CATHERINE RONDEAU

My art news

CATHERINE RONDEAU

My art news

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The Resilient Snowman

Dec 14, 2021

Our snowman is in deep water

The hockey game has been called off

Still and all

He chances his arms

To brighten the night’s sky

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My participation in the Carbon Neutral Challenge of the Maskinongé RCM

Dec 1, 2021

I was asked to represent the citizen segment of the Maskinongé MRC’s Carbon Neutral Challenge which aims to encourage local actions that tend towards carbon neutrality. I accepted to host a film crew three times during the summer to follow the progress of my efforts to grow and preserve fruits and vegetables.

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Les fleurs | My First Public Art Work

Jul 3, 2021

After an unsuccessful incursion into public art two years ago, I was very proud to win an acquisition contest this spring and to see my work Les fleurs hung in the municipal library of Saint-Bonaventure, located near Drummondville.

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Photo of a woman speaking in front of a class in an elementary school

Workshops to bring culture to school

Jun 15, 2021

Last winter, I was approached by Anne-Marie Gilbert and Sonia Gagnon, two teachers from the École primaire d’éducation internationale in Trois-Rivières to give cultural mediation workshops to their Grade 5 students. They found me thanks to the Répertoire Culture-Éducation, in connection with the program La culture à l’école of Québec’s Ministry of Education.

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screenshot of a video showing windows of an aquarium with a seal and a woman underwater

Surreal Art Video: The Murmur of the Abyss

Feb 2, 2021

I had been thinking about this video for a while. The idea came to me in 2018 during my artistic residency at Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts. In addition to the photographs inspired by the Celtic tale The Seal Woman, I wanted to create a video with seals in motion.

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surreal photo of a house with Christmas decorations on the Moon

Santa Claus will be making it to the Moon

Dec 23, 2020

Good news:
Santa Claus will be making it to the Moon!

Amazon too, but not sure that’s worth mentioning…

One thing’s for sure, the Three Wise Men
won’t not be coming round this year.

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Illuminated sign in a park announcing the photo exhibit Traversée boréale in Dorval

Exhibiting in times of pandemic: shift to virtual mode

Dec 4, 2020

Alas, two of the three venues where I am exhibiting this fall had to close their doors. While I understand the seriousness and complexity of an unprecedented health situation, I regret the absurd decision of the Legault government to ban access to museums and exhibition centers.

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Cultural mediation activities for young audiences

Oct 25, 2020

The director of the CNE, Ms. Manon Guérin, proposed that I collaborate with her team to design cultural mediation activities to accompany the photographs in my series Beyond the Looking Glass. It was the perfect opportunity to enhance this exhibition, which has already been very successful elsewhere in Quebec.

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Hanging of a large art work in an exhibition space

Fall Exhibitions: Three is the Magic Number

Oct 10, 2020

It kind of feels like winning the lottery. Not one, not two, but three solo exhibitions are scheduled for my photography work this fall! I’ll be showing at VOART, Val d’Or’s exhibition center, at the Centre national d’exposition in Jonquière and at the Peter B. Yeomans Cultural Center in Dorval.

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Moving to the Country: a Dream Come True

Oct 4, 2020

Bye bye Montreal! It was our intention to make the move, the pandemic simply speeded things up. Jean-Louis and I have left the big city and are now happy dwellers of a house in the country near Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, a parish municipality in the Mauricie region of Quebec.

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The Bewitched Canoe, a Jolly Subversive Christmas Tale

Dec 15, 2019

Acabris! Acabras! Acabram! May the holiday season be magical and allow yours stories to soar high above the pine tree line to jump from the old year to the new one.  What about the Devil?…

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surreal tableau with little girl looking at fish swimming underwater through a door

Clocktower Place soon for hire at L’Artothèque

Dec 5, 2019

Have you heard of L’Artothèque? Dedicated to the visual arts since 1995, L’Artothèque is a library of over 3000 art works that offers original pieces for rent at affordable prices to individuals, businesses, institutions and…

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A fine opening at the Centre culturel Yvonne L. Bombardier

Sep 19, 2019

They like to celebrate in a big way at the Centre culturel Yvonne L. Bombardier! This past Sunday, every effort was made to inaugurate the exhibition Apparences with sparkle and great class. The event, in which…

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carton d'invitation à l'exposition "APPARENCE" au Centre culturel Yvonne L. Bombardier

Apparences | A must see mystery filled exhibition this fall

Sep 1, 2019

My Beyond the Looking Glass series will once again be on show this fall at the Centre culturel Yvonne L. Bombardier located in Valcourt.  Entitled APPARENCES, the event will also feature the works of photographers…

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Manifesto for a stronger Copyright Act

Aug 28, 2019

As you may know, the federal Copyright Act is currently under revision by the government. In hopes of having artist’s voices heard in Ottawa, and in order to establish a better equilibrium between creators and…

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The Seal Woman | Unveiling of the first images

Apr 23, 2019

I am happy to finally unveil the first images of my new photo series The Seal Woman shot during an artistic residency at Glasgow’s Center for Contemporary Arts, in Scotland last year. The project probes the…

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