MONTREAL, Dec. 6, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ - Less than a year before the launch of the celebrations surrounding the 100th anniversary of the birth of world-renowned Canadian artist Jean Paul Riopelle, the Jean Paul Riopelle Foundation will be unveiling, this Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 11:00 AM, the flagship projects of a program of unprecedented magnitude that promises to be rich and highly diversified.
Media representatives are invited to a large-scale press event which will be held at the 7 Fingers headquarters, and which will include artistic performances giving a foretaste of the grandiose festivities which will take place from the fall of 2022 and throughout the Riopelle centenary year in 2023.
Hosted by Geneviève Borne, this press event will be held in the presence of several dignitaries and patrons of the Riopelle Foundation, as well as representatives of prestigious cultural organizations that are partners of the artist's centenary celebrations, with projects bringing together a vast array of artistic disciplines in Quebec, Canada and elsewhere in the world.
Unveiling of the major national and international projects, the theme of the celebrations and the composition of the international committee for the celebrations of Jean Paul Riopelle's centenary
Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 11:00 AM
(Doors open at 10 h 30)
The 7 Fingers Headquarters
2111 Saint-Laurent Boulevard
Montreal, QC, H2X 2T5
N.B.: In accordance with the public health regulations currently in force in Quebec, a proof of vaccination will be required to access the building and wearing a mask will be mandatory inside the building at all times.
For media representatives who cannot attend in person, the event will be broadcast live on the Riopelle Foundation's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/fondationriopelle
About the Jean Paul Riopelle Foundation
Envisioned by Riopelle in the 1960s, the Jean Paul Riopelle Foundation was established in 2019 by a group of Canadian philanthropists, namely Michael J. Audain, O.C., O.B.C., Yseult Riopelle, Pierre Lassonde, C.M., G.O.Q., André Desmarais, O.C., O.Q., The Honourable Serge Joyal, CP, OC, OQ, MSRC, Ad.E as well as Dr. John R. Porter, CM, OQ, C.LH, O.AL, MSRC, Ph.D. Its mission is to celebrate and broaden the appreciation of Riopelle and his oeuvre in the history of Canadian and international art, support and inspire emerging visual artists, encourage creative exploration and experimentation, and promote teaching and learning. The Foundation also serves as a repository and centre of scholarship in the documentation, publication and discourse on the oeuvre of Riopelle. The year 2023 will mark the centenary of his birth and will be the occasion of an ambitious celebration program in Canada and worldwide.
SOURCE Jean Paul Riopelle Foundation
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