One evening this week we attended the opening of an art exposition in nearby Brousses et Villaret. Our hostess, Christina, was one of the artists. The core of the exhibition involved eight women who call their art group The Damn Ladies. Spouses and significant others also contributed to the exhibition, creating a wonderful mix of sculpture, watercolor, oil, acrylics, pastels, pencils, charcoal, and some I’m probably omitting.
The artists are French, Canadian, British, and Dutch. Many of them also had been at the Full Moon Party on Monday evening. Lyla is a retired archeologist who lived and worked in Egypt for 20 years. Her experience recreating Egyptian art with watercolors shows in her marvelous portraits and still lifes. Christina, the owner of Chez Providence where we are staying, does beautiful drawings of natural objects with colored pencils. I’ve included their photos below.
The mayor opened the exposition with a long speech in French. Another dignitary cut the ribbon to admit all of us. There was a big crowd of well over 100 in attendance. Art, conversation, wine, finger foods – it was a wonderful time.
- Another Night “On the Town” (travelswithpicasso.wordpress.com)