"Duo au fil de l'eau"
Our first event was the "DUO au Fil de l'Eau" exhibition by Roland PALMAERTS, our Honorary President and his wife Odette FELLER (see his artistic approach here), both international artists.
On the day of the opening of the exhibition, Roland Palmaerts, for the first time in Reims, made a demonstration in front of a hundred people gathered in an auditorium of the conservatory. He painted, filmed by a camera reproducing the scene on a big screen.
Before the astonished eyes of the public, he realized with talent and brilliance in an hour and a half a magnificent work, high in color. This painting was offered by lot to a spectator who left it on display with the other paintings for 15 days. Other lots were also offered by the artist original watercolors or reproductions in limited edition.
This demonstration was followed by a cocktail that brought together more than 300 people, including Jean-Louis Wiart, Sous Prefect of Reims, Mario Rossi Deputy Mayor of Reims in charge of Culture and several other regional elected representatives.
A hundred paintings of the two artists were presented for 15 days on the rails, testifying to the vitality of their inspiration, their love of colors and the vigor of their brushstrokes.
This was a great success both in terms of the frequentation of the wise public, amateur or collector as well as interest in works.
Several nursery and primary classes also visited the exhibition with their teachers, a pedagogical activity around color and light.
Duo au fil de l'eau :
Public exhibition ...speech and thanks