Discover unique sculptures!
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.”