Artist with Aca­dian soul at Beaulne

Stanstead Journal - - LEN'S LENN - Coat­i­cook

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

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