The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec’s Art Camps recieves 100 New Participants

The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec’s Art Camps recieves 100 New Participants

Thanks to the donation from $ 250,000 from the J. Armand Bombardier foundation one hundred additional youths from underprivileged backgrounds, can participate in a summer arts camps at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ).

The main reason for the gift from J. Armand Bombardier foundation is the desire to encourage accessibility and openness of the arts, which corresponds to the values of the foundation. “We wanted the gift to be like us, we do not want our gift to be of brick and mortar,” said Lyne Lavoie, Executive Director of the J. Armand Bombardier foundation.

The foundation will visit the young artists who will be participating in camps throughout the summer. “When we give, we are not just a donor. It is important to understand that we are also partners. When we partner, we are interested, we visit. We will come and participate and we will come and see how it goes,” said the executive director of the foundation.
On the MNBAQ side, this partnership is an opportunity to make art more accessible art camps. “We must understand that not everybody ha has access to art. This is not always a question of price, but sometimes that they just cannot,” specified Line Ouellet, Director at the MNBAQ. She also believes that art camps have succeeded in making a difference and it is important to provide an opportunity for underprivileged families to come to the museum.

A week of creation

The 108 young participants, ages 6 to 17 will be selected by Le Pignon bleu et le Patro Roc-Amadour organizations . They will participate in free arts camp five days in length. During the week, participants will be guided by the Alfred Pellan exposition. The large workshop produces sculptures, drawings and paintings. In the middle of the week, they will visit a professional visual artist in his studio. “After that, they go back to the workshop and they are often very inspired. There is something which is released after this visit,” said Marie-Hélène Audet, responsible for workshops and animation at the MNBAQ. Finally, parents of young artists will be invited to attend the exhibition starring the works of participants. “Young people often want to bring their parents to showrooms, allowing them to become guides,” added Ms. Audet.
………………………………………………………… Staff Writer

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