The Redpath Museum at McGill University is hosting an international symposium on the critical threat to biodiversity: September 21st and 22nd 2019.
The committee invited Montréal sculptor Susan Stromberg to create a piece representing an endangered amphibian that would be featured at this conference. Other related sculptures she has created during her research will be part of a silent auction held to financially assist the scientists and the students involved during the conference.
Her study of endangered amphibians, specifically frogs, began a new theme in Stromberg’s repertoire and dramatically expanded her concern for the planet.
While the frog was being created, it looked just like a frog, so Stromberg adapted it to look more symbolic and more ‘artistic’ by putting an opening through the abdomen in the shape of a frog on each side and inserting a rare piece of Steuben crystal.
By lighting up the interior of her sculpted frog, Stromberg represented the importance of protection and ongoing reproduction of the species in the chain of life to prevent their extinction from our planet. And… therefore hopefully titled the creation: “Enlightenment”.
The Redpath Museum at McGill University is…
The Saint-Faustin House of Arts welcomes artists’ participation in the 23rd Edition of their Annual Contest which will be held from August 24 to October 19, 2019, under the theme of State of mind. The contest is opened to all visual artists who can submit an original work in one, two or three of the following categories: Painting (oil, acrylic, watercolour, mixed techniques, drawing) – Digital Art (photography, painting, printing) and photography – Sculpture (bas-relief, high relief, rondebosse, glass). Artists’ portfolios must be submitted before July 19, 2019. For more details concerning required information, conditions to be respected and registration form: maisondesartssaint-faustin.ca/concours-annuel-2019/.
The Saint-Faustin House of Arts welcomes…
Delight in Discovery
Powerful and technically polished, Carole Doucet’s artworks are above all spiritual messengers on a humanitarian mission that far outreaches the art world from which they emerge.
Based on words of holistic wisdom, her works are constructed around a warm and mineral palette expressing the glowing spirit of the Psalms of David, the Song of Solomon, or the wise proverbs and quotes from which they emanate. ” The goal is to connect the emotion with the idea, freely, without worry about performance. is action will be extended through the spectator’s own perception, corresponding to his particular reality,” says the artist.
Text by Lisanne LeTellier
Powerful and technically polished, Carole Doucet’s artworks are above all spiritual messengers on a humanitarian mission that far outreaches the art world from which…
“Fashion becomes out of date, style never does!” – Coco Chanel
It’s by drawing and then moulding paper shapes on mannequins that the fashion designer has been able to elaborate his ideas, materialize his visions and realize his wishes. An initial outline always serving as starting point, which is also the case in painting and sculpture.
Chalk lines or ink threads on fine China or Japan paper. Silhouetted figures in an amalgam of lines in motion that capture the eye. In drawing as in sculpture, the fashion designer flouts rules and conventions to rather dive into an abundance of knowledge acquired through cultural sharing. He is constantly seeking to further extend the boundaries of creativity.
Text by Michel Bois
Jean-Claude Poitras at Galerie Québec Art, 40 Notre-Dame Street, Québec Qc . Vernissages: Septembre 14, 15, 16, 2016.
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It’s by drawing and then moulding paper shapes on mannequins that the fashion designer has been able to elaborate his ideas, materialize his visions…
Forms, Volume and space
Anyone probing Mireille Dubreuil’s artistic world is invited to partake in a fascinating and instructive experience. Her passion for minerals, her contagious smile, her sensitivity, all are ingredients to the recipe that shapes this exceptional being.
Having travelled the world for some 20 years, Mireille has long recognized that the richness of her existence is in great part inhe- rited from gifts by benevolent strangers who have also long known to decipher what stones of ages are saying.
Whether Magdalen Islands alabaster, Brazil steatite, Japan chlorite or Vermont marble, each piece of rock has its own lan- guage. If we listen these stones do speak to us, as sketched within the furrows of their veins souls have hidden their faces, sheltered from the eyes of merchants.
Text by Robert Lafontaine
Anyone probing Mireille Dubreuil’s artistic world is invited to partake in a fascinating and instructive experience. Her passion for minerals, her contagious smile…
Delight in Discovery
“Like an open-road traveller, I capture images, I absorb glances, occurrences, objects that touch my inner being. And, I transform them like an alchemist defying the test of time.” – Normand Ménard.
If there is one painter inevitably associated with the village of Val-David, it’s none other than Normand Ménard who has been a resident for 35 years. Whether visiting friends or local collectors, City offices or public places, you are almost certain to come upon a “Ménard”. The artist has had a prolific career and his production has remained constant through the years.
Text by Robert Lafontaine
Inspired by native art, our favorite untamed artist also sculpts totems which are integral parts of his artistic process. His forthcoming solo exhibition will be held in 2017, from February 2 to 26, on the magnificent “Place des Citoyens” in Sainte-Adèle. An occasion not to be missed. Walls are at the ready to receive Ménard’s works. I will be there, will you?
“Like an open-road traveller, I capture images, I absorb glances, occurrences, objects that touch my inner being…
Forms, Volume and Space
“We must content ourselves to discover and never try to explain.” – Georges Braque.
Bronze is a traditional material of ancient heritage. It is a preferred medium of sculptors due to the feasibility of juxtaposing in one élan sparkling smooth surfaces and textured details of minute finesse. This being said, the present day volition to produce artworks in bronze is interesting as it testifies to how perfectly this material can be adapted to contemporary expressions.
Texte by Michel Bois
Shokichi Sato is represented by : Galerie Jean-Pierre Valentin, Montréal ; Galerie Michel-Ange, Montréal ; Galerie Yvon Desgagnés, Baie-Saint-Paul ; Galerie Dimension Plus, Montréal ; Galerie d’art du Mont-Ste-Anne, Beaupré
Bronze is a traditional material of ancient heritage. It is a preferred medium of sculptors due to the feasibility of juxtaposing in one élan sparkling smooth…