Book Launch: Simon of New Orleans (20 Oct. 2016)
As part of its first major release in Louisiana by River Road Press, the artistic career of French artist Simon Hardeveld, better known as "Simon of New Orleans", is honored in a beautiful new book featuring stories, anecdotes and photos of his work.
Thursday, October 20, 2016, a reception at the Residence of the Consul General of France, Grégor Trumel, attracted numerous fans and friends of the artist, who continues to conquer New Orleans.
The Consul General with artist Simon Hardeveld
Simon’s art is so popular that the Consulate was happy to host numerous guests, all impatient to have the artist and author, Yvonne Spear Perret, sign their copy of this colorful book, a true representation of Simon’s joie de vivre.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Scott Campbell, Grégor Trumel
Grégor Trumel and Justin Augustine
We wish to thank the French-American Chamber of Commerce, the Alliance Française of New Orleans, Mr. Jean-François Bonneté, distributors Bache Gabrielsen, Gabriel Boudier and Saffron Gin, Old New Orleans Rum and Select Brands for their participation.
Tasting by Old New Orleans Rum
Tasting by Gabriel Boudier
Grégor Trumel, Simon Hardeveld, John Cruse