Maison Félix-Leclerc is resuming its usual activities. In the coming weeks, the artists in residence will once again be able to create between four walls that once inspired the former owner of 186, chemin de l’Anse, and hold creation workshops.

Vincent Vallière. (Photo Jocelyn Riendeau)

“The whole team is really happy to finally present a new lineup after all these difficult months. We are excited to see the artists again live in the house and to see them reconnect with the public”, said Chloé Marcil, head of the culture and community life division.

Artists in Residence

October will offer the opportunity to the Collectif Traitdartiste, formed by Louise Barnabé, Francine Bertrand, Francine Boisvert, Estelle Chamberland, Nicole Daigneault, Nicole Dorion, Michel Dufour, Claire Gervais, Jacinthe Richard, Odette Roy and Marthe Villeneuve, to work on a collective work. Creative workshops will also be offered on Saturdays by some members of the group. In November, it will be the turn of the poet and collagist Mathieu Dubé to take part in the concept of the residency. Four creation workshops will be open to the public on Sundays.

The return of La Mèz evenings

In order to accommodate a larger number of spectators, while respecting the measures issued by Public Health, the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion has decided to offer night gatherings at the Opticentre St-Jean-Baptiste (145, boulevard Harwood). On Friday, October 1st , the public is invited to meet Vincent Vallières, whose presence had to be postponed too many times. Finally, on Thursday, October 21st , it will be the turn of the singer-songwriter Philippe Brach, who is known for Alice et Le silence des troupeaux, to come and discuss with the citizens. All these evenings will be hosted by Marjorie Vallée, animator at Rythme FM.

The evenings Jam au salon, jasette chez Félix and soirée théâtre will take place at the Maison Félix-Leclerc (186, chemin de l’Anse). Every Friday, throughout the season, Laurent Barsalou, Clément Courtois and Vladimir Sidorov will follow one another at the Jam au salon, Nadine Walsh, François Lavallée and Jean-Sébastien de la Chevrotière at jasette chez Félix then Denis Morin, Baobab – Création multidisciplinaire and the Théâtre Université de Montréal at the soirée théâtre.

Place of art

As is its custom, the Maison will host art in all its forms during the fall. In addition to the artists in residence who will create a variety of works there, the establishment pursues its mission by providing a showcase for artists from the region. Rodzy, a Latino citizen-artist from Chile, will be displaying his creations there from October 1st to December 12th. On those dates, Tina Marais Struthers will exhibit Ubuntu, a series of five multidisciplinary works (music, textile art, dance, photo, video) describing the emotional trajectory experienced during the lockdown linked to COVID-19 and the resulting personal metamorphosis. This creative project has as a backdrop the composition of jazz music and contemporary textile art. Finally, the second phase of the literary walk Conversations poétiques can be seen by the public in Félix’s gardens.
Note that the activities of Maison Félix-Leclerc are open to everyone. Due to the health measures in effect, the number of spaces offered at the workshops and La Mèz nights are limited. Those interested in participating must register on the City’s website at ville.vaudreuil-dorion.qc.ca, in the Activities section. In addition, it should be noted that the COVID-19 vaccine passport, accompanied by a photo ID, will be mandatory for people 13 years of age or over, as of September 1st, to participate in events and activities, and this, in view of the new measures imposed by the government. Wearing a mask is also mandatory at all times inside the buildings where these activities will take place.

For more information about the program: maisonfelixleclerc.org.

Steve Sauvé

Steve Sauvé

Journaliste

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