Dis­cover unique sculp­tures!

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

Un­til Oc­to­ber 2013, ad­mire the out­stand­ing works of Stéphane Robert, a tal­ented sculp­tor from our re­gion, by tour­ing through five mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties.

The mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties of the western side of the Mem­phré­m­a­gog RCM have in­no­vated by cre­at­ing a trail of sand sculp­tures. “This trail en­hances our of­fer to va­ca­tion­ers; by adding to our many ex­ist­ing at­trac­tions, we hope to en­tice more vis­i­tors to the beau­ti­ful re­gion of the Mis­sisquoi val­ley,” de­clares Jac­ques Mar­coux, mayor of the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Pot­ton Town­ship.

“We com­mis­sioned a sculp­ture for the first time last year to mark the in­au­gu­ra­tion of our pé­tanque court. The idea was put for­ward by one of my fel­low cit­i­zens, Stéphane Robert, says Lisette Maillé, Mayor of Austin. The sculp­ture was so well re­ceived that we were in­spired to de­velop a re­gional pro­ject to spot­light our re­gion in a creative way. My col­leagues from the mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties of Pot­ton, Stukely-Sud, East­man and Bolton-Est were read­ily se­duced by the idea, for the pro­ject is bound to ben­e­fit each of the com­mu­ni­ties. Even bet­ter, it al­lows Stéphane to give him­self over to his art in his own com­mu­nity and to share it with our youth by hold­ing out­door work­shops.”

Adds Stéphane Robert: “I was first in­tro­duced to the use of wood, but life di­rected me to­ward the ephemeral arts by touch­ing upon other ma­te­ri­als such as snow, ice, sand and even choco­late. To­day, I make a liv­ing from my art by trav­el­ing the world over as an in­ter­na­tional sculpt­ing artist. The trail rep­re­sents a great oc­ca­sion for me. I am so happy to spend the sum­mer here and to take part in a pro­ject that makes my re­gion sparkle.”

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