Jun 27, 2014 5:50 PM by Jordan Lippincott
Visual artist and University of Louisiana at Lafayette 2013 Distinguished Professor Lynda Frese and David Greely of the Mamou Playboys have been selected as artists in residence for the Art and Shadows program. The program provides unique studio and performance space for one visual artist and one musician at the Shadows-on-the-Teche, a National Historic Landmark and historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in New Iberia, La. The idea behind innovative arts programming at historic sites is to enhance their role as community assets and increase cultural and economic impacts in their neighborhoods and regions.
According to the director of Shadows-on-the-Teche, Pat Kahle, the site has influenced artists and innovators, such as Walt Disney and author Henry Miller. Kahle says, "I'm delighted that the site will continue to inspire new creative works through the Arts and Shadows program and look forward to the results of having two artists here together."
Working on-site at the Shadows-on-the-Teche, Frese and Greely engage the community in participatory experiences around the new works. Public programming will include workshops, lectures, master classes and concerts, culminating in a spring 2015 festival focusing on new works of visual art and the performance from the new musical works created during the residencies.