Gallery closes for win­ter

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Kyl Ch­hat­wall Stanstead Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

YeOlde Black­smith Art Gallery in down­town Rock Is­land closed its doors last Sun­day for the win­ter. Their fi­nal ex­hi­bi­tion, which ran from Au­gust 30 to Septem­ber 23, fea­tured the work of two artists with wildly dif­fer­ent ap­proaches to the mak­ing and mean­ing of art, but both with equally im­pres­sive backgrounds and re­sumés.

cont'd from page 4 Claude Le­cours, Stéphane Fran­coeur, Vicky Comeau, Marc Par­ent, Guy Ouellet, Anne-Marie Lé­tourneau, Vicky Liu and JeanSa­muel Gaboriault. At the Haskell Li­brary, we thank Jardin-des-Fron­tieres 6 graders Béa­trice Bouchard, Ni­co­las Trem­blay, Han­nah Veilleux, and Antony Gagnon who of­fered a skit or­gan­ised by Suzanne Pa­try and Julie Dubois; Nancy Rumery and Michèle Richard who wel­comed the artists at the Haskell; the Ver­mont Sym­phony Or­ches­tra which of­fered Rémy a very touch­ing piece of mu­sic. Then we had the fi­nal cer­e­mony with mu­sic by Kevin Groves and the Black Dogs.

There were also many peo­ple that helped out be­hind the cam­era. I’ll name a few but each one of you who helped out in any way was pre­cious. François Berg­erons, who drove the artists around all week­end; Gabriel Safdie who took pho­tos; Se­cu­rity: Bruno Roy, Roger Lussier, Scott For­est, Josh Pha­neuf and Jean Fluet; Johnny and Jeanne Comeau, Bob Sa­lesse for lend­ing their old cars; Pat Bouchard for sav­ing us from a sticky sit­u­a­tion on Satur­day morn­ing; Lise Kus­min­ska, Lynn Lymer, Yvan Aird and the Colby Cur­tis Mu­seum staff; Paul Stu­art, Peggy Al­ger and Wayne Strat­ton for the set up of our fi­nal cel­e­bra­tion.

Fi­nally, thanks to our spon­sors:

B&B’s Le Cosy, À la Claire Fon­taine, Mai­son du Gran­ite for lodg­ing the film crew,

Des­jardins Caisse de Stanstead, Rock of Ages, Centenary United Church and Ville de Stanstead.

Is­abelle Gil­bert, a na­tive of Sher­brooke, was trained at the Univer­sité de Québec à Mon­tréal (UQAM), and has ex­hib­ited locally at the Beaulne Mu­seum in Coat­i­cook and at the Sher­brook Mu­seum of Fine Arts. She has been, on three sep­a­rate oc­ca­sions, a re­cip­i­ent of grants from CALQ (Con­seil des arts et let­tres du Québec) awarded to tal­ented artists and writ­ers based in the Eastern Town­ships, and has re­cently been com­mi­sioned by the city of LacMé­gan­tic to cre­ate art­work for their pub­lic spa­ces.

Her work, which she calls “Éco­tone,” ex­plores and blurs the bound­aries be­tween tech­nol­ogy and na­ture. Her sig­na­ture pieces at Ye Old Black­smith were de­signed to look like nu­clear glove­boxes, whereby gallery­go­ers would in­sert their hands into the “gloves” like sci­en­tists while peer­ing through “mi­cro­scopes” at pi­geons, bac­te­ria and other im­ages of the nat­u­ral world.

The art high­lights the ul­tra-sci­en­tific, al­most ster­ile ap­proach we have to en­gag­ing with our own en­vi­ron­ment.

An­other of her pieces fea­tures a life­like stat­uette of a two-headed pi­geon, hint­ing at the “un­nat­u­ral” ef­fect our sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy has on the world it at­tempts to study and ex­plain.

On the sec­ond floor of the gallery, the work of Korean artist Yong Sook Kim Lam­bert was dis­played. An in­vet­er­ate trav­eller, Ms. Lam­bert has been all over the planet, and her art re­flects this, as it at­tempts to marry Ori­en­tal and Oc­ci­den­tal art tra­di­tions.

Her work has been col­lected and ex­hib­ited all over the United States and Canada. Some even hangs in the House of Com­mons in Ot­tawa.

“I was in­ter­ested in ex­plor­ing the com­po­si­tional de­tails by de­pict­ing mys­te­ri­ous hints of hu­man shapes,” Ms. Lam­bert writes about her paint­ings at Ye Olde Black­smith. Ti­tled they are a se­ries of can­vases fea­tur­ing the same dis­em­bod­ied lower torso with an odd, al­most phal­lic cloud hov­er­ing above it.

Each vari­a­tion of the paint­ing boasts a dif­fer­ent colour scheme; and all are bold and ar­rest­ing.

Thenu­tri­tion­ist from the CSSS Mem­phrem­a­gog came to the CAB RH Rediker’s Health Day, on Tues­day, armed with many pam­phlets and hand­outs all about eat­ing right. Mem­bers had many ques­tions about top­ics such as drink­ing too much milk and the qual­ity of fish. Ms. Pa­try went over the Cana­dian Food guide,

“I like the un­set­tling sub­ject mat­ter,” she writes. “[And I] wanted to cap­ture this essence through my use of color, tex­ture, and line.”

It’s a tes­ta­ment to Ye Olde Black­smith Gallery that it con­tin­ues to ex­hibit ex­plain­ing the im­por­tance of eat­ing food from each group and about plate pro­por­tions. She also spoke about iron, what its func­tion is in the body, and gave out pam­phlets of iron-rich food recipes. “Some of my recipes con­tain baby pablum be­cause it is very high in iron,” said the nu­tri­tion­ist. “That’s good for our sec­ond child­hood!” joked Mrs. Bachelder. such ob­vi­ously tal­ented artists, with ob­vi­ously im­pres­sive cre­den­tials. It will be in­ter­est­ing to see what new artists the gallery will at­tract when it opens its doors again next spring.

Hav­ing­be­come a myth­i­cal place for those wish­ing to dis­cover our her­itage, the 21st East­man An­tique Ex­hi­bi­tion will open its doors from the Oc­to­ber 5th through 7th, 2012. With its 31 stands an­i­mated by as many en­thu­si­as­tic deal­ers, each dis­play­ing their own par­tic­u­lar colour, this ex­hibit is a true cel­e­bra­tion for am­a­teurs and col­lec­tors alike. For each visit, cir­cu­lat­ing through the two ex­po­si­tion halls – the old age club as well as the church parish hall – it’s like en­ter­ing into a fairy

Pho­tos Vic­to­ria Vanier

Nu­tri­tion­ist Caro­line Pa­try spoke to mem­bers of the CAB RH Rediker about eat­ing right dur­ing Health Day yes­ter­day.

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