An ex­hi­bi­tion by

Stanstead Journal - - LENOXVILLE NEWS -

In an­cient Olympic Games, which date back to 776 BC, artis­tic ex­pres­sion played a key role. Sculp­tors and other artists and crafts­men were en­cour­aged to dis­play their works. When Baron Pierre de Cou­bertin re­vived the Olympic Games in 1896, sport, arts, and cul­ture were all in­cluded in his vi­sion. In 1912 he or­ga­nized five “Olympic art com­pe­ti­tions” for the first time at the Olympic Games in Stock­holm. While arts and cul­ture com­po­nents may have faded over time, the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi in­spired Stu­dio Ge­orgeville to re­vive the tra­di­tional link, cre­at­ing an ex­hi­bi­tion to cel­e­brate the art of sev­eral Cana­dian Olympians, Till Oc­to­ber 5th, 2014.

photo cour­tesy

Rhoda Wurtele Eaves, Anne Heg­gtveit Hamil­ton, Joanne Hew­son Rees, Pierre Des­jardins, Pa­trick Biggs,

Jean (artist / artiste) Karen (ath­lete / ath­lète) Lukanovich, Ruben Ra­monda

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