MONTREAL, June 18, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Territoires imaginés exhibition will remain at Loto-Québec's Espace Création until August 18, 2013. Admission is free. That means you will have the whole summer to explore our homeland, both real and imagined!
The concept of homeland could not be better brought home than by having it travel to various locations across the province. Therefore, after its stay in Montréal, the exhibition will be in Sherbrooke from January 15 to February 22, 2014, Saint-Jérôme from March 30 to June 8, 2014, and Rouyn-Noranda from September 5 to November 9, 2014. Presented free of charge, the event provides an excellent showcase for Collection Loto-Québec artists as well as increased access to visual arts in a number of regions in Québec.
Moreover, at each regional tour stop, a "green" initiative will be organized in cooperation with the main environmental organizations in the area - a perfectly natural extension to an exhibition that highlights our homeland. A specific announcement will be issued for each project.
This 67-piece exhibition of works by Québec artists depicts places, spaces or objects we know and includes paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures and photographs. In addition, a wonderful text penned by Fred Pellerin describes his personal homeland, real and fictitious, that we have come to know quite well and, at the same time, that lays a backdrop for the exhibition.
"During a painting's lifetime,
The imaginary may spill into what we know
Or landscapes may stretch to the other side of reality
To take on their full dimensions,
To be complete."
In an excerpt of the text that accompanies the exhibition, the storyteller from Saint-Élie-de-Caxton describes how exploring our homeland is both literal and poetic, and can tie together, for example, a Hudson Bay landscape, an artist's studio in Saint-Henri, a three-dimensional Medusa and an oil painting of an old pulp mill in the Saguenay region. The title Territoires imaginés is the namesake of a painting by Giorgia Volpe, a Collection Loto-Québec artist, featured in this impressive exhibition.
About the Collection Loto-Québec
The Collection Loto-Québec boasts over 4,500 works produced by over 1,200 local artists. It is a major player in Quebec's artistic heritage. The Collection Loto-Québec pursues its mission by showcasing works of art at Espace Création, its main venue, and on exhibition tours throughout the province.
Territoires imaginés, par les artistes de la Collection Loto-Québec
Extended to August 18, 2013
|Espace Création||Opening hours|
|Ground floor of Loto-Québec's headquarters||Wednesday to Friday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|500 Sherbrooke St. W.||Saturday and Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Montréal - McGill Metro Station||Free admission|
|lotoquebec.com/espacecreation||Tel. : 514-499-5087|
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