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Lézignan-Corbières: Espace Gibert, a place dedicated to art and culture

Lézignan-Corbières: Espace Gibert, a place dedicated to art and culture

Between exhibitions, conferences and classical concerts, Espace Gibert offers high-quality artistic proposals to the inhabitants of the territory.

With more than 30 years of existence, the Gibert Society is one of the recognized places in the city, where culture lovers can draw inspiration from different aesthetics in the field of art.

There is currently a gallery of pictures and paintings up to 19 November. There are pictures of jazz musicians Jacques Monteiro and Jean-Michel Chesari, two photographers who are accustomed to jazz festivals, particularly the Connelhac-Corbier Festival, whose 34th edition has just begun and will continue throughout November. With this exhibition, Espace Gibert and the Jazz Festival team got along with a surprise, as a bonus, during the opening of the exhibition, which was held in music thanks to a performance by several local artists. Trumpeter Jacques Adamo, bassist Jean Santandria, drummer Michel Calverac, and guitarist and vocalist Bruno Perrin distilled their New Orleans music to a delighted audience.

The exhibition also refers to the world of aviation, in particular the pioneers of airmail with paintings by Cesar Cepeda. This enthusiast was a former aircraft mechanic, and worked on prestigious machines, such as large tankers and the Mirage 4 fighter plane. After his work in the Air Force, he devoted himself completely to his other passions. : dyeing. Since 2019, he has become one of the official painters of the Air Force, a title that he received after many privileges for his work, notably at the Exposition of the National Armed Forces in Paris (2008) and several competitions. Poster. Using watercolor, oil, or acrylic, his paintings retrace the history of some air battles, the glorious past of airmail pilots, and the technological development of our time.

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High quality concerts

In addition to his exhibitions, Espace Gibert organizes classical concerts, one Friday a month. A date that attracts many spectators, as evidenced by the latest, in which 60 people attended the concert of bassist Agnes Petor at the prestigious Brussels Conservatory. The audience was impressed by the artist’s ingenuity, as he explained and put each piece in context. For Alain Simonet, president of the Gibert Society and party planner, there is a frequent remark from the audience that delights him: “We are fortunate to have classical concerts of this quality in Lézignan. In addition, the proximity to the artists is also greatly appreciated and such meetings do not have the envy of large gatherings, as well as in quality as in attendance.

Espace Gibert: 24 bd Marx-Dormoy (04 68 27 30 32), open Tuesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays from 9 am to 12 pm and from 2 to 6 pm. Fridays and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm.

Friday 5 6.30 pm (Free): Technical conference with Marie-Laure Ruiz “Manet and Spain”. Friday 19 6.30 pm (5 € or pass): Piano for Four Hands with Marion Morell and Sophie Vendrios. Friday 26 (6.30 p.m., free): Opening of the new exhibition “Women in All Her States” by Valerie Renaud (photo and drawing) and Mousset Charrier (photo), until 17 December.