Artist Majie Lavergne's Hidden Worlds is among the acrylic and texture paintings on exhibit throughout February at Café Adagio in downtown Parksville.

Cafe Adagio shares the texture of art

Work of painter Majie Lavernge featured in MAC's Members out and About exhibit through February

The heavily textured and abstract acrylic painting of Majie Lavergne is now being featured at Café Adagio as part of the McMillan Arts Centre’s Members Out and About exhibits for February.

Lavergne’s vibrant, contemporary work will be on display and available for purchase at the café through the month.

The artist’s father, Robert Lavergne is a well-recognized post-impressionist painter who fostered Majie’s love for painting at an early age.

“I remember leaving Paris for New York to study filmmaking with Vincent Van Gogh as my greatest hero!”

Lavergne spent fifteen years making documentary films in New York and Los Angeles before feeling the need to reconnect with the painter within. He returned to school and earned a Masters degree in Art Therapy and Transpersonal Counselling and turned his first love into a second career.

His fascination for abstract art came with the work of Louis Nallard, his Godfather, a pioneer of the French lyrical abstract movement.  He was touched by the gestural, raw and uninhibited impulse of the lyrical abstract movement that has since deeply influenced his work.

Majie’s interest in Interactive Art stems from his lifelong fascination for any art form that challenges the rigid boundary between “the artist’ and “the viewer”.  He feels enlivened when the “viewer” becomes part of the creative process and influences the outcome.

Majie’s work has been exhibited in Paris, the U.S. and Canada. He now lives and paints in Nanaimo; more information on Majie’s work can be found at at www.majie.ca

Café Adagio is located at 147 Harrison Avenue in Parksville. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, contact the McMillan Arts Centre at 250-248-8185.

— Submitted by The MAC

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