MBAS: Salon du Printemps des Artistes des Cantons

1.Emilie Rondeau La cabane perche SHERBROOKE : The Musée des Beaux-arts de Sherbrooke is presenting the 7th edition of the Salon du printemps des artistes des Cantons-de-l’Est. The vernissage will take place on Saturday, April 6, at 5:00 p.m., in the presence of the artists. The exhibition is scheduled to continue until May 26.

The Salon du printemps des artistes des Cantons-de-l’Est of the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke invites the public to discover the most recent creations of our local artists. The Salon encourages discussions, exchanges and encounters between the artists and visitors who come to check the pulse of artistic creation. The underlying purpose of this multidisciplinary event is to communicate with a wide and varied public: adults, children, tourists and residents. The Salon promotes accessibility of the arts for everyone and hopes to support the artists of our region in displaying their work and aiding in their development.

As well as two exhibition halls, the Salon opens its doors to dance, to “slam”, and to mobile art. Offering a setting able to bring together different disciplines, and different publics from different places, the Salon du printemps des artistes des Cantons-de- l’Est creates a space for convivial encounters which underline the contribution of Eastern Townships artists to Québec’s cultural dynamism.

The Artists: Painting and drawing : Brigitte Blanchet, Marie Elaine Lalonde, Jean-Benoit Pouliot, Odile Richer, Raphaël Zweidler; performance : Elise Legrand; installation and sculpture : Patrick Beaulieu, Guillaume Clermont, Marie France Cournoyer, Julie Lavoie and Laurent Lévesque; photography : Erik Beck, Reno Salvail and Émilie Rondeau; vidéo : Marie-Pier Breton.

“We thank the Ministère de Culture et des Communications and la Ville de Sherbrooke for their contribution towards the realization of the event: Week-end Art Mobile. We also want to thank le Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré, Future Shop, Le Tremplin et the NDP for their contribution to the creation of the Salon 2013 and Le Off”.


Elise Legrand - Creations in Situ

Inspired by the works included in the Salon du printemps des artistes des Cantons-de-l’Est 2013, this short choreographic piece is part of the creative process In Situ developed by Elise Legrand over the last few years. She is interested in the presentation of contemporary dance in unconventional locations, as well as the combination of dance with other artistic disciplines. This research has led her to develop several unique projects, inspired by unusual places or spaces, or by encounters with other arts forms such as poetry, the circus, or the visual arts (Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, Halte des Pionniers, Marché de la Gare, Maison des arts et de la coulture de Brompton, les Poèmes du Deuxième). This solo piece for the Salon du printemps is another venture into the unknown, and will be created from her encounter with the works and the space. April 20 and 21 (5:00 p.m.). Free admission.

Réverbérations is an original performance blending the poetic and vocal talents of Ian Fournier, Sophie Jeukens and Matthew Proulx, which will echo the works shown in the Salon du printemps des artistes des Cantons-de-l’Est. The narration of this metaphorical voyage comes from the pen of Frank Poule, and takes the form of an unusual interpretation of the “Phantom of the Musée”. Presented by Slam du Tremplin, Réverbérations appropriates the space and the exhibition with physical action, sound and symbolism, and demonstrates all the evocative force of poetry. The traditional silence of the museum will fill with the sound of the works on display reciting their usually inaudible stories. This event will include the launching of a collection of literary creations inspired by the works of the Salon. 27 April, 8:00 p.m. Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke; Admission: $10

For information: Frank Poule, 819-674-0230; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mobile art is an emerging form defined by the use of mobile technologies -- cell phones and tablets -- for artistic creation, whether photography, music, design or video. Taking place on 4 and 5 May, the Week-end Art Mobile is a program of activities and artistic training in three stages, on the use of mobile technologies for the creation of art.

Training: Workshops and lectures structured around encounters with creators and actors of note in the world of mobile art, engaged in visual digital creation and invited to present their ideas and their current artistic research. Digital promenades: Accompanied by an animator, participants will be invited to follow a trail through downtown Sherbrooke, where they may experiment with mobile photographic applications. Presentation: Works produced by the artists, animators and participants during the digital promenades will be shown during a 5-à-7. There will also be a second day of presentations, encounters and free discussions with animators and artists. Plus: An evening of digital musical and video performances with invited artists.

The Musée des Beaux-arts de Sherbrooke is located at 241 Dufferin, in the centre of town. Visitors are welcome from Tuesday to Sunday, from noon to 5:00 p.m. Family rates are available as are guided tours in English or group tours: advance reservations required.