Sherbrooke, September 15, 2015 – The fall vernissage of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Sherbrooke office has just kicked off under the honorary presidency of Jacques Demers, Mayor of Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley, along with around 100 of the region’s business people and artists.
The exhibit organized by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and the Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke will be held until November 27, 2015 with some forty pieces by local artists, that is, Sylvie Schueler, Painter and Ceramist, Marie-Paule Royer, Painter, and Luc Beaudoin, Painter. Members of the public are invited to visit the exhibit for free at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s offices located at 445 King West, Suite 500.
“Our office is proud to collaborate with the artistic community of the greater Sherbrooke area. Culture is definitely an economic development lever, and our local artists give us visibility thanks to their talent. This is why we have been offering them a space in our Sherbrooke offices to display their works since 1987– the year when we first launched exhibits here”, stated Regional Vice-President, Guy Fauteux.
“The Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke is very pleased to be associated with the largest accounting firm in Quebec to give exposure to local artists’ work. Our artists’ talent should be more visible, and our collaboration with the business world illustrates a common desire to give them the means to achieve their ambitions”, added the organization’s President, Nancy Asselin.
During the evening, the winner of the first Prix Claude Métras was revealed: Eric McKay, a Bishop’s University student, was awarded a $500 bursary for his piece entitled, Mona Lisa, a 52 x 46 x 4 centimeter wood and sheet metal creation. Eric McKay’s work will be exhibited in the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Sherbrooke office until September 3, 2016.
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and the Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke would like to thank all student artists who submitted works as part of the Prix Claude Métras along with all other exhibiting artists. The Prix Claude Métras is awarded in recognition of the many years of this businessman’s commitment to Sherbrooke’s arts and culture community.
Éric McKay, winner of the Prix Claude Métras (centre), along with Claude Métras (right)
From left to right : Jacques Demers, Nancy Asselin, Luc Beaudoin, Marie-Paule Royer, Claude Métras, Sylvie Schueler and Guy Fauteux
About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has become a leader in the fields of assurance, tax, consulting services, and business recovery & reorganization. Its strength is based on a team of over 2,500 people, including some 230 partners. Together, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Grant Thornton LLP, another Canadian member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, help dynamic Canadian organizations unlock their potential for growth with over 4,300 people and some 140 offices across Canada. Grant Thornton International Ltd provides clients with the expertise of member and correspondent firms in more than 130 countries, with over 40,000 people.
About the Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke
The Grande Virée Artistique was founded in 2002 under the initiative of a group of Sherbrooke artists well-known on both provincial and national scales. The event represents a summer tour covering the six Sherbrooke boroughs over two long weekends, that is, at the end of June and beginning of July. It shines a light on our local visual arts and art trades talent. Since its inception 14 years ago, the Grande Virée Artistique has given visibility to more than a hundred artists in Sherbrooke’s cultural environment. It is an important event for art aficionados that lets them discover completely different worlds, learn about various techniques and know-how and engage in a privileged exchange with artists. The Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke, which is proudly associated and working with the business community, provides a cultural window through, among others, its association with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and the Virée Art Affaires recently held with 10 Sherbrooke enterprises.
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Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
15 Sep 2015 | Written by :