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Jubilee to kick off March 12 at Nicholls

THIBODAUX - The 11th annual Jubilee: A Festival of the Arts and Humanities at Nicholls State University, is slated for March 12 – April 23. Jubilee takes place every spring to raise the level of awareness in the arts and humanities for the Nicholls community and the southeast region of Louisiana.

artwork-for-jubilee-web1The festival includes dozens of events in the categories of art, cuisine, history, literature, music, performing arts and Cajun culture. Artists and presenters come to Thibodaux from across the South, the nation and other parts of the world, including Kenya and South Korea.

Among those scheduled for this year’s Jubilee are Spencer Bohren, a musician who shares the traditional music of the South; C.C. Lockwood, a noted photographer of Louisiana; Darrell Bourque, a poet affiliated with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette; and Jeffrey Siegel, a solo pianist with orchestras around the world.

The festival began in 1999 as part of the university’s 50th anniversary celebration and has become an annual tradition that draws thousands of locals, tourists and academics to share in the arts and humanities. Jubilee strives to educate the Nicholls student body, faculty, staff and members of the surrounding communities on matters of interest to the arts and humanities. It also furnishes role models by presenting locally and nationally distinguished lecturers and performers.

“It sparks my life to see such a variety of entertainers and the ways their performances enhance the audiences,” said Angela Hammerli, coordinator of Jubilee, Orleans Pitre endowed professor and associate professor of human performance education.

Highlights of Jubilee 2009 follow:

ART

Faculty Invitational Art Exhibition

Time and Date: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 – Friday, April 3

Location: Ameen Art Gallery, 200 Talbot Hall

Arts Alive

Time and Date: 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2

Location: Lorio Foundation, 507 W. Third St., Thibodaux

Art Day

Friday, April 3

  • Andy Shaw, ceramic artist, Louisiana
  • Time and Location: 8:35 – 10:35 a.m., 204 Talbot Hall
  • Steve Breerwood, painter, Oklahoma
  • Time and Location: 9:40 – 10:45 a.m., 204 Talbot Hall
  • Bethany Souza, photographer, Louisiana
  • Time and Location: 11:50 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., 208 Talbot Hall
  • Jonathan Pellitteri, sculptor, Louisiana
  • Time and Location: 12:55 – 1:50 p.m., 210 Talbot Hall
  • Dave DuBose, printmaker, Louisiana
  • Time and Location: 2 – 3 p.m., 209 Talbot Hall
  • Faculty Invitational Art Exhibition Closing Reception
  • Time and Location: 3 – 5 p.m., Ameen Art Gallery, 200 Talbot Hall
  • Multiple Views Symposium
  • Time and Location: 10:45 – 11:40 a.m., Nicholls Sculpture Garden and Folk Art Studio, 5337 Bayouside Dr., Chauvin

Art under the Oaks

Time and Date: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, April 18

Location: E.D. White Historic Site, 2295 La. Hwy. 1, south of Labadieville

Chauvin Folk Art Festival and Blessing of the Fleet

Time and Date: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday, April 19

Location: Nicholls Sculpture Garden and Folk Art Studio, 5337 Bayouside Dr., Chauvin

CAJUN CULTURE

Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival

Time and Date: 3 – 11 p.m. Friday, March 20, and 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, March 21

Location: Parking lot adjacent to John L. Guidry Stadium

Admission: $10 per day

French and Local Heritage Day

Time and Date: Noon – 6 p.m. Friday, March 27

Location: Le Bijou Theater, Bollinger Memorial Student Union

INTERNATIONAL

Singers of United Lands – S.O.U.L.

  • Time and Date: 9:40 and 11:55 a.m. and 12:55 p.m. Wednesday, March 18
  • Location: Ballroom, Bollinger Memorial Student Union
  • Time and Date: 2:05 p.m. Wednesday, March 18
  • Location: Thibodaux Elementary School
  • Time and Date: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18
  • Location: Plantation Suite, Bollinger Memorial Student Union
  • Time and Date: 7:30, 9 and 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 19
  • Location: Shaver Gym
  • Time and Date: 8:35 a.m. Friday, March 20
  • Location: 253 Peltier Hall
  • Time and Date: 10:45 a.m. Friday, March 20
  • Location: 215 Talbot Hall

Brazilian Composers Showcase

Time and Date: 7:30 p.m Tuesday, March 24

Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 718 Jackson St., Thibodaux

International Rhythms

Time and Date: 1 p.m. Friday, March 27

Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union, outside near Polk Hall

LECTURES AND LITERATURE

Nicholls State University: The First 60 Years (Exhibit)

Time and Date: 8 a.m. –  4:30 p.m Thursday, March 12  – Thursday, April 30

Location: Ellender Memorial Library, Archives and Special Collections

Fletcher Lecture Series: Sam Pickering

Time and Date: 6 p.m Thursday, March 12 (reception at 5:30 p.m.)

Location: Peltier Hall Auditorium

Lafourche Heritage Presentation

Time and Date: 6 p.m. Monday, March 16

Location: Plantation Suite, Bollinger Memorial Student Union

“Elm City Reflections” – A Reading by Ed Lasalle

Time and Date: 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 17

Location: L.E. Fletcher Technical College Library, 310 St. Charles St., Houma

Bonnie Bourg Lecture Series Presents Beth Galante

Time and Date: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 26 (luncheon at noon)

Location: Le Bijou Theater, Bollinger Memorial Student Union (luncheon in Plantation Suite)

Admission: Lecture, free; luncheon, $15 per person. Reservations are required by noon on Friday, March 20. Contact Chris Coulon at (985) 448-4080 or chris.coulon@nicholls.edu.

