Georgeville Fes­ti­val

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Georgeville Fitch Bay

The11th edi­tion of the Fes­ti­val des arts Georgeville Fitch Bay will soon take place in the scenic Georgeville, Fitch Bay area at 4 sites over 9 con­sec­u­tive days- July 13 to July 21. The sites are Mur­ray Hall Me­mo­rial Cen­ter, The Ele­phant Barn & the mag­nif­i­cent coun­cil cham­ber of the Town Hall of Stanstead Town­ship and Canon Gustin Hall. This year 44 artists will be ex­hibit­ing their work. Tech­niques are var­ied - draw­ing, oil paint­ing, silk paint­ing, acrylic, wa­ter­color, print­mak­ing, mixed me­dia, wood­work­ing, pot­tery, sculp­ture, turned wood, jewelry, stained glass, pho­tog­ra­phy, book­bind­ing, flo­ral art and head­gear . The pub­lic are in­vited to meet and chat with the artists at the sites. Again this year many of the artists will be do­ing on-site demon­stra­tions: Luc Ducharme will demon­strate his wood turn­ing tech­niques; Lyne Mont­meny will sculpt her fa­mous roost­ers; Marika Sz­abo will demon­strate linocut; Pauline Boudreau will share the art of the mak­ing of a travel diary; Cather­ine Young Bates will demon­strate oil sticks; Suzanne Pe­traki will sculpt with tex­tiles; while Ni­cole Cham­pagne will demon­strate col­lag­ra­phy. Some demon­stra­tions will take place only at spe­cific times and dates. In­for­ma­tion can be found on the Fes­ti­val brochure or from the web­site at ‘fes­ti­valde­sarts.net’ A free work­shop is of­fered by well-known wa­ter­color artist Pierre Jean­son. The num­ber of par­tic­i­pants is limited so reg­is­ter on site - first come first served. At the four venues there will be in­for­ma­tion panels with pho­to­graphs and a brief de­scrip­tion of the fas­ci­nat­ing his­tory of th­ese sites and the com­mu­ni­ties that built them . In ad­di­tion, a con­cert or­ga­nized by Les Amis de Fitch Bay, will be held Fri­day, July 19th at 7:30 pm at Eglise St. Ephrem - 380 Remick Street in Fitch Bay, fea­tur­ing the elec­tro-acous­tic cello of Erich Kory and the mu­si­cal po­etry of street mu­si­cians Valody. Tick­ets on sale at the Fes­ti­val sites and at the church. Don’t miss this lovely event. It is an op­portu- nity to take a stroll amidst beau­ti­ful land­scapes that are the hall­mark of the Eastern Town­ships. You will also have the op­por­tu­nity to ex­plore the two pic­turesque vil­lages that host the events. A cir­cuit of twenty miles con­nects the four sites marked by road signs with the col­ors of the Fes­ti­val –a de­tailed map is avail­able on web­site and in the brochure. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.mm daily - ex­cept for Canon Gustin Hall, which is open from 2 p.m. both Sun­days. Ad­mis­sion to all events is free.

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