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Hommage à Lac-Mégantic

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--March 13, 2014.

Following the tragic events in the town of Lac-Mégantic last summer, the Uplands exhibition committee has decided to honour Mégantic artists by mounting an exhibit which will bring together eleven artists of this region. The public is cordially invited to come and meet the participants at a vernissage to take place Sunday, March 30, from 2-4 pm at Uplands, 9 Speid St., Sherbrooke, borough of Lennoxville.

In addition, two “slam” poets, Marie-Pier Landry and Kyra Shaughnessy, will be present at the vernissage to share their poems inspired by the disaster. Throughout the course of the exhibit, there will be an opportunity to make donations, which will be given to a cultural organization of the Lac-Mégantic region, selected by the participating artists.

The Hommage à Lac-Mégantic exhibit will continue until May 25, 2014.

Homage to the artists

Sylvie Audet, Suzanne Blais, Lise Blais Quirion, Diane Boulet, Manon Desjardins, Maurice Gareau, Louise Latulipe, Ginette Martin, Wynne Parkin, Gaston Quirion and Ida Rivard will always be scarred by their memories of the events of July 6, 2013.

Through the intermingling of their collective works of painting, sculpture, graphic design, collage, and photos, the artists open the doors of their reflections and emotions for us. Creativity provides the voice for each to express their innermost feelings, the passage through pain, incomprehension, sadness and nostalgia, and ultimately the transition from horror to hope.

This exhibit is thus a tribute both to Lac-Mégantic and to its talented artists, who, through their various mediums, allow us to see and feel the heart of their region.

Opening hours

Uplands is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. Information: 819 564-0409.