As a child growing up on peanut butter sandwiches exclusively made on Evangeline Maid, I wanted to encapsulate the significance their bread has in our communities. This bread was the only bread allowed on Granny's table, and that tradition has continued in the homes of thousands in Acadiana. Creating this mural was sort of a "pinch me" moment in my career, and I don't know if anything can top it, but I can't wait to see what does!
Being able to honor the story of Joe Huval beginning Evangeline Maid (then called the Huval Baking Company) with his baking skills and a $50 service bonus after World War 1 was a privilege. It's rare and incredible that a company has a legacy that reaches 100 years, and being a part of this celebration was truly awesome.
A huge thank you as well to the family of Stanley Joseph Dural, Jr for allowing me to honor his memory with this mural. "Buckwheat" is a Lafayette zydeco legend, and part of what makes our city unique. To include him in this mural that reflected our community meant a lot to us.
Special Thanks goes out to those involved with the project:
Evangeline Maid Bakery