MONTREAL, June 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - June 8 will mark the end of the
travelling exhibition entitled Territoires imaginés, par les artistes de la Collection Loto-Québec.
You only have a few more days to explore our homeland, the real and the
imaginary, through the eyes of artists whose works are part of the
Collection. A total of forty works of art will be exhibited, including
those of René Derouin, an artist from the Laurentians. "As the Collection acquires pieces
from throughout the province, works featured in the exhibition are the
creation of artists who were born or are living in different parts of
Québec," explained Louis Pelletier, Curator for Collection Loto-Québec.
Another edition of Repérage
An edition of the Repérage program of sales exhibitions also took place in Saint-Jérôme, as will
be the case in other regions hosting the Territoires imaginés exhibition. In fact, the original selection of Territoires imaginés works was reduced to make room for artwork produced by the 26 artists
from the Laurentians who will be exhibiting with Repérage, presented simultaneously. Repérage is an extraordinary opportunity for
up-and-coming artists to showcase their works and enable the general
public to discover - or rediscover - local artists. The program's
selection panel, made up of Louis Pelletier and stakeholders in the
arts scene in the Laurentians, will meet at the end of April to follow
up on the acquisition process. A total of 18 works by artists Pierre
Blache, Gilles Boisvert, Nancy Bourassa, Pierre Chaumont, Barbara
Claus, Marilyse Goulet, Suzanne Ferland, Amélie Guérin, Pierre Leblanc,
Nathalie Levasseur, Marie-Eve Martel, Jessica Peters, Jonathan Plante
and Ianick Raymond were purchased during this exhibition.
What's more, a $1,000 coup de cœur prize was awarded to Kim Waldron for
her two works entitled Before and After and Supper.
Visibility for our artists
The exhibition, ending in Saint-Jérôme after a run in Sherbrooke, will
now head for Rouyn-Noranda and Jonquière. As it takes to the road, Territoires imaginés, par les artistes de la Collection Loto-Québec will provide Collection artists with extraordinary visibility. This
free event also facilitates accessibility to visual arts in many
regions across Québec.
The title Territoires imaginés is the namesake of a painting by Giorgia Volpe, a Collection
Loto-Québec artist, featured in this impressive exhibition that
includes paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures and photographs.
Whether they are artists from the Laurentians or anywhere else -
including Frédéric Back, Judith Berry, Mario Faubert or Michael Smith,
to name only a few -, they have created works that depict places,
spaces or objects we all know.
About the Collection Loto-Québec
The Collection Loto-Québec boasts over 4,600 works produced by over
1,200 local artists, 52 of whom are from the Laurentians. It is a major
player in Quebec's artistic heritage. The Collection Loto-Québec
pursues its mission by showcasing its works in exhibitions that tour
the entire province.
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