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2017 Beaux Arts Ball

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

Join the UL Lafayette College of the Arts as we host our annual Beaux Arts Ball on Friday, October 20th at 7:00 p.m. The Beaux Arts Ball celebrates and acknowledges the artistic contributions of our students, faculty, and alums, along with raising important and much needed funds that support; Student scholarships, Student organizations, Student recruitment, Faculty Development, Faculty/Student Grants, Publicity for public performances, exhibits and other events that showcase the College.

This year’s SPARK Lifetime Achievement Award honoree will be Edward C. Mathes, AIA. Mathes, is a native of New Orleans. He attended the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA from 1961 through 1964 and is a proud ‘68 graduate of the Architecture Program at the University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL now UL Lafayette). He has been the chairman of Mathes Brierre Architects since 1982. Mathes Brierre is one of the nation’s oldest and most successful architecture firms. Mr. Mathes has been a Principal of the firm since 1972, and has directed the growth of the firm to a respected multi-disciplined practice based in New Orleans, working nationally and internationally. His experience ranges from corporate office headquarters, telecommunication complexes, to the design of music schools and performance spaces at high schools and universities, as well as varied museum types. Mathes is licensed in 12 states and is NCARB Certified. In 2013, Mathes showed his gratitude to the UL Lafayette and School of Architecture and Design, by establishing the Edward C. Mathes/BORSF Endowed Superior Graduate Student Scholarship in Architecture and in 2015 he also established the Edward C. Mathes Endowed Lecture Series in Architecture.  He will join the ranks of our previous SPARK honorees; A. Hays Town, Elmore Morgan Jr., Joe Stewart, George Rodrigue, Keith Sonnier, Dicky Landry, Eddie Cazayoux, Herman Mhire and others.

This year’s theme is CREATE. Come in a costume that shows off your creative side or compete for best table decoration. Let’s CREATE a night to remember as we support the College of the Arts. However, you interpret the theme, bring a new friend and catch up with the old ones as we dance the night away. Great music from the Nouveau String Band, along with a delicious dinner served cocktail buffet-style, and our ever popular live and silent auctions at

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Abel Crozier Davis Architects
  • Acadiana Prescription Shop
  • Basin Arts
  • Designing Women of Acadiana
  • Dr. & Dr. Jagdish & Padmini Gupta
  • Dr. Charles W Triche
  • Edward J Mathes
  • Geraldine & Dwight Ramsay
  • Haynie Family Foundation
  • Heather Trosclair
  • Keller Williams Reality
  • Lafayette Music Company
  • Mathes Brierre Architects
  • Mr & Mrs John & Cheryl Fell
  • Raymond S & Kathleen Babineaux Blanco
  • Robert & Gail Romero
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College of the Arts
Student Union
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Atchafalaya Ballroom
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General public
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General public
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