MONTREAL, March 21, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Collection Loto-Québec presents its Oeuvres choisies exhibition from March 15 to April 27, 2014, at the Maison de la culture Mercier in Montréal. This exhibition marks the start of a partnership between Collection loto-Québec and Accès culture. This is the first time the Collection exhibits its works at the Maison de la culture.
The works showcased in this exhibition were selected by Louis Pelletier, Curator for the Collection Loto-Québec. Consisting in more than 4,600 works produced by 1,200 local artists, both professional and up-and-coming, this corporate collection ranks as one of the largest in Canada.
A festive 35th anniversary
The Collection Loto-Québec is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2014 and, thanks to this opportunity, is able to fulfill its double mission of supporting a wide range of renowned and up-and-coming Québec artists, as well as promoting its works to the greatest possible number of Quebecers. Indeed, in addition to presenting a touring thematic exhibition in certain Québec regions, the Collection also jointly organizes tailored exhibitions with other organizations.
"The Collection Loto-Québec is particularly pleased to demonstrate, thanks to this extramural experience, Loto-Québec's long-standing collaboration with the province's creative milieu," said Sophie Faucher, actor and spokesperson for the Collection. "Its new L'art de partager program enables the Collection to establish closer ties with Quebecers while promoting the works by artists from throughout Québec," she added.
The exhibition includes 73 works by Québec artists from a variety of regions and disciplines. Oils, acrylics, prints and blown glass are only a few examples of what can be seen at the Maison de la culture Mercier. The work by Trois-Rivières artist Sean Rudman entitled "Nature morte dans l'atelier de Mike Welply" illustrates the exhibition and conveys the overall tone of the Collection Loto-Québec, all media combined.
About the Collection Loto-Québec
The Collection Loto-Québec has established itself as an important link in Québec's artistic heritage by encouraging the production of contemporary visual arts and contributing to the promotion of local artists. The Collection Loto-Québec pursues its mission by acquiring works of art and ensuring their promotion, free of charge, throughout Québec. Every year, Loto-Québec dedicates 0.01% of its total revenues to the Collection.
For further information: Marilyne Desrochers, Media Relations, Collection Loto-Québec, 514-499-7114, Cell.: 514-235-0593, [email protected], #CollectionLQ