MONTREAL, June 26, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montréal Space for Life invites art and book lovers to meet Alain Stanké at the Botanical Garden Tree House on Wednesday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to noon as part of the exhibition Romans des bois (Novels from Woods), enjoying its major premiere in Montréal. On the theme of the book, discover thirty works sculpted by Alain Stanké in various fine woods, accompanied by quotations. And come meet Alain Stanké himself, for whom these books depict nothing other than his love of reading and his infinite respect for nature.
Alain Stanké, a man with a passion
Author, publisher, radio and TV host, producer, Alain Stanké loves trees at least as much as books. His extensive experience in the field of book publishing and his great curiosity led him to reflect at considerable length on the very nature of the book. In the course of his explorations, he sculpted works tinged with irresistible humour, where the word and the matter unite to lift the veil on a new facet of reality: unpredictable, iconoclastic and vitalizing. Maple, lime wood, butternut hickory, cedar and birch, Alain Stanké loves them all and works on them with love, never forgetting that they constitute the raw material of his other passion: the book.
To be a success in life, plant a tree
In the past his sculptures have been exhibited in Canada, Italy, Mexico, France and Lithuania. The new traveling exhibition Romans des bois consists of a fun-filled and inspiring circuit that pays touching tribute to the generosity of nature and the capacities of human imagining. The quotation from Secudo Company that accompanies the exhibit's eponymous sculpture is a good summary of Alain Stanké's thought: "To be a success in life, a man needs to produce a child, write a novel and plant a tree."
A summer with a thousand things on offer
The Space for Life also invites you to discover its lively summer 2012 programming. To experience, to try out: at the Biodôme, trOmbe, the new installation by artist Richard Purdy challenges your vision of the world; at the Botanical Garden, the Base Camp/1000 Days for the Planet holds in store a remarkable adventure at the heart of the biodiversity on planet Earth that you can share with our researchers, the crew of the Sedna IV and our day-to-day ambassadors; at the Insectarium, insects, those superheroes of nature, reveal their secrets and invite you to an eye-opening exploration of their world!
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