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Basin Arts and Runaway Dish present STIR

What if you could dance a recipe? What if you could taste a dance? Does what or how we eat shape our human experience? 5 Choreographers + 5 Chefs + 5 concepts In August 2017, Basin Arts and Runaway Dish are teaming up for a unique dance and food performance event, STIR, at the Acadiana Center...

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CoLAB Nite: a playground for creativity

Collaboration can often be daunting – dealing with multiple moving parts, personalities, different disciplines. Often times, creative makers are conditioned to work in solitude and isolation, it’s habitual. Group work makes us squirm. With so much in our own control, we decide which color to use, which movement to form, which sentence will use poetic...

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Jacob Broussard: In the Studio

Jacob Broussard received his BFA in Painting from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2014 and attended Virginia Commonwealth University Summer Studio Program in 2015. His work expands across painting, sculpture, craft, and sound. He has exhibited his work nationally at various public spaces and galleries and has spoken in regards to his practice...

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Dirk Guidry: In the Studio

Dirk Guidry was raised in the small bayou town of Galliano, Louisiana and attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette receiving his bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Painting. He is known for his large scale abstract works and also paints portraits, landscapes, live events, and murals. His works are on display...

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wake / awaken : Paintings by Dee Dee Lantzy

Basin Arts is proud to present Wake / Awaken : Paintings by Dee Dee Lantzy February 11th / 2nd Saturday Artwalk From 6pm-9pm, come by Basin Arts to have a drink, see the work, and chat with the artist! “This body of work is the celebration of a series of events that have unfolded to...

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Film Screening & Talkback

ART:21 MEXICO CITY FILM SCREENING & TALKBACK Wednesday, Feb. 1st  •  6:30pm – 7:30pm Following the screening, there will be a brief talkback discussing the importance and vitality of cultural exchanges, immigration and tolerance in the arts/of artists in communities, the presence of multicultural art in the United States, and how it operates as a...

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Brittney Pelloquin: In the Studio

Brittney Pelloquin is an accomplished world body painter and fine artist. She was a tv contestant on Skin Wars Season 3 and was ranked 10th in the World Professional Brush and Sponge Category at the 2016 World Bodypainting Festival in Austria. In December 2016, Brittney became an artist-in-residence at Basin Arts where she has her visual artist studio. We recently...

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Sisyphus, Sisyphus, Wherefore Art Thou?

by Chas Womelsdorf A funny thing happened on my way to being. When we hear the word “performance” in an artistic setting, we often think of stage and film, but some of the greatest performances happen elsewhere. I remember going to a Renaissance Festival as a kid and my interactions with people inhabiting characters away...

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An inspiring atmosphere where people feel like they have something to learn

Clare Cook spent ten years dancing and choreographing in New York City, and after being back in Acadiana for the past year, Cook is now sharing her dance knowledge with the public. The opening of the local arts container will not only fulfill the need for Clare Cook Theater to have a physical location, but will...