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Art of ReUSE

The Art of ReUSE Exhibit and Sale to Benefit The Children’s Museum of Acadiana


Last summer the Children's Museum of Acadianasent out a Call to Artists, inviting them to create and donate art incorporating reused or salvaged materials, to be exhibited and sold to benefit the museum.  Eighty to a hundred local and regional artists have responded to the call to participate in The Art of ReUSE:  Works from the Bizzuka Reuseum Artist Collective.  Artists such as Mary Attwood, Lisa Ayres, Vergie Banks, John Bienvenu, Fred Daspit, Troy Dugas, Adrian Fulton, Amy Guidry, Louise Guidry, Hope Hebert, James Hebert, JoJo Jilbert, Cindy Killgore, Donald LeBlanc, Joyce Linde, Mary Morgan, John Palmer, William Parr, Diane Pecnik, Mary Perrin, Ange Riehl, Paul Schexnayder Daren Sylvester,   Dickie Wagner, Bhi C. Wooley, and many others, have contributed art in a variety of media:  painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, photography, jewelry, fiber art, ceramics, metal work, glass work, altered books.    As the finished art begins to come in, we are seeing an amazingly creative, innovative, beautiful, and surprising exhibit taking shape.  You will not want to miss the opportunity to view and purchase works from The Art of ReUSE.  The first Art of ReUSE exhibit opens Friday, February 27, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Gallery 912, 912 Coolidge, in Lafayette’s Oil Center.  The exhibit continues through March 10, 2009.  Following the opening exhibit at Gallery 912, works from this collection will be displayed at The Big Easel at River Ranch in April, and in the Side Gallery of The Acadiana Center for the Arts during the month of June.  As with the Heymann Historic Ceiling Tile Exhibit, the works of The Art of ReUSE exhibit will be sold to benefit the arts and education programs of the Children's Museum of Acadiana.  For more information about The Art of ReUSE, contact the CMA, 337-232-8500.
To view some of the innovative pieces of art available, please click here to view them, the CMA and Gallery 912 present the Art of ReUSE
Date:  Friday, February 27, 2009 - Tuesday, March 10, 2009
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Time:  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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