Archive | June, 2016

Audio: Doing art that sells vs. art that stirs

By Lara Bockenstedt: Talking with several artists of Nice, France, iei Media reporter Lara Bockenstedt delves into the adaptations artists embody in order to continue creating.          

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Eze facing trying year after Paris attacks

By Jonah Tuck: On a typical Monday 20 years ago, Marie-Claude Bidegainberry’s jewelry and keepsake shop would have a steady stream of wealthy American customers. Despite not having many domestic tourists, the area still did well largely due to the North American and Russian tourists, she said. Now, Mondays are different. Bidegainberry’s store, Pyrdecor, remains relatively empty. […]

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Euro Cup fans leave towns no extra time — or money

By Drew May: CAGNES-SUR-MER, France — Few people wander through a quiet Saturday morning market in Cagnes-sur-Mer, as a small group of boys play soccer in front of them. The sun is shinning, but business owners are spending time talking amongst themselves rather than with customers. Fifteen kilometres away in Nice, thousands of tourists have come to watch […]

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Tram project gives Nice headaches and hope

By Heather Botham: It’s not easy to ignore the roaring, screeching and clanging of the sky-high machinery echoing off buildings on Nice’s usually quiet Rue de France. The sounds are coming from the construction on the extension of the city’s tramway, a project that began about three months ago. The construction is part of a 20-year […]

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Cote d’Azur studio artists claim their independence

By Jean Strong: EZE, France — Paintings and collages of all colours, sizes and types fill every inch of space on the stone walls, skinny tables overflow with prints, smaller paintings and bookmarks with the same signature. Leaning against a desk is a folder containing nude sketches of every size, and palettes are visible hanging in […]

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