Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Piste cyclable en oeuvre

Villaggio Toscano, 12" x 24"
Will you be one of the 100,000 visitors to the Soulanges canal bike path this summer? If so, I hope you will keep an eye out for the banners overhead, each celebrating the work of a regional artist or artisan.

I am happy to have been chosen as one of 54 artist-participants in the second edition of the Piste cyclable en oeuvres  project. The piece I have made for the project is shown at right. It's based on one of my photos of Tuscany, and has been translated into hand-dyed and commercial cloth and stitch.

The bike path runs about 27 km between Pointe-des-Cascades and St.-Zotique. Each kilometre will be marked by a lamp post with two six-foot-tall banners, back-to-back. These vinyl banners will have been printed with photos of original works of art by artists of the region. The banners are expected to be on display for the next four years.

The actual works will be shown this summer at Galerie Autour de nous, 4B rue principale, Coteau-du-Lac., beginning with a vernissage on Friday, May 3,  All the pieces will be for sale, and they will all have banner-like proportions, twice as tall as they are wide. The show ends August 28.

A creative way of promoting the work of local artists, this imaginative project adds another dimension to the experience of biking the canal path. Thank you to all the organizers and sponsors.

1 comment:

Dianne Robinson said...

It's lovely-and lively. Let me know which kilometre it adorns.