Artist with Acadian soul at Beaulne
TheBeaulne Museum of Coaticook is pleased to present the exhibition «Calixte in Color» by artist painter France Gionet from May 8 to July 3. The opening will take place on Sunday, May 8 at 2 p.m. The public is cordially invited.
This exhibition is intended primarily as a tribute to singer-songwriter Calixte Duguay: “The music of Calixte Duguay has always been part of my life. Quebecers have had Jean-Pierre Ferland, Félix Leclerc, Harmonium, and Beau Dommage. The Acadians had Calixte Duguay and 1755. For me, Calixte remains the one, which has taken Acadian music out of folklore and made it into song.” France Gionet says that in her work, she creates a synergy between colors and Calixte Duguay’s musical notes. Her mother, who combines in a natural way musical notes to colors, as she associates them with different letters of the alphabet, carefully chooses these colors.
This is the third time that this exhibition is presented, after a first edition in October 2008 at the Gallery of Artists of the Township of Magog and a second in January 2009 at the Galerie Bernard-Jean of the Caraquet Cultural Center. The painting “La mer en l’âme (The Sea in the Soul)” was chosen to illustrate the cover of Calixte Duguay’s last disc, entitled “De terre et d’eau (From Land and Water).”
A native of Caraquet, New Brunswick, France Gionet describes herself as Acadian heart, blood and soul ... you never change. Exiled in Quebec since childhood, her attachment to Acadia never fails. Information: 819 849 6560