Art Under the Oak: Meet the Easter Bunny, Outdoor Market, Saturday Fountain Art Show at the Imperial Calcasieu Museum
Posted at 18:10 Friday, March 24, 2023
With Easter right around the corner, the Imperial Calcasieu Museum’s Art Under the Oak will return to Lake Charles. Local residents will have the opportunity to shop, play games, view art and visit with the Easter Bunny under the historic Salier Oak.
From noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, the outdoor market will host 17 local vendors selling products such as authentic French macarons, pottery and handmade jewelry.
This is a family event and there will be plenty of activities for every age group. Face painting by All Made Up with Corrin Aguillard will be available. Imperial Calcasieu Museum Creative Coordinator Ashely Royer will be in attendance to provide portrait services.
Children will have the chance to meet and take a photo with the Easter Bunny for free before playing in the Bunny Games – a three-legged race and an egg-and-spoon race.
Adults can also get in on the action by playing corn hole and Connect Four.
This event will also serve as an opportunity for families to adopt a new furry friend. Cats of Chase, a local cat adoption and rescue organization, will be at Art Under the Oak with ready cats and kittens
Food from local vendors will be available for purchase. Kona Ice and Creole Hidden Garden will have food trucks and Mac Box will have a table set up for diners.
The event will take place rain or shine; in case of rain the market will be moved inside.
Patrons will also have free access to the Imperial Calcasieu Musuem’s current exhibits. “Perfectly Imperfect” and “Gilding Lilly” are exhibitions curated by students and staff from the Calcasieu Parish School Visual and Performing Arts Department.
“Perfectly Imperfect” features about 100 pieces of ceramics, clothing and paintings by CPSB students.
The works are inspired by kintsugi (the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics with powdered metals) and wabi sabi (the traditional Japanese aesthetic centered around the acceptance of imperfection). This theme is inspired by the perspective of the younger generation, which those at CPSB believe differ from parents and teachers. “There have been a number of unique challenges over the past few years … as we see the daily demolition
the familiar to make way for the new, one cannot help but pause to consider the necessity and inevitability of change,” said the CPSB Department of Visual and Performing Arts.
CPSB schools were permitted to submit three two-dimensional works and one three-dimensional work.
‘Gilding Lilly’ is the faculty exhibition and features over forty works created with embellished fabrics, jewelery and clothing.
The exhibition celebrates and encapsulates the style of fashion legend Lily Pulitzer and Susie Zuzek, her muse. Gilding Lilly was created not only to highlight Lilly Pulitzer, but also to introduce CPSB students to the moving parts that make up the art industry, such as painting, advertising, web design, animation, illustration and photography.
“Art, as a career option, is more than its extremes. This means that it encapsulates more than the creative phenomenon and the starving artist,” according to the Department. These exhibits opened at the Imperial Calcasieu Museum on Friday, March 17th and will be available for viewing until Sunday, April 30th.