In 2019, the association "Semeurs d'arts" (i.e art makers) proposed to the inhabitants of three villages of Meurthe-et-Moselle: Moivrons, Lenoncourt and Velaine-sous-Amance to take part in artistic creation workshops on the themes of insects, weaving, recycling and the environment as a source of inspiration. They were accompanied by 2 artists: Martine Maso (visual artist) and Eric Delacroix (metal sculptor).
At the end of these workshops, a participatory show was organised, inviting the inhabitants to discover all the wonders of nature.
Fondation PSA, which supported the association "Semeurs d'Arts" on this 2019 tour, is proud to have enabled 397 people to take part in one of the 50 workshops organised between the 8th of July and the 31th of August 2019. With its mini-bus, the association "Semeurs d'Arts" travelled more than 1500 km to promote access for all to artistic practices, to create links between the inhabitants, local associations and artists and also to improve the knowledge of each person about their environment.
This is how the inhabitants of Moivrons, a municipality of 489 inhabitants) wanted to create a collective work: an insect hotel. Indeed, Father Voirnot, inventor of Voirnot hives, is from Moivrons.
This insect hotel is now installed in the schoolyard for all the inhabitants to enjoy.
The inhabitants of this commune 594 inhabitants also worked on the theme of insects. They also exercised their talents on the theme of recycling.
It was Martine Maso, plastic artist and passionate about nature, who was able to introduce them to creative techniques related to the environment and recycling. The objective was to raise awareness among residents about the future of our planet and over-consumption. This artist uses nature as a source of creation, as a support and as a medium, through different techniques such as the production of vegetable inks, land-art ...
It was the second time that Velaine-sous-Aimance hosted the Art Makers Tour. The inhabitants worked on the themes of weaving and the earth. Here too, the magic operated, the inhabitants wanted to participate in a common work made of metal and wool.
It was Eric Delacroix, metal sculptor and assembler, who initiated the inhabitants. he showed them how to give birth to works from salvaged metal parts
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