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SPRING 2012

season

exhibitions

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setting the

pace T H E P R I M A RY A C A D E M I C C R E AT I V E E X P E R I E N C E S ( PA C E ) P R O G R A M

Ensuring arts programs are a vital part of our schools feels like a personal mission for the Acadiana Center for the Arts and the Lafayette Parish School System. Since its conception, the Primary Academic Creative Experiences (PACE) program has become an extraordinary vehicle for delivering this goal and gift to students of Lafayette Parish. Thirteen years ago, Burnell Lemoine (then Deputy Superintendent of Instructional Services in the Lafayette Parish School System) recognized the value of arts integration in teaching and learning and took decisive action. He approached LPSS staff member Sandy LaBry and Acadiana Center for the Arts (then Acadiana Arts Council) Education Director Renee Roberts with the idea of building an artists-in-residence program for students in schools receiving Title I funds. “The PACE program is something that I am very pleased to have initiated in collaboration with the Acadiana Arts Council as a way to bring Teaching Artists into our schools to work with young children on a continuous basis, rather than for a single experience,” said Lemoine. All visual and performing art forms introduced are foundational and sequential in presentation. The Teaching Artists deliver developmentally appropriate art instruction to their young students. Classroom teachers also play an active role in the arts-integrated lessons, particularly in the planning, evolving the program into a true collaboration between the Teaching Artist and the classroom teacher.

“It was a challenge to convince some administrators to include all students in the grade levels served, not just the talented or academically gifted ones,” Lemoine divulged. With Lemoine’s dedication of school system funding and collaborative planning between LPSS and the Acadiana Center for the Arts, PACE was born. Through PACE, students K-3 Title I schools have the opportunity to learn from the collaborative efforts of Teaching Artists, educators and administrators. In truth, it has become an invaluable asset for keeping art relevant to our children. By simultaneously learning about the arts and making connections to language, math, science and social studies through the arts, students are developing their minds more fully and experiencing the world more broadly through PACE. The PACE Program has also helped to spark many initiatives like the Pelicans on Parade Project. While a beautifully sculptured pelican became the mascot for the PACE Program, various local artists created a unique persona for each of the 80 birds, and with their purchase, the community returned funds to arts programming for Lafayette Parish public schools. To help teachers and teaching artists continue their learning, LPSS also facilitates connections with the Kennedy Center, the Lincoln Center Institute, the Smithsonian Associates and the Leonard Bernstein Center through Artful Learning. These relationships are strategic to keeping both teachers and students informed and engaged. The most recent AcA/LPSS collaboration is something that lets the community experience the incredible artwork that school children create — the annual Student Arts Expo. Through this event, parents enjoy student performances and visual arts exhibitions from various Lafayette Parish schools. The event has become an amazing instrument for developing arts education advocates by showcasing student artwork at one Downtown festival. With this program, arts education has become a natural part of our tradition of collaboration in setting the pace for a future of remarkable leaders. “I think we must never stop showing the community how our students are progressing in the arts and how with continued resources, we could expand our offerings and professional development,” Lemoine adds of the future. “One of my hopes for the children in Lafayette Parish is that they will grow up and be able to base their actions in support of the arts on their own art backgrounds. They will be the ones to demand that the arts remain strong in our schools.”

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creativity @ the CENTER

Mixed Media Drawing Course

Led by Erin Broussard 8 Tuesdays, Jan 24 – Mar 20 (no class Feb 21) @ 4:30 – 6:30 PM Students learn how to use a variety of materials to create drawings in black and white as well as color. This course will expand participants’ knowledge and broaden ideas, expanding the possibilities for what they are able to achieve in their personal artwork. Materials cost estimated $35 - $65 Ages 8–12 $88/$80 for AcA members

Cajun Prairie Mardi Gras Mask and Capuchon Workshop

Led by Jackie Miller Presented by Louisiana Folk Roots Feb 4, 2012 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM An exciting and colorful handson workshop with renowned local costume-maker Jackie Miller. Join us as she guides you through creating your personalized mask and capuchon just in time for Mardi Gras fun! $35/$30 for AcA and LFR members.

Song Circles

Led by Marce Lacouture Presented by Louisiana Folk Roots March 2012 @ 10:00 AM – Noon $15 per workshop/$10 for AcA and LFR members. For all three workshops, $40/$25 for AcA and LFR members.

Song Circle: Community Singing for Everyone

Acting classes with Acting Up (in Acadiana)

February through the first week of June Classes are available for students ages 7 – adult. All students, regardless of future work, can build confidence in public speaking, practice collaborative and group-working skills, nurture the imagination and just have fun!

A sing-a-long session for the fun of singing with other voices. We’ll draw songs from a variety musical styles: folk, old-time, traditional ballads, chants, classic country, gospel, blues and pop, some in multiple languages.

Junior High and Beginner High School: Monday @ 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Song Circle: Same Songs, Different Sounds

Intermediate High School and Beginner Adults: Tuesday @ 6:00 – 7:30 PM

We’ll learn and compare English and French versions of the same traditional ballads.

Song Circle: Favorite Jam Songs

Don’t just sit and listen anymore - learn to sing standard, favorite jam songs with special guest Joel Breaux. Lyrics for all sessions will be provided. Singing is call and response, in unison and with harmonies. These workshops are for all levels of singing experience, including those who were told never to sing! Song Circles are supported in part by a Decentralized Arts Funding grant.

touring arts theater performances @ the Center

The Acadiana Center for the Arts’ Creativity @ the Center is a series of hands-on workshops for young people, families and adults built upon our award-winning core programs. Creativity @ the Center offers students and adults of all ages opportunities to study traditional arts disciplines under the guidance of professional artists, educators and guest lecturers.

Elementary School: Wednesday @ 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Company Class: Monday @ 6:15 – 7:45 PM (Participation by audition or invitation only) Students will host a classroom invitational in May. Please contact Acting Up (in Acadiana) at 337.739.4273 or amy@actingupinacadiana.com

Introduce your students to professional theater performances in the AcA’s James Devin Moncus Theater! To book seats contact the Education Department at 337.233.7060.

