Wildlife artist opening home studio this weekend
Cultural day to benefit Le Nichoir
ASaint-Lazare artist and one of the co-founders of Le Nichoir Wild Bird Rehabilitation Centre in Hudson will open her home studio to the public this weekend as part of Journées de la culture. The home tour, taking place Sept. 29 and 30, will benefit Le Nichoir.
Wildlife artist Denise Paquette says she happened upon her art almost by accident. After retiring, the Saint-Lazare resident began constructing aviaries for the birds she cared for that included chickens, ducks, peacocks and geese. She says taking care of the vividly hued fowl inspired her to take up a paintbrush in order to capture their images.
And for the third year in a row, she will participate in Journées de la culture in her garden gallery studio located at 3210, rue Pine Tree in Saint-Lazare. Paquette’s studio will be open to the public this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Representatives from Le Nichoir will also be on hand to talk about the bird rehabilitation centre. A percentage of sales during the event will be donated to Le Nichoir.
Le Nichoir Wild Bird Rehabilitation Centre was founded in 1994 as a non-profit organization. The licensed centre is part of a community of North American rehabilitation centres supported by the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC). Their mission is to conserve wild birds as part of our natural heritage.
Journées de la culture is a three-day event taking place in towns across Quebec. Its goal is to promote an appreciation of arts and culture.
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