Saturday, September 29, 2012

Exhibition Space

You may think a church is not always the best place to hang an art exhibit. I was afraid some of the Canadian artists participating in Tradition in Transition would think that.

But in fact the visitors to the Carrefour, and this year there were about 22,000, are oblivious to the setting.

exhibit Tradition in Transition at L'Eglise de la Madeleine

They are really looking at the art work and walk by the religious symbols.

art shown here from left to right:
Energy Cloth, Judy Martin
And so it Goes, Meredith Annett
Stars all Around, Martha Schellingerhoud
hanging above: summer strip, AnnMarie Newman

There were 10 churches, including rectories, hosting exhibits this year at the 18th Carrefour Européen du Patchwork.

South African textile artist, Paul Schutte also exhibited in a church; Eglise Ste. Rosalie in Rombach-le-Franc near Ste-Marie-aux-Mines.

Paul Schutte's work in Eglise Ste. Rosalie in Romach-le-Franc, France

This summer, I passed by an art exhibit in Arles, France, again in a church. It is a building owned by the city and there are many exhibits there throughout the year.

Painting and sculpture exhibit in Arles, France

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