Hamlet, Prince of Puddles

Are You My Mother?

presented by L’Enfant Terrible March 2, 2012 @ 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM

presented by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre March 12, 2012 @ 9:00 AM March 13, 2012 @ 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM

Hamlet is the Prince of Denmark, but after the untimely death of his kingly father, his mother Gertrude hastily marries his uncle Claudius. When Hamlet learns who is to blame for his father’s death, he struggles to take action and becomes known as the Prince of Puddles! Find out why in this all-ages adaptation of the Bard’s classic. L’Enfant theatre group formed because of their love of storytelling and the belief that amazing, entertaining and subversive theater doesn’t have to live in the realm of “adults only” theater–the true universality of storytelling appeals to all ages and all communities. Most appropriate for grades 3–12 / Tickets are $5

At long last, Baby Bird emerges from her shell and expects to be greeted by her mother’s song. But her mother is not there. Where is she? Why isn’t she home? With the help of Dog, Cat and Hen, Baby Bird sets out in search of Mother Bird in this colorful musical adventure. Based on P.D. Eastman’s classic picture book for young readers, Are You My Mother? is ArtsPower’s enchanting musical about Baby Bird’s journey – an adventure that overflows with love, dedication and friendship. Study guide included! Most appropriate for grades K–2 / Tickets are $5 5


s shop teacher@ work the CENTER The Magic of Peepers Puppets: Exploring Scriptwriting through Puppetry presented by Hobey Ford January 10, 2012 @ 4:00 – 7:00 PM For teachers of grades 2–5 Teachers will discover how to help students learn the basics of creating numerous characters using the Peepers Puppet and learn how to write and perform simple scripts that teach story structure and sequence while creating theatre with their hands.

Telling Folktales with Shadow Puppetry presented by Hobey Ford January 12, 2012 @ 4:00 – 7:00 PM For teachers of grades 3–12 Participants learn shadow puppetry performance techniques, construction of a shadow puppet theatre, scripting a folktale into a play and organizing a performance with students.

Using Visual Art to Encourage Thinking and Writing presented by Sandra Phaup January 19, 2012 @ 4:00 – 7:00 PM For teachers of grades K–5 In this workshop, teachers examine ways to develop students’ thinking and writing skills using a four-part criticism and/or a guided pre-writing approach. Learn ways to encourage thinking and writing and motivate students using careful observation of visual artwork as the starting point.

Professional development workshops for teachers demonstrate practical and proven techniques for teaching in the arts, about the arts and through the arts! Registration is $12 per workshop, LPSS educators $7 per workshop, AcA member discount is available. Register online at AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org or call 337.233.7060. Materials and a light meal are included, most workshops carry CLU credit.

Learning and Dancing Throughout the Curriculum presented by Eric Johnson January 26, 2012 @ 4:00 – 7:00 PM Workshop held at L. Leo Judice Elementary For teachers of grades K–5 Learn ways to explore dance elements with students and gain proficiency in leading easy, enjoyable dance activities that connect to science, math, social studies and language arts.

Art Works in Writing presented by Nettie McDaniel and Brenda Petro February 2, 2012 @ 4:00 – 7:00 PM For teachers of grades 4–12 Educators Nettie McDaniel and Brenda Petro will guide you through a series of techniques that pave the way for students to be successful writers in the classroom and beyond.

The Art of Improvisation: Creating Connections to Classroom Curriculum through Music and Movement

Decentralized Arts Funding Grant Workshops

Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) is an arts grants program, funded by the Louisiana Division of the Arts and administered by the Acadiana Center for the Arts for Region 4. DAF funds arts and cultural projects for nonprofit arts organizations, non-profit organizations, social service organizations, schools, colleges and government agencies. The grant application deadline is Friday, June 15, 2012 for the grant period of October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013. For more information attend a Grant Application Assistance Workshop in your area or go to www.AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org

Iberia Parish Essanee Theatre 126 Iberia St., New Iberia 70563 Monday, April 2, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m. Lafayette Parish Acadiana Center for the Arts 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette 70501 Thursday, April 12, 2012 @ 1:00 p.m.

presented by Justin Zsebe February 28, 2012 @ 4:00 – 7:00 PM For teachers of grades 5–12 Be part of a collaborative theater process that frames the universal emotions of joy, despair, fear and anger using the works of William Shakespeare.

Box City: Building an Understanding of Community through Art and Writing presented by Karen Bordelon and Hector LaSala March 15, 2012 @ 4:00 – 7:00 PM For teachers of grades 4–12 An introduction to the historical, social and civic factors that our city and its buildings manifest, this workshop blends learning about our community and responding through visual art and creative writing activities.

presented by Nanette Ledet February 9, 2012 @ 4:00 – 7:00 PM For teachers of grades 2–8 This workshop offers the opportunity for participants to experience West African rhythms and movements through improvisation and collaboration techniques.

ity un com@ m the CENTER Acadia Parish Crowley Art Association 220 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley 70526 Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m. Evangeline Parish Evangeline Parish Library 242 W. Main St., Ville Platte 70586 Wednesday, April 4, 2012 @ 11:00 a.m.

Storytelling and Shakespeare: Find Your Frame

St. Landry Parish Casa Azul Gifts 232 Martin Luther King, St. Landry 70541 Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 1:00 p.m. St. Martin Parish Breaux Bridge Chamber of Commerce 314 East Bridge St., Breaux Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m. St. Mary Parish Everett Street Gallery 201 Everett St., Morgan City, 70381 Monday, April 2, 2012 @ 1:30 p.m. Vermilion Parish Abbeville City Hall 101 North State, Abbeville 70510 Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 10:30 a.m.

