Tag: art

27 Jul 2016

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: Regulator Gator  0

Huntin' Gators on the Geaux: Regulator Gator | bonveillercher.com

 

Huntin' Gators on the Geaux: Regulator Gator | bonveillercher.comWe had to travel just outside of Lake Charles for this official Gator on the Geaux located inside the Iowa Police Station. He’s all decked out in his police uniform, white gloves and all! The artist is Myka Guidry.

Let us know of any Gators on the Geaux we are missing in the comments below or an e-mail to bonveillercher@gmail.com!

Keep smiling!Lexi

19 Jul 2016

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: The Red Gator of Big Lake  2

Huntin' Gators on the Geaux: The Red Gator of Big Lake | bonveillercher.com

 

It’s a surprise Gator on the Geaux! My boyfriend and I were just driving around Big Lake and spotted this lovely Gator under the carport of a house.Huntin' Gators on the Geaux: The Red Gator of Big Lake | bonveillercher.com

Luckily the owner was there and was so kind to tell us all about it! Lois Manena said she bought this Gator on the Geaux from a fundraiser in Lake Charles. Originally it was designed as a fisherwoman, but after it was knocked down and broken in half during a storm she had it fixed and repainted. Now she dresses it up for each season and holiday!

Do you or anyone you know have a Gator on the Geaux hidden away at home? Please let us know because we would love to come take pictures and share it!

Loving-2Blife-2CKatrina

 

13 Jul 2016

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: Bowtie Marina’s Pirate Gator  0

Huntin' Gators on the Geaux: Bowtie Marina's Pirate Gator | bonveillercher.com

 

It wouldn’t be Lake Charles without a few pirate Gators on the Geaux, and we found our first one at Bowtie Marina! Although he appears to be missing his headpiece, he still has his weapons in his pockets! This Gator on the Geaux stands on the deck to keep watch over the marina and welcome all boats that arrive!

Huntin' Gators on the Geaux: Bowtie Marina's Pirate Gator | bonveillercher.comThere was no plaque with a name or artist, so if you know any information about him please comment below or send us an e-mail at bonveillercher@gmail.com!

 

Keep smiling!Lexi

06 Jul 2016

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: Senator Gator  0

Huntin' Gators on the Geaux: Senator Gator |Lake Charles, Louisiana | bonveillercher.com

 

Look at those lips! Senator Gator is definitely dressed to impress and gain some supporters. She’s just outside the Magnolia Building in downtown Lake Charles with the lake to her back. With her campaign in mind, I’m sure she’d be up for any future photo ops!Huntin' Gators on the Geaux: Senator Gator |Lake Charles, Louisiana | bonveillercher.com

Know of any other Gators on the Geaux hanging around? Comment below or e-mail us at bonveillercher@gmail.com and let us know where to hunt next!

 

Keep smiling!Lexi

 

 

04 Jul 2016

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: All American Gator  0

Huntin' Gators on the Geaux: All-American Gator | bonveillercher.com

Happy Independence Day!! This patriotic gator is just missing a hat! No really, where did his hat go? My mom is pretty sure she remembers him wearing an Uncle Sam hat in the past, and we can see there definitely used to be something on his head. Regardless he’s still beautiful!Huntin' Gators on the Geaux: All-American Gator | bonveillercher.com

He can be found outside an insurance business at 1700 East Prien Lake Road, and the artist is Anne Dentler.

Are we missing a Gator on the Geaux? Comment below or send us an e-mail at bonveillercher@gmail.com to let us know!

Keep smiling!Lexi

02 Jul 2016

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: C.P. gAtor  0

Huntin' Gators on the Geaux: C.P. gAtor |bonveillercher.com

This Gator on the Geaux is ready to do some work! He’s got an actual abacus on his back! So cool! He sits on the porch of a local CPA at 724 Kirby Street in Lake Charles, and the artist is Dr. Kathleen Simone Little.Huntin' Gators on the Geaux: C.P. gAtor |bonveillercher.com

Are we missing a Gator on the Geaux? Comment below or e-mail us at bonveillercher@gmail.com and let us know!

