The finalists for the prix Arts excellence unveiled

Les finalistes des prix Arts excellence dévoilés

THREE RIVERS — This was the big unveiling Tuesday of the finalists of the 20th edition of the prix Arts excellence, an initiative of Culture Mauricie. In addition to the tribute that will be made to a personality of here for the whole of his work and his contribution to the cultural community, seven awards will be presented during this evening which will be held on march 14, the THIS.

Six categories were the responsibility of the jury chaired by Denis Massé, founding member of the Tireux d Roches. This is the prize awarded by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the finalists were selected by an independent jury. This was not an easy task for the committee who has had to peel more than fifty applications submitted in the different categories, demonstrating the abundance of art in the region. Some of the categories, including the Creation of visual arts of the year and the cultural Initiative of the year include the four finalists because of the large amount of projects submitted to the jury, which is still reached by consensus.

This vitality of the culture, rejoices greatly Sandie Letendre, chair of the board of directors of Culture Mauricie. “There are a lot of applications but it is also important to emphasize the quality of the applications submitted, which makes the jury’s task was not evident.”

Moreover, the region as whole was well represented, since the initiatives are remote from the major centres, have found their way to the list of finalists. For the former general and artistic director of Corporation of development of the arts and culture of the City of La Tuque this presence has a particular resonance. “We don’t want the geographic distance of the headquarters of Culture in the Mauricie region is an obstacle to their representation.”

The finalists

Production crafts of the year

Roxane Campeau, annual exhibition of mosaic canadian

François Fréchette, ImaginaciÒn

France Nobert, Creation France Fabule

Book of the year

Michel Châteauneuf, The descent into the underworld of Snowdrop

Louise Lacoursière, Wind broad

Elise Rivard, The unexpected arrival of the potato hairy

Creation of visual arts of the year

Suzie Bergeron and Mathilde cinq-Mars, A Dignified Affair

Isabelle Clermont, Crossing harmonies opus No.1, The sacred and opus No.2 and moved

Guy Langevin, a Veil of skin

Josette Villeneuve, Interzone

Initiative cultural vitality of the year

Native friendship Centre, Centre Sakihikan

Corporation of development of the arts and culture of La Tuque, development projects of the public

Frédérique Guichard, Surf and demographics, and influence of cultures

Creating the performing arts of the year

Sébastien Deshaies, The guitar South

Simon Laganière, Saturday night of week

Mack and Ro, Roman

Cultural Initiative of the year

Biennale nationale de sculpture contemporaine, Path of the senses, the art and science

Co-op The Freedmen, The People surveyor

Art gallery of the Park, Pierre Landry, sculptor – 50 years of creation / a tribute to the man and his work

Museum of the Ursulines, 1699 – 2018: The story of a life

Prix du CALQ / Creator or designer of the year in the Mauricie region

Isabelle Clermont

Guy Langevin

Josette Villeneuve

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