AcA Arts Grants Recipients @ ArtWalk AcA administers competitive grants to arts organizations to create exhibits and performances, to facilitate workshops and classes to nurture artists and to create new works around Acadiana. Each month two or more current AcA Arts Grants Recipients or community arts affiliates get the opportunity to showcase their projects at the AcA during ArtWalk. January 14 Cultural & Creative Arts Evangeline Parish Library Evangeline Tourism Association February 11 Iberia Parish Library Louisiana Crafts Guild Acadiana Outreach Center/ Plastic Theater of Lafayette March 10 Project S.O.U.N.D Iberia Cultural Resources Association Chorale Acadienne April 14 Freetown Studios Artists Guild Unlimited Bunk Johnson Jazz, Arts & Heritage Festival May 12 St. Martin Parish Library Southern Development Foundation Breaux Bridge Chamber of Commerce/ T-GALOP a Louisiana Horse Story 7


AcA presents

the FUGRO CHANCE

The Fugro Chance Family Performance Series provides a venue for quality live performance for young audiences. This up-close setting is the perfect atmosphere to introduce children to a wide variety of performing arts experiences. These performances are most appropriate for children ages 3–9. All shows are at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $4 for children 12 and under and $6 for adults. AcA membership discount of $1 per ticket.

Migration

Are You My Mother?

presented by Hobey Ford January 11, 2012 @ 6:30 PM Hobey Ford immerses the audience in the original story of a young Mexican girl, Beatriz, and her family’s migration to the United States. Along the way, audiences experience Beatriz’s journey juxtaposed with the stories of wild animals that migrate. Known for his extremely realistic puppets, Ford explores the wonders, trials and unspeakable beauty of those who move across the planet in search of food, shelter and often a better way of life.

presented by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre March 12, 2012 @ 6:30 PM At long last, Baby Bird emerges from her shell and expects to be greeted by her mother’s song. But her mother is not there. Where is she? Why isn’t she home? With the help of Dog, Cat and Hen, Baby Bird sets out in search of Mother Bird in this colorful musical adventure. Based on P.D. Eastman’s classic picture book for young readers, Are You My Mother? is ArtsPower’s enchanting musical about Baby Bird’s journey – an adventure that overflows with love, dedication and friendship.

Danse de la Louisiane presented by L.J. Alleman Dancers February 15, 2012 @ 6:30 PM Enjoy a lesson in Louisiana History through the magic of dance. L.J. Alleman Middle School dance students present the evolution of dance and its direct relation to Louisiana culture. It takes you from its regal beginning in the royal court to the toe-tapping two-step of Cajun Country. Dance styles to be explored include French European ballet, Spanish flamenco dance, modern, Cajun and hip-hop. Get ready to dance!

The Art of Improvisation

PERFORMANCE SERIES The Youth Performance series is geared toward children ages 10 and up. Stay after the show for a question and answer session with the artists! Tickets are $6 each. AcA membership discount is $1 per ticket.

presented by Rhythmic Tapestries February 7, 2012 @ 6:30 PM Join us on this fascinating rhythmic journey that explores the music of West African, Brazilian, Caribbean and Native American cultures. Award-winning artists Nanette Ledet and Julian Garcia with Young Audiences will perform their unique blend of musical influences in a “structured improvisation.” Audience members can join in for a culminating drum circle!

Hamlet, Prince of Puddles presented by L’Enfant Terrible March 1, 2012 @ 6:30 PM Hamlet is the Prince of Denmark but after the untimely death of his kingly father, his mother Gertrude hastily marries his uncle Claudius. When Hamlet learns who is to blame for his father’s death, he struggles to take action and becomes known as the Prince of Puddles! Find out why in this all-ages adaptation of the bard’s classic.

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE Imago Theatre presents

ZooZoo

Tues Jan 31, 2012 @ 7 PM Feb 1, 2012 @ 7 PM Tickets: $25, $20, $15, $10 for students and children under age 12 Imago is part dance performance, part clever adult theater and part kids-costume-spectacular. NY Theater Magazine describes the show as “amazing and enchanting... thrilling... hysterical... a supremely theatrical spectacle... completely immersing... the most purely gratifying moments of theatre we have ever seen!” 9


presents world-class performers in the intimate and sonically pure environment of the AcA’s James Devin Moncus Theater.

WORLD-CLASS

Keb’ Mo’

with special guest Anders Osborne THURS JANUARY 26 @ 7:30 PM The three-time Grammy Award winning Keb’ Mo’ stops by AcA’s Moncus Theater with his smooth and soulful brand of blues. To sweeten the evening, New Orleans standout and blues great Anders Osborne opens the night with an acoustic solo set. This show is sure to be one of the highlights of the 2011-2012 season. Tickets: $79, $69 and $59. Standing room tickets available for $45.

PERFORMERS

Wayne Toups, Steve Riley, Wilson Savoy: The Band Courtbouillon THURS MARCH 22 @ 7:30 PM Three generations of local all-stars are joined together for the first time in a celebration of great Cajun and Creole tunes. Following the criticallyacclaimed release of their self-titled album, this evening will be a rare treat for all fans of South Louisianan music, reflecting on traditional tunes from the 20s and 30s as well as presenting new, original material. Tickets: $35, $28 and $20.

Soul Salvation

featuring Ruthie Foster & Paul Thorn WED MAY 2 @ 7:30 PM One black, one white. One from Texas, one from Mississippi. One woman, one man. Both raised in the church, both steeped in the traditions of American music and both putting their own contemporary twist on it – blending blues, rock, gospel, folk, R&B and country music. Most importantly, both have a whole lotta soul! Ruthie Foster and Paul Thorn have taken their careers to new heights in 2010: The Truth According To Ruthie Foster garnered a Grammy nomination and Thorn’s Pimps and Preachers was #1 on the Americana radio charts. But it is their powerful live shows that establish this dynamic duo as two of America’s freshest and finest performers.

Tickets: $55, $45 and $35.

