For the fourth year in a row, I have the privilege of chairing The Big Easel Art Show in Lafayette. The 2012 event will prove to be the best yet with seventy (that's a big 70!) in one place for one day only. Saturday May 5th is the date, 10-5 is the time, and River Ranch's Town Square is the place.
This is a NOT to be missed event. The artist committee juried hard this year and there were moments when even I, as chair, wanted my vote to count as two when the results were coming in. I was shocked at how tough (and fair) Hope Hebert, Kelli Kaufman, Kim Landry, and Lue Svendson were being when making the most important decision of all: who is good enough and will "bring it" to the event to make it the best yet.
In addition to the artist committee, we added Renee Matamoros and Laura Ketteringham to the planning committee. Renee, marketing director for City Club at River Ranch and River Ranch Institute (our partner this year), has organized entertainment and food for the event and Laura Ketteringham is running the children's activities portion of the day.
Over the next few weeks I will feature pieces by the 2012 Big Easel artists. For now, here is our incredible 2012 poster featuring "The Big Easel Palate" by Lafayette artist Julie Breaux:
And a HUGE thank you to our main sponsors this year:
The Village of River Ranch
River Ranch Institute
Acadiana Plastics Molding (APM)
Henry J. Kaufman IV, M.D.
Community First Bank
and to our in-kind sponsors:
City Club at River Ranch
It truly takes a village for The Big Easel to happen....and I hope to see all of you in the village of River Ranch on Saturday, May 5th!