Busy Summer for Studio Georgeville
Anewexhibition at Studio Georgeville, entitled Outsider Art, is running since June 28th to July 13th and is worth a look, especially if you are interested in non-traditional works that “reflect a different way of seeing art and its role in society.” Some of the artists participating in the exhibition are Labrona, Hugleikur Dagsson, Chris Dyer, AL KRAY, Jason Krpan and Derek Guiler.
A world-renowned kitemaker, Robert Trepanier of Montreal, will hold two kite-making workshops at the gallery in Georgeville on July 5th, the first from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., and a second from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The following Saturday, July 12th, Jason Krpan will do a poetry reading at 3:00 pm.
Studio Georgeville will be taking part in the Festival des Arts Georgeville—Fitch Bay, from July 14th to the 27th, presenting the works of several local artists. The vernissage will take place on Friday, July 18th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On Saturday, July 19th, Studio Georgeville takes some of its activities outdoors beginning at 9 a.m. with the Georgeville Auction in Copp’s Square, right across the street from Studio Georgeville. There will be a preview of the items, which include furniture, jewellery, lamps, artwork and more, on Friday, July 18th, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Money raised at the auction will go towards Studio Georgeville’s programming. Later in the evening, at 7:00 pm in Copp’s Square, the Valody Tent Party will present a concert of world music. Louise Abbott will launch her new book Memphrémagog: An Illustrated History/ Une histoire illustrée on Sunday, July 20th, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., also in Copp’s Square.
Dominique Gagnon, a member of the Coopérative des artistes de Georgeville, is creating an “exhibition of unusual watercolours” at Studio Georgeville, joining some of her work with the work of artists from Montreal, Boston and New York. That exhibition, A Celebration of Paper: Watercolour unbound, will run from July 29th to August 17th with a vernissage on Saturday, August 2nd, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.