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Rare Beasts

Culture - Huntingdon

8 April 2018

The MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent invites you to discover the works of collage artist Alyson Champ, during the exhibition "Rare Beasts: a bestiary of rare and endangered farm animals" which will be presented on April 8 at the Alfred-Langevin Cultural Hall.

This visual art project, in collaboration with the Quebec Council for Arts and Letters (CALQ) and the Haut-Saint-Laurent MRC, offers a series of twenty works inspired by illuminated medieval manuscripts representing twenty heritage farm animals in danger of disappearing. "When you think about endangered animals, snow leopards or the exotic birds come to mind. We do not imagine that this status could apply to farm animals. The aim of this exhibition is to provoke a debate about the consequences of the disappearance of these breeds which form our agricultural heritage," says artist Alyson Champ.

Alyson Champ, a resident of St. Chrysostome, Quebec, is a collage artist who approaches her medium from the point of view of a painter, which was her original discipline. Rather than using readymade or found papers, the artist’s unusual method of making collages involves creating her palette of colours by hand painting paper, and gelatin plate monotype printmaking.

Alyson Champ studied drawing and painting at Vanier College, The Saidye Bronfman School of Fine Arts, and Concordia University. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US and Canada by such organizations as the National Collage Society and the Nonesuch Art of Paper Awards, and at venues such as l’Artothèque Galerie d’art Stewart Hall in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, and the Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art in Marietta, Georgia, U.S.A.
Vernissage: April 8, 2018 from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Exhibition: The exhibition is free and open to the public from April 8 to 29, 2018, every Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm. Weekday visits are by reservation.

Nancy Brunelle 
450-264-5411 ext. 226

Alfred-Langevin Cultural Hall
10 King Street, Huntingdon

Rare Beasts