From Friday 8th – Saturday 30th August 2014

Symposium Catalan de Sculpture et de peinture – charity event

 

Cloister of Saint-Genis des Fontaines


 

In the intimacy of the cloisters of St. Genis des Fontaines,  built from different coloured marble, white from Céret, pink from Villefranche- de-Conflent and black from the Corbières, the imaginations of 13th century sculptors created a series of fanciful men, beasts and plants atop the stone columns. Set against this historical and artistic background, the  Catalan Sculpture symposium will run from 8th – 30tht  August..

To promote sculptors and artists living and working in the region as well as famous artists of several nationalities, the Lions Club of St Cyprien organises annual exhibitions. Originally devoted exclusively to sculpture, the exhition started wiith Pierre Renard, sculptor and Lions Club member. “For every 60 paintings, only one sculpture is sold”, he told me. “We want to give local artists, without access to the galleries of big urban centres, a chance to be seen.”

This year, 22 sculptors and 22 artists will exhibit more than 70 sculptures and 70 paintings.

The Lions Club, an international charitable organisation, counts 1200 clubs in France. Each year French Lions clubs donate 20 million euros and one million hours to various social causes, ranging from children with leukaemia to adults with Alzheimer’s.

Come along and support your local sculptors and artists! They are encouraged to make a donation from their sales, so your purchase will also support a good cause.

Sculptures
every day 14th Aug – 11 Sep 2011  9h30 to 12h30 and 15h to 19h.

Paintings:
every day 3rd – 31 Aug  9h30 to 12h30 and15h to 19h.

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