On June 1, the Conseil des Arts Prescott-Russell Arts Council (CAPRAC), in collaboration with the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (CUPR), unveiled the works of art that are part of the second edition of the Prescott and Russell Outreach Project Expressions of our municipalities. Eight artists were selected from all the municipalities that make up the UCPR to exhibit one work each on the walls of the UCPR council chambers in L’Orignal for one year.
This initiative was first launched in 2019 and is picking up again as council rooms are once again open for meetings. The exhibition, which aims to bring together various artistic expressions, is an exhibition featuring an artist ambassador from each of our municipalities to celebrate and highlight our regional and community identity.
“It is a great honor for us to exhibit and promote the extraordinary talent of our regional artists right here in the boardroom,” said UCPR Director Daniel Lafleur.
In 2020, while the UCPR offices were closed during the pandemic, the exhibition was no longer accessible. To ensure artists’ visibility, CAPRAC has created virtual content, including a video exhibition on its YouTube page. This year, CAPRAC will intensify its efforts to create more ways to enjoy the exhibition. Additionally, beginning in July, the council chamber will be open to the public on the second Friday of each month to view the works in person and free of charge.
“We are extremely proud of our ongoing relationship with the United Counties of Prescott and Russell,” said CAPRAC President Éric Charlebois.
In April, a call for artists was launched to find the eight artists and eight works needed for this exhibition. A selection committee was appointed to choose the works from the submissions.
The following eight artists have been selected for the 2022-2023 exhibition:
Township of Alfred and Plantagenet: Darquise Delorme
Municipality of Casselman: Manon Doran
Township of Champlain: Crystal Beshara
City of Clarence-Rockland: Bernard Lévesque
Town of Hawkesbury: Agata Michalska
East Hawkesbury Township: Kim Woodbury
The Nation Municipality: Pierre Caron
Township of Russell: Desiree Perras