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Exceptional cultural exchange programming in homage to renowned artist Guido Molinari

Pointe-Claire Mayor John Belvedere is pleased to invite the public to attend the opening launch of the Momentum Molinari project, which runs from January 26 to March 10, in honour of the famous painter Guido Molinari.

“Everyone is invited, family and friends alike, to the opening of this unique exhibition, Sunday, January 27, beginning at 2 p.m., in the art gallery at the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre, to enjoy the artistic legacy of this talented painter,” Mayor Belvedere announced.

Renowned Québec artist Guido Molinari (1933–2004) revolutionized the world of abstract art with his paintings consisting entirely of vertical strips of colour. A member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and an Officer of the Order of Canada, he won a prize at the 1968 Venice Biennale, as well as the Prix Paul-Émile-Borduas in 1980.

Today’s artists draw inspiration from this master’s works and translate his genius into their own media, creating musical productions, multimedia art exhibitions, documentaries, and creative workshops.

The opening provides an opportunity to explore the Spectres exhibition, hear the Molinari Quartet perform Soundscapes and invites the visitors to attend next month a presentation called Between Heritage and Contemporary Art, offered by the Guido Molinari Foundation. As well, students from Lindsay Place high school are presenting their own creations inspired by their visit to the master’s studio.

This exceptional, multifaceted cultural program also gives youth the chance to discover the works of this great artist through children’s shows and family art workshops.

On the program:

Exhibition in collaboration with the Guido Molinari Foundation: Spectres

Cultural mediation project: Behind the Artist: The Studio

 Concert: Molinari Quartet – Soundscapes

Family art workshops: Molinari Madness!, Drawing Machine and Your Studio

Ciné-art: Colour of Memory: Conversations with Guido Molinari

Lecture: Demystifying Art – The Guido Molinari Foundation: Between Heritage and Contemporary Art

Children’s shows: Le grenier des Molinari

You can find further information about Momentum Molinari in the Culture Pointe-Claire guide.


Information: 514-630-1220, stewarthall@pointe-claire.ca