The Louisiana chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is hosting a four-day foray along Bayou Teche from Nov. 2-5 to learn about the architecture and art of Iberia Parish.

Along with dinners, private tours and education opportunities, the ICAA-LA also will include two lectures about Bayou Teche’s artistic evolution and personality.

As a special invitation to the public, the ICAA-LA invites those interested in classical art and architecture to attend two of these lectures at the Sliman Theater, 129 E. Main St, New Iberia, for free.

The first lecture will begin at 9 a.m. "Bayou Teche Architecture — Primitive to Classical & Owen Southwell" is by architect Eddie Cazayoux, ICAA-LA co-chairman. At 10 a.m., Claudia Kheel, southern regional art historian, will give the second lecture, "Four Centuries of Art in the Teche Country (1780-2017)." Seating for the lectures is limited, and pre-registration is required. To secure a seat, call Kelly Calhoun at (817) 676-6679 or email

These lectures are in conjunction with the fall 2017 foray, "Sugar & Spice: The Architecture & Art of Bayou Teche, Owen Southwell & Tabasco’s Avery Island."

Oct. 26 is the deadline to sign up for Nov. 2-5 foray at

This event is sponsored by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art as well as Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau.