(Quebec) Anxious to deploy its signature arts district, the SDC Montcalm Sunday inaugurated an urban art gallery will be open until early September at the corner of Saunders Street and Bourlamaque Avenue.
Galerie Montcalm, divided into two pavilions, inspired by the passage in the area of figures such as Anne Hébert or Gabrielle Roy, whose epigraphs will be used to raise awareness, says CEO Jean-Pierre Bedard. The exhibition will also serve to show the “vision of the future” that the SDC wishes for the sector. A table will collect public feedback which will then be posted on Facebook and Instagram’s arts district.
The choice of location for the installation of this urban gallery is not accidental. This is a “historic wink” to the presence there shortly, the Galerie Montcalm. Visitors will also have the opportunity to initiate “a beautiful dialogue” with the entry of the new pavilion Pierre Lassonde of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec. One way to engage visitors of the institution, as they are released, to encourage them to engage in the neighborhood says Bédard.
A “time line” painted on the pavement will make connections between the two modules.
This is the second time that the CDC offers this cultural experience. Last summer, an exhibition of the Summer Festival, “anecdotal” had set up shop at the corner of Cartier and Cremazie. “The idea had not been exploited to its full capacity. We wanted to improve it so that the public appropriates this space, “said Mr. Bédard, confident of seeing the concept back in the summer of 2018.
$ 30,000 investment
Last year, the city had invested $ 30,000 to build the modules. This summer, the initiative is funded exclusively by contributions from members of the SDC and the Caisse Desjardins du Plateau Montcalm.
Furthermore, just to echo the blue note in the area, a jazz trio will benefit the happy hour, from 17h to 19h, every day, until the end of August, at the corner of Cartier and Saunders.