A new association dedicated to the promotion of pastel has been recently inaugurated in Belgium, following a successful pastel exhibition in the Floreffe Abbey where the public demonstrated great enthusiasm concerning the medium.
With the aim of creating bridges between pastelists and their public, as well as connecting with other associations and promoting artistic initiatives, the Association des Pastellistes Belges counts already with near 50 enthusiasts, including from the North of France.
On August 6 (10h00 - 16h30) it will take place in the pedestrian streets of Namur, an initiative to make the public familiar with the medium and learn about its possibilities.
An exhibition is already anticipated for April 2012.
It will be called "1er Salon du Pastel" and will occupy six halls of the Floreffe Abbey (Abbaye de Floreffe).
The association was founded by Claudine Boignet and is located at:
12, rue de Libérateurs
5100 Jambes, Belgique.