As part of the events taking place in celebration of the Cercle’s 30th Anniversary, we have been notified of two fan exhibitions in Northern France which will be open to the public.
Members are also reminded of the group events to which you may subscribe. Please refer to previous info.
Eventail, matiÃ¨res d’excellence
from 13 September 2015 to 17 April 2016
The upcoming exhibition of fans will be held at the ‘MusÃ©e de la nacre et de la tabletterie’ in MÃ©ru (50kms North from Paris).
Nearly a hundred fans with carved and sculpted sticks made of ivory, tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl as well as wood, bone and horn will be on show to demonstrate the great talent and creativity of craftsmen -‘tabletiers’ in French- from the Oise region.
Fans from the 17th century until today’s contemporary creation will present a wide variety of materials, techniques and designs. The work of well-known artists such as Georges Bastard, Alfred Cresson, Henneguy, Alfred Jorel, or Vaillant, will be the highlight of the show. All great Nineteenth century fanmakers, like Alexandre or Duvelleroy as well as Rodien, Kees, or Faucon, used to buy sticks from them.
Above information provided by Georgina Letourmy-Bordier who is putting on the exhibition along with Sylvain Le Guen.
Secondly, at Compiegne, North-East of Paris:
Passion du second empire: exposition eventails
from Saturday 27 June 2015 to Sunday 20 September 2015
L’accessoire des belles dames de la Cour.L’exposition Eventails, passion du Second Empire revient sur la grande Ã©popÃ©e de cet accessoire de mode, outil indispensable Ã toutes les belles dames lors des soirÃ©es donnÃ©es par le Cour. L’impÃ©ratrice EugÃ©nie elle-mÃªme ne s’en sÃ©para pas lorsqu’elle posa pour le peintre Claude Dubufe en 1854.Vous pourrez admirer des piÃ¨ces magnifiques, notamment cent des plus beaux Ã©ventails de l’Ã©poque mais aussi des crÃ©ations contemporaines de l’Ã©ventailliste Sylvain Le Guen. Les costumes de la collection d’Hubert de Felbacq permettront de mettre en scÃ¨ne cet accessoire.
Some of these fans have been displayed at Vichy, but there are additions and in total the exhibition will comprise of approximately 100 fans. Costumes from the collection of Hubert de Felbacq, and contemporary fans from Sylvain le Guen will also be displayed.