Albas Art Show

Albas Art Show

In the 2008 census, Albas recorded a population of 77. Despite that fact, it is home to a number of artists.

Year round, France is host to shows featuring local artists. With all the beauty, there is much to inspire.

Naturally, there are larger and more frequent shows during the tourist season.

Performance Artist - Cornelis Blum: The Wake
Performance Artist – Cornelis Blum: The Wake

However, there is usually art on offer in

the manner of Expositions of one or two artists at different venues.

Work on display includes paintings, sculpture to Performance Art, there is so much on


The Wake
The Wake

Being France, you will always find food and beverages and some

forms of entertainment. This particular event included a show of old automobiles.    There is also some music such as a strolling band. Much of the art is for sale and the artists are on hand to answer your questions.




Repas pour la commune

Bon appetit!

Peter - Ireland - Soda Bread & Irish Coffee

The French word commune appeared in the 12th century, from Medieval Latin communia, meaning a small gathering of people sharing a common life; from Latin communis, things held in common. As of 2008, there were 36,781 communes in France. Just over 200 of these exist overseas. This is a higher number than other countries in Europe and is largely due to the division of the Country during the French Revolution. (Wikipedia) The Communes are a community of villages/parishes/hamlets with the largest often having services for the entire commune. If there is an interest, this could be the subject for a future post. Next to the individual village, it is the smallest unit of government in the Country. Our local Commune, community of villages, invited inhabitants of the Region to join in a day of cultural exchange and celebration. The idea is to all those native to France and all those from other Countries to better know and appreciate their differences.

Jiranan-Thailand-Lemon Grass Chicken & Thai Green Curry

Each participant will bring a dish (for four) of his area or his country, to share. A number of participants will provide recettes (recipes) for the food they have brought.

If you would like to turn your hand to traditional Irish Soda Bread, here is a link to the recipe that Peter used and it was perfect the first time!

  Animation is ensured by the guests, volunteers, who will testify to
Corneilus- The Flying Dutchman - Trophy Winner

the artistic, cultural or traditional way of life of the country or the area of which they are native. It must be admitted that a few will take an artistic interpretation to the idea. Additionally, a few of the French will embrace another culture coming in costume from that Country and bringing food that you would eat should you visit there. There is a prize for the best costume (trophy) and prizes for others who participate in the costume portion of the event. The trophy will be returned the following year for the next winner.



Left: Folk Costume Normandy Region
Center: Mylène - Folk Costume Burgundy Region