Closing of the Geopoetics cultural project exhibitions at Stewart Hall
150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation
The Mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, Morris Trudeau, is pleased to invite residents to the closing of the Geopoetics exhibitions, as part of the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation in Pointe-Claire, on Sunday, October 15 starting at 1 p.m. at the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre.
“With its diverse cultural programming, Geopoetics has celebrated our rich collective identity and highlighted its visions and hopes. This inspiring project of exhibitions echoed beyond the geographical limits of Pointe-Claire and showed the quality and wealth of its works,” stated Mayor Trudeau.
The exhibitions explored the concept of Canadian identity in three aspects: civic identity, through cultural mediation and artistic creation; cultural identity, through mobility and motion; and territorial identity, through the appreciation of the characteristics and diversity of Canadian geography. A new permanent public artwork, Les ombres claires, by André Dubois, was installed in Stewart Park at the inauguration of the project on June 11 and is a legacy of the 150th anniversary celebrations.
Various public workshops will be held throughout the afternoon as part of the activities at the closing. Bercer le temps invites visitors to use a rocking chair to enter the gentle world of lullabies.
At the creative workshop, young and old can let their imagination run free as they draw inspiration from the shapes found in Les ombres claires to create spinning lanterns.
The Ensemble Strada and its performance, Fanfarniente, will lighten the mood with its lively music as it strolls through the halls of the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre and Stewart Park.
“This is a chance for everyone to discover or rediscover these wonderful exhibitions one last time and to enjoy unique experiences as part of the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation,” said Mayor Trudeau in conclusion.
The Geopoetics project received a $125,000 grant from the Government of Canada, thanks to the Canada 150 Fund.
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