Area artist Jeanne Hart will open her new exhibition entitled Sacrifices oubliés in partnership with the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent, on February 4 in Huntingdon.
As the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy will be commemorated this year, the MRC will start its programming at the Salle Culturelle Alfred-Langevin with an exhibition of Hart’s paintings and sculptures that feature scenes of war from the past, accentuated by scenes from everyday life today.
Originally from Dundee and now living in Ormstown, Hart has served as a military officer on different bases in Canada and in Europe. She uses her art to recall the often-forgotten sacrifices of our Canadian soldiers that have allowed us the freedom and peace of mind we enjoy today. The exhibition will also serve to raise funds for the Quebec Veterans Foundation. Hart will be donating all the proceeds from the sale of the exhibition catalogues that include photos and explanatory texts, as well as 20 per cent of all sales from the works presented during the exhibition.
The vernissage for Sacrifices oubliés will take place on Sunday, February 4, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Salle Culturelle Alfred-Langevin. The exhibition will run until March 3, and will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. and during the week by reservation. (SR)