John Hiatt & Band Date TBA Experience one of America’s greatest songwriters and old-school rockers up close and personal at AcA. We are finalizing dates with management and will announce tickets on sale as soon as possible. Throughout his long and illustrious career, John Hiatt has performed with just about every music icon in the world. Who knows, maybe former Hiatt band member Sonny Landreth will reconnect on stage in what will be an unforgettable performance!

*member discounts available for all AcA AllStars events

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Linoleum Cut Blocks by Peter Berchman DeHart

All AcA concerts held in the state-of-the-art James D. Moncus Theater. Live broadcasts via KRVS 88.7 FM and krvs.org. Shows are all-ages. Performances may be filmed for television. Admission prices vary; most tickets are available online. For more information, please call the Acadiana Center for the Arts at (337) 233-7060, the City of Lake Charles at (337) 491-9147 or visit www. LouisianaCrossroads.org. Member discounts available.

AN EVENING WITH STEVE EARLE With Joel Savoy, Linzay Young and Dirk Powell Thurs January 12 & Fri 13, 2012 @ 8:00 PM, AcA’s James D. Moncus Theater Individual Tickets: $19, $23, $27

DE TEMPS ANTAN, CEDRIC WATSON, ANNA LAURA EDMISTON AND DAVID GREELY: EXPLORING QUEBECOIS, ACADIAN AND CAJUN/CREOLE CONNECTIONS

Wed April 11, 2012 @ 7:00 PM, Central School Theatre, Lake Charles Thurs April 12 & Fri 13, 2012 @ 8:00 PM, AcA’s James D. Moncus Theater Individual Tickets: $19, $23, $27

Creative whirlwind Steve Earle has been at the apex of American music for more than 30 years. In addition to releasing Grammywinning CDs, scoring films, and writing novels, he has a key role in the HBO series Treme, for which he wrote the profoundly moving This City, a song about New Orleans after Katrina.  This solo acoustic show will feature collaboration with some of the musicians featured in Treme, including Joel Savoy and Linzay Young, along with friend Dirk Powell.

The connections between the traditional music of Francophone Canada and Louisiana are undeniable but largely unexplored. This show will take us on that journey, led by world-class performers on both sides of the line. De Temps Antan are at the pinnacle of Quebecois music, featuring virtuoso fiddler André Brunet, along with stellar guitarist and musical scholar Eric Beaudry and master accordionist Pierre-Luc DuPuis.  They will collaborate with top Louisiana artists David Greely, Anna Laura Edmiston and Cedric Watson.

ZIGABOO MODELISTE, KING OF THE FUNKY DRUMS Thurs May 10, 2012 @ 8:00 PM, AcA’s James Devin Moncus Theater Individual Tickets: $19, $23, $27

A TRIBUTE TO LOUISIANA’S LITTLE WALTER, FEATURING JAMES COTTON With Henry Gray Wed March 7, 2012 @ 7:00 PM, Central School Theatre, Lake Charles Thurs March 8 & Fri 9, 2012 @ 8:00 PM, AcA’s James Devin Moncus Theater Individual Tickets: $19, $23, $27   Marksville native Little Walter Jacobs, the father of amplified Blues harmonica, hasn’t always received recognition for his deep-running Creole roots.  We hope to change that with this show! James Cotton, who made his recording debut for Sun Records in 1953, is a harmonica legend and Little Walter’s peer in every sense.  When Little Walter was inducted into the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame, James Cotton paid tribute – he’ll do the same for us here in Louisiana, with his world-class band in tow. There’ll be a few surprise guests to boot.

If you haven’t heard Zigaboo’s incredibly tight and genre-defining drumming on the original recordings of The Meters or the pivotal Wild Tchoupitoulas recordings of the 1970s, you’ve undoubtedly heard one of the countless times he’s been sampled during the last several decades. A first generation creator of Louisiana funk, Zigaboo has worked with The Rolling Stones and countless others.  This show, featuring his hard-grooving seven-piece band, will be the perfect highenergy closer to the season.

The Louisiana Crossroads film and TV pilot is a project that seeks to bring the area’s awardwinning music series to TVs across the nation This hour-long feature film highlights some of Louisiana’s greats including D.L. Menard, filmed on location at his home in Erath; Irma Thomas, filmed during her performance at the ACA in June; Sonny Landreth, filmed both at ACA and the Festival International de Louisiane; and Allen Toussaint, with Preservation Hall Jazz Band, filmed at Preservation Hall in New Orleans. The original concept has been expanded to include the stories behind the music through interviews with the artists and a further exploration of how Louisiana music creates a “crossroads” to other music cultures. The TV pilot was funded by the state Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, Lafayette Economic Development Authority and Acadiana Center for the Arts.

A P RO G R A M O F

Edward C. Abell, Jr. & Elaine Durbin Abell Richard & Kathy Broussard

IN C O L L A B O R AT I O N WITH

Dr. Charles & Marilyn Duhé

Cochrane Technologies Dr. Terry Cromwell Thanks also to The City of Lake Charles and KRVS

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partners @ the CENTER

jazz

AcA is proud to showcase these fine partner organizations for the 2011 - 12 Season in the James Devin Moncus Theater.

presented by Lisa & Chuck Boudreaux

@ the CENTER

AcA brings you the very best in contemporary jazz from around the World. Join us as we turn AcA’s James Devin Moncus Theater into a New York City-style Jazz Club and enjoy great jazz in an authentic club atmosphere. Table seating with cocktail service and rear mezzanine seating available. Note - Rear Mezzanine is regular seating and does not feature cocktail service. This seating is not available as a season ticket and only sold the day of performance. Member disounts available.

