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...

Introducing Ba Bader
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Introducing Ba Bader

An immigrant Artist in filmmaking and visual arts. Founder of Bia Creates Production.  Born in Oman, Ba is the youngest of five siblings. He came to the US in 2011 and since then earned his B.S. in Petroleum Engineering and M.S. in Communication. An advocate for equality and diversity. A current board member  at casa of sola. currently...

Introducing Morgane Prejean Copy
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Introducing Morgane Prejean Copy

Morgane Prejean also known by her stage name, Kween Mo, is a Hip-Hop artist and creative based in Lafayette, LA. At her creative core, she is a lyricist and singer with a very unique sound that carries an overall positive vibe and message but her craft also extends to instrumental production, graphic design, film, visual...

Introducing Morgane Prejean
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Introducing Morgane Prejean

Morgane Prejean also known by her stage name, Kween Mo, is a Hip-Hop artist and creative based in Lafayette, LA. At her creative core, she is a lyricist and singer with a very unique sound that carries an overall positive vibe and message but her craft also extends to instrumental production, graphic design, film, visual...