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For paintings in her “Night Light” exhibition, artist Rachel Perry has made her own rules for how light travels at nighttime.

Perry to be featured at Second Saturday ArtWalk

Cité des Arts has announced that it will be open for Second Saturday ArtWalk and that Lafayette artist Rachel Perry will be the featured artist.
July’s Second Saturday ArtWalk is set for July 11.
Perry’s exhibition, “Night Light,” will hang in the Gallery at Cité des Arts through Aug. 31.
Perry is a painter, wife, mother and teacher from Lafayette.
While not Cajun by heritage, she is deeply rooted in Acadiana and draws continuous inspiration from its people and culture.
Her art is best described as whimsical, somewhat surreal acrylic painting, with subject matter that includes landscapes, people, places, silhouettes and the juxtaposition of familiar images.
Perry has shown her work at various local galleries and hopes more of her paintings can venture from the walls of her own home out into the world.
“Depicting light accurately on a flat, opaque canvas is no easy feat; it requires an almost scientific level of observation and reproduction,” says Perry.
“In these paintings, I have made my own rules for how light travels, specifically at nighttime and the hours approaching it. The colors, shades, and subjects I deemed most interesting have taken the focus in this work. Certain realistic details have been altered or even discarded to better show what I see as beautiful in the nocturnal skies.”
Cité des Arts is located at 109 Vine Street in downtown Lafayette. The Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. For information on weekend times, visit citedesarts.org or Facebook, or call (337) 291-1122.
Masks are required for entry to the Gallery and Cliff’s Bar at Cité des Arts, and social distancing and capacity limits will be strictly enforced.

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