We did it…Here’s our first three pieces of the collection! Denise Buisman Pilger and I are collaborating together on a project called Journey, which is a mix of her landscapes with my portraits. The journey project will hopefully start a journey of it’s own this summer, as we have applied to participate in this very cool outdoor exhibition event called the Boulev’art which takes place between June 27th and July 1st 2012. We will only find out at the end of the month if our application has been accepted! We are very excited by this opportunity and wanted to share it with all of you!
The FIMA (Festival International Montréal en Arts) is the greatest open air art gallery in eastern Canada. The Boulev’Art expands over a one-kilometer stretch of Montreal’s central artery, Sainte-Catherine Street, closed to the automobile traffic all summer. The FIMA offers festival goers a unique opportunity to meet artists from various backgrounds, professionals and emerging artists, and to purchase artworks directly from the artists (without going through a gallery or an agent). In 2011, close to 140 artists, exhibitors and performers will take the street during 5 days. Over 250 000 people walk on the BoulevArt.
More than an open-air exhibition, FIMA presents a rich and diversified program: short film screenings, multimedia performances, immersive installations, live painting, craft work demonstrations and a series of multidisciplinary performances. In addition to the outdoor programming, thematic exhibitions are presented indoors each year, notably at the Écomusée du fier monde.
L’atmosphère conviviale et décontractée du FIMA crée un terreau fertile pour l’échange et la rencontre grâce auquel le grand public se sensibilise et s’initie à l’art. Les artistes, pour leur part, bénéficient d’une rétroaction directe et immédiate du public, et d’un accès à une toute nouvelle clientèle. C’est ainsi que l’événement, qui en est à sa 13e édition, orchestre annuellement une démystification et une démocratisation majeure des arts visuels.
We will keep you posted on the outcome!XOX