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coletteBiennale internationale du lin de Portneuf  2009 June 24 through September 27,  is upon us again this biannual celebration of Flax that happens in locations around the Portneuf region in Quebec. This event is divided into 3 categories Visaul Arts, Craft and Fashion. In some ways this year it began with the launch of the 2007 catalogue a few months ago followed by the out door installation À l’ épaule by Colotte Matte which was in place on May 23  on the grounds of  the chappelle Nortre-Dame de la Paix , Lac Sergent. Two other out door pieces, Foundation by the Sisters Couture and Roots Wishes by Aude Franjou

fashion: Re-Appropriation curated by  Stephane Le Duc  features 21 works will be Unveiled  in Montreal on 5 pm June 1 at Les Mannequins Gender - 314, rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal, QC then moved to Moulin Marcoux at 1 boul, Norte-Dame Port Rouge where it will open again on June 6 and remain through out the duration June 24 through September 27, 2009


fashion invite 2009Re-Appropriation artist included , Alena - Charlotte Hosten - Christian Tournafol - Clucas - Complex Geometries - Daniel Henry - Dinh Bà Design - Eve Gravel - Helmer - Marie Genevieve Cyr - Martin Rondeau - Melinda Pap - Nicolas Woit - Nurse - Patrick Larrivée - René Leblanc - Soku - Station 8 - Sylvain Primo - Travis Taddeo - Valérie Dumaine

 Craft: Lieux de mémoire / Places of memory, collective exhibition in crafts curated by Denis Longchamps opening June 14 at 2.pm at the La Chevrotiere Mill in Deschambault-Grondines

“History and memory are related, but distinct concepts, while history turns toward a more disant past, memory. Anchored in the present moment, interprets it: through memory, we hold on to, forget and rearranged, as we like, the events, images and people who have shaped us. Memory is embodied in “places of memory” in a way that depends on the human beings to remember, and to hold on to memory itself … Located in the La Chevrotiere Mill the exhibition brings together 12 artists and 12 works that are also places of memory, as when the use of a traditional technique ensures the transmission of know-how or when an age old material – flax- evokes the fabric we still wear today and the intimate memories we each associate with it “... Denis Longchamps

the craft makers  in this exhibition are: Alain Taral - Dawn McNutt - J. Penney Burton - Liz Williamson - Mackenzie Frère - Michèle Lapointe - Mireille Racine - Monique Giard - Rosie Godbout - Sarah Alford - Veronika Horlik - Vita Plume

show runs from June 14 to September 27 at La Chevrotiere Mill, 109 rue Chavigny, Deschambault-Grondines. exit 254 of Auto Route 40 (403) 286-6862.

Visual ART: Confections, Curated by Pascale Beaudet features Amélie Brisson-Darveau - Carolyn Wren - Cozic - Eirún Sigurdardottir - Emily Hermant - Kaarina Kaikkonen - Lise Nantel - Naomi London - Pierre Bellemare - Stephen Schofield 

Images from Biennale internationale du lin de Portneuf 2007
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Louise Lemieux Bérubé – “Aimez-vous les uns les autres / Love one another”  Jacquard Tapestry 2006 ( detail) from 2007

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Bob Verschueren: Instaltion of a sprial of Flax stems in Saint-Joseph Church, in the Vieux Presbytère (Old Presbytery) in Deschambault-Grondines. 2007

you can read about Biennale internationale du lin de Portneuf 2007 in Volume 3 Issue 3/ September 2007  QUEBEC SEEN Sacred Flax, Flax Carrier of Memories, Flax of the Future

for more information visit their website at http://www.biennaledulin.ca


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