The Montreal Eaton Centre transforms into an art gallery for one night - Art
takes over February 27

MONTREAL, Feb. 25 /CNW Telbec/ - As part of the 7th edition of the Montreal All-Nighter, an event included in the Montreal High Lights Festival, the Montreal Eaton Centre is proud to be Zone 9 of the second edition of the Art Souterrain Event. Art Souterrain will transform the Underground City into a genuine art gallery, and coincides with the vision of the Montreal Eaton Centre, who has already provided its space to contemporary Montreal Artists.

Grand happening all night - 11 artists showcase their work

Photos, videos, projections and other artistic performances will take place throughout the four levels of the mall. The 11 artists participating in the event are: Christian Barré, Jason Botkin (En Masse), Elizabeth Brouillard, Isabelle Choinière, Gennaro De Pasquale, Sid Lee, Olivier Lefebvre, Marjolaine Samson, Raphael Sottolichio, José Louis Torres and Projet Diversité.

    
           Also, three special guests invited by the Montreal Eaton Centre

           Steve Spazuk - He paints with fire, the soot of which becomes the
           ink for his drawings and paintings. His art has already been
           exhibited in Montreal, Ottawa, Paris, Berlin and Florence. In
           2007, he was rewarded at the Florence Contemporary International
           Biennale Art, and obtained third place at the Chianciano Biennale
           Art International in 2009. The Montreal Eaton Centre is proud to
           welcome this artist for a live performance in the Internet Lounge.

           Louis C. Hébert - Son of the artist Jean-Louis Hébert, Louis C.
           Hébert realizes at a very young age, that he has an innate talent
           for drawings and illustrations. This becomes his passion, along
           with his accomplishments in editorial and advertising. During the
           All-nighter, do not miss his musical performance accompanied by
           interactive animation on screen.

           Philippe Allard - With his Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design
           from UQAM in hand, Philippe Allard decided to focus on sculpture
           and large monuments that are resolutely dedicated to environmental
           awareness. Many of his works were created in support of specific
           causes, such as the giant bottle sculpture, baptized From Plastic
           to Hope, which he created in 2007, at the Montreal Eaton Centre,
           having used more than 80 000 empty water bottles. Back at the
           Montreal Eaton Centre during the All-Nighter, he will create a
           huge replicate of the Peace Symbol.
    

A number of boutiques and restaurants will remain open throughout the night, and DJake will also spin his wheels and complement all the activities taking place, creating a lively and dynamic atmosphere.

Virtual Happening on www.districtmontreal.com

The Montreal Eaton Centre invites all those who cannot attend to All-Nighter to log onto www.districtmontreal.com, where they will be able to view live artistic performances.

About Art Souterrain

Art Souterrain is a non-profit organization whose mandate is to promote and diffuse contemporary art, while providing Montreal's underground city with some cultural colors. Art Souterrain would very much like to integrate itself into this underground space on a regular basis, by revealing annual exposition dates. In addition, this organization wishes to unite Quebec's art scene by identifying and reuniting its main participants around scheduled activities.

About the Montreal Eaton Centre

Located at the corner of rue Sainte-Catherine and McGill College Avenue, in the heart of downtown Montreal, the Montreal Eaton Centre welcomes more than 28 million visitors every year, and houses 175 boutiques, services, and restaurants, along with the largest free Internet Zone in the downtown area. The Montreal Eaton Centre is at the hub of an extensive underground network that measures more than 32 kilometres, with a direct connection to the McGill Subway Station, which is used by 11 million passengers every year. The Montreal Eaton Centre is owned and managed by Ivanhoe Cambridge.

SOURCE Montreal Eaton Centre

For further information: For further information: Zeina Barghout, Marketing Director, The Montreal Eaton Centre, (514) 288-3709, zbarghout@ivanhoecambridge.com

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