Category Archives: Culture

Ménerbes: Playful and Color-Splashed Canvasses of Kristian Desailly at the Galerie Pascal Lainé Until June 18

Kristian Desailly is an abstract painter with broad shoulders and a mop-like coiffure drawn back into a ponytail, who has lived since 2004 in Gordes on a mountaintop amidst green oaks and ancient bories where during the warm months he … Continue reading

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Ménerbes: Beauty Manifest – Hans Silvester Photographs of Southern Ethiopia Tribal Houses at the Galerie Pascal Lainé Until May 14

“Another important difference between tourist and traveler is that the former accepts his own civilization without question; not so the traveler, who compares it with the others, and rejects those elements he finds not to his liking.” ― Paul Bowles, … Continue reading

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Vaison la Romaine: Hotel Burrhus Morphs Into Pop-Up Art Expo – 35 Artists in 35 Rooms on Dec. 13-14-15

It begins with a drawing of lots whereby 35 artists are each assigned one of 35 rooms in the Hotel Burrhus, located in the center of Vaison la Romaine. Upon viewing the room, each artist has a choice to either … Continue reading

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Coustellet: The Galerie 22 is a Sweet Spot for Contemporary Art; Exhibit of Gottfrield Salzmann and Nicole Bottet Runs to Oct 13

  Smooth white walls in an L-shape form two rooms with natural light flowing into the space from both ends; the Galerie 22 in Coustellet offers a bevy of artistic talent in painting, sculpture, photography and ceramics. The place is … Continue reading

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Arles: Abbey in “Sunset at Montmajour” by Vincent van Gogh is “My Montmajour Island” Curated by Christian Lacroix until Nov. 3

Costumes Designed by Christian Lacroix for the Women’s Choir in “Aida” by Verdi, Cologne Opera, 2010   On July 4, 1888 from a perch in Arles, Vincent van Gogh laid brush to canvas to depict the verdant forested landscape under … Continue reading

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Lacoste: An End to Civility As You Knew It. Once Riveting Student Art Expo Now Barren as SCAD Does Away with a Bit of Drink (Wine)

SCAD Reception Saturday, August 24, 2013 SCAD Reception Saturday, August 27, 2011 During end-of-quarter expositions, the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Lacoste peels back its protective cover to reveal the warm honeycombs of studios and the sumptuous … Continue reading

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Saint-Etienne-du-Grès: Frederic Fourdinier Whitewashes Nature at Le Domaine de Trévallon for Festival a-part

Whitewash, 2013 by Frederic Fourdinier at the Domaine de Trévallon The unspoken intent is to interrupt your common vision of what seems to be, compelling your senses to focus, even for a transitory moment, on objects of nature which otherwise … Continue reading

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Mane: Dominique Paulin – A Painter Manifests Her Dreamy Inspirations at Une Soirée Bouche Bée; Exhibit Runs Until Aug. 30

From a solitary two-story concrete structure adrift on a wooded mountain top under a powder blue sky save where far over distant hills lies a mass of almost pure white clouds illumined by a band of gold light from the … Continue reading

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Ménerbes: A “Pianocktail” With the Mellifluous Voice of Margeaux Lampley, Once of Oakland, California

Margeaux Lampley Chirping Out the Lyrics Below with Racey Gilbert on Drums (r.) “I should hate you But I guess I love you You’ve got me in between The devil and the deep blue sea”   For jazz enthusiasts in … Continue reading

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Gordes Wine Fair: Bio Ventoux Winemakers Create Art’n’Bio To Raise Funds To Preserve the Biosphere; Bids Open Until Sept 12

Yves Morard of the Clos de Patris Showing His Barrel Conceived by Painter Marie-Pierre Chevalier at Gordes Wine Fair Among the winemakers at the Gordes Wine Fair on Sunday, members of Bio Ventoux promoted their charity initiative for the season, … Continue reading

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