2018 ICON Arts and Cultural Awards Held
May 07, 2018 01:38PM
● By Caitlin Marshall
This year’s ICON Award recipients were:
Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts
Michael Doucet dit BeauSoleil
Lifetime Achievement in the Performing Arts
Dr. Gerald and Geraldine Hubbell
Dennis Paul Williams
Service League of Lafayette/Junior League of Lafayette
Blue Monday as represented by John Williams
Leadership in the Creative Economy-Project
Steve and Cézanne Nails of Dockside Studios
Leadership in the Creative Economy-Individuals
Alex "PoeticSoul" Johnson
At the event, an original oil painting by Francis X. Pavy was auctioned off and there were performances by a number of cultural influencers and artists, including Lost Bayou Ramblers, Basin Arts Collective, Blue Monday Jam Band, Baritone Paul Sahuc and more.
The ICON Arts and Cultural Awards gala event is a celebration of local artists and cultural trailblazers whose contributions have made an impact on the Acadiana community. Proceeds from the ICON Awards benefit the ABC Fund, which was established to create and sustain an endowment to support arts, business and culture. Additional information on the ABC Fund and ICON Awardees is available at www.ArtBusinessCulture.org
The ABC Fund’s Mission is to sustain, advocate for and protect Acadiana’s art and cultural community by providing ongoing business and financial support to artists and musicians, as well as art and cultural organizations throughout the region.
Cover image includes 2018 ICON Awardees from L-R: Steve and Cezanne Nails, Sonny Landreth, Larry Menard, Dennis Paul Williams, Philip Gould, Geraldine and Dr. Gerald Hubbell, Johnathan Williams, Alex “PoeticSoul” Johnson, Janet Begnaud, Michael Doucet dit BeauSoleil, Sally Herpin, Sarah Berthelot and Mary Courville.