Galerie Pierre Séguin

Galerie Pierre Séguin

June 06, 2005 12:33 ET

'Dehors, les artistes !', Galerie Pierre Seguin is Back With Its Visual Arts Symposium !

L'ILE-PERROT, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - June 6, 2005) - Galerie Pierre Seguin will bring together about 20 professional artists as part of its annual visual arts Symposium "Dehors, les artistes !" that will be held outdoors on June 18th and 19th, at the same time as the celebration of the Ville de L'Ile-Perrot 50th anniversary.

Artists from all around the province will be painting or sculpting right in front of you in five wonderful sites of L'Ile-Perrot; they will be present from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors will be able to observe them, admire their work and even chat with them about arts or one thing or another. The list of the creation sites where the artists will be working will be available at Galerie Pierre Seguin. There will also be an exhibition at the gallery and under the tent of approximately three hundred artworks of these same artists.

Since the Symposium "Dehors, les artistes !" will be held outdoors, arts lovers will get the chance to familiarise themselves with the artists special universe while enjoying nature and enchanting sites of L'Ile-Perrot, such as the historical park Pointe-du-Moulin, the Notre-Dame-de-l'Ile-Perrot village and historical church and the park Rene-Trottier in L'Ile-Perrot

"It is with great pleasure that we organise this second art symposium", said Pierre Seguin, director of the gallery, "this year, it offers three good reasons for people to attend the event : discover our artists while they are creating live, visit several lovely sites of our wonderful region, and enjoy the celebrations of Ville de L'Ile-Perrot's 50th anniversary."

During the 2005 Symposium, Galerie Pierre Seguin will invite the youngsters to take part in a collective artwork under the expert eye of the artist Sylvie Brunet who will supervise their work as they experiment oil painting. According to Mrs. Brunet, "the kids will surely have a lot of fun while painting the canvas on which I have drawn the initial sketch; I will enjoy very much guiding them so that we can realise, all together, a refreshing artwork that will be put up for auction on February 2006 for the benefit of the Comite jeunesse La Presqu'Ile." This activity will take place on the land of Galerie Pierre Seguin on June 18th and 19th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The work will be exhibited in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges municipalities according to the demand. The list of dates and sites of exhibition will be available on the gallery's website.

When the details of the 2005 Symposium "Dehors, les artistes !" were unveiled, deputy of Vaudreuil-Soulanges Meili Faille explained that such an event was an incredible way to show the cultural and touristic vitality of the region. "Way too often Vaudreuil-Soulanges region is neglected from an art and touristic perspective because of its proximity to Montreal. This symposium organised by Galerie Pierre Seguin is the proof that we can live a tremendous experience here in Vaudreuil-Soulanges.

As for Mr. Menard, Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC prefect, he mentionned that he " ... was pleased with the initiative of Pierre Seguin who started the Symposium in 2004 and made it an annual event. We understand that this year the symposium is closer to Ville de L'Ile Perrot as this municipality celebrates its 50th anniversary. On the other hand the new stage decor creation activity brings together the teenagers of the Youth Centres of the entire region. This stage decor as well as the collective artwork painted by the youngsters will benefit each and every municipality of our MRC."

Many partners contribute to the organisation of the symposium, such as IGA Extra Rochette Vezina inc., Lise Chartier communication consultant, Meili Faille deputy of Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Polymos and Ville de L'Ile-Perrot.

More details are available on the Galerie Pierre Seguin's website at

Galerie Pierre Seguin specialises in visual arts and offers a variety of original works (oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, photography, sculpture) as well as many corporate services. In operation since 1986 the gallery exhibits creations of about twenty artists, some of them internationally renowned and in galleries in the United States and Europe as well. Galerie Pierre Seguin is unique for the very colourful and creative artworks it presents.

All are welcome at Galerie Pierre Seguin, located at 61 Grand Boulevard, L'Ile-Perrot, near highway 20 and the Galipeau bridge. 514.453.9530 or 1.877.453.9530.

Contact Information

  • Galerie Pierre Seguin
    Nicole Delorme or Pierre Seguin
    (514) 453-9530 / 1.877.453.9530