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MRC rewards area artists and photographers for their enchanting work

Prizes totalling over $2,000 were awarded to local artists and photographers on December 6, as the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent unveiled the winners of its annual art exhibition and photography contest. The awards ceremony took place as part of an event to highlight the MRC’s achievements in cultural development over the past twelve months.

The art exhibition and photography contest took place as part of Journées de la Culture activities last September, during which all entries were displayed at the Alfred-Langevin Cultural Hall in Huntingdon. The theme for both the exhibition and contest was “Enchantment.”

A total of $2,100 was awarded by the MRC and the Caisse Desjardins du Haut-Saint-Laurent to 11 artists and photographers, based on jury selection as well as popular vote.

The winning artists from the group exhibition include visual artist Alyson Champ in first place ($100), and painter Suzanne Olivier in second place ($75). Sculptor Serge Poirier’s piece was selected as the public’s choice ($100). A participation prize was also presented to Caroline Caza ($25), whose name was drawn at random from those who contributed to the exhibition.

These awards were presented on behalf of the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent by the assistant general director, Chantal Isabelle.


The winners of the MRC du Haut Saint Laurents annual group art exhibition and photo contest were announced during a ceremony at the Alfred Langevin Cultural Hall in Huntingdon on December 6 Winners included Serge Poirier Yvonne Lewis Langlois Gabrielle Provost Noëlla Quesnel Suzanne Olivier Mia Trudel and Caroline Caza PHOTO Sarah Rennie


The prizes in the juried youth photography category were presented by MRC prefect Louise Lebrun on behalf of the Caisse Desjardins du Haut-Saint-Laurent to Gabrielle Provost ($300) in first place, Magalie Beauchamp in second place ($200), and Mia Trudel in third ($100).

The prizes in the juried adult category, which was also sponsored by the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent, were awarded to Yvonne Lewis Langlois in first place ($400), Susan Ovans in second place ($200), and Gabrielle Limoges in third ($100).

Finally, two $250 awards were presented by Huntingdon’s mayor, André Brunette, to the winners of the most popular photograph as chosen by the public. These went to Gabrielle Provost in the youth category, and Noëlla Quesnel in the adult category.

The evening concluded with the unveiling of three possible themes for next year’s exhibition and photo contest, including “Peace,” “Calm,” and “Nocturnal.” The public is invited to vote online for their favourite theme by consulting the MRC’s website at (SR)

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