Last chance to see Territoires imaginés, par les artistes de la Collection Loto-Québec at the Musée d'art contemporain des Laurentides

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.

SOURCE: Loto-Québec

For further information:

Marilyne Desrochers
Relations publiques et relations de presse
514 499-7114

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