Magog’s cultural action committee, “Art’M” is hosting two new solo exhibitions at the Centre d’arts visuels on Merry Street until the beginning of March, highlighting the work of artists Silvy Auger and Louise Bourgault. Although the exhibitions opened to the public the past Wednesday, the official gallery opening for both is set to take place this Friday night, January 17, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. “It was a juried exhibition, and I was honoured to be one of the 2 artists selected,” said Bourgault, whose work is on the theme of “Eastern Townships Landscapes, Light Effects. ”
“I am fascinated by the impact of shadows and light on color, especially by the classical technique of chiaroscuro,” she explained. “Subtle shades catch my attention, but the bright colors of nature delight me. In this sense, I see myself as more a colorist than a tonalist. I continue to study, read, take classes and workshops, and develop as an artist. Every day, art teaches me to see more clearly, a fascinating and endless process.” Auger’s exhibition, meanwhile, is entitled “À l’ombre de mon arbre” and focused on seeing plantlife from a different, smaller point of view. See full story in the Friday, Jan. 17 edition of The Record.