Vernissage Jun 2013

2 June 2013

Cumberland Museum – En Plein Air / Musée de Cumberland – En plein air
  By Kerstin Peters

The seed for this exhibition was already planted last year. On August 24, 2012 a couple of Arteast members went to the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum to paint the life in a rural village during the 1920s and 1930s. It was a beautiful sunny day and the subjects were plenty: authentic houses, animals and the wonderful people working at the museum in their heritage costumes.

The paintings produced during the paint-out or inspired by it made their way onto the Promenade Arteast Wall at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orléans where they will stay until July 23, 2013.

June 2, 2013 was the official opening of the exhibition with works from Mari JH Brown, Kate Daller, Josie DeMeo, Virginia Dupuis, Maryse Hatchard, Beata Jakubek, Maureen Rooney Mitchell, Boni Penna, Kerstin Peters, and Mary Ann Varley. It was a pleasure to see the works in acrylic, watercolour, oil, oil pastel, conté, and collage which show how versatile our membership is.

The vernissage took place in conjunction with the Orléans Festival which offered lots to see and do for the visitors of all ages. There were craft areas and face painting for the kids, pottery demonstrations, silk screening and Chinese brush painting, pottery demonstrations, vendors and choirs to name just a few. The vernissages of Mario Cerroni, Yugz, Ruth Dick and our own Arteast show offered visitors the opportunity to meet the artists and discuss their works with them.

On both the Saturday and the Sunday some of our very talented artists promoted the Arteast show by demonstrating their painting techniques. Sunday during the vernissage, Virginia Dupuis and Maureen Rooney Mitchell worked in oil while Josie De Meo showed visitors how to paint with red wine. 

Note from President Josie de Meo – The Orleans festival was well attended on both days with many of our members demonstrating their talent, in front of Promenade Arteast. Special thanks to Pari Zati, Maryse Hatchard, Roger Larose, Elisabeth Baechlin, Maureen Mitchell and Virginia Dupuis. Visitors were able to talk and see our artists at work in acrylics, oil and watercolors. More pictures are on our website, under events photos. Enjoy!
L’idée de cette exposition avait déjà débuté l’année précédente. Le 24 août 2012, quelques membres d’Arteast sont allé(e)s au Musée Héritage du Village de Cumberland pour peindre la vie d’un village rural des années 1920-30.

Les peintures réalisées au cours de cette sortie se retrouvent à la Promenade Arteast du Centre des arts Shenkman, jusqu’au 23 juillet 2013.

Le 2 juin, le jour du vernissage a coïncidé avec le Festival d’Orléans qui offrait une variété d’activités pour le public de tous les âges. Au cours de cette fin de semaine, quelques membres d’Arteast faisaient des démonstrations de leur technique de peinture. 

Trad. et résumé par I.L. Bouchard

Note de la présidente Josie de Meo. – Le Festival d’Orléans s’est bien déroulé puisque du côté d’Arteast, des membres ont fait des démos de leur art et ont aussi échangé avec le public, tels que : Pari, Maryse, Roger, Elisabeth, Maureen, Virginia et moi-même. Pour plus de photos voir le site web sous la rubrique : events photos. Amusez-vous bien!

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photos by Gregory Abraszko