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Sculpture workshop after living model

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Photo credit: Jean Caron


Sculpture workshop after living model

With Diane Lemieux

 Val-d’Or – October 22, 2018 – The Val-d’Or Exhibition Center is offering a sculpture workshop based on a live model animated by artist Diane Lemieux, on Monday, December 3 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm.

From the clay the participants will experience some pauses of the human body’s anatomy from a living model.

They will observe the proportions, the volumes, the gestures of the body to thus develop their sense of the observation and their artistic sensibility. Take note that the work done will not have cooking.

Diane Lemieux lives in Val-d’Or. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. In 2015, the artist presented her solo exhibition at the Val-d’Or exhibition center on the theme of the clay modeling body “Everything is a question of perception! “. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions both in the region and abroad. Some of his works are part of collections of public and private companies, including that of Loto-Québec. She is recognized by the Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec in sculpture.

Location: Workshop, Val-d’Or Exhibition Center
Date: Monday, December 3, 2018
Time: 18h30 to 21h

Cost: $ 25 or $ 20 for friendly members. All equipment is provided.
Information and reservation (before Thursday, November 29, 2018): (819) 825-0942 or expovd@ville.valdor.qc.ca

Art Rental Program

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Next group exhibition at the Val-d’Or Exhibition Center for the 27th edition.

Annual exhibition presenting original works by artists from the Vallée-de-l’Or, as part of the Art Rental Program (PLODA). This program offers businesses and professionals in Val-d’Or the opportunity to rent works that will adorn their workplaces for a period of approximately one year. Note that exceptionally this year, starting September 7, individuals will also be able to rent.
Three of my works will be exhibited from September 6 to September 30, 2018.


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The vernissage of the 2018 Crafts Triennale took place yesterday. The population of la Sarre was present in large numbers.

The exhibition is very interesting and diverse.

Workshop with Jaber Lutfi in Amos

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May 27, 2018

An interesting training with Jaber Lutfi at the Amos Exhibition Center took place at the end of the week.

We explored different collage techniques using the principles of transparency that Jaber Lutfi uses in his painting.

It was very rewarding.

Here is a work by Jaber Lutfi

Announcement of Artists of the Triennial in Art Crafts 2018

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For immediate release


Unveiling of the artists participating in the 2018 Arts Triennial

Saarland, May 8, 2018 – The second edition of the Arts Crafts Triennial, to be held from June 21 to September 2, 2018 at the La Sarre Center for Rotary Art, will present the latest creations of twelve artists from Abitibi-Témiscamingue and the Outaouais. Remember that the Triennale in Craft is an initiative of the Center for Rotary Art in partnership with Espace Pierre-Debain, the art gallery of the City of Gatineau. It will host the exhibition in turn from September 15 to October 28.

The Rotary Art Center and the Espace Pierre-Debain were supported by the Quebec Craft Council (CMAQ) for the selection of applications. Three artists professionally recognized by the CMAQ formed the jury of peers who studied and selected the selected artists.

This collective will present the latest creations of twelve artists from across the Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Outaouais regions. This year, the exhibition will host the works of:

Abitibi-Témiscamingue                          Outaouais

Nancy Couturier, Ville-Marie           Louise Bergeron, Gatineau

Diane Auger, Rouyn-Noranda        Mustapha Chadid, Gatineau

Christel Bergeron, Val-Paradis      Thoma Ewen, Val-des-Monts

Katia Martel, Senneterre                Diane Lemire, Chelsea

Diane Lemieux, Val-d’Or                Paula Murray, Chelsea

Francyne Plante, Val-d’Or             Raymond Warren, Bois-Franc

In addition to these artists, the Rotary Art Center will present the work of glass artist Montserrat Duran Muntadas, recipient of the Jean-Cartier Emerging Artist Award in 2017 at the Montreal Crafts Fair and Canadian Clay and Glass. Gallery.