Keep smiling!Lexi 

01 Jul 2016

Bayou Treasures: Saving the Heywood Building  0

Bayou Treasures: Saving the Heywood Building | bonveillercher.com

Have you heard about the Heywood Building? Its fate has been causing a ruckus in Jennings, Louisiana, for the past couple of years. Originally built in the early 1900’s, the building is one of the few remaining from this era left in Jennings.

We were lucky enough to sit down with Dusty Chaisson, one of the individuals behind the project as well as the editor and publisher of the Jennings Rearview and the Events Coordinator for the Jennings Industrial Board, who gave us an amazing in-depth history and plan for the Heywood Building. We are saving that for a more extensive post though! First we wanted to let you all know about the Save the Heywood project and how YOU can help!

Bayou Treasures: Saving the Heywood Building | bonveillercher.com

The most recent owners of the building donated it to the Jeff Davis Arts Council (JDAC) which is a non-profit organization focused on providing arts-based entertainment and education to the community, and they have decided to use donations to turn it into a space for public use! They’re talking about sitting areas and free wi-fi as well as using the space for exhibits ranging from historical artifacts and private collections to art and productions (anyone interested in some stand-up comedy shows?!). The top floor will provide a much needed office space for the JDAC, too! In the two colored photos you can see construction has already begun!

So what can YOU do to help keep the project going and impact the community of Jennings?! Well a simple jump over to savetheheywood.com will provide you with an online way to donate as well as an address to send donations to. Plus, if you donate enough, you could get a t-shirt or an actual piece of the Heywood itself!

If money isn’t a possibility for you or you’d like to do even more to help, spread the word! Take to social media platforms and word of mouth to keep the campaign alive and the movement going strong! Also, be alert for volunteer opportunities!! Thanks to the lovely volunteers after one of the walls collapsed, clean-up was quick and cheap!

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So please stay tuned to the story as we continue to help Save the Heywood!!

Keep smiling!Lexi

29 Jun 2016

Pelicans on Parade #4  0

Pelicans on Parade in Lafayette, Louisiana | bonveillercher.com

How cute is this one!? This Pelican is perched in front of Imaging at Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital on Kaliste Saloom in Lafayette and is fittingly painted as an x-ray. After a bit of research we found out this is actually a replica of the original which was destroyed. Pelicans on Parade in Lafayette, Louisiana | bonveillercher.comYou can see from the picture that this one has some wear and tear as well which probably explains the “Smile you’re on camera” sign!

 

Know of any Pelicans on Parade in Lafayette? Comment or e-mail us at bonveillercher@gmail.com, so we can include them!
 
 
Check out Pelican #1 here, #2 here, & #3 here!
26 Jun 2016

Southern Snapshots: A Flowery Stop  0

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Southern Snapshots: A Flowery Stop | bonveillercher.com | CajunKatPhotos

 

Exploring downtown Jennings one day we realized some of the stop signs were inside these giant pots filled with flowers!! They’re so beautiful and completely change the look of the streets! Then we found out that the Jennings Garden Club is responsible. Thank you so much for adding more beauty to the street of Jennings!

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Check out more beautiful pictures at CajunKatPhotos Facebook page!

24 Jun 2016

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: Sleepy  0

Huntin' Gators on the Geaux: Sleepy | bonveillercher.com

He’s wearing a night cap!! How adorable! Sleepy hangs out at the Sleep Disorder Center of Louisiana at 4820 Lake Street in Lake Charles. We didn’t find an artist, but his name was on both his shirt pocket and tail!Huntin' Gators on the Geaux: Sleepy | bonveillercher.com

Spotted a Gator on the Geaux around town lately? Let us know where by leaving a comment below or e-mailing us at bonveillercher@gmail.com!

Keep smiling!Lexi