GATINEAU, QC, Dec. 7, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Loto-Québec unveiled its latest collection of works at the Lac-Leamy complex this morning. The initiative demonstrates Loto-Québec's willingness to make the works of art in its possession more accessible than ever before. In so doing, the Corporation continues to support creativity with innovative projects.
Cultural showcase at the Lac-Leamy complex
- Loto-Québec asked guest curator Jo-Ann Kane, art historian and President of the Association des collections d'entreprises du Québec, to take a new look at its collection in order to give it prominence at the Casino du Lac-Leamy, Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre.
- Ms. Kane got together with guest curators Claudio Marzano, Art Consultant at the Canada Council for the Arts, and Valérie Camden, Manager of Ville de Gatineau's permanent collection and public art.
- They selected works from the Collection Loto-Québec (over 60), as well as 2 of the biggest collections in the region (over 10 from the Art Bank and 4 from Ville de Gatineau's permanent collection). This selection replaces the works of art that have been exhibited at the Casino and Hilton Lac-Leamy up until now.
- All works exhibited at Arôme restaurant will be from Jean-Paul Riopelle's Le Cirque box set.
- "Loto-Québec continues to support the cultural scene, and wishes its collection to be accessible and close to the general public," said Simon Robert, Director, Corporate Responsibility at Loto-Québec.
- "This initiative is part of the Gatineau region's cultural contributions and enhances the overall experience enjoyed by Casino and hotel guests," said Alain Miroux, General Manager of the Casino du Lac-Leamy.
- "We instantly agreed to participate in this project and are pleased to put the spotlight on ten works from our collection at the Hilton Lac-Leamy complex," said Claudio Marzano, Art Consultant at the Canada Council for the Arts.
- "Ville de Gatineau is proud to contribute to the development of such a beautiful heritage project, generously offered by Loto-Québec and the Casino du Lac-Leamy to our citizens and the community," added Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin, Mayor of Gatineau.
About the Collection Loto-Québec
One of Québec's largest corporate collections, the Collection Loto-Québec brings together almost 5,000 works created by over 1,200 artists. Since its creation in 1979, the Collection has showcased the work of local artists and encompasses a priceless Québec cultural heritage. Several Collection works are now part of visual presentations in Québec's Montréal, Charlevoix, Mont-Tremblant and Lac-Leamy casinos.
About the Art Bank
The Canada Council for the Arts established the Art Bank in 1972 to promote the incredibleBreadth and quality of Canadian art by making artworks accessible to a wider audience beyond museums and galleries.
The Art Bank includes over 17,000 artworks by more than 3,000 Canadian artists, both emerging and established. It is the largest collection of modern / contemporary Canadian art in the world, comprised of paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photography and fiber, including works by Aboriginal artists and culturally diverse artists. The Canada Council Art Bank makes contemporary artworks available through three programs: corporate/public sector art rental, loans to museums and outreach.
About Ville de Gatineau's permanent collection
The collection of artworks is currently comprised of nearly 3,800 works located in a variety of public places and municipal offices. It features a number of artistic practices from several schools and movements present throughout the history of art in Canada and worldwide. Works by local artists make up 47% of the collection. The mandate of the permanent collection consists in acquiring, maintaining, showcasing and disseminating 20th and 21st century works in order to preserve our artistic heritage for generations to come.
For further information: Source: Patrice Lavoie, Corporate Director, Public Affairs, Press Relations and Social Media, Loto-Québec, 514 499-5130, [email protected], twitter.com/patricelavoie; Information: Geneviève Léveillé, Communications Advisor, Casino du Lac-Leamy, 819-772-6262, ext. 369, [email protected], twitter.com/Casino, facebook.com/casino