Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saturday Vernissage

While I knew that the Lion's Club was an international organization, I was caught by surprise when Laury told me she'd been invited to submit a photograph to the French club's national competition. Not surprised that she was asked, but rather that Figeac has a Lion's Club.Laury and Jean-Pierre, a friend from Monday afternoon language class, both entered black and white photos for this year's theme,  "Spirit." Saturday morning was the vernissage, gallery opening, for the 27 photos entered in the Figeac regional competition. The winner will advance to Montpelier to compete with other regional winners from southern France. The setting was Les Voutes, a beautiful vaulted-ceiling stone gallery in Old Figeac. There was already a crowd gathered when the doors opened at 11:30am. Laury and I were there along with Jean-Pierre and his wife, Francoise as well as Michel, a Cadrieu Lion. A short speech, voting by the public for their favorite three photos, champagne and nibbles...a perfectly French Saturday morning! To see more of the event and the local entries, click over to Soar-Dream-France

Laury, Francoise & Jean-Pierre

Champagne says 'special' even in plastic cups!
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