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The City Acquires an Extraordinary Work

In the presence of media, employees, representatives of Châteauguay’s artistic and cultural communities and even the general public, Ville de Châteauguay unveiled one of its most recent acquisitions, currently on display at the Bibliothèque Raymond-Laberge. The City purchased the winning work at the outdoor exhibition, Les Portes: heures d’histoire, organized by the Maison LePailleur museum in Espace Gravel last summer.

In accordance with the elected officials’ intention to purchase the work that won the public’s choice, members of the public can now view the work entitled Vue de la porte by artist Alain Martel at the library. Moreover, its new steel support means that the door can be transported to other locations.

The exhibition was the result of nine months of concerted effort by the museum, the City and Châteauguay artist Michèle Parent (AimPée). She initially suggested the outdoor art project to the Maison LePailleur’s staff. With the City’s collaboration, the accredited Quebec museum and manager of Domaine LePailleur was able to transform the artist’s vision into a real exhibition, visited by some 2,300 people.

“All the project’s partners are very happy about Michèle Parent’s initiative to build a partnership with Maison LePailleur, and we will continue to encourage our residents to propose networking ideas with our institutions, organizations and the community. The other artists who agreed to participate in the exhibition, as well as the jury members, demonstrated their attachment to their city and its cultural vitality,” remarked Châteauguay Mayor Pierre-Paul Routhier.

Composed of newspapers, acrylic, epoxy, and exterior paint and stain, the acquired artwork stood out among the 11 works created by 11 talented artists. In addition to winning the public’s choice, the jury awarded Alain Martel second prize. Mélanie Mallette and Hélène Amyot won first and third prizes respectively.

Last update: 2020-01-23 16:44