|On the recommendation of the Franco-American Center in
Manchester, NH, Monique received a prestigious invitation from the French Consulate in
Boston to participate in the "3eme Festival de l'Ete Indien".
(Translation: Third Indian Summer Festival) The festival was held October 4 - 10,
1999 in Andrezieux-Boutheon, France.
This event celebrates the history, culture, way of life and economic vitality of the Franco-American communities in New England.
Monique at the "3eme Festival de l'Ete Indien" in Andrezieux-Boutheon, France.
|Several aspects of the Franco-American
heritage were presented, such as, musical events, theater plays, art exhibits, literature,
gastronomy and selected prominent industrial activities of the New England area.
The Festival was sponsored by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the
French Ministry of Culture and the General Consulate of the United States in Lyon, France,
|Monique was quite honored
to be invited to this festival as only four artists were invited. Her participation
included exhibiting 13 paintings one of which was A Day So
Slow (9 X 12).
She also was honored to attend a reception along with the following dignitaries:
In addition, she toured the Beaujolais vineyards and took photographs to capture her memory and moods during this trip. You can see the result of Monique's visit to France in her oil paintings at an upcoming exhibit at the Powers Galley in Acton, MA from Thursday, April 13th through Saturday, May 13th. Another exhibit of her France paintings will occur at the Schaff Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio in the fall of 2000.
Return to Monique's Resume