MRC Hosts Local Art Exhibit to Celebrate Work of Havelock Resident

The MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent and the Alfred-Langevin Cultural Hall are to present the work of Pascale Bourguignon.

Publié le 26 janvier 2017

Work of artist Pascale Bourguignon.

©MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent

Offering up a welcoming break from the monotony of winter, the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent and the Alfred-Langevin Cultural Hall present their latest show "The Tranquil Transformation of Reality Over a Palpable Distance." Presented by Havelock native Pascale Bourguignon, the exhibition will run from January 29th to February 19th.

Beginning her studies at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Bourguignon went on to the Parson School of Photography in New York. She then took a course at the Cegep de Maisonneuve in digital imaging, tridimensional modeling, virtual illustrations and architecture. Additionally, she went on to obtain a certificate of competence in ceramic art at the Institut européen des arts céramiques in France. Finally, as an independent student, she completed her training in ceramic art at Concordia University in Montreal.

The multidisciplinary artist’s training is reflected in her work. “Technically and visually, she transcends the plastic and esthetic possibilities offered by ceramics, while including other materials, colours, textures or forms of expression, such as photography, video and sketches,” says Nancy Brunelle, Event Coordinator at the Alfred-Langevin Cultural Hall.

Bourguignon is particularly interested in the concept of relations, movement and displacement of populations. "I work on the connections between humans, on immigration and the displacement of individuals from one location to another, on the relations which are created and broken, on memory and erasure," explains the artist.

“Two months on roads and paths, 6,000 km between Mexico and Saint-Rémi [Montérégie], 16 statuettes made of clay modeled in three art schools in the United States, 20,000 seasonal Mexican agricultural workers—these are the premises of the work presented in Huntingdon by Pascale Bouguignon,” says Brunelle.

This work has been made possible thanks to the financial assistance of the CALQ and the support of various players such as the MRC du Haut-St-Laurent, the School of Art Institute of Chicago, the Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas, and the Hill Country Arts Foundation of Ingram in Texas.

This eclectic exhibition will be presented in the Alfred-Langevin Cultural Hall (10 King Street, Huntingdon). The vernissage will take place on Sunday, January 29th at 2 P.M. Admission is free.

For more information, contact Nancy Brunelle at 450-264-5411, ext. 226 or email