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Acadian Cultural Center hosts two art exhibitions for Women’s History Month


In honor of Women’s History Month in March, the Acadian Cultural Center is hosting the art of two local artists.

An exhibit featuring the art of Alice Wallce will be on view until May 28; another featuring work by Jerilyn LaVergne will be on view until May 29. Both are free and open to the public.

Alice Wallace’s exhibit will include dyed silk, marbled paper, and hand-carved puppets. Her puppets have performed in libraries, museums, schools, and festivals across the country. Wallace, who was raised in Lafayette, has little formal training. She taught herself to carve and learned silk dyeing from a local artist and paper marbling from YouTube.

Jerilyn LaVergne is a fused glass artist inspired by her need to record her life experiences by creating art from the whimsical to the soulful. Working out of her Sunset studio, she fuses brightly colored glass that includes abstract wind chimes, masks, and more. LaVergne grew up in Sunset and spent seven years in Nigeria, experiencing the West African culture, which expanded her interest in all art forms.

The Acadian Cultural Center is located at 501 Fisher Road in Lafayette and is open Thursday-Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, call the center at 337-232-0789 or visit www.nps.gov/jela.

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