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Pointe-Claire receives an outstanding achievement award for Geopoetics

The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere, is proud of the Canadian Museums Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Art Exhibitions category that the City received yesterday for the Geopoetics cultural project.

Geopoetics was an exceptional professional exhibition that was conceived and created by 3,500 residents and visited by 12,000 people. It also helped strengthen and unite our community and reflected our City. In addition to its remarkable popularity on the local and regional scales, this project has now been recognized across the country,” stated Mayor Belvedere.

The Canadian Museums Association presented its award to the City for the Stewart Hall Art Gallery during its National Conference in Vancouver.

Geopoetics brought together 25 artists in three exhibition areas featuring 12 outdoor works, eight major events, and daily themed activities from May to October 2017 at the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre. The project was designed around a cultural democratization approach that focused on artistic excellence for a wide audience.

The scope of the project, inclusion, diversity, innovation with new and original ideas, the value of the project for the community, the resources, and the vision for the future of the Stewart Hall Art Gallery through this extraordinary exhibition allowed the City to receive this honour.

Created by and for the community, Geopoetics was recognized throughout the Greater Montréal region, Québec, and even all of Canada for its discoveries, unique works, exhibitions by contemporary artists, and creative initiatives for citizens.

In the months preceding the vernissage, several activities held in collaboration with elementary schools, senior centres, and cultural and community organizations helped make Geopoetics a unique project that reflected our City.

“This exceptional exhibition was a remarkable success that we can all be proud of. This Outstanding Achievement Award from the Canadian Museums Association in the Art Exhibitions category confirms our commitment to making art more accessible to our entire community, and the participation of our residents ensured its success,” said Mayor Belvedere in conclusion.

Information: 514-630-1200, communications@pointe-claire.ca