Fri May 11, 2012 @ 8 PM PASA’s Singer Songwriter Series Presents

Richard Leigh with Guy Clark Questions? Call PASA at 337.237.2787 or www.pasaonline.org

Fri Jan 20 2012 @ 8:00 PM

Fred Hersch Trio $18 - $45 Recently awarded Jazz Pianist of the Year 2011 by the Jazz Journalists Association, Vanity Fair calls three-time Grammy nominee Fred Hersch “the most aggressively innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade.” Fri March 16 2012 @ 8:00 PM

Hot Club of Detroit $18 - $45 HCoD is a young, swinging ensemble in the style of Gypsy Jazz legend Django Reinhardt with a twist: two guitarists are joined by a bass, saxophone and an accordion. This show will take you back to the American speakeasies and smoky European bars of the 20s. Wed April 4 2012 @ 7:30 PM

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Jazz Ensemble

ASO Chamber Series @ the AcA The Beatles Go Baroque: Sun February 12 at 3 PM and 6:30 PM French Musical Jewels: Tues May 1 @ 7:30 PM Tues May 8 @ 7:30 PM

Questions? Call ASO at 337.232.4277 or www.acadianasymphony.org

$22, $15, Free for UL Students AcA is proud to present this special event in partnership with the UL School of Music Jazz Program. Directed by Bill Hochkeppel, UL’s 18-piece big band performs a wide range of music including swing, Latin, funk, be-bop and Jazz Standards. Modern composers such as Maria Schneider, Dave Holland and Bob Brookmeyer are featured along with classics from the libraries of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton and Maynard Fergusen. Join us in AcA’s cabaret-style jazz club and reserve your table today! Fri May 18 2012 @ 8:00 PM

Dr. Michael White $18 - $45 The Endowment for Humanities’ Humanist of the Year Award winner and recent Treme star Dr. Michael White and his seven-piece band will bring some New Orleans-style jazz to close out our inaugural season. Get ready to second-line between the tables.

Family Adventure Day March 31, 2012 Get a sneak peak of our summer camps and participate in hands-on visual arts activities at the AcA, one stop on the Healing House’s Family Adventure Day tour! For more information or to register, visit www.healing-house.org. 15


special events @ the CENTER

AcA presents: Lt. Governor’s GRAMMY® Gala Sat February 25 @ 7 PM

Various Grammy-nominated and Grammy Award-winning artists from around Louisiana join AcA and Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne in our Grand Celebration of Louisiana Music – our finest export! This year’s Grammy nominees, along with past winners and nominees, will take the stage in a star-studded performance, highlighting the depth and spectrum of our state’s music culture. We will celebrate in style, with an all-inclusive gala featuring fine music, great cooking and hot dancing. $75 all-inclusive, call for pricing on VIP tables, limited availability

Peter Sykes Goldberg Variations, a harpsichord recital Wed March 14 @ 7:30 PM

Internationally acclaimed harpsichord virtuoso and Boston Baroque member Peter Sykes will perform Bach’s famed and devilishly difficult “Goldberg Variations” on a beautiful dual-manual harpsichord on loan from the UL School of Music. It is a rare treat to hear one of the greatest instrumental works ever written in concert, made much more special by hearing it played on the original instrument it was composed for. Ethereal and delicate sounding, the harpsichord will shine in the acoustically perfect setting of AcA’s Moncus Theater. Tickets: $30, $22 and $15

Dr. Gerd Wuestemann, Campero, a CD release recital Wed March 21 @ 7:30 PM

Internationally acclaimed guitar virtuoso, Lafayette resident and AcA Executive Director Dr. Gerd Wuestemann celebrates the release of his 10th album in a recital of contemporary South American compositions. This evening also marks his comeback performances after a series of near career-ending injuries. Tickets: $15 - $35

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Fashion Show Mon March 26 @ 6 PM We are excited to collaborate with the UL College of the Arts for the 4th year with the Annual UL Fashion Show. Students prepare fashion ranging from the mildly avant-garde to the decidedly outlandish…and then act as their own runway models! Tommy Hilfiger – eat your heart out! For tickets and pricing please contact the UL College of the Arts.

Opera 101 with Shawn Roy – Verdi’s La Traviata Fri April 13 @ 6 PM, AcA ArtHouse Shawn Roy, Director of Opera Studies at the UL School of Music, will give an introduction to one of the great masterpieces of Italian opera, screened live from the MET Opera to AcA the following day. With UL Students performing short excerpts and arias from the piece, this “Opera 101” will make opera lovers out of opera newbies, while deepening the experience for our veteran opera audiences.Free Event!

LIME – Louisiana International Music Exchange Fri April 27 - all-day event Industry exclusive event – artists, presenters, agents and promoters only.

Derby Day Soirée an AcA Fundraiser featuring all things Kentucky Derby Sat May 5 Don your best hat, tie up an ascot, grab a mint julep and head to AcA to celebrate the Run for the Roses as you rub shoulders with celebrity jockeys, enjoy special events, fun drinks & nibbles, get a sneak-peak in behind-the-scenes coverage and follow the live broadcast on our giant screen. Please check the AcA website later this spring for more details.

Monday, April 23rd through Thursday, April 26th: Creative Economy Events Check our website for Calendar updates on special community events around Festival Internationale, celebrating innovation, creativity and culture!

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From Bible belt to Iron Curtain, the movies featured in this year’s Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers will transport viewers into new worlds with dance sensationals, animated weekends and heartbreaking

The Toe Tactic Wed Feb 8, 2012 @ 7:30 PM

coming-of-age stories that span the globe. The Acadiana Center for the Arts brings these

A Good Man

extraordinary dramas and

Wed Mar 7, 2012 @ 7:30 PM

documentaries to downtown

My Perestroika Wed April 11, 2012 @ 7:30 PM

Lafayette alongside their equally extraordinary filmmakers for viewing, discussion and enjoyment of the cinematic arts. Following the screening of each feature film, the filmmaker and the audience will engage in a discussion about the film and their work as filmmakers. 

film

@ the CENTER

Cinema on the Bayou Wed January 25 @ 6 PM Opening Reception

Sat January 28 - all day Screenings, Workshops

Sun January 29 from Noon - 6 PM Screenings, Closing Reception

Local Filmmakers’ Showcase May 12 & 13

Join us during the May ArtWalk weekend and discover the rich talent pool and incredible imagination of Acadiana’s own accomplished directors and producers. From documentaries to fiction films, local themes to global concerns, this is THE showcase for film talent in Acadiana.

