from Lafayette. He spends his weekdays doing law and his nights and weekends doing anything else. For the past few years that “anything else” has included making a lot of music and visual art, usually in weeks-long bursts of activity and often at a breakneck pace. Most...

Introducing Lex R. Thomas
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Introducing Lex R. Thomas

Lex R. Thomas (b. 1996) is a queer, non-binary artist with a focus on figurativework, and who currently works and lives in Lafayette, Louisiana. Raised in the ruraloutskirts of small-town Kaplan, Louisiana, Lex grew up surrounded by the natural world and all its creative energy.Lex moved to Lafayette at age 19 (2015) to reinvent their...

Introducing LouSea
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Introducing LouSea

I don’t have any formal training to “be an artist”, but I didn’t need any to spend my childhood creating collages, paintings, drawings, collecting cool rocks and making things in my room. As a child growing up I was basically a boy scout, I took a lot of inspiration from hiking and camping and the...

Introducing Ben Usie & Lauren Hemard
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Introducing Ben Usie & Lauren Hemard

Lauren “Lola” Hémard is a multi-craft artist, educator, and naturalist from New Orleans. Patterns in nature and energetic connections have been the main guiding curiosities behind her art-making. Ben Usie is a musician, songwriter, and performance artists who performs as Bruisey Peets. Usie leaned into visual arts as mental health therapy during the pandemic lockdown,...

Introducing Macy Romero
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Introducing Macy Romero

Macy Romero is a dancer, choreographer, and entrepreneur from New Iberia, Louisiana. Ever since her mom put her in dance lessons at 3 years old, she always knew dance would be a part of her life, and she is thankful that this has become her reality. Throughout her teenage years, she dedicated much of her time to perfecting...

Introducing Teri Alexander
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Introducing Teri Alexander

Teri Alexander is a dance artist in the Lafayette community who recently received her BFA in Dance from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her technical experience includes ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, tap, and Pom. She has trained with various artist including Vagabondance, Salt Contemporary Dance, Millennium Dance Complex, Blakeley White-McGuire & Daniel Fetecua,...

Introducing Miguel Ochoa
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Introducing Miguel Ochoa

Miguel Angel Ochoa is a native of Lafayette, LA who’s performed on many local and regional stages. They graduated with their Bachelors of Arts in Vocal Performance from UL Lafayette under the direction of Shawn Roy, and they’ve graced the stage as a professional vocalist, dancer, music director, and most recently burlesque entertainer. With more...

Introducing Tabby Stone
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Introducing Tabby Stone

Tabitha “Tabby” Stone is currently a full time artist in Lafayette, Louisiana – a town that likes to inspire anyone interested in the arts. She’s usually seen documenting and sharing her process in hopes that it may inspire someone else some day. “I know that not every day is the same. There’s good days, bad...

Introducing MoeJoe
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Introducing MoeJoe

MoeJoe is a New Iberia, Louisiana native and New Orleans resident who labels herself and dance style as Creole-Afro, specializing in the areas of folk and street dance.  Her movements and class experiences celebrate southern dance culture and empowers the individual, while fusing world diasporic movements to connect and educate about world-wide Creole culture.  She...

Introducing Michael Crotty
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Introducing Michael Crotty

From Springboro, Ohio, Michael Crotty is Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Michael received his BFA in Dance from the Ohio State University, Diploma from CODARTS Conservatory in the Netherlands, and an MFA in Dance from The University of Utah. His theater-dances have been commissioned and produced for The Los...