Sugar & Spice: The Architecture & Art of Bayou Teche, Owen Southwell, and Tabasco's Avery Island

"Sugar & Spice: The Architecture & Art of Bayou Teche, Owen Southwell, and Tabasco’s Avery Island"
A Fall 2017 Foray, hosted by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art - Louisiana Chapter.

Historic Preservation is a diverse field.  Anyone who has studied under this area of architecture can verify that statement.  On one hand, we work to rehabilitate historic structures back into public or private use; on the other hand, we are constant students of history, cultural heritage, art and architecture.  We are happy to announce our involvement for this forthcoming foray, worth 16 AIA LU-HSW credits!

Since becoming a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art - Louisiana Chapter (ICAA-LA), this forthcoming Fall 2017 Foray will be the SECOND that Calhoun Preservation has assisted in planning.  The first was our ICAA-LA Spring 2017 Foray.  Following its success, "Greece Arrives in East Feliciana Parish", we then sought to study the exotic Bayou Teche area of coastal Louisiana. 

We have now organized a first-of-its-kind exploration of four centuries worth of architecture and art of Bayou Teche from Thursday, November 2 to Sunday, November 5, 2017

Beginning with a dinner at Bayside Plantation on the banks of Bayou Teche on Thursday evening, the following Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be spent learning about the architecture, art photoprahy and history Teche Country, architect Owen Southwell, prominent buildings and art of the area.

Lectures by experts in the subject matter, include: 

  • Eddie Cazayoux, FAIA - "Bayou Teche Architecture - Primitive to Calssical & Owen Southwell"
  • Claudia Kheel - "Four Centureis of Art in the Teche Country"
  • Shane K. Bernard - "Avery Island and Bayou Teche History"
  • Richard Anthony Lewis - "Robert Tebbs Photographs"

Tours of private homes on Avery Island (the home of Tabasco and salt caves) will be open only for this foray and an exclusive tour of Patoutville's oldest family-run sugar mill in the country: Enterprise Plantation & Sugar Mill.

Dinners, happy hours, cocktails and lunches will be provided throughout this high-end event - but utmost, our mission is to educate attendees on the extraordinary cultural stock of Bayou Teche and bring it the recognition it deserves.  The Teche Country has never recevied recognition at this level, and we are honored to bring this extraordinary place the recognition it deserves for centuries worth of cultural heritage contribution and perseverance. 

This foray is open to ICAA members - however, a non-member price will include admission into the ICAA-Louisiana Chapter upon checkout.


Click here to register online

Register over-the-phone:

Jeanz Holt, Associate Director of Education and Special Collections, Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, (212) 730-9646, ext. 116


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