SHERBROOKE, September 24, 2019 – Once again this year, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and the Grande Virée Artistique joined forces to celebrate the artistic talent of young people in the Sherbrooke area.
The Claude-Métras prize was awarded last night at an event held in Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s regional office to recognize the next generation’s artistic talent. Sherbrooke CEGEP student and emerging artist, Elizabeth Proteau-Paradis, won a $500 bursary.
This year, 26 students from seven local schools submitted 41 works of art for the Prix Claude-Métras, 20 of which were exposed at the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Sherbrooke office.
“Promoting our young people’s works of art is a way to showcase the next generation’s creativity, which contributes to our communities’ vitality. It’s important to highlight our young people’s outstanding contribution, particularly in the arts, and the business community is an excellent promotional lever,” Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Eastern Townships’ Vice-President, Mr. Guy Fauteux, stated.
For the occasion, the jury also highlighted the talent of two other artists from different age groups, and the visitors were invited to vote for their favourite work of art, thuw rewarding three young artists with a $100 bursary each:
- 12-15 age group was awarded to Émilie Hamel (Mitchell high school) for an acrylic painting;
- 16-20 age group was awarded to Zeïne Kachroud (Bromptonville high school) for a photograph;
- 20-25 age group was awarded to Amélie Hébert (Sherbrooke CEGEP) for a mixed medium painting.
The visitors’ favourite award was presented ex aequo to Coralie Lacharité for Capteur d’âme and one to Maina Lessard for Orijin (both Bromptonville high school students).
“Our collaboration with the business community is important, it allows us to promote artistic creation in unique and non-traditional venues. We’re proud to continue our association with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, a leading organization that knows how to encourage art and artists,” the president of La Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke, Nancy Asselin, added.
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About the Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke
The Grande Virée Artistique was created in 2002 by a group of provincially and nationally recognized Sherbrooke artists. The summer event takes place over a ten-day period from the end of June to early July in the six Sherbrooke boroughs. It showcases the talent of our local artists in both visual arts and crafts. Since its creation, the Grande Virée Artistique has featured over a hundred artists in Sherbrooke’s cultural community. It is an important event for art lovers, which allows them to discover totally different worlds, learn different techniques and knowhow and have a personal exchange with the artists.
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