We were graced with a sunny, balmy evening for the opening of L'Esprit de Corps last night. Unfortunately my camera batteries died just as people started pouring into the gallery so I don't have photos of Elisabeth, looking very elegant as she delivered her discourse on le nu, of the crowds devouring the platters of savoury and sweet goodies and chilled wine on the lawn, the celtic musicians strumming out their lively jigs, and the jugs of wild flowers and roses brought by friends. It was a fabulous evening and the group was thrilled. This was the first time most of them had ever put any work on display.
Here is a review in the local French paper, La Depeche.
And here are some photos taken by Daniel Wattier, our mayor and fellow artist, the next day when things were a bit calmer.