Tickets: $6 member, $8 public / series tickets: $32 member, $40 public

The Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series The Met: Live in HD continues for its sixth season, featuring 11 total live transmissions. Don’t miss the chance to experience the Met live in the AcA’s James Devin Moncus theater! The Enchanted Island Sat Jan 21 @ Noon

Wagner’s Gotterdammerung Sat Feb 11 @ 11 AM

Verdi’s Ernani Encore Presentation Sun Feb 26 @ Noon

Massenet’s Manon Sat April 7 @ 11 AM

Verdi’s La Traviata Sat April 14 @ Noon

TICKETS: $16 member, $18 public, $10 children, $14 seniors and students

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Imago Theatre presents

ZooZoo

Tues Jan 31, 2012 @ 7 PM Feb 1, 2012 @ 7 PM Tickets: $25, $20, $15, $10 for students and children under age 12

dance & theater

Imago is part dance performance, part clever adult theater and part kidscostume-spectacular. NY Theater Magazine describes the show as “amazing and enchanting... thrilling...hysterical...a supremely theatrical spectacle... completely immersing...the most purely gratifying moments of theatre we have ever seen!”

@ the CENTER

Acting Up (in Acadiana) Student Showcase

Acting Up (in Acadiana) Summer Youth Shakespeare

February 9 and 10 at 7:00 PM Acting Up (in Acadiana)’s 2012 Student Showcase, The Flapping of a Butterfly’s Wings May Cause a Tsunami Half Way Around the World, takes place in residence at AcA. The script is based on writing prompts of student actors age 7-17 who ponder the idea of time travel and the events of history. What manifests is a humorous piece of revisionist theatrics. For more information contact Amy Waguespack (337) 739-4273 or info@actingupinacadiana.com.

Registration begins March 1, 2012 The Ensemble will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with a production of Love’s Labour’s Lost in residence at the AcA. The 15-day intensive performing arts camp runs July 8 - 22 and 26 – 28, with public performances on July 20 - 22 and 27 - 28. Students will study all aspects of the performing arts: acting, music, dance and design with extensive professional faculty and staff. For more information contact Amy Waguespack (337) 739-4273 or info@actingupinacadiana.com.

Hamlet, Prince of Puddles

Twelfth Night January 5 – 7 @ 7:30 PM January 7 @ 2 PM Acting Up (in Acadiana), the professional theatre company in residence at AcA, presents Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night on 12th Night, marking the end of the holiday season and the beginning of Carnival season. The play, set in South Louisiana during Mardi Gras, highlights the themes of over-indulgence, masking and veiling and the oh-so-common topsy turvy, carnivalesque foolery. Join us as we celebrate the New Year with righteous laughter and fun with costume contests and prizes! For more information contact Amy Waguespack (337) 739-4273 or info@actingupinacadiana.com.

presented by L’Enfant Terrible March 3, 2012 @ 11:00 AM and 7:30 PM Hamlet is the Prince of Denmark, but after the untimely death of his kingly father, his mother Gertrude hastily marries his uncle Claudius. When Hamlet learns who is to blame for his father’s death, he struggles to take action and becomes know as the Prince of Puddles! Find out why in this all-ages adaptation of the Bard’s classic. L’Enfant theatre group formed because of their love of storytelling and the belief that amazing, entertaining and subversive theater doesn’t have to live in the realm of “adults only” theater–the true universality of storytelling appeals to all ages and all communities.

Dance & Theater Residency @ the Center March 25 - April 1, 2012 May 20 - 27, 2012 During the spring season, AcA offers two slots for Acadiana companies to submit their finest proposals for innovative theater or creative dance productions. A statewide expert panel will review submissions and the winning ensembles rehearse and perform in our state-ofthe-art James D. Moncus Theater. Stay tuned for more details. 21


exhibitions @ the CENTER

ARTWORKS BY SCOT SINCLAIR, JESSICA BIZER, LUBA ZYGAREWICZ, PATRICK SEGURA, LEE DEIGAARD, GLORIA FIERO, REGINA SCULLY, HANNAH CHALEW, JONATHAN HICKS

Main Gallery

James S. Mallia Galleria

Prospect Lafayette / Prospect.2 November 12th - January 21st

From the Collection of Burnell Lemoine November 12, 2011- February 4, 2012

Lost and Found: Louisiana’s Landscapes Revisited February 11, 2012 - April 28, 2012

Johnathan “JJ” Wilson February 11, 2012 - April 7, 2012

Southern Open 2012 May 12, 2012 - July 14, 2012 Juror: Rene P. Barilleaux, Chief Curator, Curator of Art after 1945, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas

Side Gallery Scot Sinclair December 10th - January 7th From the Collection of Burnell Lemoine January 14, 2012 - February 4, 2012 Gloria Fiero: Mardi Gras / Jazz February 11, 2012 - March 3, 2012

Emee Morgan April 14, 2012 - June 2, 2012

Coca-Cola Studio Patrick Segura February 11, 2012 - April 7, 2012

Student Exhibitions in the ArtHouse/Circle Gallery Each spring AcA hosts numerous visual arts exhibitions featuring artwork created by students throughout the Acadiana area. These exhibits showcase the incredible talent of our youth from ages 3 to 18. All exhibitions take place in the AcA’s second floor ArtHouse and Circle Gallery (dates are subject to change). Judice Middle and Comeaux High School Visual Arts Exhibits January 31–February 14 Lafayette Parish Talented Visual Arts Exhibit March 20–31, 2012

The Vault

ESA Lower School Visual Arts Exhibit April 17–28, 2012

The Vault plays host to an artist from the Louisiana Crafts Guild every month, celebrating traditional crafts alongside fine arts. For more information please visit www.louisianacrafts.org.

