Event Title: “Halloween Art and Nature Festival 2018” What: Free family friendly event When: Saturday October 27, 2018 from 11 to 5 PM. Where: Atelier de la Nature
1050 Andrew Gautreaux Road, Arnaudville, LA 70512
(between Arnaudville and Cecilia, I-10 Exit 115 Henderson)
About the event:
The Halloween Art & Nature Festival is a family-friendly FREE event inviting all children and families to celebrate Halloween and Louisiana’s special natural surroundings, through art, music, food and science. This free event will include all sorts of spooktacular fun Halloween activities and workshops such as: Trick or Treating, DIY Costume Workshop using recycled/upcycled materials, Creation of Goulish Art and Bug Portraits, Freaky Photo Booth, Frightening Face-Painting, Spooky Soap Making, Pumpkin Giveaway and Decorating, Haunted Hayrides, Zombie Gardening, DIY Bat Boxes, Scare-rumptious Food workshops, Spine-tingling Story Telling, Semi-Living Music, Live Reptiles, Preserved Specimens, and much more!
This year’s Master of Ceremonies will be celebrity guest Renella Rose Champagne from radio station KRVS’s program “Lost in Love”.
Music performances curated by Sweet Cecilia’s & Al Berard Fund’s Laura Huval will be:
10-11:30 am Harris Family Band – Traditional/ Cajun/Creole
12-2pm Blake Miller and Jimmy Breaux Trio -Traditional Cajun Music
2:30-4:30 Michael Scott – Alternative Country/Rock/Singer-Songwriter
Artist exhibition: “Three Weird Sisters: Deuxième Acte” will include artworks by Carey Clark, Lynda Frese, and Renée Monrose
Workshops and demos:
“The Art and Science of Beer Making” with Karlos Knott (Bayou Teche Brewing) + Dr. Brandon Ballengée (LSU Museum of Natural Science)
Hands-on sculpting demo by sculptor Russell Whiting
Egg tempera painting workshop with artist Lynda Frese
Native flora and fauna still life painting workshop with artist Rick Gates
Spirit animal self-portrait workshop with visiting NYC artists Carey Clark & Renée Monrose
Violin making and fiddle playing demonstration with Anya Burgess of Sola Violins
Bug portraits painting and pumpkin decorating activity with Susan Cader
“Garage Band” Music workshop using household and recycled/up-cycled materials with musician Jim Louis-Marie of Latino Pulse
“Spooky soap-making” with Theresa Richard (Bain Amour Bath & Body Co.)
“Nature Morte” specimen drawing workshop with artist Nancy Joyce
“Unlocking the Power of Slimy Green Manure” with Candide Wyble(Cosmic Bees of Acadiana)
Native plant giveaway with the Marsh Doctor Blaise Pezold
“Fearsome Fishes” specimen demo and fossil shark teeth giveaway with Dr. Prosanta Chakrabarty (LSU Museum of Natural Science)
“It’s Alive!” Fermentation workshop with Food Educator Aurore Ballengée
and others TBA
Participating organizations: Acadiana Master Naturalists, Acadiana Native Plant Project, Bain Amour Bath & Body Company, Cajun Legacy Foods, Cosmic Bees of Acadiana, Cub Scouts Pack 301, La Table Français, Le Réveil du Français- Cecilia French Immersion, Les Deux Mondes, Louisiana Amphibian And Reptile Enthusiasts (L.A.R.E.), LSU Museum of Natural Science, NUNU’s Art Collective, E&E Books and Livres, Zydeco Foods and others.
About Atelier de la Nature:
Atelier de la Nature aims to inspire people about the nature of our backyards, the food we grow and eat locally here in South Louisiana, and learn how collectively we can protect these natural gifts for future generations. Atelier de la Nature offers dual language (French- English) cooking demonstrations, guided nature walks, eco-workshops, art and science educational programing, and more! Within the nature reserve, restorations are have begun to bring back native prairie, hardwood and wetland habitats, as well as family friendly nature trails. We all know that the food and culture of South Louisiana is special but did you know we live in one of the most biologically rich areas in the United States? Come join us to learn more! Located between Cecilia and Arnaudville, Atelier de la Nature, was began in 2016 by Aurore Ballengée (Sustainable food Educator) and Dr. Brandon Ballengée (Artist and Biologist) and their children Lily and Victor.
Atelier de la Nature is a partner of Nunu Arts & Culture Collective.
Further information is available upon request:
Aurore Ballengée & Brandon Ballengée, Ph.D.
Atelier de la Nature [email protected]
337-761-6335 or 646-726-1387