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Monday, May 25, 2015

Open Studios ALTA/PASA/DENA Art Tour at the Altadena Library Will Feature Artist Valérie Daval


On Saturday, June 6th, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., as part of the 4th Open Studios Art Tour, featuring 50 exhibiting artists throughout Altadena and Pasadena, Altadena Library District proudly announces its participation and welcomes featured artist, Valérie Daval.

Croquis [in Motion], Daval’s latest exhibition, features sketches from live dance sessions. The word croquis is French for “sketch”. As part of the Open Studios Tour Valérie will sketch live dancers in different successive sessions from 11am to 6pm with dancers from Altadena’s Community Dance Jam and from Contact Improv Dance (ARC Pasadena).

“Sketching movements is challenging because the sketch is a fast drawing, it all happens in an instant, the speed of execution is the integral part of the character of the sketch.” ~ Valérie Daval

Croquis [in Motion] will showcase various sketches with dancers and choreographers in both LA and in France plus live sketches created on the event day. Live dance performances occur throughout the day in successive sessions and will include both solo and group dances.

Valérie Daval is a French-born artist, painter, art instructor, and art therapist based in Los Angeles since 2007. She started painting in early childhood. After earning her degrees in the “Ecole des beaux-arts du Mans”, she began her visual research, focusing on landscapes, portraits and mythology. She also worked on theater sets, frescos, street art projects and performance shows, doing live show sketches of contemporary dance performances. Daval’s work has been exhibited in France, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. Learn more about Valérie at

The program is provided free of charge. The Altadena Library is located at 600 E. Mariposa St. For more information about the event and organization please visit the library’s website at

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