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La Galerie du Marais Art Show, Free Admission, La Madelaine Sous Montreuil

It seems the good weather has come along in the nick of time for an outdoor art exhibition about which Frogsiders has just received brief details.

There is a wonderful exhibition starting Monday at the Marais in Madelaine-sous-Montreuil – it is a beautiful location with streams, lakes and trees – and over 30 artists have installed various sculptures on the paths, hiding in the gardens and even hanging from the trees.

It is open from Monday 23 July to Sunday 5th August, from 3pm to 7pm each day. Entrance is free but the organisers do appreciate a 1€ donation per person (or you can join their association for 5€, and I assume be kept informed of future events).

Madelaine-sous-Montreuil is just below Montreuil-sur-Mer and boasts the Michelin-starred La Grenouillere restaurant. The exhibition is a bit tricky to find – but you will notice A4 size posters and arrows on all the lampposts once you approach the village. You have to park and walk along a path to the marais entrance.

And yes, of course, Nik has a piece in there!

Restaurant La Grenouillere at La Madelaine Sous Montreuil

In case you’re wondering about the “Nik”, mentioned in the last sentence, he is Nik Meergans, a talented British sculptor and ceramic artist living and working in the 7 Valleys Region, whose work Frogsiders has featured with enthusiasm, in a previous article.

The marais at La Madelaine Sous Montreuil is a very pretty area close to the banks of the River Canche,  ideal for a walk or a cycle ride on a warm summer day.  It is also the location of the famous Restaurant “La Grenouillere”, so you might want to consider treating yourselves to a very special day out.


Art Exhibition at St Georges – more details

It was unfortunate that the weather was windy and rather cool on Sunday when we paid a visit to La Chapelle de St Georges near Hesdin.

Entering the show by way of a well-restored private roadside chapel adjoining a house which provided a splendid venue, we were greeted warmly and colourfully by David Maiden’s oil paintings.

Jeannete Todd's Raku wall plaques

The wind made for rather uncomfortable viewing of the outdoor exhibits, and ceramic wall plaques by Jeannette Todd had to be removed from their hanging places and displayed, instead, lying flat on the concrete floor of an outbuilding, in case they blew down and shattered.  There was no doubt we lost the opportunity to see this exhibit at its best.

Nik Meergan’s large garden sculptures, on the other hand, lost nothing of their monumental quality in the rather dramatic weather.  His swirling organic creations stood firm while the wind howled through their metal Continue reading “Art Exhibition at St Georges – more details” »

Don’t miss this! – 5 artists exhibit work at St Georges

Chantal Cox présente

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Sally Elizabeth – joaillerie
Hilary Garner – aquarelles
David Maiden – peintures
Nik Meergans – sculptures
Jeanette Todd – céramiques

Exposition visible du 29 août au 5 septembre 2010 10h à 13h, 15h à 19h

The venue is 75 rue Principale, Saint Georges, 62770

All 5 artists are British, and two of them – Nik Meergans and Jeanette Todd –  are permanently based in France.  The work on show covers a range of skills and visions, from huge garden sculptures to ceramics, paintings, watercolours and jewellery.

Frogsiders hopes to be able to publish more news and photos very soon.