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September 29, 2014 18:30 ET

Voix d'ici Exhibit: Quebecor Shows Works by Quebec Painter Louis Boudreault

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 29, 2014) - Quebecor proudly presents, until November 22, Voix d'ici, an exhibition of works by internationally known contemporary Québec painter Louis Boudreault. This major collection of portraits is the first in a series of three exhibitions mounted by curator Esteban Dravet, which will be shown at Quebecor's head office over the course of 2014-2015. The 22 portraits in Voix d'ici pay tribute to personalities who helped shape Québec in the 20th century: writers, musicians, singers, painters, businesspeople and of course our hockey stars. The giant paintings hanging in the lobby of Quebecor's head office on Saint-Jacques Street cover a wide swath of Québec history, depicting famous figures such as Émile Nelligan, Félix Leclerc, Michel Tremblay, Gabrielle Roy, André Mathieu, Céline Dion, Joseph Armand Bombardier and Pierre Péladeau, Quebecor's founder.

Louis Boudreault's evocative portraits show these personalities as children or teens. From his art, there emanates a poetry, a fragility and sometimes a gravity that foreshadows the life paths of these towering figures.

"Obviously, we are very proud to host such an important exhibition at Quebecor's head office," said Pierre Dion, President and CEO of Quebecor. "The shows we hang in the Quebecor gallery reflect our commitment to bringing the work of our talented Québec artists to the public. Making various art forms accessible to a wider audience is part of what we do as a company every day."

"I am grateful to Quebecor for transforming its lobby into an exhibition space," said Louis Boudreault. "It is a privilege for me to show my work in Montréal - and at a company that has left its mark on Québec history. Thank you for giving artists another showcase."

Louis Boudreault's bio

Louis Boudreault, a native of the Magdalen Islands, studied literature and theatre before deciding to devote himself entirely to his art. In 1982, he joined the workshop of Édouard Mac'Avoy, the great Parisian master of the portrait, where he learned the rigour required to push a drawing still further, to paraphrase Mac'Avoy. Louis Boudreault then entered the École du Louvre and completed a Master's degree in art history. True to his passion for art history, he served as an advisor to major art collectors before embarking on his career as a painter in the 1990s. Louis Boudreault regularly exhibits in Europe, North America and Asia.

Quebecor supports many museums and visual arts organization and events in Québec, including the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and Montréal Museum Day, of which it is the major sponsor.

For more information on the work of Louis Boudreault, see his site at www.louisboudreault.ca or exhibition curator Esteban Dravet's site at www.estebandravet.com

About Quebecor

Quebecor, a Canadian leader in telecommunications, news media, entertainment and culture, is one of the best-performing integrated communications companies in the industry. Driven by their determination to deliver the best possible customer experience, all of Quebecor's subsidiaries and brands are differentiated by their high-quality, multiplatform, convergent products and services.

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A family business founded in 1950, Quebecor is strongly committed to the community. Every year, it actively supports people working with more than 400 organizations in the vital fields of culture, health, education, the environment and entrepreneurship.

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