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Trois panneaux ( deux de 36 x48 et celui du centre 24×36) représentant différentes cultures.

Le panneau central représente les premiers arrivants, alors que les deux autres sont les portraits de 4 élèves de l’école. L’ordre des panneaux va comme suit : filles- premiers arrivants-garçons.

Les 4 mots : Amour-Paix-Harmonie-Fraternité ont été écrits en plusieurs langues. Les élèves les ont dessinés de même que les cercles et plumes que j’ai ensuite découpés et collés.

Ces panneaux iront à l’Omnicentre de la Ville de Pincourt. Ils sont exposés à la Bibliothèque de la ville ( Ecole du Chêne Bleu) jusqu’au 1er juin et partiront ensuite à l’Omnicentre lors d’une journée spéciale de la ville sur le multiculturalisme.

Merci, Céline

A wonderful project done with the students of Le Chêne Bleu high school in Pincourt.

The theme: multiculturalism. The three panels are representing the different cultures in the school. The portraits where created from the photographs of 4 students. The central panel represents the first arrivals. Peace-Fraternity-love and harmony are the 4 words written in different languages.

All the lettering, the feathers and the circles are the creation of the students. They also helped in the painting and the collage of the background of the panels.

Those panels will be displayed at the Pincourt Library ( in the Chêne Bleu high school) until the 1st of June. Then, they will be installed in the Omnicentre of the City of Pincourt.

Thank you, Céline.

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Celine paix

Celine chene-bleu-garçons

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Arthur (2)

Grumpy Old Bovine Featured in Hudson Artists’ Spring 2019 Art Expo.

Un vieux bovin grincheux à l’affiche de l’exposition printanière 2019 des artistes de Hudson.


His name is Arthur, and despite his disapproving appearance he’ll be happy to hang on the wall of some lucky raffle ticket holder at the Hudson Artists Spring 2019 Art Expo. Visitors are invited to drop in and take a chance on winning Arthur, with raffle proceeds going to the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence Foundation.
For non-winners, a herd of Arthur’s farmyard friends, fresh from the whimsical paintbrush of Carole Lessard, will also be available at very affordable prices during the show.
But there’s much more. Whether a visitor’s preference is for oil paintings, watercolours or mixed media works, they can select from a wide variety of exciting creations by our many other talented artists.

Spring 2019 Art Exhibition and Sale
Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre
394 Main Road, Hudson

Vernissage Friday, May 3
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Open Saturday & Sunday. May 4 & 5
10 am to 5 pm

Free admission, Plenty of parking
Wheelchair accessible.


Il s’appelle Arthur et, malgré son apparence désapprobatrice, il sera heureux d’être accroché au mur du porte-billet chanceux de l’exposition printanière 2019 des artistes de Hudson. Les visiteurs sont invités à se présenter et à tenter leur chance sur Arthur, le produit de la loterie remit à la Fondation de la résidence de soins palliatifs de Vaudreuil-Soulanges.
Pour les non-gagnants, un troupeau d’amis de la ferme d’Arthur, fraîchement sorti du pinceau fantaisiste de Carole Lessard, sera également disponible à des prix très abordables pendant l’exposition.
Mais il y a beaucoup plus. Que les visiteurs préfèrent les peintures à l’huile, les aquarelles ou les œuvres sur différents supports, ils peuvent choisir parmi une grande variété de créations fascinantes de nos nombreux autres artistes talentueux.

Exposition et vente d’art du printemps 2019
Centre communautaire Stephen F. Shaar
394 Main Road, Hudson

Vernissage, vendredi 3 mai
19h30 à 21h30

Ouvert samedi & dimanche, 4 & 5 mai
10h à 17h

Entrée libre
Beaucoup de stationnement
Accessible aux fauteuils roulants




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The  AHA Spring Show was a huge success, selling 33 paintings over the April 20-22 weekend.  Twenty-eight artists exhibited, with 20 of those artist being judged for Best in Show by Monica Brinkman and Pierrette LaBonte.  Both judges agreed it was a tough task, commenting that the artwork on display was simply amazing!  After much deliberation, Mona Turner was awarded Best in Show, with Heather Dubreuil , Gina Haladuick and Shernya Vininsky receiving Honourable Mention.  Friday night’’s Vernissage saw record crowds and the weekend had a steady stream of people, all who agreed that this was AHA’s best show ever!  The newly renovated Community Center showcased all the artwork beautifully, creating, as one patron mentioned, “a total experience…from wonderful works of art to the delicious coffee and squares, all in an atmosphere of friendliness and warmth”.  It just doesn’t get any better than that!


