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Big "Salon du Printemps" Art Show in Sherbrooke

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--March 22, 2011.

larger_salon.2011.jpgBeginning on Saturday, March 26, the Musée des Beaux-arts de Sherbrooke presents the 6th edition of Salon du printemps des artistes des Cantons-de-l’Est. This special edition, presented in collaboration with the program Repérage Collection Loto-Québec, shows recent works from 22 artists of the Eastern Townships. The exhibition is scheduled to continue until June 5 and admission is free.

The exhibition: For this celebration of local artists, the Musée takes on the aspect of a souk, in its original sense – that is to say a market where everything is on offer. As is to be expected in contemporary art, the items selected by the curator of the exhibition, Sarah Boucher, cover the full range of artistic endeavour, from painting to sculpture by way of installations, photography, video, sound, maquettes, words and architecture. Multidisciplinary and interactive pieces are featured, and nature and technology are everywhere, reflecting the essence of our Townships experience.

The Artists: Nathalie Bandulet (born in Montréal, lives and works in Georgeville), Geneviève Chevalier (lives and works in Eastman), Clemz (born in Québec City, lives and works in Sherbrooke), Deborah Davis (lives and works in Sherbrooke), Jean-Sébastien Denis (born in Sherbrooke, lives and works in Montréal), Éric Desmarais (born in Sherbrooke where he lives and works), Lucie Duval (born in Montréal, lives and works in the Eastern Townships), Julie C. Fortier (born in Sherbrooke, lives and works in Rennes, France), Pierre Fournier (born in Sherbrooke, lives and works in Montréal), Philippe-Aubert Gauthier (born in Chicoutimi, lives and works in Sherbrooke), Isabelle Gilbert (lives and works in Sherbrooke), Valérie J Gosselin (lives and works in Sherbrooke), Yves Harnois (born in Granby, lives and works in Sherbrooke), Guillaume Lachapelle (born in Stoke, lives and works in Montréal), Mélanie Lefebvre (born in Montréal, lives and works Shefford), Mathieu Pepin (lives and works in Sherbrooke), Sébastien Pesot (born in Rimouski, lives and works in the Eastern Townships), Hervé Philippe (born in Longueuil, lives and works in Sherbrooke), Brigitte Roy (born in Québec City, lives and works in Sherbrooke), Tanya St-Pierre (born in Gatineau, lives and works in Sherbrooke), Sandra Tremblay (born in Saint-Félicien, lives and works in Sherbrooke) et Myriam Yates (born in Montréal, lives and works in Sherbrooke).

The Repérage Sales Exhibit Program: An acquisitions program created specifically for areas outside major centres.

Promoting artists from outside the province's major population centres and acquiring a diverse assortment of artworks are two very important missions in the eyes of Loto‑Québec. As a means to support artists located throughout Québec and enrich the body of works contained in its collection, Loto-Québec launched its sales exhibits program in 1994. Known today as Repérage, the program tours the areas outside the province’s major urban centres in order to shine the spotlight on talented regional artists. Loto-Québec supports museums and exhibition spaces located in outlying regions by organizing Repérage events, sales exhibits during which the curator of Loto-Québec’s collection can select works by local artists to later submit them to a jury. In addition to offering a window of opportunity to these artists, the events encourage other businesses to support local talent.