PACE Student Art Exhibit May 1–12, 2012 L.J. Alleman Middle School Arts Academy Visual Arts Exhibit May 14–19, 2012

Killian Williams March 10, 2012 - May 5, 2012 Dave DuBose April 14, 2012 - May 5, 2012 Luba Zygarewicz May 12, 2012 - June 2, 2012 23


What a great way to start the New Year: celebrate Twelfth Night by checking out AcA resident theater company Acting Up’s rendition of the Shakespeare classic. Mid-month the great Texas Bard Steve Earle makes a twonight stop with Louisiana Crossroads, and later in the month Blues star and Grammy winner Keb’ Mo’ joins forces with Louisiana’s own blues rocker Anders Osborne. Closing out January is a spectacular set of schooland evening performances by IMAGO, combining elements of theater and dance with amazing costumes and lighting – spiced up with a wicked sense of humor.

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8 PM Louisiana Crossroads: An Evening with Steve Earle, with Joel Savoy, Linzay Young and Dirk Powell

8 PM Louisiana Crossroads: An Evening with Steve Earle, with Joel Savoy, Linzay Young and Dirk Powell

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4 - 7 PM Eric Johnson: Learning and Dancing Throughout the Curriculum

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EXHIBITS & ONGOING EVENTS January ArtWalk Exhibits: Main Gallery: Prospect Lafayette, Side Gallery: From the Collection of Burnell Lemoine, Mallia Galleria: From the Collection of Burnell Lemoine

7 PM Imago Theatre presents ZooZoo 4:30 - 6:30 PM Mixed Media Drawing Course

Mixed Media Drawing Course: Led by Erin Broussard Tuesdays, Jan 24 - Mar 20 (no class Feb 21) @ 4:30 - 6:30 PM January 31 - February 14: Judice Middle and Comeaux High School Visual Arts Exhibits

tickets and info: 337.233.7060 or AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org

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Happy Mardi Gras y’all! This month AcA celebrates Louisiana’s finest export article: our music culture. Join Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne in Louisiana’s first ever Grammy Gala, showcasing this year’s winners and nominees, along with laureates from years past from around the State. This red-carpet gala will be a night to remember. Theater takes on a starring role in February, with a second performance of IMAGO’s imaginative dream-ride ZOO ZOO, a local student showcase courtesy of AcA residentcompany Acting Up, and the start of a weeklong residency with L.A. Theater Troupe L’Enfant Terrible.

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9 AM - 1 PM Jackie Miller: Cajun Prairie Mardi Gras Mask and Capuchon Workshop presented by LA Folk Roots

4 - 7 PM Nettie McDaniel and Brenda Petro: Art Works in Writing

7:30 PM Southern Circuit: The Toe Tactic

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4 - 7 PM Nanette Ledet: The Art of Improvisation: Creating Connections to Classroom Curriculum through Music and Movement

7 PM Acting Up (in Acadiana) Student Showcase

11 AM The Met in HD: Wagner’s Gotterdammerung 6 - 8 PM ARTWALK Galleries: Opening Exhibits* Community @ the Center

7 PM Acting Up (in Acadiana) Student Showcase

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6:30 PM Danse de la Louisiane presented by L.J. Alleman Dancers

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NOON The Met in HD: Encore Presentation Verdi’s Ernani

7 PM Lt. Governor’s GRAMMY® Gala

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4:30 - 6:30 PM Mixed Media Drawing Course

Leap Day

4 - 7 PM Justin Zsebe: Storytelling and Shakespeare: Find Your Frame

tickets and info: 337.233.7060 or AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org

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Louisiana Crossroads pays homage to the legacy of Little Walter, inventor of the amplified blues harmonica and born to a French-Creole family in Marksville, Louisiana. On stage Chicago blues-legend James Cotton will help us remember one of our State’s music greats. Our Jazz Series continues with Jazz Club atmosphere and Hot Club of Detroit playing Django-style tunes. Special events feature a Harpsichord performance of Bach’s famed Goldberg Variations as well as a CD release recital of South American repertoire by AcA executive director Dr. Gerd Wuestemann. Our All-Star series continues with an evening of homegrown All-Stars: Wayne Toups, Steve Riley and Wilson Savoy perform traditional tunes and new composition, backed by some very special guests. This show brings three generations of the finest in Cajun music together.

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EXHIBITS & ONGOING EVENTS March ArtWalk Exhibits: Main Gallery: Lost and Found: Louisiana’s Landscapes Revisited, Side Gallery: Killian Williams, Mallia Galleria: Johnathan “JJ” Wilson, Coca-Cola Studio: Patrick Segura Mixed Media Drawing Course: Led by Erin Broussard Tuesdays, Jan 24 - Mar 20 (no class Feb 21) @ 4:30 - 6:30 PM March 20 - 31: Lafayette Parish Talented Visual Arts Exhibit

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Acting Up (in Acadiana) Summer Youth Shakespeare Registration Begins

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9 AM and 11:30 AM Are You My Mother?: presented by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre (student show) 9 AM Are You My Mother?: presented by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre (student show) ARTWORKS BY MARY ELLEN LEGER, PACE PROGRAM STUDENT

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7:30 PM Peter Sykes: Goldberg Variations, a harpsichord recital

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4 - 7 PM Karen Bordelon and Hector LaSala: Box City: Building an Understanding of Community through Art and Writing

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11 AM and 7:30 PM Hamlet Prince of Puddles: presented by L’Enfant Terrible

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St. Patrick’s Day Private Event

8 PM Hot Club of Detroit presented by Jazz @ the Center

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4:30 - 6:30 PM Mixed Media Drawing Course

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7:30 PM Dr. Gerd Wuestemann: Campero, a CD release recital

7:30 PM IBERIABANK presents Wayne Toups, Steve Riley, Wilson Savoy: The Band Courtbouillon An AcA AllStars Event

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Dance & Theater Residency

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10:30 AM DAF Grant Workshop: Vermilion Parish

10 AM DAF Grant Workshop: St. Martin Parish

6 PM ULL Fashion Show

1 PM DAF Grant Workshop: St. Landry Parish

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Healing House: Family Adventure Day more info: www.healing-house.org Dance & Theater Residency

tickets and info: 337.233.7060 or AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org

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It’s Festival International time in Lafayette and AcA ties into the festivities with the Louisiana International Music Exchange and other special community events. Earlier in the month we foster our partnerships with UL Lafayette through a special performance by the UL Lafayette Jazz Ensemble and an Opera 101 event presented by UL Opera director Shaw Roy, in preparation of our following MET Opera live broadcast. Louisiana Crossroads explores musical connections between French Louisiana and French Canada with Quebecoise power trio Des Temps Antan and local stars Cedric Watson, Anna Laura Edmiston and David Greely.

