Works of art commissioned especially for the Casino de Mont-Tremblant



    MONT-TREMBLANT, QC, June 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Visitors to the new Casino de
Mont-Tremblant will appreciate a unique and intimate ambiance that is in
harmony with the surrounding forests, thanks to the large-format visual art
that adorns the building's public spaces. The materials, textures and refined
motifs of the works subtly evoke the recurring themes of the project - nature
and the bestiary.
    La Collection Loto-Québec sought the creativity of Québec artists for the
Casino de Mont-Tremblant project. A committee of Loto-Québec employees
assisted by Collection curator Louis Pelletier, made the final selection of
artists last fall.
    Besides the pieces that were commissioned from selected artists, some
fifty works from La Collection Loto-Québec itself have also been installed in
the public spaces and offices of the Casino de Mont-Tremblant.

    ART BUDGET

    A budget in excess of $240,000 was allocated for the acquisition of works
of art expressly created for the Casino de Mont-Tremblant. Artists from the
Laurentian region received more than 50% of available funds.
    In addition, $125,000 was set aside for the coordination, creation and
installation of a spectacular chandelier.

    A SPECTACULAR CHANDELIER

    With the collaboration of Espace VERRE, Loto-Québec awarded the design,
realization and installation of a transparent glass chandelier to Québec glass
artists Susan Edgerley and Donald Robertson, who both live and work in the
Laurentians.
    The large dimensions of the chandelier make it a perfect fit for the most
prestigious space of the building, beneath the great skylight on the High
Roller floor.

    La Collection Loto-Québec, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this
year, is an incontrovertible mirror of Québec artistic endeavour and includes
revealing examples of the trends, eras and disciplines that are part of the
local art experience.
    A young, lively and contemporary collection that gives free access to a
vast art-loving public in many cultural venues, La Collection Loto-Québec has
become a kind of travelling museum while it simultaneously and proudly
fulfills its role as one of the largest corporate collections in Canada, by
its very presence enriching the workspace of the corporation's employees.




For further information:

For further information: Marie-Claude Rivet, Assistant Manager,
Loto-Québec Corporate Media Relations, (514) 499-5079


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