“This is a unique opportunity to appreciate the work of talented artists from home and abroad, and to highlight creative processes specific to fine craftsmanship so that the public can appreciate it. the wealth. In addition to promoting exchanges with the public and promoting crafts, the event also wants artists from both regions to expand their professional network, “raises Véronique Trudel, head of visual arts.

The opening of the exhibition will take place on June 21, at 5 pm, at the Rotary Art Center of La Sarre, in the presence of the artists.

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Source: Véronique Trudel, Head of Visual Arts

City of La Sarre

819-333-2282 ext. 284


Gallery exhibition

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To become one with matter

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To become one with matter Ceramist, beautician, painter or karateka, Diane Lemieux follows an atypical course that may look disjointed for those who do not know how to look closely at what constitutes the thread of an artistic approach. However, this artist from Val-d’Or has a fascination for the human body, whether of light or matter. Already in high school, in her of art classes, Diane Lemieux  experimented with face molding. Plaster or porcelain, it takes shape under her fingers. Self-taught in large part, it is in books that she seeks new techniques. She later studied aesthetics at a private school in Montreal, where she practiced for many years. In parallel, in her creation, she practices the art of the portrait, whereas, during the day, she makes up the faces. No wonder the human body is at the heart of her research. The anatomy, the musculature, the skin textures, her work of creation lingers in turn to different aspects of the body. “I always observed my clients through a magnifying glass, it made me see things from an unusual point of view, the flaws, the peculiarities, and I found it inspiring,” says Diane Lemieux. A karate and martial arts enthusiast since the age of 14, she is also interested in the movement that can be expressed in works but also in Japanese culture in general, which has a certain influence on the spirit of her art. works. The nobility of clay The proximity of the Harricana River and its clay banks was a trigger for the painter to explore the work in relief. “Near my home, i would take my canoe and collect clay,  which is quite difficult to work with. Afterwards I bought clay which was easier to work with. I like it when it’s difficult and it gives me a hard time. It is a challenge that encourages me to go further, “says Diane, who willingly trades her brushes to directly touch the raw material. In 2015, she made a cultural trip to the heart of rural Japan, visiting museums and workshops of traditional ceramists. “I had the chance to meet artisans, watch them work with natural clays and learn other ways of doing things. I am now exploring to apply this in my studio. Sometimes it works and sometimes it breaks, but I’m getting good results, “says Diane. “The clay in Abitibi, when it is worked,  is gray but when it is cured, it turns red, it is very impressive! ” It was in 2015 that the Val-d’Or Exhibition Center dedicated an exhibition to Diane Lemieux, after a research project that led her to question of sports enthusiasts training centers. about the love / hate relationship they have with their bodies. The research led to a series of terracotta paintings and torsos in which Diane Lemieux sometimes puts forward  the aesthetic research, with the contradictions which are grappling with fitness enthusiasts. Although she has had the opportunity to work in different professions, the creation remains the primary motivation for Diane Lemieux. “Art is part of me, I can not imagine say I renouncing. It’s not a hobby. It’s my job, “she says with confidence. New exhibition projects are on the horizon for the fall of 2017, hoping that the public of Abitibi-Témiscamingue will have the opportunity to discover what can emerge from the meeting in the hands of the artist and clay from here. // Ariane Ouellet – Dec. 3 2016 Number: December 2016 -January 2017 http://www.indicebohemien.org/numeros/decembre-2016-janvier-2017

Painting workshop

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Workshop with Ljubomir Ivankovic “Transparency” drapery, and human body

A training where we implemented the procedure and technique of the great masters such as the movement of the brush, the application of paint, the amount of color to apply on the canvas.

We had seen how to apply paint to get the movement of the tissue on the human body in transparency while using our creativity.

Here is one of the two paintings made during this three-day training in Val-d’Or.

Large format landscape training

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I did the training in three days in August “Landscape Large Format” with the artist Ljubomir Ivankovic.