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Peter Krausz, our guest artist from last Wednesday’s meeting gave a slideshow presentation of his work and demonstrated the preparation of egg tempera, showing us how to correctly extract and mix the yolk of an egg with pure pigments.  Fascinating!

Thank you to Elaine Ethier for these photos…..


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AHA Spring Show

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An exciting guest artist presentation at our next meeting, Wednesday, March 21st at 7:00 p.m.!

Award winning portrait artist Steven Rosati is nationally recognized for his style and technique that comes down to him from old European masters. He studied art in schools both publicly and privately in Montreal and Toronto. However, he considers his real education to have taken place with endless hours in art museums around the world, where he studied first hand the work of portrait painters from the fifteenth century to the twentieth centuries. Among the many masters whose work continues to inspire him are DaVinci, Van der Weyden, Holbien, Bronzino, Ingres, Bouguereau, Pietro Annigoni, Meredith Frampton and many contemporary portrait artists.

My primary passion in portraiture is to capture the sitter’s likeness, beauty, and spirit. I strive to put life into my portraits and a feeling as if the sitter can step out of the frame. I also work to give the sitter and their family a special museum quality portrait that they will be happy and proud to hang in their homes for future generations to come.

My goal as a portrait artist is to reach the highest level in portraiture and to meet and surpass all expectations from my clients and sitters.

His portraits are in many private and corporate collections.

Steven is a member of the Portrait Society Of Canada and America.




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Last Wednesday, February 21st was a Show and Tell by three of our members, Joanna Olson, Celine Poirier and Jane Wright.  Jane had a display of fused and slumped glass.   Colourful glass cut into rectangular shapes and embellished with fritt (crushed glass) and arranged in layers are put into a kiln to fuse.  Slumped glass refers to a ceramic mold that the glass can be arranged onto to take that shape (example would be to create shallow bowls).  In Jane’s words “Light is essential, life-giving and elusive. Colour enriches our perception. The holy grail that I seek is the magic of light, transparency and colour.”

Celine showed us her approach to creating her mixed media pieces.  Inspired by birds, Celine explained her process from sketch to placement and the raised embellishment she uses to add a tactile quality to her surface.  With the use of gelatin printing (monoprinting) to create one of a kind painted papers, she adds these as collage to her subjects giving it a wonderful mosaic feel.

A third presentation by Joanna on sketchbooks showed three distinctly different approaches from the use of recycled vintage books, primed with gesso leaving words and phrases to be echoed with appropriate sketches to everyday spiral bound sketchbooks that act as a means to archive thoughts and ideas, color schemes and explorations and then a more contemporary approach using the iPad Pro to create with an unlimited choice of sketching and painting media at one’s fingertips.CelineptgsJanesketchbooks

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Kim Fournier Exhibition


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Wednesday. February 21st, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., at St. Mary’s Church Hall
“Show and Tell” with AHA artists Joanna Olson, Céline Poirier and Jane Wright.



Joanna Olson

A look at a variety of sketchbooks to keep the creative vibe alive and explore the roots of what personally inspires the artist.

Celine Poirier

Je travaille les techniques mixtes ce qui me permet une grande liberté d’expression. Que ce soit  l’huile, l’acrylique, le collage ou les encres, mes œuvres passent par une intensité de couleurs et de luminosité.La nature et les humains s’avèrent  les sujets dominants dans mes œuvres.

Jane Wright

“Light is essential, life-giving and elusive. Colour enriches our perception. The holy grail that I seek is the magic of light, transparency and colour.” Having worked in watercolour and alcohol ink I am currently exploring these concepts through glass.

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