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If you are in town tomorrow for the Fete de la Musique (see last couple of posts), why  not have a look at ‘Danse’,  a new exhibition opening in the gallery at the Hotel de Ville? 

Katharine Modesti is a very talented local artist who is inspired by classical, contemporary and ethnic ballet. She writes, ‘For me, dance possesses great beauty, associated with movement, music and the expression of an profound emotion, that I wish to capture through painting and drawing with different techniques.  The expo is on Mon-Sat, 11:00-18:30 until 30th June.  Details: danseafiche

On Saturday, 23rd, midsummer celebrations all over Provence will include the traditional Feu de St Jean.

In Aix, the flame will leave the Hotel de Ville at 20:30 and be paraded around the town, ending up at the Rotonde about 22:00 where there will be lots of traditional dancing including the Provencal ‘farandole’.  Apparently the feast will also be celebrated at the summit of the Sainte-Victoire.  The ascent begins at 16:00; there will then be a concert and dancing display  before the flame arrives from Aix.  The descent takes place just before dark.  Details from  l’Association des Amis de Sainte-Victoire.

Other activities?  There’s La Fete du Cinema, a national promotion designed to lure us all in out of the sunshine.  The second person gets in for 2€50, providing you go in to see the same film.

Otherwise, there’s to be a vide-grenier on Sunday in the cours Sextius.  This is usually a big one stretching down the entire road – and I’ve found some good bits and pieces in the past.

 

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The exhibition which I described in a post last month (see below) has now been extended until Saturday 7th January when it will close at 17:00.  I do recommend a visit.  The pictures are small-scale and delicate with lovely line drawings and pretty paper collages, in innovative and pleasing compositions.  And how nice to be able to sample some wines on the way out!

Details: ‘Oeuvres en duo et dessins’, at the Domaine du Pey-Blanc (route d’Eguilles), chemin du Vallon des Mourgues, 13090 Aix. Tel: 04 42 12 34 76.

 

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Talented local artist Katharine Modesti is this month joined by her daughter for an exhibition of works they created together during the past year.  The theme is the body.  Laure Modesti has worked on the collages to complement line drawings from her mother.

Katharine has a passion and talent for drawing figures, especially ballet dancers.  Her website www.katharinemodesti.blogspot.com has some wonderful studies from her series of dancers at the Aix-based Preljocaj ballet.

Creating art with her daughter has added a dimension to her work.  It is, she told me, like a concert for two cellos with four hands working in harmony.

Details: ‘Oeuvres en duo et dessins’, at the Domaine du Pey-Blanc (route d’Eguilles), chemin du Vallon des Mourgues, 13090 Aix. Tel: 04 42 12 34 76.

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Talented local artist Katharine Modesti is this month joined by her daughter for an exhibition of works they created together during the past year.  The theme is the body.  Laure Modesti has worked on the collages to complement line drawings from her mother.

Katharine has a passion and talent for drawing figures, especially ballet dancers.  Her website www.katharinemodesti.blogspot.com has some wonderful studies from her series of dancers at the Aix-based Preljocaj ballet.

Creating art with her daughter has added a dimension to her work.  It is, she told me, like a concert for two cellos with four hands working in harmony.

Details: ‘Oeuvres en duo et dessins’, 10th-31st December. Daily from 09:00-19:00hrs except Sundays 18th and 25th December.

At the Domaine du Pey-Blanc (route d’Eguilles), chemin du Vallon des Mourgues, 13090 Aix. Tel: 04 42 12 34 76.

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