MONTRÉAL, June 13, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Wishing to make its collection more accessible than ever, Loto-Québec will bequeath a public work of art to the Gatineau community. Today, the Corporation, in partnership with the Casino du Lac-Leamy and Ville de Gatineau, is issuing a call for proposals for the design of a work of art that will be installed in front of the Maison du citoyen, in the heart of downtown Gatineau.
Call for proposals
- Artists and collectives from Gatineau, Abitibi, Laurentides, Laval and Montréal may go to gatineau.ca/portail/default.aspx?p=explorer_sujet&mc=h for information and terms to obtain the specification documents.
- Proposals must be submitted by August 2, 2017.
Development of artistic offerings at the Lac-Leamy complex
- Loto-Québec has established a partnership with the Canada Council Art Bank and Ville de Gatineau to create an artistic adventure at the Lac-Leamy complex.
- The project will include works from the Collection Loto-Québec, Canada Council Art Bank and Ville de Gatineau's permanent collection.
- The project will be unveiled in the fall of 2017.
- "Loto-Québec continues to support the creative scene. We also want our collection to be accessible and close to the general public," said Simon Robert, Director, Corporate Responsibility at Loto-Québec.
- "This initiative blends in well with the region's cultural offerings," added Alain Miroux, General Manager of the Casino du Lac-Leamy and Casino de Mont-Tremblant.
- "This new work of art to be installed in downtown Gatineau will add to and further diversify our collection of public art which currently boasts 74 works. In addition to its being a cultural attraction, it will convey a message of cultural diversity," said Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin.
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.
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: Marilyne Desrochers, Press Relations Advisor, Loto-Québec, 514-499-7114, [email protected]