Picture-perfect path premiered

Picture-perfect path premiered

Parcours Photo Sherbrooke launches ninth edition at Lac-des-Nations


By William Crooks


“Résidences Croisées: Les Artistes dans les Collections” is the title of the ninth edition of the Parcours Photo Sherbrooke, a walking path featuring photo displays of local photographers at Lac-des-Nations. The Record attended its official opening Sept. 14 at its starting location Marché de la Gare de Sherbrooke.
A Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts press release explains the installation was mandated by the City of Sherbrooke, the Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts, in collaboration with the Jacques-Cartier Arts and Culture Committee, who invited three professional photographers from the region to draw inspiration from the collections of Sherbrooke museums (Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts, Sherbrooke Museum of Science and Nature, and Sherbrooke History Museum) to create their works.
By strolling along the Lac-des-Nations promenade, visitors will have the chance to discover the work of artists Karine Dezainde, René Bolduc, and Geneviève Marois-Lefebvre, created during their micro-residency in the heart of one of these museum collections. Through the lens of this talented trio, fine arts, natural sciences, and history converge to offer the public a unique journey at the intersection of these disciplines, the release says.

The launch
The outdoor exhibition kicking off the Parcours Photo Sherbrooke took place on Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. at the Marché de la Gare de Sherbrooke. The artists were present for the event, and a guided tour of the three exhibition sites around Lac-des-Nations followed introductory comments by Frédérique Renaud, curator of the Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts.
After thanking numerous contributing and interested parties, Renaud emphasized how important this event was for the team that put it on. The “democratization” and “accessibility” of their projects are main goals of theirs. They wish to bring the arts to the public, so the highly used path near Lac-des-Nations is a perfect venue. Furthermore, they wish to promote the “richness” of artistic talents within “our beautiful region”.

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