Les Jolis Trésors Presents a New Exhibition,”Coup de Foudre”

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Coup de Foudre, a new art exhibition at Les Jolis Trésors begins with the artists’ opening reception on Thursday, June 16, 2011.

Coup de Foudre – this French expression has two meanings: literally, a “bolt of lightning” and figuratively, “love at first sight”. And most visitors of the show completely go along with either acceptation, as these are illustrated by the ceramics of Lynne Haggard, and the paintings of Annie Clavel, Hiroko Momii, and Veronica Schmitt.

The artists’ opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 6 pm through 9 pm at Les Jolis Trésors, 3226 East Broadway in Long Beach. The event will be catered by the creative team of Paradise Piano Bar and Restaurant.

Lynne Haggard’s work is definitely whimsical, but at the same time captures mood, personality – even poignancy. Her hand-built pieces range from small to close to life-size – some are seated or pedestal displayed, some hang on the wall.

Hiroko Momii’s abstract paintings communicate awe, beauty and sublime aspects of life. Hiroko’s obsession for creating vibration through a combination of colors on her canvas is at the heart of her visual language. Light is the strongest element of Veronica Schmitt’s paintings. Veronica uses the light to transform something ordinary into something extraordinary. Her work often shows solitary figures and people engaged in their daily habits. Some of her new artworks depict scenes from restaurants in Southern California – Veronica lives in Irvine.

Annie Clavel, the owner of the gallery, is showing new works – abstract and representational acrylics. As always she paints what she feels in her heart and imagination, not what she sees in front of her, which translates to a painting full of emotion and thought.

For additional information visit www.lesjolistresors.com.

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