Traditional wood carving at Beaulne
TheBeaulne Museum of Coaticook is pleased to present the exhibition « Le clan de l’ours » by the artists Zachari Bourassa, sculptor, and Caroline Marchand, painter-sculptor, from the 5th of May to the 30th of June 2013. The grand opening will be held on Sunday the 5th of May at 2 pm. The public and the press are cordially invited.
Zachari Bourassa and Caroline Marchand’s artistic approach is based on a traditional method of wood carving using tools specifically designed for working with rustic wood. They exhibit a series of masks and totems representing people, animals or mythical creatures usually inspired by shapes and motifs integrated in nature. The character and expression of each pole they create came from a series of drafts and sketches. Then they are to be shaped into even logs, dried well before they are carved and painted. Masks go through the same procedures and are easy to install.
The idea for this exhibition came from Caroline Marchand who did research on endangered animals. She discovered the strange beast known as “Pizzly” (a mix between a polar bear and a grizzly). Bit by bit, with many ideas and designs, they managed to put together the exhibition of “Le clan de l’ours”.
Over 20 works of art are shown within the exhibit from the creative genius of two exemplary complementarily artists. In addi- tion, a comic strip containing a Native legend created especially for the exhibition will be available as well as some small gift ideas, all at affordable prices.
Zachari Bourassa was born in Sherbrooke Quebec on the 7th of April 1977. He started his artistic career after a trip to British Columbia in 1996. He then moved to Sainte- Camille in 2008 and pursued his work. Caroline Marchand was born in Drummondville Quebec on the 29th of August 1969. She started her artistic career after her studies in 1991. She also moved to Saint-Camille in 2008. They have been working together and earning their living through their art since 2006.
Totem poles will be on display at Coaticook’s Beaulne Museum.