Two new exhibitions at Val­court

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Val­court

Start­ing on Septem­ber 29, the Cen­tre cul­turel Yvonne L. Bom­bardier will present two new exhibitions at Val­court.

En­ten­dre la couleur, by Cather­ine Young Bates, and His­toires en lu­mière, by So­phie Kle­sen and Denyse Fran­coeur, are fea­tured un­til De­cem­ber 15.

En­ten­dre la couleur : To cel­e­brate the ar­rival of Fall, blasts of im­ages and colours will blow over the high plains of Val­court. The Cen­tre cul­turel Yvonne L. Bom­bardier has seized this au­tum­nal ex­u­ber­ance in pre­sent­ing re­cent works of Cather­ine Young Bates, a fig­u­ra­tive artist and renowned land­scape painter.

This will be Cather­ine Young Bates’ first im­por-

tant solo ex­hi­bi­tion in the Eastern Town­ships, her adopted re­gion which pro­vides a re­newed source of in­spi­ra­tion. While they be­long well be­yond pre­cise topo­graph­i­cal de­scrip­tions, Bates’ land­scapes re­veal in­tan­gi­ble ele­ments, such as wind, breath, move­ment, in short, space and place are cap­tured in her paint­ings in a bold for­mal and tech­ni­cal ap­proach.

Cather­ine Young Bates’ long ca­reer as pro­fes­sor in vis­ual arts, poet, art critic and pro­lific painter, has earned her a wellde­served mem­ber­ship in the Royal Cana­dian Acad­emy (RCA). Her re­cent works, many or which have never been ex­hib­ited be­fore, will be a won­der­ful dis­cov­ery for vis­i­tors of the Cen­tre cul­turel Yvonne L. Bom­bardier.

So­phie Kle­sen and Denyse Fran­coeur prac­tice the an­ces­tral art of En­lu­min­ure, an an­cient tech­nique pre­sented for the first time at the Cen­tre cul­turel. This form of art was born with the ar­rival of the Codex, the an­ces­tor of the mod­ern book that re­placed the parch­ment roll. The first cal­lig­ra­phers of the Chris­tian era adorned the Codex with gild­ing, im­ages, in­tri­cate let­ters and other dec­o­ra­tions. Th­ese manuscripts were the first works of art, and as such, they presided to the cre­ation of the illuminator’s crafts­man­ship, a term taken from the Latin verb il­lu­minare ( to il­lu­mi­nate ).

For more in­for­ma­tion about the artists and the exhibitions, visit the www.cen­trecul­turel­bom­bardier.com.

The vernissage is open to the gen­eral pub­lic and will take place at 2 p.m., on Sun­day, Septem­ber 29, in pres­ence of the artists. Please con­firm your par­tic­i­pa­tion by phon­ing 450 532-3033.

Other ac­tiv­i­ties to be in­scribed in your agenda dur­ing th­ese exhibitions : Satur­day, Septem­ber 28, 3 p.m., in the con­text of les Journées de la cul­ture

Demon­stra­tion for adults of the art of En­lu­min­ure by the artists So­phie Kle­sen et Denyse Fran­coeur. This ac­tiv­ity is free, reser­va­tion at 450 532-3033.

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