The use of large brushes for the realization of our paintings.

 the process of painting,
 the movement of the brush,
 painting application,
 the amount of color to apply on the canvas,
 the vibrating line / the robust line,
 light / shade,
 light part / dark part,
 the glossy surface / the opaque surface,
 the layer of greasy or lean paint,
 the brush trace completed or incomplete,
 hot or cold colors,
 transparent or dense finish.

Here is the demo of the artist.

Furnaces behind ceramics workshops.

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This visit allowed me to discover the tradition that the Japanese adopt as well as the manufacturing process starting with the picking of the ground until the cooking in the ovens. Picking according to the master is done in winter and cooking during the summer and there is only one.

Everything is a question of perception!

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The Valdorian artist is part of the perceptions of fitness center users on their own body to create clay sculptures true to these perceptions. She wishes to address the issues of excessive training, dieting, anorexia, these social illnesses  that influence our relationship with the body.

From January 2015 to March  2015

Location: Val-d’Or Exhibition Center

Information: 819-825-0942

$ 100 SQUARE FOOT 3rd edition

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December 5 to 14, 2014

Main room – multi saloon room

Profit activity

$ 100 THE SQUARE FOOT – 3rd Edition

The perfect gift for the holiday season!

Opening Friday December 12 at 7 pm

The sale of the paintings will begin at 7:30 pm

Next Loto-Québec exhibition

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In order to promote the work of professional artists working in contemporary art and to acquire new works, the Loto-Québec Collection supports the organization of scouting exhibitions throughout Quebec. The Val-d’Or Exhibition Center was given the mandate to organize this event in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. The corpus of the exhibition, composed of 70 works, has been judiciously selected by a committee from nearly 130 works by 40 artists. The Repérage exhibition offers an exceptional panorama of visual arts creation in the region, highlighting 33 artists who stood out thanks to the quality and originality of the works  offered.

The participating artists are: Diane Auger, Jacques Baril, Nathalie Blondin, Francis Boivin, Marc Boutin, Danielle Boutin-Turgeon, Luc Boyer, Céline Brochu, Jocelyne Caron, Renee Carrier, Dyane Chevalier, Sylvie Crépeault, Élisabeth Di Méglio, Véronique Doucet, Catherine Dubé, Carole Dussault, Denise Filion, Danièle Frenette, Karine Hébert, Céline J. Dallaire, Édith Laperrière, Christian Leduc, Diane Lemieux, Lee Lovsin, Ariane Ouellet, Sebastien Ouellette, Virginie Bordeleau, Gilles Plante, Carole-Yvonne Richard , Michel Rouleau, Martine Savard, Lucie Tremblay and Chantal Vallière.

Under the chairmanship of Mr. Louis Pelletier, curator of the Loto-Québec Collection, a jury of peers will be formed to select from the works presented in the exhibition, possible acquisitions to be included in the Collection. This selection will be announced in the fall after November 23 In addition, the public will be able to vote for a preferred work, from September 26 to November 16. The work that receives the highest number of votes will allow the artist to receive a $ 200 scholarship.

Painting training with Ljubomir Ivankovic

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Training weekend with artist Ljubomir Ivankovic organized by the Abitibi-Témiscamingue Cultural Council. Painter of international recognition European training, he demonstrates and teaches techniques of great masters. With a painting experience of more than 40 years.

This training was very interesting and motivating. Among other things, we observed the phenomenon of light in painting by applying different layers of colors.

We painted a still life with a multi-element composition such as metal, glass, draperies, not to mention light.

Thank you to Mr. Ljubomir Ivankovic for this enriching training, as well as to the Abitibi-Témiscamingue Cultural Council!

You can visit the artist’s website at this address Ljubomir Ivankovic

Le professeur montrant démontrant la transparence d’une coupe sur ma toile.

A super hot weekend!

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Raku cooking is of Japanese origin.

When the oven reaches 900 degrees Celsius, the pottery is put in contact with straw or sawdust, it is smoked.

The discovery of the pieces is done only after the thorough cleaning. Cleaning removes all the carbon caused by  the smoking process.

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Deuxième pièce de l’été