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Cultural mediation activity

Carrying out an inspired group project in the street

The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, Morris Trudeau, is pleased to announce the involvement of a great many citizens in a cultural mediation activity during the Valois Fair in connection with the permanent mural being created now at the railway station in Valois village.

“Over 2,000 people attended the annual Valois Fair last Thursday, and half of them took part in a creative, original cultural mediation workshop that helped add an artistic flavour to this community event that is always highly enjoyed,” says mayor Trudeau.

Facilitated by the artist Llana Pichon, from the MU organization, which is currently creating the permanent mural on the Valois tunnel entrance building, who suggested exploring stencilling, the technique used for the mural in progress. In addition to making art more accessible to everyone, that workshop also enabled the citizens attending it to speak with the artists and give free rein to their creativity.

The temporary group work also enabled those who contributed to recall their shared creation when going past the permanent mural in progress, a way of identifying with the project and making the techniques.their own.

Everyone’s participation with singular creative and artistic forms created a unique, original and colourful work of art.

“The work is a reflection of our community: dynamic and involved. This activity is a way for everyone to work together on a group project, the concepts and ideas from which are incorporated into the creation of the permanent mural in Valois village,” concluded Mayor Trudeau.



Photos: Ilana Pichon
Source: City of Pointe-Claire
Information: 514 630-1200, communications@pointe-claire.ca