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April 11, 2016

For Immediate Release
Festival International de Louisiane

Buz Reid, Chairman 30th Anniversary Committee

(337) 278-0556
Festival International Photography Display. Art Talk During Art Walk. Flying the Festival Flag.

(Lafayette, La.) - The Festival International de Louisiane 30th Anniversary Special Exhibits Committee in cooperation with Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA), will display the 30th Anniversary Photographic Retrospective this Saturday April 9, from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the 100 Block of West Vermilion Street. The 100 block of West Vermilion in front of AcA will be closed to accommodate the exhibit during Art Walk in downtown Lafayette. The exhibit consists of 20 panels (42” X 93”) on stands with historical Festival International de Louisiane photographs.
The 30-year photographic retrospective was produced with images from official festival photographers for each year. Professor Lynda Frese with the Department of Visual Arts with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and her Intermediate and Advanced Photography class students served as curators for the exhibit.  Professor Frese and her classes chose the final pictures to be printed on the boards and determined the arrangement of the photographs on the boards. They identified the groups or person pictured in the photographs.
Phil Lank, one of Festivals Founders, and Allen Bacque, a local architect, coordinated the exhibit, and designed how and where to display the photographs for the exhibit.    
During Festival the Exhibit will be displayed in front of the Central Fire Station at Vermilion and Lee Avenue across from Don’s Seafood. If you can’t come out this Saturday for Art Walk to see this exhibit please see it during Festival starting Thursday, April 21, after 5:00 p.m.
Official Festival Photographers and Exhibit Organizers:
Jeanne Louise Bulliard, Denny Culbert, Lucius Fontenot, Philip Gould, Brad Kemp, Daniel Lincoln, Robin May
Scott Feehan, President, Board of Directors
Buz Reid, Chair, 30th Anniversary Special Exhibits Committee
Phil Lank and Allen Bacqué, Coordinators, Photography Exhibit
Professor Lynda Frese and UL Lafayette Intermediate and Advanced Photography Classes, Curators, Photography Exhibit
Art Talk During Art Walk.
Glenn Stokes, art collector, entomologist, horticulturalist, consultant to the World Health Organization and governments around the world, will speak about his experiences collecting the art of Haiti on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in downtown Lafayette. His presentation is in conjunction with the exhibition, “Haiti: Paintings from Paradise – The Collection of Yvonne and Glenn Stokes,” on view at the AcA through April 30, 2016. The exhibition commemorates the 30th anniversary of Festival International de Louisiane.
Fly the Festival Flag.
Mayor President Joel Robideaux declared the month of April Festival Month at last night’s City Parish Council Meeting. The Mayor- President asked that people “fly the flag and support the festival.”
Anyone interested in buying Festival Flags can purchase a flag for $20.00 to fly at their home or business. Buy a flag today and show your support for Festival.
Flags are available here:

  • Guidry’s Hardware on Jefferson Street

  • Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA) in downtown Lafayette

  • Parish Ink on Jefferson and in River Ranch

  • Twins Burgers and Sweets in South College Shopping Center and in Youngsville

  • Scott’s Drum Center on Johnston Street next to Doug Ashy

  • Gallery 912 Frame Shop
in the Oil Center
  • Johnson's Boucaniere, 1111 St. John
They are also available online on the Festival website:
or by calling Buz Reid at (337) 278-0556.


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