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6 PM Shawn Roy: Opera 101: Verdi’s La Traviata

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7:30 PM Southern Circuit: My Perestroika

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7:30 PM ULL Jazz Ensemble presented by Jazz @ the Center

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8 PM Louisiana Crossroads: De Temps Antan, Cedric Watson, Anna Laura Edmiston and David Greely: Exploring Quebecois, Acadian and Cajun/Creole Connections

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8 PM Louisiana Crossroads: De Temps Antan, Cedric Watson, Anna Laura Edmiston and David Greely: Exploring Quebecois, Acadian and Cajun/Creole Connections

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6 - 8 PM ARTWALK Galleries: Opening Exhibits* Community @ the Center *see below for artists and details

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LIME: Louisiana International Music Exchange (all day event)

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EXHIBITS & ONGOING EVENTS April ArtWalk Exhibits: Main Gallery: Lost and Found: Louisiana’s Landscapes Revisited, Side Gallery: Dave DuBose, Mallia Galleria: Emee Morgan, Coca-Cola Studio: Patrick Segura

Special Community Events

April 17 - 28: ESA Lower School Visual Arts Exhibit April 24th - April 26th: Special Events: Check our website for Calendar updates on special community events around Festival International.

tickets and info: 337.233.7060 or AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org

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The Student Arts Expo is an annual event designed to increase public knowledge and appreciation of the arts by and for the youth of the community. A joint effort of the Acadiana Center for the Arts and the Lafayette Parish School System, with support from Downtown Lafayette and the Lafayette Consolidated Government, this event pairs downtown business with schools for a day full of performance and visual arts exhibits by students from around Lafayette Parish. Mark your calendars now for this incredible free event!

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7:30 PM IBERIABANK presents Soul Salvation featuring Ruthie Foster and Mark Thorn An AcA AllStars Event

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Derby Day Soirée: an AcA Fundraiser featuring all things Kentucky Derby

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8 PM Louisiana Crossroads: Zigaboo Modeliste, King of the Funky Drums

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9AM - 6PM Student Arts Expo 6 - 8 PM ARTWALK Galleries: Opening Exhibits* Community @ the Center 8 PM PASA presents: Singer/Songwriter Series: Richard Leigh with Guy Clark

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Local Filmmakers Showcase Mother’s Day

8 PM Dr. Michael White presented by Jazz @ the Center

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EXHIBITS & ONGOING EVENTS May ArtWalk Exhibits: Main Gallery: Southern Open, Side Gallery: Luba Zygarewicz, Mallia Galleria: Emee Morgan May 1 - 12: PACE Student Art Exhibit May 14 - 19: L.J. Alleman Middle School Arts Academy Visual Arts Exhibit

tickets and info: 337.233.7060 or AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org

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craft beers * music * ac tents * craft beers * music * ac tents

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explore summer camps @ the center!

Gulf Brew is AcA’s biggest fundraiser of the year and one of the biggest in Acadiana! The best of beer and food from the Gulf Coast region makes for a great way to pass a Saturday evening while helping preserve the arts in Acadiana. Huge white tents blanket Parc International with more than adequate air conditioning and over 120 craft and specialty beers inside.

AcA’s Creativity @ the Center summer art camps offer creative, challenging and meaningful hands-on experiences for children. The limited group sizes provide opportunities for up-close and personal attention for each child. We believe in an approach to teaching and learning that employs stimulating ideas like self-inquiry and self-expression. Although the activities are learning-based, they are also designed for lots of summer fun!

But! This being a festival in Southwest Louisiana, beer isn’t all you get. Enjoy live music, an on-site beer brewing demonstration and play all of your favorite beer games!

Look for our line-up of exciting summer activities for kids of all ages in April!

craft beers * music * ac tents * craft beers * music * ac tents

337.233.7060 or AcadianaCenterforthearts.org

ticketing & theater seating @ the CENTER

AcA offers three easy and convenient ways to purchase season passes and individual tickets:

1 Visit our website at AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org,

AcA Box Office Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM and two hours prior to performances

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2 Call the AcA Box office at 233-7060, let our friendly Box

Office attendants help you find your favorite seats and receive discounts, then purchase with a credit card over the phone.

3 Visit the AcA Box Office in person, find your favorite seats, receive discounts and pay with cash, check or credit card. Either way - we’ll be happy to hold your tickets at Will Call or Mail them to you in advance. Additional Fees Add a $2 Convenience Fee for each ticket purchased online. Add a $1 Facility Fee to each ticket. Add a $1.50 Mailing Fee for envelopes, stamps and processing.

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AcA’s James D. Moncus Theater features an innovative, modular floor and seating system. In addition to our standard seating chart, select performances may feature: Thrust Stage | In-the-Round | Table Seating | Standing Room | Partial Seating/Standing Room

337.233.7060 or AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org

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Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage

PAID Lafayette, LA 70501 Permit #274

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Richard & Kathy Broussard

Cochrane Technologies

Chris & Amy Allums-Lee

Dr. Terry Cromwell

Building Brand Character

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AcA Spring Season 2012  

Spring season schedule of events and calendar.

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