Women in History Month Award Luncheon

NOTE: This is the same luncheon as listed above.

Time and Date: Noon Thursday, March 26

Location: Plantation Suite, Bollinger Memorial Student Union

Admission: $15 per person. Reservations are required by noon on Friday, March 20. Contact Chris Coulon at (985) 448-4080 or chris.coulon@nicholls.edu.

Poetry Readings: Louis Bourgeois and Mark Yakich

Time and Date: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26

Location: Room 322, Ellender Memorial Library

Storyteller Arianna Ross

Time and Date: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26

Location: Auditorium, Gouaux Hall

Poetry Readings: Darrell Bourque and John Gery

Time and Date: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1

Location: Room 322, Ellender Memorial Library

A Veterinarian’s Perspective on the Alligator Industry

Time and Date: 6 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1

Location: 301 Gouaux Hall

Sixth Annual Jubilee Jambalaya Writers’ Conference

Time and Date: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, April 4

Location: Terrebonne Parish Library, 151 Civic Center Blvd., Houma

Admission: $25 by Friday, March 20; $35 thereafter. Call (985) 876.5158 for more information.

MUSIC

Harpsichord Plus

Time and Date: 4 p.m. Sunday, March 15

Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 718 Jackson St., Thibodaux

Spencer Bohren

Time and Date: 7 p.m. Sunday, March 15

Location: Bollinger Memorial Student Union

Admission: $10; free for Nicholls faculty, staff and students

Musaica Chamber Ensemble

Time and Date: 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29

Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church 718 Jackson St., Thibodaux

Admission: $10 adults, $5 students.

New Orleans Civic Orchestra

Time and Date: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29

Location: Talbot Theater

Pelican Chamber Music Series

Time and Date: 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 30

Location: Talbot Theater

Nicholls String Studio at Rotary Luncheon

Time and Date: Noon Tuesday, March 31

Location: Envie Restaurant, Hwy 308, Thibodaux

Admission: Free, or $11.25 with lunch

Chamber Music Recital

Time and Date: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31

Location: Talbot Theater

Jeffrey Siegel, Pianist

Time and Date: 4 p.m. Sunday, April 5

Location: Talbot Theater

Master Class: Jeffrey Siegel, Pianist

Time and Date: 10:45 a.m. Monday, April 6

Location: Talbot Theater

Nicholls Blue Bayou Big Band

Time and Date: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7

Location: Talbot Theater

Brass and Woodwind Chamber Ensemble

Time and Date: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21

Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 718 Jackson St., Thibodaux

Bayou Community Band

Time and Date: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23

Location: Talbot Theater

String Studio Recital

Time and Date: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 24

Location: Talbot Theater

Guest and Faculty Chamber Recital

Time and Date: 7:30 p.m Saturday, April 25

Location: Talbot Theater

RESEARCH WEEK

(Faculty and students will reveal the results of their latest research projects.)

College of Arts and Sciences

Time and Date: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 23

Location: 301 Gouaux Hall

University Library and University College

Time and Date: Noon – 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 24

Location: Café Room, 211 Elkins Hall

College of Business Administration

Time and Date: Noon – 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 25

Location: 208 Powell Hall

College of Nursing and Allied Health

Time and Date: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m Thursday, March 26

Location: Betsy Cheramie Ayo Hall

Student Research Poster Displays

Time and Date: 11 a.m.  – 4 p.m. Thursday, March 26

Location: Lobby, Ellender Memorial Library

College of Education

Time and Date: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 26

Location: 125 Polk Hall

Research Week Reception

Time and Date: 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26

Location: Captain’s Room, Bollinger Memorial Student Union

John Folse Culinary Institute

Culinary Day: Faculty Cooking Demonstrations

Time and Date: 9 a.m. – Noon Friday, March 27

Location: Century Room, John L. Guidry Stadium

STAGE AND SCREEN

“Arsenic and Old Lace”

Time and Date: 7:30 p.m Thursday – Saturday, March 19 – 21, and 3 p.m Sunday, March 22

Location: Talbot Theater

Admission: $10 general public; $5 students of all ages

“Enchanted April”

Time and Date: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17 and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26

Location: Thibodaux Playhouse

Admission: $10 adults; $8 students of all ages

Jubilee sponsors this year include the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program; Southern Arts Federation; Thibodaux Rotary Club; Sam’s Club; Capital One; First American Bank; Community Bank; SWDI – Special Waste Disposal Inc; Abdon Callais Offshore; Friends of Terrebonne Parish Public Library; Bent Pages Book Store; L.E. Fletcher Technical Community College; Lafourche Heritage Society; Lorio Foundation; Wal-Mart Foundation; Thibodaux Camber of Commerce; City of Thibodaux; National Endowment for the Arts; Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities; Nicholls State University Student Programming Association Multicultural Committee; and Nicholls Artists and Lectures Committee.

Also sponsoring this year’s Jubilee is the Louisiana Division of Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council and the Houma Regional Arts Council.

For additional information, call Angela Hammerli at (985) 448-4273.

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