MONTCLAIR, NJ – Artists Laurence de Valmy and Mary Beth McAllister are happy to announce an Artists Talk: La Vie en Rose on Thursday, June 9th, 2016 from 7 to 9 pm hosted by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in Montclair, an opportunity to meet the artists and share about their art. Light refreshments will be offered.
Their respective exhibitions French Reflections and Les Gardiens du Jardin, the fruit of their artistic collaboration, are currently on view until Thursday, June 16, 2016 in FIAF Montclair’s new, expanded space. The two artists have worked closely with Marie-Catherine Glaser, Director of FIAF Montclair and curator of the exhibitions. “The opening reception was a success and we’re happy to host them one more time: there was an overwhelming curiosity about the 2 artists and their process and as an educational institution we encouraged them to give us another evening before the show moves on.” said Marie-Catherine Glaser.
The joint exhibitions were born from the friendship between McAllister and Valmy. The artists working in different styles and medium share a common love for bright colors, happy paintings and are both inspired by French themes. When they looked for a name for the Artist Talk, La vie en Rose, the world famous French song by Edith Piaf was quickly adopted since it reflects their positive thinking and appreciation of good moments.
Laurence de Valmy:
www.ldevalmy.com / FB Laurence de Valmy Fine Art / Instagram @laurencedevalmy
Mary Beth McAllister:
About FIAF Montclair
The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), the premiere destination for French language and culture in the tristate area, offers French classes, workshops, and social events for all ages and levels in Montclair, New Jersey. http://www.fiaf.org/newjersey/
7 North Willow Street, Suite 7, Montclair, NJ Phone: 973-783-0507
The exhibitions French Reflections and Les Gardiens du Jardin will be on view during FIAF Montclair’s opening hours: Monday–Thursday: 9:30am–1pm & 2pm–8pm; Saturday: 9am–4pm ; Friday & Sunday: Closed