“Paris Welcomes American Artists” will include dozens of installations reflecting the artists’ interpretation of Paris and France in an array of artistic styles and in mediums including painting, drawing and sculpture.
Artists displaying their work include Robert Calcagno, Lane Duncan, Kim English, Paige Harvey, Wayland Moore, Suzita George, Serge Ruffato, Jill Steenhuis, James Sutherland and Rhett Thurman. Most of the artists are from the South: Duncan, Harvey, Moore and Sutherland are Atlanta-area residents. George, a world traveller, currently resides in Madison, Ga., and Thurman lives in Charleston, S.C. The American West is represented as well - English is from Evergreen, Colo. The French influence will also be strong: Calcagno divides his time between Jasper, Ga. and France; Atlanta native Steenhuis has resided in Provence since 1978 with her French husband and sculptor, Serge Rufatto, near Aix-en-Provence.
The exhibition is a result of collaborative discussion between Druid Hills resident Dr. James Sutherland, Atlanta resident May Spangler, gallery owner Madame Christiane Peugeot and Isabelle Zebourian, director of the Atelier Z.
“Everyone is thrilled to be going to Paris – it is a city of magnificent beauty and history,” said Dr. Sutherland. “France is a Mecca of the art world and the birthplace of Impressionism, which has influenced so many artists over the years. I felt that if I did not act on this opportunity, I would regret it.”
The exhibition has been developed with Dr. Sutherland’s organizational lead, along with the generosity of the Atelier Z of the Centre Culturel Christine Peugeot. The address of the gallery is 62 Ave. De La Grande Armee, Paris. The artworks will be on display from 2 to 7 p.m. daily.
Atelier Z of the Centre Culturel Christiane Peugeot
The Atelier Z was founded in 1991 by Christiane Peugeot, in honor of the painter Zévaco, Peugeot’s friend. Located in Paris, near the Arc de Triomphe, it is open to, and hosts, all forms of art and culture, promoting artists of all ages. Each year Atelier Z offers 20 exhibitions promoting international contemporary art events, allowing artists to participate in a contemporary art contest. For more information please visit,atelier-
“Paris Welcomes American Artists”
Together through the determined inspiration of Dr. James Sutherland and the generous hospitality of the Atelier Z, “Paris Welcomes American Artists” has been developed to provide artists the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present their work in the city that has impacted art and painting throughout the world. For more information, visitpariswelcomesamericanartists.com.