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Vocation en ART celebrates young artists

This years participants in the Vocation en Art program at the Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi in Huntingdon included Gina Bonhomme Charlize Daniels Frédérique Coallier Mélodie Lavigne Annabelle Blouin Tara Koury Alexandre Monette Marie Bélanger and Tasha DeCaen PHOTO Sarah Rennie


The Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi in Huntingdon hosted a gala in December in celebration of this year’s cohort of participants in the Vocation en Art program, which supports the development of younger artists.
Nine artists under the age of 35 presented their artwork to a very receptive audience. The pieces on display exhibited a wide range of artistic techniques and approaches, from oil paintings to digital work with photography and even painted canvas shoes.
“It is really nice, here at Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi, to be able to recognize young artists. It takes a lot of courage to have people evaluate your work, especially when you are just starting out,” said Sherolyn Dahme, the executive director of the organization.
The artists each contributed two pieces to the exhibition, which were evaluated by a jury. Five participants took part in the program for youth between the ages of 16-24, while four artists participated in the 25-35 category. Three prizes were awarded by the jury. The winner in the 16-24 category was Mélodie Lavigne for her piece titled Moie. The prize for the 25-35 category was presented to Tara Koury for the ensemble of her pieces, When the Party’s Over and Délicate. A third prize was awarded to Frédérique Coallier, the winner of the Facebook Coup de Coeur. (S.R.)

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