civilization. Simon Allaire’s District Attorney’s District Office Cultural Space is hosting its third art exhibition. This time, the works of the painter Jean Bernard will be exhibited there for the entire summer period.
The artist from Saint-Justin has been enjoying shapes and colors for about fifteen years now. Works on canvas, cardboard, and other types of recovered media. His works were made of gouache, acrylic, pencils and colored pencils. When I sit in front of a canvas or a cardboard box, I do not know what will gradually appear there. I start by tracing a shape and giving it a color, then add other shapes and colors, and then I create an image that will evolve when I transform it, until I get it. Feel good,” he said.
Jean Bernard also makes posters. “I like to fine-tune images down to the details. The possibilities for creating patterns of all kinds seem almost endless,” he says.
The artist-illustrator displays his works for the first time in his career. For this occasion, about forty works are presented. “I never thought it could ever happen. I’ve been waiting for this moment for a year. At first, the exhibition was scheduled for last summer, but was postponed due to the pandemic. I am very happy to present my work and the fruit of my imagination. I used to see paintings at home.” I couldn’t wait to see them gathered in one room and show them to the audience. I’m very happy,” Bernard admits.
“I am 68 years old and retired. Drawing has become over time, an activity that has taken on increasing importance in my life. It is my morning activity. When I paint, I am completely focused, calm and not thinking about anything. This is very beautiful.”
Jean Bernard saw his nomination as preferable to dozens of others for this summer exhibition.
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Maskinongé member, Simon Allaire, was present at the opening of this exhibition, on July 9th. He is especially proud to present this cultural venue to the artists and artisans of the region. “It gives them a very nice presentation. I wanted to showcase their work. The cultural environment holds together a lot. When I came up with the idea of creating a cultural space, I realized that it would satisfy a need. We see that people are happy. talents of our region,” said the deputy.
Having opened the doors of his cultural space to artists Marie-Jeanne Decost (Saint-Justin) and Andre Boest (Yamachis), Simon Allaire now offers Jane Bernard the opportunity to show his talent to the residents.
The cultural space is located at 429, Saint-Laurent Est in Louiseville. This exhibition can be viewed during the working hours of the Attorney’s office, i.e. Mondays from 1 pm to 4 pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 4 pm and Fridays from 9 am to 1 pm.