The search for the location took more than a year, but Kristin H’s pugnacity paid off. The interested party has discovered a precarious lease until December 2022 at 35 Boulevard Champlain, not far from the central market. The ten members of the collective, which currently has only one man, share the rent. “We will see at the end of the year what we do. Everything will depend on whether it works or not”, admits the artist.
The opening of this place quickly turned Royan’s little art world upside down. Famous artists such as Pita, Gali, Kinem, Yole or Théboul exhibit there
open from 1Ahem April, Plac’art arouses curiosity. “People slow down when passing by. And then we are not far from the market. In the morning, you watch the world go by,” notes Marie-Hélène, Mahé by her artist name. Others have joined the initial core. Some are registered with the Maison des artistes, the state-approved French organization for the administrative management of the graphic and plastic arts branch of the compulsory social security system for artists and authors, and have the right to sell their works.
share and care
The opening of this place quickly turned Royan’s little art world upside down. Famous artists such as Pita, Gali, Kinem, Yole or Théboul exhibit there. We can also mention Emilie, Olivier, Mahé, Kristin H, Edwige, Joëlle and Pascale P. They all have in common the desire to make people discover their passion, their work and also to use the place as a creative workshop. “We still lack some tools like a furnace for sculptures,” says Mahé. Reason why, in addition, nobody left the appointment on Saturday afternoon of the plastic arts association.
Upon entering Plac’art, you first discover the exhibition space. Between sculpture, engraving, painting, modeling and jewelry, there is something for all tastes. Then you have to enter the pantry and go down a few steps to enter a room that serves as a workshop. Pictures by Thérèse Boulanger (Théboul) hang on the wall. “Each month we will reserve this wall for a member of the collective,” reports Kristin H. It is also here that the artists show the children the technique of modeling for free. “This project is based above all on sharing and kindness. »