Young Sherbrooke artists honoured: Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and La Grande Virée Artistique showcase local talent
Sherbrooke, September 21, 2018 – Yesterday evening, the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Sherbrooke office revealed the winner of the Prix Claude Métras, an annual contest that aims to highlight the artistic talent of local students. A Bromptonville high school student and emerging artist, Zeïne Kachroud, won a $500 bursary for his photograph depicting a visual artist doing a painting.
This year, 45 students from 11 local schools submitted 61 works of art for the Prix Claude Métras, 20 of which were exposed at the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Sherbrooke office.
“The arts are an integral part of the vibrancy of every community. It is important for our Firm to showcase the outstanding contribution of local artists to the development of society,” 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, thus rewarding three young artists with a $100 bursary each: an Honourable Mention – 12-15 years old was awarded to Nicole Valentina Quinones Bernal (Mitchell high school) for her painting (mixed techniques); an Honourable Mention – 16-20 years old was awarded to Charlotte Deragon (Collège Mont Notre-Dame) for her painting (watercolour and inks); and the Visitors’
Favourite Award was presented to Maria Paula Reina Velasquez (Collège Mont Notre-Dame) for her painting (mixed techniques).
“Our collaboration with the business sector is important and allows us to promote artistic creation in unique and non-traditional venues. We are proud to continue our partnership with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, a leading organization that strives to showcase art and its artists,” the president of La Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke, Nancy Asselin, added.
About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has become a Canadian leader in the areas of assurance, tax, advisory services and business recovery and reorganization, with more than 2,500 professionals, including approximately 200 partners. Together, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Grant Thornton LLP, another Canadian member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd comprise more than 4,400 professionals and close to 170 offices across Canada to help Canadian organizations achieve their full growth potential both locally and globally. Grant Thornton International Ltd provides clients with the expertise of member and correspondent firms across more than 135 countries and more than 50,000 professionals.
About La Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke
La Grande Virée Artistique was founded in 2002 under the initiative of a group of Sherbrooke artists, renowned on the provincial and national stages. This event is a summer road trip, covering the 6 boroughs of Sherbrooke, and takes place over 10 days at the end of June and the beginning of July. It highlights the local artistic talents, whether in visual arts or crafts. Since its foundation, La Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke has promoted more than one hundred artists in Sherbrooke’s cultural community. It is a significant event offered to art lovers, so they can discover entirely different worlds, learn about various techniques and expertise and have the chance to talk one-on-one with the artists.
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