New Special Mention for Geopoetics
The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere, is proud that the Geopoetics cultural project received a special mention in the annual Les Arts et la Ville network gala, in the culture and development category. This is the second honour for Geopoetics, which received the Excellence Award for the Exhibitions-Art category from the Canadian Museums Association last year.
“Geopoetics has proven to be an exceptional professional exhibition conceived, created and implemented by 3,500 citizens, and testifies to our community, ever united, strong and supportive. Visited by 12,000 people, this major cultural project has been extraordinarily popular and successful,” said Mayor Belvedere.
For this special mention, the jury of the contest recognized the artistic and cultural value of Geopoetics, which strengthened the sense of belonging and encouraged citizen engagement while promoting the development of new audiences.
Geopoetics brought together 25 artists from 3 exhibition locations featuring 12 outdoor works, 8 major events, and daily thematic activities from May to October 2017 at the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre. The project was organized around a cultural democratization process based on artistic excellence aimed at a broad audience.
Created by and for the community, Geopoetics has spread across the metropolitan region of Montréal, the province of Quebec and across Canada through its journey of discovery, unique creations, exhibitions by contemporary artists and creative citizen initiatives.
In the months leading up to the opening, many activities in collaboration with elementary schools, senior centres and cultural and community associations have made Geopoetics a unique project, just like our city.
“This exhibition has been a remarkable success that we can all be proud of. These awards from the Canadian Museums Association and the Les Arts et la Ville network confirm our efforts to make art more accessible to our entire community,” said Mayor Belvedere.
André Dubois, Les ombres claires, 2017: public artwork installed in Stewart Park to commemorate Geopoetics.
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