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Reception at exhibition
Three towns display
Created by Vitré’s “Atelier de Patchwork” Group for the town’s Millennium in 2009. The pieces celebrate its architectural heritage, with representations of medieval buildings, the red-brick train station, and features such as a stained-glass window and an art-deco fresco.
Vitré Children's drawings
Drawings and montages by 9-11 year-olds of the Ecole Jean XXIII (teacher: Valérie Souvestre). They offer the children’s personal views of their home town, to be shared with us.
Almansa drawings and twin town paintings
Longinos is an artist who runs a tile and flooring shop in Almansa. He has a very special talent for drawing with fine attention to detail. The works shown convey the mood and flavour of Spain, with sketches of buildings (including the famous Castillo de Almansa!), countryside and local people.
These photos give a good impression of all the wonderfully diverse aspects of the town and its surrounding countryside. The picturesque historic centre has many well-preserved medieval buildings. The town is also a thriving centre of industry and commerce, and is proud of its traditional arts and crafts.
Vitré photo collages
The banners with colour photographs were created using digital cameras by students of the Collège Gérard de Nerval. Those in black-and-white were created by students of the Collège Sainte Marie who worked with home-made pinhole cameras to create “sténopé” photos. The aim of the project, conceived by artist-in-residence Marie-Hélène Le Ny, was for the students to create a collage of images offering personal reflections of their “territory,” both in the town and at home. In 2010 the banners were put on public view on the railings of the Jardin du Parc in Vitré.