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“Night Light,”
The Art of Rachel Perry

Cité des Arts will be open for Second Saturday ArtWalk and Lafayette artist Rachel Perry will be the featured artist in the Gallery at Cité des Arts, Saturday, July 11, 2020. The exhibition of “Night Light” will run through August 31st at 109 Vine Street in downtown Lafayette. The Gallery is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday.  For information on weekend times, please go to citedesarts.org, Facebook or call us at 337-291-1122.  Masks are required for entry to the Gallery and Cliff’s Bar @ Cité des Arts and social distancing and capacity limits will be strictly enforced.
 
Depicting light accurately on a flat, opaque canvas is no easy feat; it requires an almost scientific level of observation and reproduction. In these paintings, I have made my own rules for how light travels, specifically at nighttime and the hours approaching it. The colors, shades, and subjects I deemed most interesting have taken the focus in this work. Certain realistic details have been altered or even discarded to better show what I see as beautiful in the nocturnal skies.

Rachel Perry is a painter/wife/mother/teacher from Lafayette, LA. While not a Cajun by heritage, she is deeply rooted in Acadiana and draws continuous inspiration from its people and culture. Her art is best described as whimsical, somewhat surreal acrylic painting, with subject matter that includes landscapes, people, places, silhouettes, and the juxtaposition of familiar images.  Rachel has shown her work at various local galleries and hopes more of her paintings can venture from the walls of her own home out into the world.

Cité des Arts is a non-profit organization that supports community-based theatre and arts endeavors.  Cité des Arts began operation in 2000 and has experienced community support and engagement through the years.  We are always looking for ways to expand our patron and user base.  We offer open, accessible and affordable space for grassroots development of theatre and other arts.

 


START DATE: June 29, 2020
END DATE: August 31, 2020

:Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, Cité des Arts will be postponing and rescheduling the final three shows of the 2020 season to 2021.  William Shakespeare’s comedy The Merchant of Venice is now scheduled for May 14-30, 2021, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, August 19 – September 5, 2021 and Cité des Arts’s adaptation of Charles Dickens, A Cajun Christmas Carol,  November 26 – December 19, 2021.  

“At this point and time, we are unable to use the theatre for live performances, and it is unclear when or if we will be able to do so for the remainder of 2020,” says Cité des Arts Program Director Daniel Ladmirault.  “Therefore, it is impractical from a health, safety and economic stand-point to plan on having these productions to close out the year.  The health and safety of our patrons, actors, and crew is of paramount importance,” he concluded.

The Gallery at Cité des Arts will be open and Lafayette artist, Rachel Perry, is the featured artist.  The exhibition of “Night Light” will run through August 31st at 109 Vine Street in downtown Lafayette.

The Gallery is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday.  For information on weekend times, please go to citedesarts.org, Facebook, or call us at 337-291-1122.  

Masks are required for entry to the Gallery and Cliff’s Bar @ Cité des Arts and social distancing and capacity limits will be strictly enforced.
 
Cité des Arts is a non-profit organization that supports community-based theatre and arts endeavors.  Cité des Arts began operation in 2000 and has experienced community support and engagement through the years.  We are always looking for ways to expand our patron and user base.  We offer open, accessible and affordable space for grassroots development of theatre and other arts.

Postponed -
Jazz Happy Hour featuring
Gale Leslie

Join us in Cliff's Bar @ Cite des Arts for the Jazz stylings of Vocalist Gale Leslie at Jazz Happy Hour from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m on the first and third Friday of each month!  Gale sings all of your favorite standards and there are drink specials!!

1st and 3rd Friday of each month
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
POSTPONED - Process

The Weaning Process is a local improv troupe that experiments in both short and long forms. Every Second Saturday ArtWalk, they bring you a show with a new theme, format, or gimmick. Don't miss the fun!

8:00 p.m. every Second Saturday ArtWalk

109 Vine St, Lafayette, LA 70501

(337) 291-1122

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday/ Sunday: times vary check calendar

 

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