Sport-in­spired mu­ral cre­ated

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Sher­brooke

Fol­low­ing a mass in­vi­ta­tion by the var­i­ous cul­tural cen­tres of the greater Sher­brooke area, and through the artists’ reper­toire of the City of Sher­brooke; more than twenty Sher­brooke-based artists will add their flair to the National Mu­ral Mo­saic. This pro­ject is the col­lab­o­ra­tive brain­child of Des­ti­na­tion Sher­brooke, the Sher­brooke 2013 Canada Sum­mer Games and Mu­ral Mo­saic. Pro­duced by the M.U.R.I.R.S. or­ga­niza- tion, this mu­ral pro­ject is a unique op­por­tu­nity bring­ing to­gether rep­re­sen­ta­tion from the artis­tic com­mu­nity span­ning the na­tion.

Th­ese artists, hand­picked for this pro­ject, were re­quired to fol­low spe­cific tech­ni­cal rules, such as the sports theme, and to re­spect the pre­de­ter­mined back­ground colours. Aside from th­ese re­stric­tions, the artists had am­ple freedom to de­velop their cre­ations us­ing their own tech­niques and style.

Over thirty artists in to­tal re­sponded, roughly twenty from the Sher­brooke area.

Our proud am­bas­sadors are: Jean-Pierre Ar­cand, Arseno, Luc Beau­doin, Ann Bilodeau, An­nie Bilodeau, Véronique Bois­lard, Ali­cia Bur­ton, Manon Car­rier, Yvan Da­ge­nais, Anik Dubaere, Do­minique Dubreuil, Pierre Jean­son, Geneviève Gen­dron, Ray­mond Laper­rière, Cé­line Ma­heu, Mar­tine Ménard, Ul­tra Nan, Ruben Ra­monda, Is­abelle Re­naud, Geneviève Reesör, Odile Richer, Paul Tear, Chan­tal Touchette, San­dra Trem­blay, Gabriella Sanchez, and Valérie Whissel.

‘This unique ex­pe­ri­ence is a cat­a­lyst - the act of par­tic­i­pat­ing in such an am­bi­tious pro­ject saw sur­pris­ing in­ter­est and en­thu­si­asm from across the coun­try. The artists who sub­mit­ted their can­di­da­tures high­lighted the im­por­tance of such a pro­ject,’ ex­plained Serge Malen­fant, M.U.R.I.R.S. founder.

Lo­cal artists cre­ated this mu­ral mo­saic for the Sher­brooke Canada Games.

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