Last Saturday I had the occasion to meet an artist on the metro. Her name is Vanina Desanges and she was taking three of her paintings to a gallery where she will be participating in a group exposition with twenty other artists. I was intrigued with her painting, so I asked her if she would pose for a picture. She did, and I braced myself as best as I could against the sway of the speeding train.
The group exhibition will be held from May 15 to June 6 at the Artame Gallery in the Belleville district of the 20th arrondissement.
And, coincidentally, the Journées Portes Ouvertes des Ateliers d’Artistes de Belleville will take place from May 23 to May 26 this year. Visitors who come by the gallery will be invited to participate in a collective effort to decorate a giant layer “cake,” called an artgato. The event sounds as if it will be a lot of fun!.
37, rue Ramponeau
Open Tues to Sat from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.