Petawawa Kia

Residency attracts artists from home and away

Hosts and participants in the eighth annual Pontiac Artists’ Residency Project gathered at Art Brûlant & Impressions in Shawville on Friday afternoon to show off the pieces they’d been working on throughout the week. From left: Glen Hartle, Gaby Dupuis, France Lamarche, Elaine Gaudet, Gloria Burgoin, Valerie Bridgeman, Jacinta Aungier, Sabine Bodder, Angele Lux, Louise Guay, Cheryl Dolan, Anne Breton and Serge Themens.

CALEB NICKERSON
SHAWVILLE July 20, 2018
On July 20, around a dozen local and visiting artists held a vernissage at Art Brûlant & Impressions in Shawville, showcasing the skills they had been cultivating throughout the week.
Part of the eighth annual Pontiac Artists’ Residency Project, the week-long program brought out artists from across Quebec and Ontario to commune with local artisans and create works as a group.
“There were nine visiting artists and six hosts,” explained organizer Valerie Bridgeman. “There were probably, on average, six or eight local artists that participated as well.”

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