I wanted to share some photos from my night at the Forum for Equality exhibit. The Lafayette chapter of the Forum for Equality held a group exhibition- “Fight for Your Rights” at The Alamo. I was honored to be invited to participate for such a great cause. The exhibit coincided with the Forum’s event to get the public involved in the fight for equal rights and support the LGBT community. For more information on the Forum for Equality, visit their website at www.ForumforEquality.com. There was a great turnout for the show, lots of support, and a lot of fun. I have a few photos posted here but more can be found under the events section of my website at www.AmyGuidry.com.
I received news the other day that my work was selected for this year’s Art Melt in Baton Rouge. So looks like my new work is going to get some more exposure! The 2010 Art Melt will be held at a new venue this year- the Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge, LA. The jurors for this year’s exhibit were Andrea Pollan, the Executive Director of the Curator’s Office in Washington D.C; Denny Mecham, the Executive Director of the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, Mississippi; and Paul Dean, Associate Professor at the LSU School of Art in Baton Rouge, LA. The exhibit will open July 16th and remain up through August 28th. There will be a preview party on July 15th from 6:30-10pm.
I was recently asked to participate in the Forum for Equality’s “Fight for Your Rights” exhibit. The opportunity sort of popped up, as that happens sometimes with exhibits, and luckily I had work available to show. The group exhibition features work by local (Louisiana) artists supporting LGBT equality. In addition to the art, there will be food, wine, and music. And it’s all for a good cause, with 40% of the proceeds going to the Forum for Equality. The Forum For Equality “is a statewide civil rights organization dedicated to the establishment of a society free from discrimination and to the support of good government.”
Where you need to be: The Alamo (downtown Lafayette); When: Friday, June 25; Time: 8-11:30pm. See you there!
You may recall I posted a small piece of my latest work on here. Although it’s not finished yet, I do have a good chunk done to show you. This time it’s roughly one and a half feet wide. I’m calling this piece “Survival of the Fittest.” After all the hours and days and months (!) I’ve invested in this piece, I’m starting to think this is a test of my own fitness. I’m no quitter, though, so I will be posting the finished piece soon!
This will be my latest addition to my series, “In Our Veins.” BTW, you can also read more about this series on my website since I’ve recently added an artist statement. And for those of you who are wondering, this is an acrylic on canvas, 36 inches wide by 18 inches high.
So in the meantime, enjoy these detail shots of my progress and be sure to check out the rest of this series on my website www.AmyGuidry.com.
Time has flown by so quickly, I almost forgot to post this month’s Artwalk schedule. Second Saturday Artwalk in downtown Lafayette, LA starts this weekend- June 12th. Some galleries are open as of 5 (though I think the official start time is 6pm) and will remain open until 8pm. And this is a free event!
Acadiana Center for the Arts– 101 W. Vermilion St. / 337-233-7060
Main Gallery: Through July 24, 2010- Southern Open 2010
Side Gallery: June 12 – July 2, 2010- Kent Hutslar Memorial
Vault Series: Through July 24, 2010- Pat Juneau
Cajun Spice– 535 Jefferson St / 337-232-3061
Anne Bulliard Crownover Glasswork & Mosaics
Cité des Arts– 109 Vine St. / 337-291-1122
West Coast Feelings Collection: Los Angeles to Lafayette 2010 works by DGeyrald
Galerie Eclaireuse– 535 Jefferson St. / 337-234-5492
Paintings by Steve Schneider, Dennis Sipiorski and Ruth Sipiorski
Gallery 549– 549 Jefferson St. / 337-593-0796
Frederic O. Daspit- New Sculpture
Gallery R (at The Russo Group)- 116 E. Congress St. / 337-769-1530
Lynn Eustace Sanders- “Collaborative Color”
Pottery Alley– 205 W. Vermilion St. / 337-267-4453
“The Spirit of Haiti”– steel drum art by Carlo Brutus
Sans Souci Gallery– 219 E. Vermilion St. / 337-266-7999
“Drawn to the Stage”- A Collection of Drawings by Elemore Morgan, Jr.
*Not part of Lafayette Artwalk, but as a reminder, I am currently showing in Columbia, LA at the Schepis Museum. My exhibit, “New Realm,” is up now through June 30th. Admission is free and the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9-5pm. View photos from the opening at www.AmyGuidry.com
Here’s a taste of my event photos from my show at the Schepis Museum in Columbia, LA. More on my events section of my website www.AmyGuidry.com. The show is a solo exhibit of my “New Realm” series and is up now through the end of June, so be sure to stop by if you are in the area. The News Star, the Monroe local newspaper, also ran a short article about the show. Read the article online at http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20100528/LIFESTYLE/5280303.