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Faulkner Family Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Acquiring Le Grand Cros with Canadian Art Exhibition
Young Leafs, 23 x 30, Watercolour, 2008. Permanent Collection.

COTES DE PROVENCE.- This July The Faulkner Family are celebrating their 20th anniversary since acquiring Le Grand Cros, they will celebrate it with a collection of Canadian art for this years ART & VINS exhibition which is appropriate as Hugh Faulkner as Secretary of State in Canada funded the Arts, he was also Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs so the main artist for this years exhibition is doubly appropriate a Dene First Nations Indian.

*Alex Janvier a Native Canadians Indian from the Dene Nation will be featured in the main gallery, Janvier has a unique and eloquent style blending abstract and representational images, bright, often symbolic colours with some influences from the traditional beadwork and birch bark basketry of his family tradition. In 2008 he received the Governor General's Award in Visual & Media Arts.

Along with the main exhibition there will be a diverse collection of 13 major Canadian artists, from a private collection, plus a ceramicist, an unusual paper artist, and the exhibition will be rounded out with the next generation of Canadian artist, a very talented graduate.

* Germaine Arnaktauyok, an Inuit from Igloolik, had formal training at the University of Manitoba, works in lithographs, etchings, and serigraphs that illustrate Inuit myths & traditions.

* Jack Bush 1909-1977 was a powerful abstract expressionist painter of international stature, in 1976 was made Officer of the Order of Canada

* Kavavaow Mannomee an accomplished printmaker from Cap Dorset, he has a range of styles & techniques, working in lithography, stone-cut, etching and aquatint with traditional Inuit legends & mythology, and a sense of humour is always evident.

* David Milne 1882-1953 was known for his town and landscapes in oil, water colour, and his exquisite drypoint etching, in the latter part of his career he spent most of his time working in the bush.

* Guido Molinari ,1933-2004 was a rigorous hard-edged abstract painter of lines and strong colour, Officer of the Order of Canada.

* Toni Onley 1942-2004 was a abstract landscape painter, brilliant water-colourist and print maker, he would make fantastic and delicate sketch while piloting his small plane over the mountain coast of British Columbia, but that all ended with plane wreck on a mountain glacier. Officer of the Order of Canada.

* Kananginak Pootoogook, born on Baffin Island, now lives in Cape Dorset, Nunavut. works in all mediums sculptor, engraver, etching, lithographer, stone-cut and designer.

* Christopher Pratt, The Newfoundlander know for his meticulous serigraph prints and his powerfully evocative paintings, is Companion to the Order of Canada.

* Jim Ritchie, a Montreal sculptor who has worked the last 50 years in Vence France, his sculpture La Vencoise stands in the centre of the town, his subject has always been the female form in marble and bronze, he also produced prints pastels.

* Noboru Sawai, is a Japanese born Canadian now living on the west coast. A student of Yoshida School, resulting in developing Ukiyo-e and sosaku-hanga woodblock printmakers to North America.

* Gordon Smith, an English born Canadian, painter, also printmaker & sculptor, best know as a abstract landscape painter, this year at 90 was named, Laureate of the Governor General

* Takao Tanabe, a landscape painter from British Columbia order of Canada.

* Blake Ward, Sculptor born in Yellowknife NWT, portrays the natural beauty of the human form as well as the political fall out of mans inhumanity with drama and sensitivity in his "Fragments" collection.

* David Gilhooly Ceramicist also works in plexiglas & paper mâche.

* Betty Davision 1909-2000 worked in paint paper cast.

*Amanda Clyne Painter.

Le Grand Cros | Alex Janvier | Germaine Arnaktauyok | Jack Bush | Kavavaow Mannomee | David Milne | Guido Molinari |

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