Mystery Art Walk

A reader on my art blog posted the following information:

“We are having an art walk in St Henri on November 30th 5pm to 9pm. Artist’s studios and galleries will open their doors. What an excellent way for art collectors to A) view the piece in it’s birth place B) meet the artists C) catch the art before it’s discovered.”

I think this is a GREAT idea — something I’d long thought “somebody” ought to do. The blog reader was kind enough to come to my Indigo book signing and give me a detailed map of the event, but I passed that along to a journalist and now can’t find any info on WHERE the studios are. If anyone has specific information, please post it here! All art enthusiasts should turn out for this event.

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  1. Lisa Hunter (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2006 @ 9:11 pm



    *St. Henri holds Art Walk*
    *Artists open studios for first-ever soirée *

    Montreal – On Thursday, November 30th, 2006, from 5pm to 9pm, for the First time ever in St-Henri, the artists are banding together to create the art walk: SOIRÉE D’ART DE ST-HENRI

    Over twenty artists’ studios, and most of the art galleries in St-Henri will have their doors open to the public for this unique opportunity that will allow Montrealers to view the creative process within their own milieu.

    Visitors will be able to tour some of the city’s most creative studios such as internationally acclaimed contemporary painters Natalie Maranda and Pierre Chartrand. Medium and styles will vary from artist to artist as in the abstract paintings by Barbara Asgary in the Canal Complex to the three dimensional sculptural murals by André Perron in the Du College warehouse. The RCA building will include diverse and well-established artists such as Hannah Franklin, showing both sculptures and paintings, Linda Rutenberg showing her photographs and Claire Salzberg showing her ceramic sculptures.

    Developed by artists and sisters, Elizabeth and Jane Zdansky, the tour will be reminiscent of New York’s SOHO area.

    ” Many of the artist’s studios are housed in renovated warehouses, factories and historic homes, so the evening will be an architectural as well as an artistic exploration,” said Elizabeth Zdansky, coordinator of the walk.

    “The artistic energy in St-Henri is astounding,” added Jane Zdansky. “Because rents run high all over the city, the lofts here have become a creative haven for a host of established and emerging artists. French and English artists alike have been leaving The Plateau, Mile End, and Old Montreal, and choosing St-Henri, which is quickly emerging as the city’s new cultural hub.”

    SOIRÉE D’ART DE ST-HENRI will be a wonderful way to spend an evening, Jane added. “We’re looking forward to opening this new heart of the city to everyone in Montreal and showcasing the work of so many talented artists in a fun evening of discovery.”

    For information contact: Elizabeth Zdansky
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